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Northstar Giving Away Free Weekends in Tahoe


There's been a pretty minimal amount of Sierra snow that's fallen over the past many weeks (with no change in sight) and conditions in Tahoe have been less than stellar (more like frozen granular, or soft corn snow if you happen upon a 50 degree day). As a result, resorts are implementing some sweetened measures to tempt the Bay Area naysayers to head east. Northstar, for one, will be handing out free weekend getaways over the next six weeks.

Five Places to Grab a Drink After a Day on the Slopes in Tahoe

After Ski Drink

So, you've just spent the day busting pow, playing in the park, hitting the bump runs or racking up a gazillion vertical feet cruising the groomers, and your stoke level–and not to mention thirst–is high. It's time to find a good apres watering hole, preferably a short walk from the base of the lifts.

Our Favorite On-Hill Lunch Spots in Tahoe

Tahoe's Baja Grill

Busting powder or cruising the groomers can work up a skier's or snowboarder's appetite. Add some really cold temperatures, and you're definitely dipping into your calorie stock.

Five Favorite Tahoe Ski and Snowboard Shops

Snowboarding Tahoe

Buying or renting winter sports gear generally comes with a large and sometimes complicated list of what, why and how much it all costs. But equally important is where: Tahoe area shops are probably your best bet.

Everything You Need to Know About Tahoe is Now at Your Fingertips

Lake Tahoe App

All you need to know for a mountain getaway is now at your fingertips via the Lake Tahoe App.

Sugar Bowl Adds Royal Gorge's Winter Playground

Royal Gorge

Sugar Bowl, the oldest lift-served ski resort in California and a traditional weekend getaway destination for San Francisco's upper crust, has just added a new wrinkle for the coming snow season.

Go Back in Time and Experience Truckee's Haunted Past

Truckee Historical Haunted Tour

Truckee may be a lively mountain town with upscale boutiques, wine shops and tasting rooms, fine dining and other accouterments of a destination resort, but it wasn't always so.

You can return to Truckee's Wild West railroad and logging roots by taking part in the town's annual adults-only Historical Haunted Tour on Thursday, October 18.

Stargaze in Tahoe to a Live Philharmonic Orchestra

Tahoe stargazing

If sipping wine under the stars while being serenaded by a small orchestra sounds like the perfect recipe for a romantic Tahoe getaway, well, you're right!

Tahoe Becomes a Culinary Mecca This October

Restaurant Week

San Francisco and Napa have long established and well-regarded reputations as culinary capitals, but Tahoe? Not so much.

However, that image is slowly being shaken – there is some argument that the Tahoe region is the best mountain-dining destination in the country – and in an effort to get the word out, more than a dozen area eateries are collaborating in the annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week, which takes place Oct. 7-14.

What's New at Tahoe Resorts This Winter


The autumnal equinox has come and gone, the aspen groves are beginning to turn on their vibrant fall colors and thoughts in the Tahoe basin are becoming more occupied with the approaching ski and snowboard season.

And when that time arrives – which the resorts with the beefiest snow-making systems project to be around mid-November – you'll find a few new features at some of your favorite Tahoe winter playgrounds.

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