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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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