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Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Updates and Specials

Powder at Boreal

Meteorologists in the region are predicting that this winter at Lake Tahoe will be a mild El Niño, an "average" winter season for the lake that is hinting at a bit more snow than last season. If you've noticed the indicators (early frosts, bright golden aspen leaves, dropping acorns and fat bears), so have the ski resorts.

Five Small Towns Near Lake Tahoe You Should Visit at Least Once

Nevada City

The Lake Tahoe area itself is a group of tiny towns around a large, blue lake and there are many ways you can experience small town life while visiting the area. However, on your way to and from Lake Tahoe there are additional small towns scattered around the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Virginia Range that are also worth checking out…especially this fall.

Indulge in Tahoe's Fall and Winter Spa Specials

Ritz Tahoe Spa

Winter is on its way to the mountains and some of the best ways to stay warm, or get warm after hiking, skiing or boarding, is with a luxurious massage or weekend spa special. Several hotels and spas in the Tahoe area are offering specials this fall and winter that will have you running for your bathrobe.

The Newbie's Guide to Casino Buffets

Casino desserts

There are not as many casino buffets in the Tahoe area as there are in the Reno area, but the Forest Buffet at Harrah's, the buffet at Montbleu and the Town Square Buffet at the Horizon in Stateline do offer some of the best food deals in the Lake Tahoe area.

Five Places to Drink with Your Dog in Tahoe

Dogs in nature

Many animal loving visitors to the Tahoe area want to bring along their dogs to hike the mountain trails, splash around in the lakes or have a beer or cocktail. Wait…a beer or cocktail? Yes, several Tahoe bars, restaurants and resorts are dog-friendly and even have special treats for your pooch.

Glide Over Tahoe with Soar Truckee

Gliding over Tahoe

If you missed out on the Reno Air Races, get your own birds-eye view from a glider plane run by Soar Truckee, located just north of Northstar. Starting at only $139 for one person, you can soar over the valleys near Truckee and up into the skies above North Lake Tahoe — all without an engine.

Five Best Snorkeling Spots in Lake Tahoe

Tahoe snorkeling

It looks like the summer heat will be hanging around the Tahoe area for a few more weeks. Actually, September is one of the best times to jump into the blue waters of the lake: The weather is still warm, the water has been soaking up the sun's rays all summer, and the winds are calm.

Run for Your Life at Virginia City's REDRUN

Zombie in Virginia City

The former mining town of Virginia City, Nevada has been called one of the most haunted places in the country, and has been visited by teams of ghost hunters including the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures crew.

Three Reasons to Migrate to Tahoe This Fall

Tahoe Fall Trees

Fall is hands-down the best time to visit the Tahoe area. Most of the summer crowds are gone, the winds have calmed down, and the water is actually warmer than it is in July.

How Not to Act at Burning Man

burning man

For the past few years, my veteran Burning Man camp has played host to several virgin Burners, who usually suffer a few breakdowns here and there before heading out. Their issues are not the heat, the dust or even the nudity: They are thoroughly concerned that they don't know how to act.

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