North Lake Tahoe Resort Association

Lake Tahoe is open, it’s time to go boating!

June 9th, 2015

Boating in North Lake Tahoe is in full sail! Whether you are heading up for wakeboarding and waterskiing, scenic boat rides over crystalline water, or family outings that include swimming and sunbathing, there are over 10 boat ramps open in North Lake Tahoe.


Open Marinas and Boat Ramps

Lake Forest Boat Ramp

Ski Beach Boat Ramp

Obexer’s Boat Company

Homewood High and Dry Marina

Cave Rock

Tahoe City Marina

Meeks Bay Marina

North Tahoe Marina

Sierra Boat Company

Sunnyside Marina

For a full list of boat and watercraft rental locations, visit:

Plan Your Trip Now

No plans this weekend? Now is the perfect time to visit North lake Tahoe. From open boat ramps to dozens of beaches and events, take advantage of early summer deals.


West Shore Café – Enjoy a $100 watercraft rental credit when you book three or more nights.

Resort at Squaw Creek – Celebrate the Resort’s 25th Anniversary with a package that includes food & drink, spa, golf and more.

River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant – Enjoy a $99 midweek room rate at this cozy Ranch between Squaw Valley & Tahoe City.


PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn – Enjoy a revamped Social Hour Monday through Friday with food, wine and beer specials at the base of Squaw Valley.

Grille at The Chateau – After a few rounds at the Incline Village Championship Golf Course, enjoy appetizers, $4 drink specials and $3 beers.


Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley – Head up to Squaw Valley’s High Camp for unbeatable lake views, hikes and wildflower viewing.

For more of these deals and more cools deals go here.

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North Lake Tahoe’s Coolest Spring Skiing Deals

March 23rd, 2015


Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

Bluebird days are in the forecast for spring skiing in North Lake Tahoe and with projected closing dates in to mid-April, there is still plenty of time to catch some turns with discounted lift tickets and even free skiing.

Check out the best spring skiing deals in North Lake Tahoe below.

Diamond Peak Ski Resort

BYOP (Bring Your Other Pass) for $35: Have a season pass at another ski resort? Show your current season pass from any other ski resort and ski or ride for only $35 at Diamond Peak

Free Ticket for Summer Birthdays: Does your birthday fall outside of the ski season? Then celebrate your UnBirthday with Diamond Peak by getting a free ticket on March 27th. Have a spring birthday? Enjoy a free lift ticket on your birthday if it falls in the ski season.

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Tahoe Super 2: Ski any 2 days at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows for $169 ($85/day represents a $69 savings). Perfect for enjoying a weekend of spring skiing and bluebird days.

Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe

Spring Pass Sale: Ski the remainder of this season and all of next season for $120 down right now. Season pass prices begin at $379.

 Northstar California Resort

30% off Spring: Hit the slopes for sunshine and groomers and relax in The Village this March and April with up to 30% off lodging at Northstar. Travel must be completed by 04/20/15.

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Family-Friendly Guide to Skiing in North Lake Tahoe

March 17th, 2015

North Tahoe is generally defined as the northern arc of the Lake Tahoe shoreline from Tahoe City in the west to Incline Village to the northeast. North of the lake, Truckee makes the point of a North Tahoe triangle. In-between, families will find several distinct communities, all with a different vibe. Check out the rest of Trekaroo’s guide here:




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Five Non-Ski Things to Do at North Lake Tahoe

March 16th, 2015

Spring skiing and snowboarding are essential components of the spring selections at North Lake Tahoe, but did you know slope-weary visitors also have plenty of fun options?

Here’s what we compiled as the five best non-ski things to do here in North Lake Tahoe:

1. Ice Skating – Get your turns on the ice at the Village at Northstar, Squaw Valley’s High Camp, or the Resort at Squaw Creek.

2. Adventure Park – The Treetop Adventure Park at Granlibakken is the first aerial treetop adventure park in California and has obstacle courses for all skill levels from budding young tree-climbers ages 5+ to advanced thrill-seeking adults.

3. Experience Tahoe from the Sky – Ride a hot air balloon with your loved ones at sunrise through High Sierra Balloon Company or sign up for a Sierra Adventures “helitour”—helicopter tour—to grab breathtaking views of North Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains.

 4. Arts & Crafts – An assortment of pottery, candles, and more are waiting to be created and adorned with your personal touch at the Villager Candle Shop, Pottery & More in the Village at NorthStar and at Everything Hunky Dory in the Village at Squaw.

 5. SnoVentures – Grab your family and go spinning around on the snow at Squaw Valley’s SnoVenture Activity Zone with activities like snowtubing and riding mini snowmobiles.




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March Events and Snowday Giveaway

March 9th, 2015

Two Feet of Snow in North Lake Tahoe 

Photo Credit: Hank deVre, Squaw Valley

A two-day snowstorm layered the Sierras with up to 32” of powder! 112 lifts are spinning, providing access to over 8,250 acres of terrain. Check out recent footage from North Tahoe resorts below and come visit us this weekend! The GoTahoeNorth Website has up-to-date package deals and discounts:

Celebrate new snow with us and #TakeASnowDay! A lucky winner will receive a complementary snow day package… you take care of work, we’ll take care of the rest. To enter, snap a video enjoying the snow and upload to Facebook or Instagram by March 15. Details here:

Don’t Miss 

Photo Credit: WinterWonderGrass

For a full list of events, see here:

March 6, 13, 27: Face/Off Friday Rail Jam Series @ Diamond Peak Ski Resort

March 6-7: Lake Tahoe Dance Collective’s Winter Repertory performance @ Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

March 7: SnowFest! Parade @ Kings Beach

March 7: Uphill/Downhill Dash @ Diamond Peak Ski Resort

March 8-14: Junior XC Nationals @ Donner Summit

March 8: I Did a Run @ Tahoe Donner

March 8: SnowFest! Snow Sculpting Contest @ River Ranch

March 8, 22: Painted Vine Art Class @ West Shore Café

March 12: Alpenglow Winter Film Series – Lynn Hill @ the Squaw Valley Conference Center

March 13: Moonlit Snowshoe Tour & Dinner @ The Chalet, Alpine Meadows

March 13, 27: Mountain Table Dinner @ Northstar’s Zephyr Lodge

March 14: Pain McShlonkey Classic @ Squaw Valley

March 14: Snowshoe Start Tour with Tahoe Adventure Company

March 14-15: Rahlves Banzai Tour Super Final @ Sugar Bowl

March 14-15: 19th Annual Celebrity Winterfest Ski Competition @ Diamond Peak Ski Resort and The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

March 15: Tahoe Burner Ski & Greet @ Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Party at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub @ Tahoe Donner

March 20-22: WinterWonderGrass Tahoe @ Squaw Valley

March 25: Master Sommelier Wine Dinner with Peter Neptune @ Plump Jack Cafe

March 28: High Camp Pool Party Kick-Off @ Squaw Valley

March 2015 Snow Conditions in North Lake Tahoe





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Two Feet of Powder in North Tahoe Resorts

March 3rd, 2015

Diamond Peak

Friday began a two-day snowstorm that layered North Lake Tahoe resorts with nearly three feet of snow. Currently there are over 112 lifts spinning in the region, providing access to over 8,200 acres of terrain and endless trails.


New snow has lead to terrain expansions at many resorts including Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, Northstar California and Sugar Bowl Resort. The storm has also led to the reopening of Royal Gorge Cross Country resort.


Northstar California

See how your favorite resort made out below:


Alpine Meadows

  • Storm Total: 28”
  • Lifts: 6
  • Runs: 43


Boreal Mountain Resort

  • Storm Total: 22”
  • Lifts: 7
  • Runs: 30


Diamond Peak Ski Area

  • Storm Total: 24”
  • Lifts: 5
  • Runs: 22


Mt. Rose Ski Resort

  • Storm Total: 10”
  • Lifts: 7
  • Runs: 41


Northstar California Resort

  • Storm Total: 16”
  • Lifts: 13
  • Runs: 64


Squaw Valley

  • Storm Total: 32”
  • Lifts: 22
  • Runs: 61


Sugar Bowl Resort

  • Storm Total: 24”
  • Lifts: 7
  • Runs: 67


For more information about snow conditions in North Lake Tahoe visit, For lodging, activity and ski deals visit


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Wondering what the snow is like in Lake Tahoe?

February 25th, 2015

February Snow in North Lake Tahoe 

We have over 8,000 acres open across North Lake Tahoe Resorts, skiers and riders have been enjoying bluebird days all season. Check out the video below, filmed February 18-20, and click here to see current deals for lodging and activities.


Ski Conditions by the Numbers:

  • 8,250 = number of acres open
  • 60 = lifts operating
  • 270 = trails open

Resorts are open top to bottom, offering a variety of terrain for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, as well as terrain park options.

North Lake Tahoe Snow Condition Update

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Enjoy President’s Day Weekend in North Lake Tahoe

February 13th, 2015

Property Spotlight

Mt. Rose boasts the highest base elevation in North Lake Tahoe and with almost four feet of fresh snow, 80 percent of resort terrain is open to enjoy. This includes both base area lodges and 1,440 vertical feet of top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding. To the delight of many, The Chutes are slated to open later this week – some of the most coveted advanced terrain Tahoe has to offer.

Mt. Rose will host Presidents’ Weekend Raffles on Saturday and Sunday, February 14 and 15 that all guests skiing and riding on the mountain are eligible to enter. Prizes will include gift certificates to restaurants, attractions and activities in Reno, as well as Mt. Rose swag, gift certificates and elevation cards. There will be 30+ drawings per day, with winners announced by the on-mountain DJs and bands, as well as posted on Lodge TVs and lift signs.

The resort is also gearing up to host a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party on the deck of the Main Lodge on Tuesday, February 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. featuring live music by the Bourgeois Gypsies with food, drink specials including traditional “hurricanes,” Fat Tire beer specials, and Cajun burgers.

Mt. Rose is open daily for the winter season from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continues to offer incredible value for visitors and locals alike.

Don’t Miss 

For a full list of events, visit:

February 10-11: Romance Movies (filmed in Tahoe)
showing @ Tahoe Art Haus Cinema

February 12: Alpenglow Winter Film Series with
Melissa Arnot

February 14: 75th Anniversary Party @ Sugarbowl

February 14: 25th Anniversary for
Resort at Squaw Creek.

February 14: Valentine’s Day Sunset Snowshoe Tour @ Tahoe Donner

February 14: Big Truck Day @ Alpine Meadows

February 14: Valentine’s Day Cooking Decorating @ Wildflour Baking Company located in
The Village at Squaw Valley

February 14, 21: Light Up the Night @ Squaw Valley

February 15: Bartender Competition @ West Shore Cafe

February 16, 19: Big Truck Day @ Squaw Valley

February 16: Jazz I Funk I Rock I Blues with Under the Radar @ Northstar California

February 18: Comedian Steve Trevino @ Crystal Bay Club

February 20: Steven Kotler @ Olympic Village Lodge

February 20-22: AIARE Certified Avalanche Safety Level 1 Course

February 21: Veuve Clicquot in the Snow @ PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn

February 21: Last Tracks Wine Tasting Event @ Diamond Peak

February 21: Glowstick Parade and Carnival @ Tahoe Donner

February 21: Brother Gow @ Crystal Bay Club

February 21: Rahlves’ Banzai Tour @ Alpine Meadows

February 21: Alpenglow Mountain Festival (through March 1)

February 21-28: Alpenglow Mountain Festival

February 23: Wine, Women and Wax @ Alpenglow Sports

February 22: Painted Vine @ West Shore Café

February 25: Chris Emmington and Friends @ Fat Cat Bar & Grill

February 26: Guided Backcountry Ski Tour

February 27: Snowfest! Fireworks Display & Torch Light Parade @ Squaw Valley

February 27-March 8: North Lake Tahoe SnowFest!

February 28: Snowfest! Polar Bear Swim at Gar Woods

February 28: Community Nordic Ski with Olympian and coach, Glen Jobe @ Tahoe Cross Country

February 28: Fullmoon Snowshoe Hike @ West Shore

February 28: Pre-release of Elemental (Keoki’s new book) @ Gallery Keoki

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Extra Extra: 4 Must See Events in North Tahoe This Winter

February 2nd, 2015

There’s a lot to do on the North Shore this winter, don’t miss these four must-see events:

Rahlves Banzai Tour (Feb. 21 – Mar. 15)
Conceived by World Cup Champion and Olympian Daron Rahlves, this adrenaline-filled game of speed and skiing skill mixes the thrill of big mountain skiing with the head-to-head action of skier and boardercross. Olympians, professional skiers and hard-charging locals face-off in no-holds-barred race to the bottom or the ski resort, launching off jumps, flying over mogul fields and straightlining their way to the finishing gate. The race pays homage to the early Silver Belt races of Sugar Bowl, and spectators can enjoy slope-side spectating or grab a chair and a drink at the finish line and watch some of Tahoe’s most impressive winter athletes battle it out for big cash prizes and a chance to compete against tour organizer and legendary downhiller Daron Rahlves or Olympian Nate Holland in the Super Final. The three-resort tour’s dates are:

  • Alpine- Feb. 21-22
  • Kirkwood- Mar. 7-8
  • Sugar Bowl- Mar. 14-15

 Alpenglow Mountain Festival (Feb. 21-28)
The Alpenglow Mountain Festival introduces North Tahoe visitors to human-powered winter recreation like backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing. Guided ski tours, avalanche awareness classes, winter film showings, Nordic ski clinics and snowshoe tours make up the week of events. Most events are free. The festival is a prime opportunity to learn new skills, enjoy the winter wilderness with experienced guides, and meet new friends. A complete event schedule, map and additional details are available in person at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, or at

SnowFest! (Feb. 27 – Mar. 8 )
Snow sculptures, frigid polar bear swimming, torchlight parades and live music — there is something for everyone at SnowFest! Founded in 1982, the ten-day festival is a longstanding tradition in North Tahoe and the community comes out to party from the ski slopes to restaurants, bars and town centers. Plunge into Tahoe’s frigid waters for Garwood’s Polar Bear Swim, Nordic ski from Tahoe City to Truckee in one of the region’s landmark events — The Great Ski Race — or dance all night to the tunes of Tainted Love — an 80s cover band that has rightly gained a large, loyal following in Tahoe. For more information and a full calendar of events go to:

WinterWonderGrass (Mar. 20-22)
Pack world-class skiing and world-class bluegrass into the same day at Squaw Valley, where WinterWonderGrass will get skiers stomping their feet to the likes of Sam Bush, Greensky Blugrass, Trampled by Turtles, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers and more. Two heated beer tents will serve craft beer in front of an outdoor stage, giving skiers the chance to dance to Bluegrass and Americana in the shadow of Squaw Valley’s legendary Olympic peaks. The event brings 15 bands and 12 California breweries to Squaw Valley over three days. WinterWonderGrass will also bring in The Infamous Stringdusters and Elephant Revival, Dead Winter Carpenters, The California Honey Drops and Brothers Comatose and more.  Three-day festival passes are on sale for $129; passes with a three-day ski pass are $318 and VIP regular tickets are $299. All three-day festival tickets also include a commemorative festival beer mug, three hours of beer tastings and live music from 3-10pm on three stages. Children under the age of 12 are free. Single day tickets will go on-sale starting Feb. 3. Purchase tickets here:


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5 Reasons to visit North Lake Tahoe this summer

January 23rd, 2015

Dreaming of summer? North Lake Tahoe awes all year round and below are five reasons to put North Lake Tahoe on your summer travel calendar.

1. The Lake

Often regarded as the U.S.’s most beautiful lake, no trip is complete without overlooking the vast blueness of Lake Tahoe. As the largest Alpine lake in the world, measuring 22 miles across and 72 miles around, Tahoe’s clarity is an unmatched 70.6 feet deep. The water is just as blue as Tahoe’s sky, which boasts more than 275 days of sunshine a year.


2. Human Powered Sports


Only in North Lake Tahoe will you find miles of mountain biking trails, mountain peaks reaching 10,778 feet and dozens of beaches for stand up paddleboarding. Not sure how to get started? Check out this ebook with must-know steps for beginners and those looking to go a little more extreme.


3. Family-Friendly options

If relaxing on a beach with your family, creating candles and a meandering horse ride sound like an ideal vacation for your family, North Lake Tahoe has plenty of options. Don’t miss a day enjoying Tahoe City, a hub for shopping, dinning, events, the region’s best sightseeing cruise, the Tahoe Gal, and the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema.


4. The Music and Culture

Enjoy live music nightly everywhere from an intimate casino once frequented by Frank Sinatra to one of North Lake Tahoe’s largest beaches at sunset. The summer-long High Notes music series offers nightly music, many of which are free. The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a summer staple at Sand Harbor’s outdoor amphitheater overlooking one of Tahoe’s most beautiful areas.


5. The Drinks

No summer day is complete without a world-famous Wet Woody at Gar Woods Grill & Pier. Gar Woods offers 18 different types of Wet Woodys, which simply is a combination of rums. For a vintage feel try the 18 Year Old Woody with 18 year old Flor de Cana fine rum. Or for a nice bite, try the Raspberry on my Woody with raspberry puree, Malibu & Bacardi 151.

Traveling from the East Coast? Jet Blue is now offering daily non-stop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JKF) and Tahoe’s closest airport, Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), only a 45-minute drive away. JetBlue’s schedule between the two airports begins May 28, 2015. Book fares now for the lowest fares.

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