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Tahoe Winter Weather

Tahoe Winter Weather February 15, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
As I write this, another storm is heading into the Tahoe area after some record warm temperatures. Weather in the Tahoe area can be extreme and unpredictable…and is usually what everyone is talking about. In Tahoe’s past there have been other winter extremes which have made the local record...

Lake Tahoe Lift Ticket Prices

Lake Tahoe Lift Ticket Prices January 31, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Lake Tahoe ski resort lift ticket passes for the 2011 season can range in price from about $40 to up to almost $100 for a full day pass. On holidays these prices can go up again. However, there are some resorts that offer price breaks for some weekdays and for seniors or children. This is a price list...

Lake Tahoe “Slediquette”

Lake Tahoe “Slediquette” January 30, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
I recently wrote about the best resort and free sledding runs in the Lake Tahoe area, but what might not occur to visitors is that there are some unwritten rules about sledding in the Tahoe area that locals will call “slediquette”. These rules are for safety reasons in the sometimes chaotic...

24-Hour Tahoe

24-Hour Tahoe December 12, 2010 | Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
Sometimes you just have to stay up all night. Whether you want to do some dancing or late-night dining, there are some places at Lake Tahoe that are open 24 hours…which is perfect for night owls. Casinos are mostly what you are going to find open into the wee hours, and that is only on the Nevada...

Five Best Beginner/Intermediate Ski Runs at Lake Tahoe

Five Best Beginner/Intermediate Ski Runs at Lake Tahoe November 30, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Most videos and photos of Lake Tahoe tout the hardcore dardevils who attempt to conquer the top of each mountain, but many ski resorts at the lake cater just as well to the beginner or intermediate skier or boarder. When you come to the lake for some fresh powder sports, you want to get the biggest bang...

Tahoe Snow: Tips

Tahoe Snow: Tips November 12, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Lake Tahoe has just received its first good snowstorm and ski resorts are working hard to get their slopes ready for the holiday season. If you are visiting the Tahoe area for the first time, here are a few things to know about visiting the mountains and getting around in the snow. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_4Uh5PViR4] Driving...

Lake Tahoe Myths and Legends

Lake Tahoe Myths and Legends October 26, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Lake Tahoe was formed over 2 million years ago and was named after the local Washoe Indian tribes’ word for lake. Even when the local tribes inhabited the area hundreds of years ago, myths about the lake were already surfacing. These stories include a singing fish in Meeks Bay and a bird that lived...

Lake Tahoe Style

Lake Tahoe Style October 19, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Lake Tahoe is an outdoor paradise and to enjoy it as much as possible, you have to wear the right clothes. You also want to blend in as much as possible with the locals. The Lake Tahoe and Reno areas are fairly casual and contain a lot of college and university students, and there are numerous popular...

Killing Two Bears…er…Birds with One Box

Killing Two Bears…er…Birds with One Box September 28, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
There are an estimated 200-300 black bears within the Tahoe area. These animals are typically about 300 lbs. and can run up to 35 miles an hour. They are an everyday occurrence in some Tahoe neighborhoods, urban and rural areas, and campgrounds like Fallen Leaf. There are numerous signs around on what...

Biking the Truckee River

Biking the Truckee River September 13, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The Tahoe-Pyramid bike path that parallels the Truckee River runs from Verdi, just West of Reno, to the city of Sparks. However, with donations and guidance from the Nevada Land Conservancy this bikeway is slowly starting to connect Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. The bike path is a mix of urban and rural,...