November 10, 2008
Partly cloudy skies will give way to sunny days later this week, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s and nights in the 30s.
Resorts and Towns' Update: The Lake Tahoe ski season is underway, with Boreal Mountain Resort opening last week on Donner Summit. Following are anticipated opening dates for North Lake Tahoe resorts:
Alpine Meadows – opening November 26
Boreal Mountain Resort – open
Diamond Peak – opening December 11
Homewood Mountain Ski Resort – no date
Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe – opening this Thursday, November 13
Northstar-at-Tahoe – opening November 22
Spooner Lake Cross Country – no date
Squaw Valley USA – opening November 22
Sugar Bowl – opening November 27
Tahoe Cross Country – no date
North Tahoe Arts offers handmade, unique holiday presents at Holly Art, opening Saturday, November 15 and running through mid-January. Visitors can peruse and purchase gifts at the North Tahoe Arts Center in the heart of Tahoe City, next to the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Center.
Squaw Valley Institute hosts A Toast to Tahoe Skiing with filmmaking legend Warren Miller as the master of ceremonies, along with local Olympians and high-profile athletes, Saturday, November 15, 6 p.m., at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley. Tickets are $85 per person.
A very “R” rated Tahoe Comedy North presents at Lakeside Pizza in Tahoe City Wednesday, November 19 at 8 a.m. Steve Brewer will headline, featuring Jon Ueberroth and Tonya Kaye as hosts, with special guest appearance by local Aaron Wilson. Tickets are $15.
Alpenglow Sports kicks off its Winter Film Series Thursday, November 20, 7 p.m., with Andrew McLean of Mountain Hardware, who will share his 10-year quest to ski the seven continents. The event takes place at Sawtooth Ridge Café in Tahoe City and is free.
The 32nd Annual An Elegant Affair, a black tie event featuring hors d’oeuvres and desserts from North Tahoe’s finest restaurants, is Friday, November 21, 6:30 p.m., at the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City. Tickets are $65 per person.
Get your holiday shopping done early. The Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino in Crystal Bay hosts its inaugural Holiday Craft Fair and Flea Market Saturday, November 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mark you calendar as jazz is on the menu this Thanksgiving at the Holiday Jazz Fest, November 28-29, at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village.
The North Lake Tahoe Express daily airport shuttle service is available to and from North Lake Tahoe and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The shuttle runs from 3:30 a.m. until 12 midnight. Fees are $35 per person, one-way, and O$60 round trip. Discounts available for groups of two or more. Reservations are required and can be made four hours in advance.
For a snapshot of upcoming special events, as well as recreational activities of recent scenes, go to www.GoTahoeNorth.com and click on the web video for the North Tahoe Minute.
North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, two hours from the Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from the San Francisco International Airport. For lodging reservations and event details, call North Lake Tahoe at 1-877-949-3286 or visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com. Visitor information centers are located at 380 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village.
The North Lake Tahoe Recreation Update is part of a partnership between the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus, the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. The combined efforts of both entities are aimed to further promote North Lake Tahoe as a premier, year-round destination.