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Fun Activities for the Whole Family!

January 6, 2012

As we all know we are going through a slight delay in winter you might ask yourself what other activities can we do in Lake Tahoe. Well we have many options for you!

Even though with the lack of snow the resorts are doing their best with making snow to make the best possible conditions! Heavenly has over 24 runs open and a base of 24 inches. Take advantage of the spring skiing in January. Here is a short video showing what you could be missing out on!

If skiing doesn’t spark your interest we also have several golf courses that open in the Carson/Reno area. Carson valley golf course offers an amazing 18 holes that is just minutes away from South Lake Tahoe. You can check out their rates and specials by clicking here.

If an outdoor activity is just not what you’re looking for enjoy the spas of Tahoe. You have the MontBleu Resort and Spa, Waters Day Spa, or Elements Spa.  They all offer the relaxation and comfort that you’re looking for!

Come up and stay with us at The Pine Cone Resort or take advantage of our vacation rentals at Tahoevacations.com!

Happy Holidays From The Pine Cone Resort!

December 30, 2011

Heavenly Ski Resort and nearly all of the other half-dozen ski areas in Tahoe are open with good ski conditions, including the many local family tubing, sliding and sled hills, plus snowmobiling, Xcountry skiing and much more. Heavenly Ski Resort now has 19 lifts open!

 

 

You could even enjoy the day golfing at the Carson Valley Golf Course. Guests of the Pine Cone Resort will receive an extra 15% off! You will receive a Complimentary Enclosed Cart with all Regular Green Fees!

Enjoy the white winter pageantry and FUN of Lake Tahoe this winter! Tahoevacations.com has many cabins, homes and condo’s perfect for you and yours to enjoy. We also have many dog friendly homes. Check out our selection byclicking HERE.

 Call 866/658-6089 for free lodging quote & to book!

Got Water? Splish, Slash Tahoe!

August 17, 2011

CLICK hereto view our virtual tour of this #1 TripAdvisor.com ranked resort in scenic Zephyr Cove, steps to Lake Tahoe.

 

Melt from near record snowfall has lake and river levels prime for your enjoyment across wide range of activities that are highlighted in this issue!

CLICK here to view the nice selection of Tahoe’s Best value large alpine homes to host family reunions and other special events for up to 40 people.

For a free wedding, reception or corporate retreat quote, call or email our experienced Wedding and Special Events Coordinator

Tiffany Carter (775) 588-4504, tiffjcarter@gmail.com .

Tahoe’s Best Value Venue For Reasonably Priced Ceremonies, Weddings and Receptions: The Pine Cone Resort

June 21, 2011

CLICK here to view our virtual tour of this #1 TripAdvisor.com ranked resort in scenic Zephyr Cove, steps to Lake Tahoe.

  

 

CLICK here to view the nice selection of Tahoe’s Best value large alpine homes to host family reunions and other special events for up to 40 people.For a free wedding, reception or corporate retreat quote, call or email our experienced Wedding and Special Events CoordinatorBarbara Fishman (775) 691-8100, barbara@hotspotskiosks.com.

Amgen Tour Comes To Lake Tahoe

May 3, 2011

Lake Tahoe is proud to host Stage 1, the overall starting point of the Amgen Tour of California, on May 15. This historic starting place will be the highest elevation location in the 6-year history of the tour. Riders will begin at Stateline, the California-Nevada border, and ride along the circumference of the lake a full one and a half times before reaching the first finish line at the on the North Shore.

Along their journey of this beautiful Alpine lake, riders will endure a series of altitude hikes and 40-mph descents as they pass through the magnificent scenery this destination has to offer.  From the casino core in South Lake Tahoe, they’ll circle Edgewood Golf Course and continue into California on Highway 50 for an easy sprint right through town. Next, the riders will make the first hike up scenic Highway 89, capturing the stunning, world-renowned views of Emerald Bay and the west shore. Continuing north, they’ll climb 7,200 ft. Brockway Summit, the highest point of this stage, and pass Kings Beach, Crystal Bay, and Incline Village. They’ll then face another challenging leg, hiking up Spooner Summit along the Lake Tahoe’s Nevada territory before completing the first lap and descending back to Stateline and repeating the ride through the south and west shores. After facing Brockway Summit a second time, they’ll head up Route 267 to the finish line at Northstar at Tahoe. (http://www.visitinglaketahoe.com/amgen/images/FINAL%20Stage%201%20Map.pdf)

Street shows and side events will line the streets of North and South Lake Tahoe on the day of the tour. These events include the Lake Tahoe Expo and a BMX Demo in South Lake Tahoe and a street fair with family activities and the Amgen Lifestyle Festival in North Lake Tahoe, among others. Area resorts and restaurants will have a variety of live music and entertainment, serving as the perfect after parties for this day long event.

Prior to the start of the Amgen Tour of California, the Lake Tahoe Basin will host a ten-day countdown featuring parties, shows, and events around the lake. This series of entertainment will begin with Cinco de Mayo parties, and will include benefit dinners, movie showings, bike parades, winetasting, and a show by Sammy Hagar and the Wabos at Harrah’s South Shore Room. Follow this links for a complete list of events during this 10-day countdown: (http://www.visitinglaketahoe.com/amgen/news.php)

Spring Time In Lake Tahoe!

April 11, 2011

Though Lake Tahoe is well known for its winter and summer highlights, spring provides a unique opportunity to experience a variety of activities. Depending on the annual snowfall, some ski resorts may stay open until late April, which makes for gorgeous spring skiing in 40 to high 50-degree weather. Some days will be warm enough for hiking, biking, or snowshoeing to see the majestic waterfall trails around the lake. On even warmer days, you can get in a round of golf, go fishing, or simply relax by the lake.

Last week, ski resorts around the lake announced their tentative closing dates. Among these, Heavenly and Kirkwood both projected April 24th as their last day for the 2010-11 ski season. (As of today, Sierra-At-Tahoe has not announced a closing date.) To wrap up their season, Heavenly is hosting a “Spring Loaded” series of events complete with ski and snowboarding competitions, parties, and pond skimming.  Click here for a complete schedule of events.

This transient period between winter and summer is the optimal time to admire the waterfalls at their best. The sun beaming over the snow-capped mountains provides various picturesque falls worth the hike. Some must-sees include Horsetail Falls, Eagle Falls, and Cascade falls. Each waterfall is easily accessible through forest trails that are short drive from South Lake Tahoe.

Golfing is also a popular spring activity in the area. The weather this time of year is perfect for being outside for an extended period of time before the summer heat rolls in. Carson Valley Golf Course, an affordable local favorite, is located just over Kingsbury Grade and two miles south of Gardnerville. This 18-hole course is known for is abundance of trees, and the cool rush of the Carson River.

Spending time in Lake Tahoe during the spring allows you to avoid the crowds and make the most of an exclusively ideal time. You can take advantage of the season-end or season-opening deals offered in the basin. You have the choice of having a crazy spring break getaway, or just relaxing and enjoying the serenity of the environment.

Let It Snow!

March 1, 2011

We are pleased to announce February has proved to be another great month for snowfall! With over 14 feet of new snow that fell during the month, Lake Tahoe is well above average for the year. Heavenly has a base of 341” so far this year!

La Niña is having a big effect on what the weather does this season. “La Niña is in place and will strengthen and persist through the winter months, giving us a better understanding of what to expect between December and February,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center. Even though La Niña results are more difficult to accurately forecast, La Niña winters seem to bring more rain and snow than usual.

Could Lake Tahoe expect another March miracle this year? We are hoping so! Come up and enjoy the fresh snow and the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe.