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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!

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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.

What To Do In South Lake Tahoe?

March 1, 2011

Serving as the Winter Wonderland of California, Lake Tahoe offers several outdoor activities for people of all ages. Whether you are travelling with a couple of your close buddies, looking for a romantic getaway or taking the kids on a snowy escapade, the snow covered Sierras and stunning blue lake will serve as the landscape you need for your winter adventures.

  • Skiing/Snowboarding- With 7 premier ski resorts close by, you’ll be sure to find the terrain for your skill level.
  • Ice Skating/Tubing – a seasonal ice skating rink is installed at Heavenly Village and almost every ski resort has a tubing option for the kids who are looking for a quick thrill on the mountain.
  • Snowmobiling– if you’re looking for a unique way to experience the Sierras, this is the adventure for you. Several tour companies in the area will give you access to exciting trails that are easy to navigate for the whole family.
  • Photography Tours- This is the perfect activity to feed your creativity. Several tours offer transportation to the most beautiful “secret” spots around the lake. A real treat for all photographers and nature lovers.