Posted tagged ‘snow’

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.

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Boreal Opens

October 29, 2010

Attention all you skiers and boarders.  Boreal, over on Interstate 80 at Donner Summit, opened at 9am this morning for the 2010-2011 ski season.

Check out their website HERE.

Sledding And Tubing Fun

February 2, 2010

Want to take the kids for some sledding and tubing adventures? Well, there are certainly plenty of choices around with steep enough hills to have some thrills and spills.

First, a couple of good free spots:

1. At Spooner Junction, where US 50 and Hwy 28 intersect, there is a great sledding hill with ample free parking. We’ve tried this one personally and it’s great.

2. Just past Camp Richardson, adjacent to Fallen Leaf Lake Road, there are some good spots. You can see them from Hwy 89. Parking may be a little trickier here.

If you don’t mind paying:

Hansen’s Resort
http://www.hansensresort.com/

Echo Summit Snow Park
Requires payment for a parking permit. This is at the site of a former ski resort so there are a variety of challenges for sledding and tubing.

Also, most of the ski resorts now offer areas for sledding and tubing so it would be a good idea to check them out.

Forever Holiday

January 2, 2010

After celebration of the New Year, and Christmas the week before that, many think it’s all over for a year or at least until July 4th rolls around. This, however, is not so.

You’ve been up here enough to realize Lake Tahoe is not just another place. It’s special. It has scenic qualities that are not duplicated anywhere else in the world. Add to that the crystal clear water of the lake and the crisp, clean mountain air and one might think it just can’t get any better…but there’s more.

When you factor in year around recreation of every imaginable kind and stir in 24 hour gambling and entertainment the end result is one huge, non-stop celebration.

Winter has only just gotten started. It can only get better. Gather up the family and c’mon up here and enjoy the fun. There is always something exciting to do.

Snowshoeing And Cross Country Skiing

December 15, 2009

For those of you who prefer snowshoeing through the woods or cross country skiing there are a couple of outstanding places not far from South Lake Tahoe.

The closest is Camp Richardson Resort. It’s located on Hwy 89 just a couple of miles from the intersection with US 50. They offer groomed trails and lots of forest. Rentals are available.

Heading the other direction, on Hwy 28, less than a mile from its intersection with US 50 at Spooner Junction, is Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area. They have beautifully groomed trails and offer equipment rentals.

Sleigh Rides

December 9, 2009

With plenty of snow on the ground you might consider treating the family to a real, authentic, horse drawn sleigh ride. Operated by the Borges Family, the rides are located in the field next to the MontBleu Resort Casino in Stateline. It doesn’t get any more convenient than that.

To see more information click on their website link below.
http://www.sleighride.com/index.html

Grover Hot Springs

December 2, 2009

Now folks, this is a super neat place to visit. It is perfect for people who love the mountains. Just consider…sitting in a pool filled with 102-105 degree water from 5 natural hot springs. Add to that it’s all outdoors so while you soak you are surrounded by the beauty of 10,000 foot mountains and pine forests. Talk about an experience!

Grover Hot Springs, a part of the California State Park system, is open all year. In fact, if you’re sitting in that hot spring water during mid-winter and the snow begins falling the effect is something you’ll not soon forget.

It only takes about 30-45 minutes to drive there from South Lake Tahoe. For more information check their website link below.
Grover Hot Springs