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Hidden dining gems in South Lake Tahoe
A local's guide to the best restaurants, bars and coffee houses in South Lake Tahoe.
Why March is the Best Month to Visit Tahoe South
Here are five good reasons to visit Tahoe South in March. 1. The best skiing in Tahoe is in March You get to enjoy the slopes with some of the best spring skiing in the country, plenty of snow, the sunshine, and lack of crowds. Warmer temps in March create a snow condition, the locals […]
Why you should volunteer at the American Century Golf Tournament
With summer quickly approaching and the thought of getaway vacations on my mind, I have already reserved a week in my planner to escape to South Lake Tahoe for the 30th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Last summer was my first time volunteering for the golf tournament and I can’t […]
A Day Of Skiing & Riding For The Foodie In You On Heavenly Mountain
Here's your breakdown by area of the best spots to grab some grub on the Heavenly mountain.
Snowmobiling in South Lake Tahoe
You can of course, explore the wintry landscape around Lake Tahoe by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. But did you know that you can see the sights as well via snowmobile? In fact, Tahoe South offers a variety of options from machine-groomed tracks to a full-on guided adventure. It’s the perfect activity for the entire family […]
The Tahoe South Craft Beer Scene Is Growing
After spending the day out in the Tahoe South playground, the best way to relax and unwind is with a frosty pint of local craft beer. The art of craft beer has taken the nation by storm within the last few years, and Lake Tahoe has joined the ranks. In recent years, new breweries have […]
Top 5 Winter Gear Rental Shops in Tahoe South
Tahoe South is always prepared to help skiers and snowboarders of any skill level, experience or age find the right rentals and equipment for some endless winter fun. Specialists are waiting in shops to accommodate guests and provide top quality gear. Ski and board rentals are a great option both for visitors and locals who […]
Winter Girls’ Getaway In South Lake Tahoe
Planning a winter getaway with the girls? Here are the keys to having a great vacation in South Lake Tahoe!
Winter Driving in South Lake Tahoe
Winter driving is like most of the stuff we do – the more you practice and exercise common sense, the safer you’ll be. We offer a few tips for you to get up to your favorite mountain safely.
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of January
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! This month was a tough one… There was a lot of great imagery submitted by our #TahoeSouth fans. Truly a difficult month to choose the best images from. So, I hope you enjoy our favorite picks from January. 10. Family Reunion in Lake Tahoe Instagram Link If the fam is getting […]
4 Myths About Tahoe South Meetings, Debunked
Tahoe South is known for its scenic landscapes and adventurous spirit, but it’s not just one big vacation. The destination combines luxury with convenience for groups of all sizes, making it the perfect place to host your next meeting. Forget what you think you know about this mountain town. Here are some common myths about […]
The Slopes are Calling
We’ve received the votes, won the awards, checkin’ all the boxes for a stellar winter vacation, or for the lucky ones just another day of the week here in Tahoe South. The allure of the mountains is in full effect, and it’s even better when you’re cruising downhill on your skis – or board – […]
Valentine’s Day Ideas for Restaurants in Tahoe South
If you’re planning on including a visit to Tahoe in your Valentine’s Day plans, you’re in luck - there are quite a few romantic opportunities in South Lake Tahoe this Thursday, February 14th.
Super Bowl Sunday in Tahoe South
You’re in South Lake Tahoe for the weekend, and looking for a fun place to watch the Big Game on Sunday, February 3, 2019? The kickoff between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams is still a few days away, but I can’t help think about the commercials and of course the halftime performance!! […]
Top 5 South Lake Tahoe Sandwich Shops
Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite sandwich joints in Tahoe South.
9 Iconic Ski Trails to Hit This Winter at Tahoe South Ski Resorts
Snow has arrived in Lake Tahoe which means it’s time to catch the “winter wave.” With three massive ski resorts, covering thousands of acres of terrain, there’s a lot of skiing & snowboarding to be had inbounds. The question is which trails to hit? Of course, we have to keep our private stashes secret. But, […]
Something New to Start Your Year
We may have just ended the wildest week (or two) long celebration of the year, but if you don’t know, that’s just how it goes around here. With the holidays out of the way, we can now focus on our wicked winter season which has really just begun. New year, new outlook, new winter recreation […]
5 Beginner Backcountry Ski Runs Around South Lake
Lake Tahoe boasts some incredible ski resorts, but did you know that South Tahoe is also home to some of the best backcountry skiing in the country? With untracked powder all around, incredible lake views, and the solitude that comes with being outside the resort, a ski touring adventure can be the highlight of a trip […]
It Is Not Just Us That Thinks Tahoe Is The Best For A Winter Vacation
Towering snow-covered peaks, ice-free waters of Lake Tahoe and ample amounts of sunshine… there really isn’t a better place for a winter vacation. Sure, we can tell you why we think so, but why not let the pros give you the scoop. Here’s a sampling of the latest accolades we’ve gotten that really showcase why […]
Learn to Ski or Ride in South Lake Tahoe
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and if you have never experienced the thrill of cruising down corduroy snow while looking at beautiful Lake Tahoe in front of you, there’s no time like the present to learn.
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from 2018
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Happy New Year to all! The Tahoe South team struggled to find the best images from this past year, there were so many good ones! We had so much fun going through all of #TahoeSouth IG images, you guys truly living it up in Tahoe South. Enjoy our Top 10 Instagram […]
5 Lesser Known Winter Activities To Do In Between Skiing In South Lake Tahoe
No matter how much you enjoy Lake Tahoe’s slopes, your vacation won’t be as memorable without time to explore. Instead, be sure to set aside enough time to hit up other winter-time activities that you might not have considered. Sip One-of-a-Kind Hot Beverages For the foodie in your group, hot beverages aren’t just “coffee” or […]
Top 5 ‘Off the Beaten Path’ Apres Ski Firepits in Tahoe South
Tahoe South has mastered the art of Apres Ski, knowing that the fun in the snow can be topped off with food and drinks shared amongst friends. Getting toasty and comfortable around a firepit while sharing stories and laughter makes for unforgettable memories. Tahoe South offers the top 5 off the beaten path Apres Ski […]
One-of-a-Kind Venues for Your Small Groups
Tired of the same old stuffy meeting room? Get a breath of fresh mountain air by booking your next small group or conference in Lake Tahoe. Tahoe South has unique meeting sites that will get the creative juices flowing, and they’re all just a short drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Here are five one-of-a-kind […]
It’s the Most Wonderful Time in Tahoe South
From the first snowfall through the start of the New Year, Lake Tahoe is truly a special place to be. You might argue that this is true at any time, whether you find yourself ankle deep in sand or snow, but the spirit of Tahoe really comes alive as we end the year with a […]
Show Your Love for Local Businesses
There are many small business owners in Tahoe South. Some create products others offer services. By buying from a small, locally owned business you can help to bolster both an individual and our local economy. While you spend time enjoying and shopping in the area keep your eyes open for signs that a business is […]
Where to go sledding and ice skating in Tahoe South
Unofficial Tahoe Ambassador and guest blogger Clark Vandeventer shares a quick introduction to some sledding and ice skating spots you can enjoy visiting South Lake Tahoe.
Need a List? Here Are 5 Solid Reasons to Meet in Tahoe South
If you’re looking for a friendly destination packed full of adventure for your next meeting or conference, Tahoe South tops the list. Located just 55 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, this sunny, outdoor playground and nightlife destination is easy to reach and full of reasons your group will love meeting here. Check out five […]
A tubular experience: Sledding in Tahoe South
I love the sweet thrill of speeding down the slopes. Let me guess: you’re probably thinking about making powder turns with your fancy skis or snowboard.
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from November
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! I hope you all chose to #OptOutSide on Black Friday, we sure did. Well, November has come and gone but left us with some very fun Instagram images and stories from Lake Tahoe. Enjoy and don’t forget to use #TahoeSouth to be featured. 10. Turkey Trot Instagram Link The Wick family Turkey […]
How To Traverse Heavenly Mountain Resort Like A Pro
Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain Resort is BIG! In fact, with a vertical of over 3,500 feet spanning 4,800+ acres, it’s not surprising that it’s one of the top 10 largest resorts in North America. With so much acreage, Heavenly has something for everyone. From well-spaced trees, a multitude of easy-going cut ski runs, two canyon […]
Heavenly Happenings For The Holidays – Fun Activities For All
South Lake Tahoe puts the “après” in holiday fun. Christmas lights adorn the shops and decorations are festooned all around the town. There’s so much to do during Heavenly Holidays, you might have to extend your trip to fit it all in. Here’s a glimpse into different types of activities you can enjoy. For The […]
Opening Dates: Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
It’s beginning to look a lot like ski season in South Lake Tahoe! The Ski Lake Tahoe resorts usually open in mid-November, with Heavenly Mountain Resort scheduled to open Friday, November 16, 2018. Most ski resorts open just before or on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The resorts remain open through mid to end of April. […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of October
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! If you love fall as much as we do, then you’re going to FALL in love with these October Instagram photos. So, here are our Top 10 #TahoeSouth Instagram posts during October. ENJOY! Would you like to be featured? Be sure to #TahoeSouth in your best south Lake Tahoe photo. 10. Heli […]
Thanksgiving at Lake Tahoe
If you’re planning a visit to Lake Tahoe for the Thanksgiving holiday, many of our local restaurants get into the spirit to help you and your family create your best Thanksgiving memories yet.
Four New & Renovated Meeting Hotels That Are Dropping Jaws
Mother Nature shaped the iconic views of Tahoe South, but we’ve carved out the new and renovated resorts and hotels that will refresh, renew and recharge your group. Take a look at our new luxury hotels and revamped favorites that will help set the standard for a unique meeting experience. Edgewood Tahoe: 2018’s “No. 1 […]
November at Tahoe South
November in Tahoe – All The Beauty & Fun… All To Yourself! November is arguably one of the most beautiful months around Lake Tahoe. It’s when the autumnal tapestry is disappearing and the highest reaches of the mountains surrounding the lake begin to frost over from the first snows. It’s a time for four-season fun. […]
A Year For the Foodies
In true Tahoe fashion, this past year or so has been a big win for the foodies. We’re out here to either work hard or play hard, it’s only fitting that the dining scene keeps us properly fueled. You can be cleaned up nice or fresh out the dirt, sit and relax or grab a […]
Glen Alpine Springs – A Hike into Lake Tahoe’s First Tourist Destination
Glen Alpine Springs – A Hike into Lake Tahoe’s First Tourist Destination Can you imagine a time when this deep blue lake was seen less as a jewel but rather a commodity? Beginning in the 1860’s, booming communities such as Virginia City needed lumber and lots of it for their mining operations. So, the deep […]
Halloween in South Lake Tahoe
From trick-or-treating with the kids to adults-only costumed entertainment, no other holiday lets you indulge your inner devil (or clown, princess, robot...) quite like Halloween. Celebrate Halloween in South Lake Tahoe at any number of family-friendly (or downright frightful!) events!
Winter Family Fun in South Lake Tahoe
Planning to visit Lake Tahoe this winter? From skiing and snowboarding to sleigh rides and ice skating, there are endless ways to spend a winter day in South Lake Tahoe.
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of September
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Valerie here, a South Lake Tahoe local and Tahoe South staff member. I’m thrilled to share with you our monthly #TahoeSouth images. 10. Eagle Falls A post shared by Robert Cole Photography (@robertcolephotography) Eagle Falls is one of the most classic destination spots to visit in South Lake Tahoe, truly there’s […]
Lake Tahoe Fall Colors
It's beginning to look a lot like autumn! The air is crisper, mornings have been cooler, and it is definitely feeling like fall in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
October at Tahoe South
If Tahoe does experience a shoulder season, it’s now. Plenty of people will still come visit for various reasons revolving around fall fun and Halloween shenanigans, but with the change of seasons, it gets a bit calmer with fewer crowds and clutter. Maybe it’s the exit of Tahoe’s many fans, maybe it’s the transition to […]
Fall Festivals Galore
There’s no better way to ensure you’ll have a great vacation then by combining it with a festival. Here’s a wide-ranging list of some of the biggest festivals happening in Tahoe South this fall. Pröst (Cheers!) At Oktoberfest The OLDEST Oktoberfest in the Lake Tahoe basin is coming up the 1 st weekend in October. This […]
Parasailing is for You
You’ve seen it on the tropical waters of any Caribbean vacation, you’ve seen it on the marvelous Lake Tahoe, and I am not referring to the alluring blue hues. On any calm day, you can bet on parasails bobbing around the lake as far as the eye can see. You’ve watched and seen others having […]
Get Inspired For A Fall Getaway – 3 Ways To Enjoy Fall In Tahoe South
When most people think of fall, they imagine dreary weather. Guess what? In Tahoe South, that just isn’t true! There’s a reason why our residents call this the “Local’s Summer”. Crowds dwindle, the sun is still shining, and during the day, it warms up. It’s the ideal time to escape from the doldrums of daily […]
Fall Fish Fest is family fun!
Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest - the first weekend in October at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe.
Dining with a View Tahoe South
“Where should we eat?” A common Tahoe dilemma, but only because of the many great places to choose from. Tahoe South is home to an abundance of delicious options whether you’re fresh off the beach, dressed-up or anything in between. You’ve likely come to Tahoe to adventure or indulge in the beauty of the lake […]
Celebrating “Sumtumn” – the Close of Summer in Tahoe
Labor Day marks the end of the vacation season. For many, it is the last hurrah before heading back to school or returning to work. Over the last decade, I have had to adjust to what this means for a Tahoe business owner. My schedule is completely different from what it was when I lived the […]
Lake Tahoe Hike: Horsetail Falls
Horsetail Falls near South Lake Tahoe is a challenging but fun hike that gives stunning views from the bottom of the trail to the top.
Why September is a Great Month to Visit Tahoe South
If you are still in Lake Tahoe congratulations – you’ve just about made it through another hectic summer season. If you are just visiting now, you must be a seasoned traveler, and you’ve made the wise choice to visit during September, aka the best time of year in Tahoe. As fall approaches and summer fades […]
Our Favorite #TahoeSouth Instagram Photos from the Month of August
Hello, Lake Tahoe Enthusiast! Each week we sort through thousands of #tahoesouth Instagram images and every single photo we see inspires us. Keep getting after it. 10. Mayhem Cove… Instagram Link I tried rock climbing for the first time this month and I’ve grown a fond appreciation for women and men rock climbers. Not sure if […]
A Brief History of Tahoe and its People
When John C. Fremont “discovered” Lake Tahoe in 1844, he was really a bit late to the party. Native Americans, specifically ancestors of the Washoe Tribe, had him beat by close to 10,000 years, and probably more. The lake was the center of the Washoe world for centuries providing a bounty of different foods to […]