Tahoe South Press Releases
Winter 2015 Wide Open for the Wild Side at Tahoe South
Feb. 6, 2015 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) Strap it on!
For winter 2015 at Tahoe South that means skis, snowboards, helmets, snowshoes, ice skates, dancing shoes, high heels, bling, leg warmers, party pants and most importantly, a party attitude that morphs from daytime mountain adventures to night-time pleasures. www.tahoesouth.com.
“While Mother Nature had her own plans, we went ahead with ours and never looked back,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Holiday bookings were well ahead of same time previous year and now heading into the winter stretch, the momentum continues. For a look at a real renaissance, it’s here.”
The new year’s surge of enthusiasm at Tahoe South has extended into early 2015 with the recent grand opening of The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe (formerly Horizon). The property invested $60 million and boasts a 25,000-square-foot casino floor; 539 rooms, four restaurants including a 24-7 oyster bar and signature live music and rock memorabilia that reflect the iconic Hard Rock brand. www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com
With Valentine’s Day and President’s Weekend creating a three-day weekend, and winter events snowballing, South Shore is a 24-hour lifestyle of outdoor and indoor recreation, gaming, dining, entertainment, dancing and events.
Ski, Board and Après
Thanks to early season storms and snowmaking Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood are operating lifts, chairs and groomed runs.
Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Unbuckle daily party recently ranked among top Après spot in the country by Travel + Leisure is unparalleled with DJs, dancing, food/drink specials. www.skiheavenly.com
Sierra-at-Tahoe’s 30,000 square foot Solstice Plaza deck offers a new indoor/outdoor après scene with Corkscrew Bar and the Golden Bear Terrace featuring California-centric barbecue flavors, craft beers and attitude. www.sierraattahoe.com
Outdoor adventures extend beyond the mountain with cruise options on the Bleu Wave from Ski Run Marina, tubing hills, ice skating, dog sledding, scenic hikes around Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake and strolls along Tahoe beaches including Lakeview Commons (El Dorado Beach), Camp Richardson, Zephyr Cove and Nevada Beach.
Coming off the successful “Made with Altitude” Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week in mid-January, Tahoe South continues to satisfy post-ski cravings with plates and decadent desserts www.tahoesouth.com/restaurantweek.
McP’s TapHouse Grill opened mid-Jan. in its new location in the Chateau, next door to Harveys on the Calif. side. There’s 40 beers on tap, full bar, Irish favorites like Shepherd’s Pie along with wood-fire pizzas, burgers and salads. McP’s has been in South Shore for 22 years. http://www.mcpstaphousetahoe.com/
Harumi Sushi opened late-Jan. offers 65 unique and traditional sushi rolls, nigiri and traditional Japanese dishes. Harumi is located in the Round Hill shopping center near Zephyr Cove, Nev. http://www.harumisushitahoe.com/new/
Casinos, local bars/restaurants swell with nighttime entertainment. New this season is the FNCTN Winter Music Series with live DJs/music at Xhale Lounge located at Stateline Casino Corridor, and rock and funk performances at Lake Tahoe Golf Course every other Friday night through April 17.
Music and entertainment at the new Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe includes The Saddle Tramps, Feb. 5; the English Beat, Feb. 7 and Starset, Feb. 13.
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa welcomes the legendary Beach Boys, March 27 at the MontBleu Theater.
South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe includes Jefferson Starship, Feb. 14; Los Lobos, Feb. 21; Bruce in the USA, Feb. 28; Pat Traver’s Band, March 7; ABBA Tribute Band, ABBAcadabra, March 14; and The Punch Brothers, March 28.
The Improv at Harveys presents comedy weekly including, Will Durst and Chris Mancini, Feb. 11-15; Bob Zany and Larry Brown, Feb. 18-23; James Stephens III, Feb. 25-March 1. Shows begin at 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Friday and Sunday, with 8:30 and 10:30 pm on Saturdays.
Tahoe South value-added ski and lodging packages start at $155. Here’s a few new specials:
- Heavenly Mountain Resort is picking up the tab - ski two days at Heavenly and receive one night of complimentary lodging for $190. Book by Feb. 13 skiheavenly.com.
- Design your own ski or snowboard vacation at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel choice of dates, accommodations, and ski resorts. tahoeresorthotel.com/packages
- Aston Lakeland Village Resort offers its Kids Ski/Ride Free at Sierra-at-Tahoe Package through April 15. http://www.astonlakelandvillage.com
- Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa features two lift tickets to Sierra-at-Tahoe, two nights lodging; two one-hour Swedish massages. http://tahoelakeshorelodge.com
- The Ridge Tahoe has packages with one or two bedroom suites, lift tickets and breakfast at The Mountain Side Eatery. ridgetahoeresort.com
For all details and additional packages visit, https://tahoesouth.com/deals/accommodations.
For real time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and events in Tahoe South, The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth, Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TahoeSouth, YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA, Instagram: www.instagram.com/tahoesouth and use #tahoesouth and #teamwinter to share posts. For Tahoe South information: 1-800-288-2463 or www.tahoesouth.com.
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected].
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “America’s Best Ski Destination” by USA TODAY readers (Jan. 2014), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor, along with an emerging economic diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability, continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.