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Skier and boarder WINTER Vacation Guide 14|15


When the best of the best call Lake Tahoe home, it’s pretty clear there’s something incredible about this place. A region that produces more winter Olympians than anywhere else in the country must have a secret stash of perfection. Could it be extraordinary dumps of snow? Consistently amazing skiing and riding conditions? Outrageous elevations? All of the above? The answers are yes, yes, yes and yes. Welcome to Lake Tahoe, folks. It’s time to play where the big boys and girls play.

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Let’s start with the variety, shall we? Lake Tahoe is home to the largest collection of ski and snowboard resorts in all of North America, adding up to a monstrous 22,060 skiable acres. That’s nearly 35 square miles …16,940 football fields … or as we like to say, a heck of a lot of terrain. It’s your call, so spend time wherever you like. Choose from steeps and speedways, bowls and bumps, powder and packed. Soar through a terrain park like you’re collecting frequent-flier miles. With the Lake Tahoe brand of variety, you can test your skills at everything—day after day after day.

Even Mark Twain gushed about the splendor. In Roughing It, a travelogue written in 1862, Mark Twain wrote, “Three months … on Lake Tahoe would restore an Egyptian mummy to his pristine vigor … I do not mean the oldest and driest mummies, of course, but the fresher ones.” Be honest—have you ever read a travel recommendation better than that? Twain was definitely onto something. Lake Tahoe is the tenth deepest lake in the world, boasting water clarity to 70 feet. “So singularly clear was the water,” he wrote, “that where it was only twenty or thirty feet deep, the bottom was so perfectly distinct that the boat seemed floating in the air!” We couldn’t possibly make this stuff up. It’s really that spectacular. Consider the beauty of the lake, add the majesty of the mountains, and toss in the abundance of snow, and the result is the perfect package. Mark Twain knew it. Our Olympians know it. And you can know it, too. S k i La k eTa ho e . co m 1


Here, snow and sun are in perfect proportion. There’s no doubt that Mother Nature has chosen Lake Tahoe as her favorite child. Every fall and winter and well into spring, she blesses us with an average of 500 inches of snow, so it’s not unusual for things to get rolling as early as October and last as late as July. In a single week in March 2014, five feet of fresh snow fell on the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts, creating the deepest powder conditions of the season. Yep. We said March—late in the month, in fact—when resorts in other parts of the country were bidding adieu to winter sports. All that snow is balanced by an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, so you get to ski and board with the sun on your face, pure joy in your heart, and a fabulous snowpack under your feet.

We’ll keep you busy — we promise.

Lake Tahoe’s accolades are piled up as high as our Olympic medals and our snow: • Best Lake in America — USA Today: 2012 • Number-one ski destination — Rand McNally: 2010-11 • D  estination for early season travel bookings — Orbitz: 2010-11 • Winter destination — Orbitz: 2008-09 • Number-one U.S travel destination — TripAdvisor: 2008

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So whether you’re traveling on your own, with your best buddies, with the love of your life, or with your family, you’ll be happily entertained from sunrise to sunset.

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Whatever’s on your list for a winter vacation, it’s yours for the asking at Lake Tahoe. In addition to offering every imaginable snow sport, the region is also home to fabulous live entertainment, cabaret shows, gaming, art galleries, après-ski festivities, fine dining, and endless fun for the kids.


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Olympic heroes and hopefuls reign at Lake Tahoe. Boasting more Olympic athletes than any other U.S. ski destination is a lofty distinction. We obviously provide all the elements they need to hone their skills, and it’s obviously working. These extraordinary athletes showed their stuff in Sochi in 2014, and we have no doubt that their names will continue to make headlines. Here’s a little bit of info about some of our local stars.

Olympic Medal Winners Jamie Anderson (Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort)

Hannah Teter (Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort)

SNOWBOARDING SLOPESTYLE Gold Medal, Snowboarding Slopestyle, 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi

SNOWBOARDING Silver Medal, Snowboarding, 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver Gold Medal, Snowboarding, 2006 Winter Olympics, Torino

Jamie Anderson, a 24-year-old professional snowboarder from South Lake Tahoe, is renowned for her smooth style and variety of tricks. In addition to winning gold in the inaugural women’s slopestyle event in Sochi, she earned eight X Games medals, four of them gold. She is also a three-time Ticket to Ride (TTR) world snowboarding champion and has won an ESPN ESPY award. ®

Maddie Bowman (Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort)

Originally from Vermont, Hannah Teter is a 26-year-old snowboarder who now resides in South Lake Tahoe. She is a three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medalist who is legendary for her amplitude, consistency, and technically sound runs. In Sochi, she ranked second in the ladies’ halfpipe qualification and fourth in the halfpipe finals.

FREESKIING HALFPIPE Gold Medal, Freeskiing Halfpipe, 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi

David Wise (Northstar California) FREESKIING HALFPIPE

Maddie Bowman, age 20, is a professional freestyle skier who hails from South Lake Tahoe. Her recent Olympic gold joins three X Games medals, two of which are gold. She has also received honors as the top halfpipe skier by the Association of Freeskiing Professionals. Her technical tricks and ability to spin both ways have propelled her to the top of the sport.

Gold Medal, Men’s Halfpipe, 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi

Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley) ALPINE SKIING Bronze Medal, Super Combined, 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi Silver Medal, Super Combined, 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver Silver Medal, Downhill, 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver Gold Medal, Giant Slalom, 2006 Winter Olympics, Torino

A 24-year-old resident of Reno, David Wise won the gold medal for men’s halfpipe during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. In addition, he has won three straight gold medals in the X Games ski superpipe event, ranked first in AFP halfpipe in 2013 and second in 2012, and made the FIS World Championship team in 2013, 2011, and 2009. Since 2009, he has made six podiums on the FIS World Cup circuit and won halfpipe events on the Grand Prix circuit in 2013 and 2012.

Now 30 years old, Julia Mancuso was only 14 when she was identified for a development program by the U.S. Ski Team. She grew up skiing powder at Squaw Valley, and has raced on the World Cup tour since the age of 15. She has won a host of World Cup medals, including 15 for super-G, 11 for downhill, five for giant slalom, and three for super-combined. With a lengthy résumé that includes four Winter Olympic Games, Julia Mancuso is the most decorated Olympic female alpine skier in America.

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Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley) ALPINE SKIING

In competition at Sochi, his first Olympics, Squaw Valley local Travis Ganong ranked fifth in the men’s downhill and 23rd in super-G. This 25-year-old skier was the 2013 U.S. super-G champion on his home mountain. He competed in the World Championship in 2013 and 2011 and scored points in each of the world’s top downhill events. He also won U.S. titles in downhill and super-G in 2010. Chas Guldemond (Northstar California) SNOWBOARDING SLOPESTYLE

A resident of Truckee, 27-year-old Chas Guldemond ranked fifth in the men’s slopestyle qualification and seventh in the semifinals in Sochi. He has competed in 12 X Games events, winning gold at Tignes in 2011. He ranked 13th in the 2013 World Snowboard Tour for slopestyle, and won the slopestyle event in the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix four years running—from 2010 through 2013. Jayson Hale (Sugar Bowl) SNOWBOARD CROSS When Jayson Hale was just 17, he became the youngest member of the U.S. Snowboard Cross team. In 2006, he took bronze at the World Snowboard Cross Championships and made the U.S. Olympic team. He has won two X Games bronze medals, a World Cup medal, and gold and silver at the Arctic Man race in Alaska. Winner of the Silver Belt Banzai in 2014, he was also awarded the inaugural “Live Free and Send It” award. Nate Holland (Squaw Valley) SNOWBOARD CROSS

Snowboard cross phenom Nate Holland has represented Team USA in three consecutive Winter Olympics: Torino, Vancouver, and Sochi. He was fourth in the sport in Vancouver in 2010 and 14th in Torino in 2006. His FIS World Championships include third in snowboard cross in Molina, Spain, in 2011 and in Arosa, Switzerland, in 2007. He has also won eight X Games gold medals in snowboard cross. Tim Jitloff ALPINE SKIING

Tim Jitloff’s giant slalom results at Sochi included 21st in the first run and eighth in the second run. A 29-year-old resident of Reno, he was on the 2010 Vancouver Olympic team and won U.S. championships in giant slalom in 2013, 2009, and 2008 and in combined in 2009. 6 Skier and Boarder Winter Vacation Guide 14|15

Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl) ALPINE SKIING

The most decorated American downhill and super-G skier in history, four-time Olympian Daron Rahlves has won 12 World Cup races, had 28 World Cup podiums, held seven U.S. national titles, is the 2001 World Champion in super-G, and won silver in downhill and bronze in giant slalom at the 2005 Worlds. He was the winner of the legendary Hahnenkamm Downhill in 2003 and super-G in 2004, and had seven podium finishes in Kitzbuhel over a five-year period. In 2008, he won gold in Skier-X at ESPN’s Winter X Games 12 and finished third overall on the Jeep Skiing/48 Straight tour. Karly Shorr SNOWBOARDING SLOPESTYLE

Karly Shorr, age 19, ranked fourth in the ladies’ slopestyle qualification and sixth in the slopestyle finals at Sochi. Her career highlights include 10th in the 2013-14 Copper Mountain U.S. Grand Prix/World Cup and 9th in the 2013-14 Cardrona World Cup. She was a two-time second-place finisher in the 2013-14 Mammoth Mountain U.S. Grand Prix, ranked 11th in the 2012-13 Copper Mountain U.S. Grand Prix/World Cup, and was third in the 2011-12 Mammoth Mountain U.S. Grand Prix. In addition, she was a four-time U.S. Revolution Tour champion. Born in Michigan, she is currently a resident of Truckee, California. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley) ALPINE SKIING

Four-time Olympian Marco Sullivan competed in the men’s downhill in Sochi, downhill and super-G in Vancouver in 2010, and downhill and super-G in Salt Lake City in 2002. He made his World Cup debut in 2001 and attained his first World Cup podium in 2007, finishing second in the season’s first downhill at Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies. In 2008, he won the renowned Kandahar downhill at Chamonix, France.

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Alpine Meadows reservations and information 800.403.0206 snowphone 530.581.8374 web squawalpine.com

Alpine Meadows offers visitors some of North America’s most celebrated terrain. Renowned for its seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed trails, and panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding Sierra peaks, Alpine Meadows is noted for its relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. After exploring the mountain, unwind by the outdoor fire pit or cozy up in the base lodge next to a roaring fire and enjoy Alpine’s classic après-ski ambience. Alpine Meadows recently joined forces with neighboring Squaw Valley, allowing skiers and riders to now experience a total of 6,000 acres, 42 lifts, and more than 270 trails—all on one lift ticket or season pass.

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Terrain: 2400 acres: 25% beginner, 40% more difficult, 35% most difficult/expert Trails: More than 100 Lifts: One high-speed six-passenger chair, two high-speed quads, three triple chairs, five double chairs, two surface lifts Elevations: Base 6,835’, summit 8,637’—vertical drop 1,802’ Longest Run: 1.5 miles Snowmaking: 11 of 13 lifts Ski/Ride School: Private or group instruction for adults and children, multi-day ski and snowboard camps with top-level coaches, Adaptive Ski School Center. Children’s Services: Daily programs for children 3 and older, indoor play area in base lodge for very young children. Amenities: Full-service ski and snowboard tuning center, high-performance demo equipment, ski/snowboard rentals and repair, day lodge, day lockers, sun deck, fire pit, five on-mountain restaurants, retail shop, live entertainment, wireless Internet. Ski Shuttles: Available from Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Reno-Tahoe International Airport; Free Squaw/Alpine Express Shuttle. Location: Six miles north of downtown Tahoe City, 13 miles south of Truckee.

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highlights The Tahoe Super Pass and all lift tickets offer access to 6000 acres, 42 lifts, and 270+ trails at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. Download free app and scan code for videos, snow conditions and more

7500-square-foot sundeck, offering outdoor, slopeside seating and home to Alpine’s superior spring skiing conditions and renowned Spring Music Series. Free Squaw/Alpine Express runs every 30 minutes, allowing skiers and riders to access both resorts in one day with a short 10-minute bus ride.

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Customized lodging packages with Alpine Meadows & Squaw Valley lift tickets, activities and rentals available through The Village at Squaw Valley.

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highlights Lake Tahoe’s largest mountain resort. 10,067-foot summit—the highest at Lake Tahoe. 3,500-foot vertical drop—the longest at Lake Tahoe. 4,800 skiable acres—the most in California.

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Tamarack Lodge, Heavenly’s LEED-certified, 14,980-square-foot restaurant and bar—one of the finest on-mountain eateries at Lake Tahoe. Unbuckle at Tamarack, Tahoe’s ultimate après-ski party from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Tamarack Lodge, complete with half-priced drinks, a live DJ, the Heavenly Angels, and nonstop excitement.

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Adventure Peak, featuring Heavenly’s super tubing hill, a four-line zip line center and the 3,300-footlong Blue Streak Zip Line—open year-round, weather permitting.


Heavenly® Mountain Resort reservations 800.HEAVENLY snowphone 775.586.7000 x1 information 775.586.7000 web skiheavenly.com

Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong well after last call. With 4,800 acres full of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe, skiers and riders can go big and forge their own paths. Here, the choices are endless. Do you ski California or Nevada? Will it be 34 miles of wide-open, groomed cruisers; 1,600-foot plunges in the double-black-diamond canyons; or the most outrageous tree skiing in North America? And when the sun goes down, kick off your evening with Unbuckle at Tamarack Lodge, offering half-priced drinks, live DJs, dancing, and the Heavenly Angels—all at 9,150 feet! And don’t miss The DJ Cat, Heavenly’s custom-built mobile DJ station, which brings the party to the slopes with 52 high-output speakers and 1,200 watts of power. You come here to go all in, and you worry about sleep later.

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Terrain: 4,800 skiable acres: 20% beginner, 45% intermediate, 35% advanced Trails: 97 Lifts: 29: 15 in California and 14 in Nevada, nine high-speed chairlifts, one high-speed eight-passenger gondola, one 50-person aerial tram Elevations: Summit 10,067’, vertical drop 3,500’ Longest Run: 5 miles, the longest mountain descent on the West Coast Snowmaking: 73% of trails covered by the West Coast’s largest and most powerful snowmaking system Ski/Ride School: With some of the nation’s highestcredentialed instructors, the Heavenly Ski and Ride School ensures that each person can elevate his or her experience on the mountain to the next level; private, adult, and child group lessons and clinics available. Children’s Services: California-licensed day care facility for kids 6 weeks to 6 years, ski/play program for children 3 and up. Amenities: Alpine village at the base of the Heavenly Gondola, including shopping, dining, movie theatre, and ice-skating rink; on-mountain ski and board rentals, guest lockers, and overnight equipment check. Ski Shuttles: Complimentary shuttle service on the South Shore Location: Four base lodge facilities: Stagecoach and Boulder Lodges in Nevada off Kingsbury Grade, the Gondola at Heavenly Village, the California Lodge off Ski Run Boulevard.

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort reservations 800.967.7500 snowphone 877.KIRKWOOD information 209.258.6000 web kirkwood.com

Kirkwood’s location atop the Sierra Crest, combined with elevations ranging from 7,800 to 9,800 feet, make it ideally situated to receive the lightest, driest, and most plentiful snow in the Tahoe region. The resort combines big-mountain skiing/riding with small-town ambiance, and offers terrain ranging from calm, groomed beginner runs to hair-raising cornices, cliffs, and the most high-angle grooming in the area.

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Terrain: 2,300 acres: 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 35% advanced/expert Trails: 65 plus six open bowls Lifts: 14: two high-speed quads, one fixed-grip quad, six triples chairs, one double chair, four surface lifts Elevations: Base 7,800’, summit 9,800’, vertical drop 2,000’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Snowmaking: Top-to-bottom coverage on four runs Ski/Ride School: Specifically developed to create the best learning environment possible, with clinics as well as private and group lessons for all ability levels. Children’s Services: Kids-only Magic Carpet area and surrounding terrain is specifically designed to allow each child to progress quickly in a nurturing environment, making their first turns fun, safe, and secure; programs available for children as young as 2. Amenities: Resort Village with retail and dining, lodging options ranging from hotel rooms to condominiums, 80 kilometers of groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails, four terrain parks, and Skier/Boarder Cross. Ski Shuttles: Daily service within the resort via in-valley shuttle Location: 35 miles south of South Lake Tahoe, Highway 88 at Carson Pass

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highlights Gateway to the Bay Area via traffic-free Highway 88. Scan code to download trail map on your tablet or smartphone

Average annual snowfall of 600 inches. Expedition: Kirkwood, a series of all-mountain programs that include cat skiing, private guides, and backcountry awareness courses. Timber Creek base area, offering access to four designated lifts for beginner and developing skiers and riders.

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Home to the Ralves Banzai Tour. 80 kilometers of spectacular high alpine, cross-country trails.

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highlights Ski like a local at Tahoe’s closest skiing to Reno, just 30 minutes from downtown. Outstanding beginner terrain served by two lifts and one conveyor. The Chutes, offering some of the longest continuous vertical runs in North America. Maximum convenience, featuring slopeside parking with easy lift access.

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Ski-and-Stay packages out of Reno starting at $79.

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Online daily specials, such as Two ‘fer Tuesdays, Ladies’ Day Thursdays, and multi-day tickets.

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Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe reservations 800.SKIROSE information 775.849.0704 web skirose.com

Touch down at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, travel a mere 25 minutes out of Reno, and you’re on the slopes of the local’s choice: Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. There’s nothing like making turns on the mountain so soon after your arrival to remind you that you’re vacationing at one of the most convenient—and exciting—winter destinations.

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Terrain: 1,200+ skiable acres: 20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% advanced, 10% expert Trails: 60+ Lifts: Two six-pack high-speed detachable chairs, two fixedgrip quads, two triple chairs, two conveyor lifts Elevations: Base 8,260’, summit 9,700’, vertical drop 1,800’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Snowmaking: 20% Ski/Ride School: Adult lesson center for skiing; snowboarding for ages 11+; first-timer, intermediate, and advanced workshops. Children’s Services: Kids lessons (ages 4-10). Reservations available through skirose.com. Amenities: Main lodge - All Services, Winters Creek Lodge offering sweeping views of the Washoe Valley, Terrain Parks (3). Ski Shuttles: Reno Ski Shuttles depart morning and midmorning from Reno on Saturdays and holidays. Location: 25 minutes from Reno, 11 miles from Incline Village on the Mt. Rose Highway, SR 431; on the summit between Reno and North Lake Tahoe.

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Northstar California™ Resort reservations 800.GO.NORTH snowphone 530.562.1330 information 800.GO.NORTH web northstarcalifornia.com

A four-season vacation destination, Northstar California Resort draws visitors with its 3,170 skiable acres, variety of luxury and family lodging accommodations, restaurants focused on fresh, house-made cuisine and superb culinary traditions and wide variety of fine boutique shops — all of which are charmingly set in the atmosphere of a magnificent mountainside village that imparts a true sense of California laid-back luxury. Named the best mountain for families by Outside Magazine, the resort features awardwinning children’s programs, world-class coaching and private lessons, alpine, Telemark and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, ice-skating, snowshoeing and snowshoe star tours.

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Terrain: 3,170 acres: 13% beginner, 60% intermediate, 27% advanced Average Annual Snowfall: 350 inches Trails: 97 Lifts: 20: two gondolas, one high-speed six/chondola, seven high-speed quads, one quad, two triple chairs, two surface lifts, five Magic Carpets Elevations: Summit 8,610’, vertical drop 2,280’ Longest Run: 1.4 miles Snowmaking: Largest, most technologically advanced snowmaking system of any resort in North Lake Tahoe, covering more than 50 percent of Northstar’s 97 trails. Ski/Ride School: Nationally recognized school for adults and children, customizable private instruction, specialized clinics, and signature Adventure, Guiding & Learning Center, complete with concierge services. Children’s Services: Licensed childcare for ages 2+, ski and snowboard lesson programs for children starting at age 3. Amenities: Unique shops and restaurants, spa and yoga, taverns and wine-tasting rooms, grocery and bakery, overnight ski storage, locker room, two movie theaters, and outdoor skating rink; experiential opportunities include pottery painting as well as lessons on how to make candles, mosaics and teddy bears. Ski Shuttles: Complimentary on-site shuttle service Location: Highway 267, six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee

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highlights Casual, elegant accommodations throughout The Village at Northstar, Constellation Residences at Northstar, Northstar Lodge, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and beyond. Customized instruction with world-class programs such as Ultimate 4, Burton Academy and the Adventure, Guiding & Learning Center; track lesson progress with Epic Mix technology. Scan code to download trail map on your tablet or smartphone

Ski to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for sumptuous slopeside lunch and cocktails. The Village at Northstar’s fine shops, restaurants, skating rink, heated cabanas and fire pits impart an atmosphere of laid-back, California luxury.

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Complimentary Champagne served daily at 2 p.m. on the mountain; complimentary S’mores served daily at 3:30 p.m. in The Village. New Zephyr Lodge dinner series presents delectable cuisine prepared with fresh-sourced ingredients within the magnificent space of Zephyr Lodge at Northstar’s summit.

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highlights The closest major winter resort to Sacramento. Burton Star Wars Experience—a snowboarding adventure for children 3 to 12 years old. New 30,000-square-foot plaza in base area—a $5 million investment transforming the guest experience with outdoor decks, fire pits, and an inviting gathering area.

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Blizzard Mountain—snow play and tubing area.

Progressive freestyle terrain. Named one of the Top 10 Parks by TransWorld Snowboarding readers.

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Easy Street—11 acres of sculpted Smart Terrain™ for beginners.


Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort reservations 530.659.7453 snowphone 530.659.7475 information 530.659.7453 web sierraattahoe.com

Sierra-at-Tahoe is committed to maintaining the authentic Tahoe atmosphere that’s all about skiing/riding in a laid-back California environment. It’s easy to understand why three gold medalists call Sierra home. With an average annual snowfall of more than 400 inches and 2,200 vertical feet, the mountain consistently offers an authentic skiing/boarding experience for all ability levels. Sierra-at-Tahoe proudly features 100 acres of dedicated beginner trails, 320 acres of backcountry terrain, and award-winning terrain parks and halfpipe.

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Terrain: 2,000 acres: 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced Trails: 46 Lifts: Three express quad chairs, five double chairs, one triple chair, five surface lifts Elevations: Base 6,640,’ summit 8,852,’ vertical drop 2,212’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Grooming: 70% nightly, 100% beginner terrain Ski/Ride School: Private family lessons to keep your group together Children’s Services: Wild Mountain provides legendary children’s programs like the Burton Star Wars Experience and licensed day care for children 18 months to 5 years. Amenities: New 9000-square-foot lodge at mountain base, including Solstice Eatery and demo center; Smokehouse BBQ at the top of Grandview Express; Baja Grill at the bottom of West Bowl; Sierra Pub and Mama’s Kitchen in the main lodge. Ski Shuttles: Shuttles daily from South Lake Tahoe

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Squaw Valley reservations 855.421.3324 snowphone 530.583.6955 information 800.403.0206 web squawalpine.com

From a scenic mountaintop beginner area to unmatched intermediate and advanced terrain, Squaw Valley truly has something for everyone. And with Squaw’s recent merger with neighboring Alpine Meadows, skiers and riders can now experience a total of 6,000 acres, 42 lifts, and more than 270 trails—all on one lift ticket or season pass. Guests can easily go back and forth between the two resorts via the free Squaw/Alpine Express Shuttle. Squaw Valley is also embarking on year four of a five-year, $70 million renaissance that has brought dramatic transformation to the resort, including the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks, new chairlifts, new shops and restaurants, a new Wanderlust Yoga Studio, new kids activities, and $1.2 million in lodging improvements at The Village at Squaw Valley.

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Terrain: 3,600 acres: 25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% expert Trails: More than 170 Lifts: 29 lifts, including four-season 120-passenger Aerial Tram, five express six-packs, three express quads, and North America’s only Funitel Elevations: Six peaks, with the highest at 9,050’, base 6,200’, vertical drop 2,850’ Longest Run: 3.2 miles Snowmaking: 11 of 29 lifts Ski/Ride School: Specialty ski and snowboard clinics Children’s Services: Squaw Kids children’s center Amenities: European-style pedestrian village with slopeside lodging, luxurious spa and mountaintop dining at High Camp, snowtubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dogsledding, mini snowmobiles for kids, and an indoor climbing wall in the base area. Ski Shuttles: Available from Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Reno-Tahoe International Airport; free Squaw/Alpine Express Shuttle. Location: Olympic Valley, California, off Highway 89, four miles from North Shore, 45 miles west of Reno, 196 miles east of San Francisco via Interstate 80.

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Customized lodging packages with lift tickets, activities and rentals available through The Village at Squaw Valley. Snow tubing for all ages and mini snowmobiles (kids 6-12) at the SnoVentures Activity Zone. Expanded intermediate terrain via Big Blue Express. Completely revamped High Camp area for beginner and intermediate skiers and riders.

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Wanderlust Yoga Studio, offering year-round yoga with incredible mountain views. $70 million renaissance, bringing vast resort improvements over five years. Innovative terrain parks through partnership with Snow Park Technologies, which designs the snow features for the ESPN X-Games and the Dew Tour.

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Sugar Bowl Resort Celebrating 75 years atop majestic donner summit.

For passionate skiing families and adventure enthusiasts alike, Sugar Bowl Resort offers an incredible experience with four great mountains, the most annual snowfall in Tahoe, endless cross-country trails, a world-class ski team and a magical snowbound village. As the closest major resort to the Bay Area and a short drive from Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Sugar Bowl offers convenient access and boasts the least-crowded slopes in the region. Sugar Bowl also offers incredible backcountry access, complete with professionallyguided tours at the Backcountry Adventure Center. Royal Gorge Cross Country, North America’s largest XC resort, is seamlessly connected to Sugar Bowl’s snowbound Village, offering 200km of groomed trails across 6,000 acres of scenic land atop Donner Summit. Celebrating 75 years this season, Sugar Bowl continues to deliver truly unique and memorable high alpine adventures.

reservations and information 530.426.9000 web sugarbowl.com royalgorge.com

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Royal Gorge Cross Country Terrain: 200km of groomed trails across 6,000 acres Trails: 84 trails across six distinct track systems, with eight warming huts Lodge: Summit Station Other Activities: Snowkiting school, fat-tire snow biking, dog-friendly XC trails.

highlights Long known as the “grand dame” of Tahoe skiing, Sugar Bowl celebrates its 75th anniversary this season, hosting numerous celebrations, après events and more. Opening of the Sporthaus, an aquatics & fitness facility featuring lap pool, yoga studio, spa, cardio, weight equipment and more, for the Sugar Bowl community and Lodge at Sugar Bowl guests. Seamless connection to Royal Gorge Cross Country, North America’s largest XC resort boasting 200km of groomed trails across 6,000 acres of terrain. The most annual snowfall in the Lake Tahoe region: averaging 500 inches each season. Extensive backcountry access with an open-boundary policy, offering professionally-guided tours and instruction. America’s only snowbound village, featuring the classic highalpine Lodge at Sugar Bowl hotel. The closest major resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area. The Western region’s only ski-in/ski-out Academy campus, training and educating 70+ student athletes. California family owned & operated since 1939.

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Terrain: Four peaks with 1,650 skiable acres: 17% beginner, 45% intermediate, 38% advanced Trails: 103 trails, plus backcountry access gates Lifts: 13: five high-speed quads, three fixed-grip quads, one fixed-grip triple, two fixed-grip doubles, one gondola, and one surface lift Elevations: Base 6,883’, summit 8,383’, vertical drop 1,500’ Longest Run: 3+ miles Snowmaking: 500 acres—31% Grooming: 550 acres—33% Ski/Ride School: Mountain Sports Learning Center and children-specific complex at The Den. 3:1 child-to-instructor ratios, and a specialized Learn to Ski & Ride Development program. Amenities: Family-friendly areas at White Pine, Nob Hill, and Meadow; Switching Yard Terrain Park, Judah Day Lodge, Lodge at Sugar Bowl, Mid-Mountain Lodge, Dining Room, and Belt Room Bar; Backcountry Adventure Center; Retail outlets. Location: 629 Sugar Bowl Rd, Norden, CA 95724


Diamond Peak reservations 877.GO.VIEWS snowphone 775.831.3211 information 775.832.1177 web diamondpeak.com

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Incredible views of Lake Tahoe. Miles of tree skiing and riding, untracked days after a storm. Competitive vertical drop of 1,840.’ Family & Friends packages, group and private lessons. Exceptional ticket values, multi-day ticket discounts. Burton Learn To Ride Center and progression terrain parks.

Terrain: 655 acres: 18% beginner, 46% intermediate, and 36% advanced Lifts: One high-speed detachable quad, two quads, three doubles, one surface Elevations: Base 6,700’, summit 8,540’, vertical drop 1,840’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Ski/Ride School: Extensive instruction for adults and children daily Children’s Services: Internationally recognized Child Ski Center for ages 3 to 7; Sierra Scouts for kids 7-14 Amenities: Acclaimed Child Ski Center; exceptional Ski and Snowboard School; Dedicated beginner lift; Base Lodge with food court, loft bar, private party room and two decks; full service rental shop with demo equipment available; retail shop; Mid-Mountain Snowflake Lodge with large deck offering panoramic views of Lake Tahoe; progressive terrain parks. Ski Shuttles: Free to Incline Village and Crystal Bay Location: 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451 Rates & Packages • Family & Friends packages, group and private lessons. • Exceptional ticket values, multi-day ticket discounts.

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Last of the family owned ski resorts, Donner Ski Ranch is bigger than you think. Family friendly and affordable, we’re just off of Interstate 80. Scan this QR code to visit our website and check out our calendar of fun events, let’s hit the slopes!

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Homewood information 530.525.2992 snowphone 530.525.2900 lodging reservations 800.260.5105 web skihomewood.com Located steps from the shoreline of Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, Homewood Mountain Resort combines pristine skiing and snowboarding with unobstructed views of “Big Blue” from every run. Come see why locals always say “The West Shore is the best shore!”

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Free Intermediate/Advanced Lessons with Homewood’s best instructors, every Sunday through Friday, excluding holidays, at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Price: Save money! Purchase lift tickets online at SkiHomewood.com. Peak-to-Shore Slopes: Views of Lake Tahoe from every run, plus lakefront dining steps from the lifts.

Terrain: 1,260 acres: 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 35% advanced Trails: 64 Terrain Parks: 5 Elevations: Base 6,230’, summit 7,880’, vertical drop 1,650’ Ski/Ride School: Burton Learn To Ride Center for adults, featuring daily group and private lessons for all ages Children’s Services: Full-day, all-inclusive Mountain Rangers Academy for ages 4 to 12; Family Snow Play Zone and renowned family atmosphere. Amenities: Retail store; equipment demo and rental, tuning, and repair centers; six restaurants, including lakefront dining, après-ski, and lodging at Homewood’s West Shore Café & Inn. Ski Shuttles: Homewood’s West Shore Dial-a-Ride for complimentary on-demand transportation from Tahoe City to Meeks Bay—call 530.525.2922 to reserve. Location: 5145 W. Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA

Tahoe Donner Downhill Access to any ski runs or land within the ski area boundary requires a daily lift ticket or season pass, which may be purchased at the base lodge.

information 530.587.9444 web tahoedonner.com/downhill-ski Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is committed to being the best place to begin. Wide-open bowls, uncrowded slopes, great beginner terrain, excellent grooming, and a friendly, courteous staff await you. More advanced skiers and riders will enjoy a newly updated terrain park with lots of fun features. Adults can take advantage of a full-service bar and a relaxing, outdoor lounge area with comfy furniture and fire pits. New last year, we installed a 700 square-foot yurt to serve as a slopeside warming hut for ski school, and this year, we have added a new intermediate trail that meanders through the trees. Enjoy a small, friendly resort that delivers a personal touch that is unique in the industry.

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Terrain: 120 acres: 40% beginner, 60% more difficult, 0% most difficult Trails: 15 Lifts: One quad chair, one double chair, and three conveyor lifts Elevations: Base 6,750’, summit 7,350’, vertical drop 600’ Ski/Ride School: Extensive options for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities—we specialize in teaching first timers and novices. Groups: Discounted rates available for groups of 20 or more that book in advance; email us at groupsales@tahoedonner.com or call 530.582.9643. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.—rental shop 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m


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VIP Airport service from Reno to Truckee and North Tahoe.

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Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Homewood. Daily Service throughout Truckee and Donner Summit

LEGS WEARY? REST ‘EM WITH A COMSTOCK LIFT TICKET. Take a break from the slopes and give your ski legs a rest. For just $10 purchase a Comstock Lift Ticket which includes a Trolley Ride and the Ponderosa Mine Tour. You’ll also receive 20 % OFF your bill at participating Virginia City and Gold Hill hotels, motels, restaurants and merchants.

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Camp Richardson Historic Resort 60 23 0 35 10 800.544.1801 camprichardson.com

A historic resort on the shores of South Lake Tahoe. Lodging, dining, 10km of groomed trails and over 120 acres of ski-able terrain.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort 80 70 35 70 80 877.KIRKWOOD kirkwood.com

Lessons, rentals, snowshoeing, day lodge, 2 warming huts, groomed track with skating lanes.

Northstar™ Cross Country, 40 13 45 11 35 Telemark & Snowshoe Center 800.GO.NORTH NorthstarCalifornia.com

Rentals, lessons, clinics, races, moonlight snowshoe and stargazing tours, family snowshoe tours, warming huts, sundeck and more.

Royal Gorge Cross Country 46 26 57 34 200 800.500.3871 royalgorge.com

84 groomed trails across 6,000 acres, lessons, rentals, clinics, races, 8 warming huts, 1 trailside café, 2 lodges, snowshoeing, dog-friendly trails, snowkiting, snow biking, and more.

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Tahoe Donner Cross Country 45 20 40 25 100+ 530.587.9444 tahoedonner.com/cross-country

New cross country ski lodge to open January 2015! Café, 5 warming huts, 4 snowshoe-only trails, PSIA Ski School, rentals PHOTO CREDIT

Tahoe XC 43 2 40 18 65 530.583.5475 tahoexc.org

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Lake Tahoe makes strides in cross-country skiing. Seven Lake Tahoe resorts—including Kirkwood, Northstar California, and Squaw Valley—feature cross-country skiing, and you can snowshoe just about anywhere that appeals to you. Camp Richardson Historic Resort offers a winter wonderland for skiing and snowshoeing, with 10 kilometers of groomed and marked trails right

on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Sugar Pine Point State Park, along the lake’s west shore, features more than five miles of cross-country terrain for both experienced and beginning enthusiasts. The biathlon and cross-country events of the 1960 Winter Olympics were held in what is now Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.

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Fast Facts Address: 900 Jameson Beach Rd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158 Terrain: 10km of groomed trails, 120 acres of terrain for skating and striding. Amenities: Historic Tahoe lodging, lakeside dining, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sports equipment rentals.

PRESIDENT William S. Morris IV Spread over approximately 120 acres of shoreline, forests, and meadows, Camp Richardson Historic Resort offers a vast and beautiful winter destination for the whole family. Recently voted “Best Place to Cross Country Ski” by Tahoe locals.

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Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

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Welcome to Tahoe South, where Sierra sunsets meet the Silver State’s lucky streak, blackjack meets blue water and adventure gains altitude. Add fine dining, fresh powder and world-class hotels—there’s more than one way to go all in, and we are heartily in favor of all of them. So cap off your day on the slopes with a night on the town. Catch some air, catch a show, enjoy a cocktail under more stars than you’ve ever seen in your life. On the wild side of the lake, you can roll the dice, dance til dawn, hike a trail, heck, blaze your own. The adventure begins at TahoeSouth.com.


Nevada – A World Within. A State Apart. Are you the breed of snow lover who knows in your soul that mountains are living, breathing things? Then you and your planks need to sample Nevada’s goods. Ruby, Santa Rosa, Schell Creek, Toiyabe, Carson and Sierra Nevada… these are the names that will give your heart the flutters. They’re some of the 150 distinct mountain ranges that track a north/south longitude across the state, making it the most mountainous in the contiguous US (second only to Alaska if you’re considering all of the United States). That means alps-like heli-skiing and backcountry bliss in the Rubies. Lift-served nirvana around Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas (yes, Vegas). And high-desert rollers with big, fat pillows of windblown fluff that’ll write a big fat smile across your mug. Then, when the day’s done and the runs are run, you can après in true, unhinged Nevada fashion. Nevada is for a special kind of snow lover. You, perhaps? Visit TravelNevada.com/OutThere for details.

800.NEVADA.8 | TravelNevada.com/OutThere

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North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus There you are, looking out the window with a case of the Winter blahs. Suddenly, it hits you: it’s time to escape to North Lake Tahoe. Incredible resorts, on the shores of one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. Follow in the tracks of legends at Squaw Valley. Explore the village at Northstar. Catch the views from Homewood Mountain Resort, Diamond Peak, and Mt. Rose. Or ride the lifts of Sugar Bowl, once owned by Walt Disney. So many options. On every kind of terrain. Downhill not your thing? Seven Nordic resorts have over 350 (!) miles of trails to explore. Once the boots come off, our charming resort towns come alive. With shopping, dinning, nightlife, skating... even casinos, it’s never the same place twice. All this, easily within reach from Reno-Tahoe International, or just two hours from Sacramento.

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Reno/Tahoe USA Are you longing for the anticipation of a low-pressure system picking up steam with its sights set on the Sierra Nevada? The cold, crisp feeling of a morning breeze kissing your nose and cheeks as you make your ascent up the lift, with your freshly waxed skis, or board, primed for the heart-pounding, adrenalinepumping ride not-so-patiently awaiting your arrival at the top of a snow-capped mountain? Adventure is nigh in Reno Tahoe USA! Eighteen, count ‘em, 18 ski resorts beckon you to newfound heights above one of nature’s most prolific productions, Lake Tahoe. You can play on the same world-class slopes where U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist David Wise grew up skiing, just 30 minutes away from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. And you can plan your next winter getaway at one of the fine resort hotels at the lake or just down the hill in Reno and Sparks. Rejuvenate at spas unlike any other in the U.S. or enjoy your downtime at an ice rink right along the Truckee River; replenish at renowned steakhouses, upscale farm-to-table culinary anomalies or just grab the best, greasy hamburger ever to adorn your frozen mitts. The party doesn’t stop when summer sets on one of the most beautiful destinations in all the West. We’ve got options aplenty waiting right here for you! Reno Tahoe USA. All Seasons ~ 1,000 Reasons.

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So… what do you want to do first? If your idea of the perfect winter vacation is filling every waking hour with fun and excitement, Lake Tahoe is the place to prove that theory. There’s so much going on in the region that you can play, explore, and indulge nonstop for weeks, months—years, even—without once hitting the repeat button. Think we’re exaggerating? Just take a look at what’s in store.

On the snow With snow like Tahoe snow, it just makes sense to offer up masses of different ways to play in it. When you’re not enjoying some of the best skiing and riding on earth, you can satisfy the little kid in you with snowtubing, snowbiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, snowkiting, and snowsurfing. If it’s a sport that starts with “snow,” you’ll find it here. You can also enjoy cross-country skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing at the new Tahoe City Winter Sports Park. Located on the Tahoe City Golf Course, it offers ideal terrain enhanced by incredible views of the lake. And if you want to savor a quiet bit of romance, try a moonlit sleigh ride through some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable.

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Off the snow Take a cruise on an authentic paddle wheeler and see for yourself why people have been writing about the stunning beauty of Lake Tahoe since forever. Soar far above the mountains in a hot-air balloon or helicopter. Shop like a pro, play a round of golf—even in winter—or have a picnic in the sun. Savor a taste of culture at an art or photography exhibit. Experience the magic of live theater or a concert. It’s all here, just waiting for you.

Special events At Lake Tahoe, just about anything is cause for celebration. Fresh powder! A full moon! Tuesday! Throughout the season, special events rule. From celebrity ski races to freestyle championship events … from winter carnivals to ski-run torchlight parades … from wilderness awareness trips to mountain treks … there’s something special going on at every turn. For a true taste of the Tahoe winter spirit, hang out with the locals at Heavenly Holidays, a two-week festival held in late December in Heavenly Village. The event features caroling, live music, ice sculpting, magicians, jugglers, professional ice-skaters, live ice sculpting, and a parade.

Reno happenings Reno is the perfect place to spend a day or two when you dare to break away from the mountain. All winter long, you can participate in pub crawls and wine walks along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno. For the height of festivities and fundraising, you’ll want to catch the Santa Pub Crawl on December 13. Nearby Sparks hosts the Sparks Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration on Victorian Square December 5-6, and classical music lovers can celebrate the holidays at the Nevada Chamber Music Festival December 26-31. S k i La k e Ta ho e . co m 33


For a bit of education and inspiration, be sure to stop by the Nevada Museum of Art, the only nationally accredited art museum in the state of Nevada; the Nevada Discovery Museum, a hands-on learning environment for kids; or the National Automobile Museum, one of the top five in the country. And for a down-country good time, you’ll want to check out the new Gilley’s Saloon, styled after the dance hall and saloon featured in the film Urban Cowboy.

Total indulgence Occasionally, it just feels right to give in to a little “me” time. When the body and soul demand pure relaxation, try a dip in an ahhh-inspiring hot spring or bubbling hot tub. Rejuvenate with a spa treatment or muscle-soothing massage and let all but the most peaceful thoughts slip away. After all, you’ve been playing pretty hard. You deserve this.

Electric nightlife The excitement ramps up when the sun goes down, so bring along as much energy as you can muster. Pretend you’re an extra in Casablanca and try your hand at gaming. We’ve got blackjack, poker, Pai Gow, roulette, craps, and slots, so you can cruise around the casinos to find where your good luck takes you. Lake Tahoe is also the place to find absolutely top-drawer entertainment, featuring singers, bands, and comics you actually know and love. Want more? Catch a cabaret show or Nevada-style revue, luxe out in a dazzling nightclub, or meet up with your pals in one of Tahoe’s many one-of-a-kind bars.

Culinary delights Food, glorious food! Just pick a country and we’ll provide the restaurant. Lake Tahoe offers options from around the world, so you can take a culinary side trip to France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Japan, China, Thailand, Greece, or the good ol’ USA. From steak to sushi … from pasta to pad thai … from enchiladas to empanadas … it’s on the menu. And whether you’re in the market for an elegant candlelit dinner or a quick-and-easy meal, we’ll serve it up in style.

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Visitors to South Shore might want to take advantage of Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week, featuring specially priced and prix fixe menus highlighting the theme “Made with Altitude.” Hearty breakfasts, gourmet burgers, fine wines, steaks, sushi, seafood, tapas, and mountains of decadent desserts will be on the menu mid-January.


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Now I lay me down to sleep… but not for long. With all there is to do at Lake Tahoe, sleep is probably the last thing on your agenda. But when you get to the point where you just can’t keep your eyes open for another minute, we’ve got you covered.

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South Lake Tahoe

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa...................................... 37 Eldorado Hotel Casino............................................ 49 Grand Sierra Resort................................................. 40 Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino............................ 41 J.A. Nugget............................................................. 43 Sands Regency Casino Hotel................................. 45 Silver Legacy Resort Casino................................... 46

Aston Lakeland Village Resort............................... 48 Beach Retreat & Lodge........................................... 48 Forest Suites Resort.................................................. 49 Harrah’s Lake Tahoe............................................... 41 Harveys Lake Tahoe............................................... 41 Inn by the Lake...................................................... 55 Lake Tahoe Lodging Company............................. 50 Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel......................................... 50 Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort................................... 51 The Landing Resort & Spa...................................... 44 Marriott Grand Residence Club............................. 51 The Ridge Tahoe Resort.......................................... 53 Vacation Resorts International............................... 54 Zephyr Cove Resort................................................. 54

North Lake Tahoe/Truckee Cedar House Sport Hotel......................................... 38 Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort.................................. 52 Resort at Squaw Creek........................................... 52 Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe......................................... 39 Rustic Cottages....................................................... 55 Squaw Valley Lodge.............................................. 53 Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging.......................... 47

Incline Village/Crystal Bay Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino...................................................... 42

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Whether your idea of perfection is a ski-in/ski-out slopeside condo, a casino-hotel packed with amenities and 24/7 entertainment, a European-inspired chalet hidden in a forest clearing, or a fuss-free apartment with all the amenities you could possibly want or need, it’s here. In spades.


Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Distinctly Four Diamond.

reservations and information 800.723.6500 or 775.825.4700 web atlantiscasino.com/bski

Atlantis Steakhouse

Reno’s only Concierge Hotel Tower

Atlantis is the ultimate resort for skiers and snowboarders. The closest Reno casino-resort to the slopes means you can go from snow boots to spa slippers minutes after boarding the ski shuttle. Atlantis offers luxurious accommodations, including Reno’s only Concierge Hotel Tower, featuring a complimentary continental breakfast, ensuring you’re properly fueled for the mountain. Spa Atlantis, voted Best Casino Spa*, has a year-round indoor atrium pool and outdoor whirlpool spa, perfect for soaking after carving the powder. Discover eight award-winning restaurants, including Reno’s Best Happy Hour** at Bistro Napa, showcasing small plates and generous 8 oz. wine pours. Delight in tableside dining at Atlantis Steakhouse, where bananas foster is flambéed before your eyes. Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille is voted Best Buffet*** year after year. Experience the dynamic casino with more casino-wide progressive jackpots, awarding over $6 million. Enjoy the latest in slots, video poker, table games, Keno, Race & Sports, and smoke-free poker room. Apres ski at Atlantis!

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Spa Atlantis Fast Facts

Type of Property: Casino Resort Spa Address: 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 Number of Rooms: 824 Room Amenities: Luxuriously appointed with upscale furnishings, pillow-top mattresses, 42” flat screen TVs, multimedia launch pad and high-speed Internet access (wired and wireless). Property Amenities: Spa Atlantis with Aqua Lounge, Brine Inhalation-Light Therapy Lounge and Laconium Relaxation Lounge, year-round indoor and outdoor pools, Cardio Theater and Fitness Center, eight award-winning restaurants, ten captivating bars and lounges, free cabaret entertainment, Family Fun Center. Shuttle Service: Ski shuttles available, complimentary airport shuttle Rates & Packages

Starting at $75.* • 1-night stay at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. • 1-adult lift ticket per person – mix and match ski resorts for the ultimate ski/snowboard experience. • $20 food voucher – use in any of our eight exceptional restaurants. • $20 in Free Slot Play. • Custom individual and group packages available. • Shuttle transportation available to select ski resorts. *Per person, based on double occupancy. Subject to availability. Management reserves all rights.

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Cedar House Sport Hotel Where style meets adventure.

reservations and information 866.582.5655 web cedarhousesporthotel.com

Carved out of the natural allurement of its surroundings Cedar House Sport Hotel combines innovative architecture with the symbiotic relation­ship between mind, body, and soul. Using a unique blend of recycled and pure materials, the hotel exemplifies environmental awareness, integrating itself into its stunning landscape. With contemporary and cozy lodging for the hotel’s guests, the property also features a small event center, ideal for business meetings and other group functions. Its conference room seats ten to 12 and its meeting room, 30 to 80. In addition, the facility also boasts an avant-garde restaurant, Stella. Exceptional food and service aside, the dining room includes an open kitchen and two patios— perfect for cooking demonstrations or culinary team building.

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Type of Property: European-Style Boutique Hotel Address: 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee CA 96161, Fax: 530.582-5665 Email: stay@cedarhousesporthotel.com Number of Rooms: 40 rooms, including six two-room king suites Room Amenities: Flat-screen LCD TV, cable, safe, refrigerator, heated bathroom floor, luxurious European linens, cotton terry robes, spa bath products, and freshly ground coffee and coffee maker. Property Amenities: Concierge/guest service staff, continental breakfast, full bar in lobby, meeting room, and Wi-Fi. Rates & Packages

Featured in Travel and Leisure’s 2011 World’s Greatest Hotels, Resorts and Spas

For those who love to play hard but like to rest easy, the Cedar House Sport Hotel is your Truckee address. Visit our website at cedarhousesporthotel.com for information on our accommodations and special Adventure Packages.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe mountainside at Northstar California.™

reservations and information 800.241.3333 web ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe

Perched mid-mountain with sweeping views of the surrounding

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Travel+Leisure: “The World’s Best Hotels” 2013 and “America’s Best Lake Hotels” 2012

Type of Property: Luxury Ski-in/Ski-out Mountain Resort Address: 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, CA 96161 Fax: 530.562.3001 Email: rnorz.leads@ritzcarlton.com Number of Rooms: 170 including 17 suites and The Ritz-Carlton Club Level Room Amenities: In-room gas fireplace, luxurious marble bath with deep soaking tub and separate walk-in shower, floorto-ceiling windows, 400 thread count linens, LCD television, iPod docking station, in-room coffee presentation and twice daily housekeeping service. Property Amenities: Ski-valet services, award-winning restaurant and spa, lobby bar, year-round outdoor dining at The Backyard Bar & BBQ restaurant, premium coffee cafe, 24-hour in-room dining, arcade, two heated outdoor swimming pools, slopeside heated spas, pet-friendly accommodations, signature après ski experience at the fire pit featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Marshmologist, a seasonal inter-mountain gondola to Northstar Village with additional shopping and dining, Ritz-Kids, 24-hour fitness center with daily classes and ski-in, ski-out access to Northstar California.™

U.S. News: “Best Hotels in the USA” and “Best Hotel in Lake Tahoe” 2012

Rates & Packages

Conde Nast Traveler “Top 100 Resort Spas in the U.S.”

Visit our website at ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe for information on accommodations and special packages, or contact your travel agent.

Martis Valley, the AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is California’s premier mountain retreat. With unmatched ski-in, ski-out access on Northstar California™, this 170-room resort features slopeside ski valet services, Manzanita, featuring rustic California cuisine with mountain resort influences, and Tahoe’s finest spa experience with treatments and therapies themed around water and the woods. The Backyard Bar & BBQ restaurant features traditional barbeque favorites, oven-baked pizzas and a seasonal beverage program offering ski-in/ ski-out outdoor dining in the winter and poolside convenience in the summer. Café Blue reinvents the hotel coffee experience offering locally sourced premium coffee along with fresh pressed juices, smoothies and house-made panini and pastries. Luxuriously furnished and elegantly appointed Two-, Three- and Four-Bedroom Residential Suites complete with gourmet kitchens, dining rooms and living areas are also available. Awards & Accolades

AAA Five Diamond Forbes Four-Star Awards Resort, Manzanita and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe

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Grand Sierra Resort Make your winter getaway a GRAND time.

reservations and information 800.648.5080 web grandsierraresort.com

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino has invested more than $30 million to create a world-class experience for guests. From the newly remolded guest rooms, suites and casino floor to the all-new spa, luxurious furnishings and first-rate amenities have been incorporated to create a resort with a contemporary look and a comfortable energetic atmosphere. The Resort also offers 11 first-rate dining options to satisfy every appetite from gourmet to family friendly fare. Entertainment and nightlife also abound with top name entertainment in the beautiful Grand Theatre and today’s hottest DJs in Lex Nightclub. Lex is the area’s unprecedented new $15 million nightlife that rivals the top nightlife venues in the country. After a day on the slopes relax in the Spa with steam rooms, saunas, an oversized co-ed whirlpool and state-of-the-art exercise equipment. Located five minutes away from the Reno-Tahoe Airport, Grand Sierra Resort offers complimentary shuttles.

Fast Facts

Type of Property: Resort Casino Address: 2500 East 2nd Street, Reno NV 89595 Number of Rooms: 1956 Room Amenities: Newly remodeled with luxurious furnishings, updated features and first-rate amenities, 42” flat-screen TVs, in room coffee, wireless Internet, 24-hour room service, refrigerators and microwaves available in some rooms. Property Amenities: VIP Concierge Lounge, 11 Restaurants, Lex Night Club, 5 lounges & bars, unique shops, full service Spa with steam rooms, saunas, an oversized co-ed whirlpool, full cardio center with state-of-the-art equipment and daily fitness classes. Family friendly with a 50-lane Bowling Center, Fun Quest arcade, a simulated indoor golf range, an outdoor aqua driving range, movie theater and free parking. Shuttle Service: Ski shuttles available, complimentary airport shuttle, located five minutes from Reno-Tahoe Airport Rates & Packages

Visit our website at grandsierraresort.com for information on rates, accommodations and ski packages.

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Harrah’s Reno/Lake Tahoe & Harveys Lake Tahoe Northern Nevada. Three choice Destinations.

reservations and information 800.HARRAHS web totalrewardstahoe.com

Harrah’s Reno: A half-hour drive or shuttle to the Mt. Rose ski area, one of the highest base elevations in the Sierra Nevada. Diamond Peak, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar are all just a little further down the road. With its large casino, seven restaurants, headliner entertainment and a full-service spa & salon, Harrah’s Reno is the hotel-casino leader in “The Biggest Little City in the World.” TM

Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe: Truly ski-in/ski-out resorts. With the Heavenly Gondola a five-minute stroll from our hotels, you’ll be skiing Heavenly’s slopes in minutes. Inside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, our rooms feature over 500 square feet of living space and two bathrooms. You’ll find a variety of restaurants, an all-weather domed swimming pool, luxurious spa, one of Lake Tahoe’s largest casinos, and PEEK, Tahoe’s newest and hottest nightclub. Headliner entertainers love to perform in the intimate, 700-seat South Shore Room. ®

Type of Property: Hotels/Casinos Address: Harrah’s Reno 219 N Center Street, Reno, NV 89501 Harrah’s Tahoe 15 U.S. Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449 Harveys Tahoe 18 U.S. Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449 Number of Rooms: 928 rooms at Harrah’s Reno—512 rooms at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe—738 rooms at Harveys Lake Tahoe Room Amenities: Spacious guestrooms and suites Property Amenities: Innovative shows and entertainment— restaurants ranging from buffet to gourmet—health clubs and spas—nightclubs and lounges. Rates & Packages

For ski packages visit totalrewardstahoe.com. Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start®.Gambling Problem? Call 800.522.4700. ©2014, Harrah’s License Company, LLC.

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino Fourth Night Free with Three Paid Nights.

reservations and information 800.233.1234 or 775.832.1234 web laketahoe.hyatt.com

Fresh off a $25-million transformation, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is your perfect basecamp for endless big mountain adventures. Our lakefront resort is halfway between Heavenly and Northstar, one mile from Diamond Peak’s lake view trails, and surrounded by 16 world-class ski areas. With seasonal shuttles and on-site equipment rental and ticket sales, our resort makes it easy and quick to get to your favorite Lake Tahoe ski destinations. The fun doesn’t stop when the lifts stop spinning. Join us for après ski in our award-winning Lone Eagle Grille, or choose one of our other four dining options. Don’t forget to make time to visit our 24-hour Grand Lodge Casino, live music lounges, or soothe your muscles in our oversized jetted hot tubs. To take advantage of our resort and the picturesque, uncompromising terrain of Diamond Peak, be sure to check our website for winter deals. Come find your own winter paradise at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino.

Fast Facts

Type of Property: Lakefront resort, spa and casino Address: 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV 89451 Number of Rooms: 398 all-new guestrooms and suites, 24 customizable lakeside cottages Room Amenities: Contemporary wood, slate and leather alpine modern décor, spacious granite and glass baths and all-in-one media hubs. Property Amenities: Diamond Peak Sport Shop in the hotel lobby with equipment rentals and direct-to-lift tickets. Ski/snowboard storage, activities concierge with discounted lift tickets, Stillwater Spa & Salon, lagoon-style pool, oversized hot tubs, lounges with live music, Grand Lodge Casino, four restaurants including the redesigned award-winning lakefront Lone Eagle Grille and lodge-like Sierra Café, complimentary scheduled ski shuttles and more. Rates & Packages

• Snow on Sale*: Stay a fourth night free with three paid nights. • Contact us to learn about ski special packages and discounts, including lodging and lift tickets.

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*Snow on Sale valid through 2014-2015 season. Free night must be used on same stay, one per stay. Guest must pay Snow on Sale rates, based on double occupancy, standard guestroom. Reservations required, subject to availability and blackout periods. Not valid for groups or in combination with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer without notice.

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J.A. Nugget BASE CAMP FOR ALL YOUR HIGH SIERRA SNOW ADVENTURES.

reservations and information 800.803.6918 web janugget.com/ski-packages

At the Nugget Resort Casino, located within an hour of 10 world-class Lake Tahoe ski resorts, luxurious accommodations with panoramic mountain views await you. The Nugget features six award-winning, casual to fine dining restaurants including a local favorite, John’s Oyster Bar, along with Starbucks and six lounges. Other creature comforts include an indoor atrium pool, nine spas, a fitness club, day spa, and salon. Catch a top name star performing in the Celebrity Showroom. Day or night you can take part in non-stop gaming action in the casino or enjoy a great meal in Rosie’s Cafe. The Nugget has been offering the best in food, fun, live entertainment, and world-class events for over 55 years. Recently, under new ownership, new additions include Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall and BarB-Que, a brand new Sports book, sports bar, deli and poker room, plus a new Bingo Hall on the main casino floor, all part of $50 million in ongoing renovations. ®

Fast Facts

Type of Property: Luxurious Hotel/Casino/Resort Address: 1100 Nugget Avenue, P.O. Box 30030, Reno, NV 89520 Number of Rooms: 1,400 Room Amenities: Spacious and richly appointed with quality furnishings and linens, wireless Internet, and 24-hour room service. Jacuzzi® tub and wet bar available in some suites. Shuttle Service: Free from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to the Nugget — five minutes away. Rates & Packages

Starting from $85 per person, per night, double occupancy. Subject to availability. • Ski at your choice of 10 Lake Tahoe resorts: Alpine Meadows, Boreal, Diamond Peak, Heavenly® Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Mount Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar California™ Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort, Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl Resort. • Relax in our spa with complimentary year-round pool, Jacuzzi®, and state-of-the-art health club. • Ask about our transportation options.

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The Landing Resort & Spa Lake Tahoe’s only 5-Star Boutique Lakeside Resort.

reservations and information 855.700.5263 web thelandingtahoe.com

The Landing Resort & Spa is South Lake Tahoe’s newest and most luxurious boutique hotel and resort. Adjacent to Lakeside Beach, meeting rooms, restaurant and select guestrooms afford breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. Luxurious rooms with gas fireplaces and premium amenities, plus day spa and fitness room provide a relaxing yet invigorating stay. Jimmy’s Restaurant is a distinctive enclave serving wood-fired Mediterranean and regional California cuisine, with intimate dining alcoves – each with its own fireplace and access to the patio. Five additional firepits invite guests to linger on the patio or rooftop terrace overlooking the lake. The Landing Resort & Spa offers a variety of event venues for wedding parties, social gatherings, and corporate events.

Fast Facts

Type of Property: Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Spa Address: 4104 Lakeshore Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 77 Room Amenities: Gas fireplaces, private decks, deluxe pillow top beds with 300 thread count linens, premium down pillows and comforters, marble bathrooms with heated floors, heated toilet seats and waterfall showers, 55” wall-mounted LCD TVs with HD premium channels, in-room mini fridge and Keurig coffee service, aromatherapy, heat therapy, music therapy, light therapy, steam showers, heated towel racks and thermo masseur tubs available in select suites. Property Amenities: Glass-enclosed wine cellar featuring 250 labels from around the world, restaurant and event space, full-service spa and hair salon, outdoor pool and hot tub, sauna and steam room, lake-view patio with fire pits; rooftop deck with fireplace, complimentary valet parking, local transportation, fitness center, business center, WiFi and Internet connections, bicycles in season, ski valet, ski storage and boot warmers, valet dry cleaning available. Rates & packages

• Children 17 & under stay free with adult Visit TheLandingTahoe.com for the current rates and to reserve accommodations.

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Sands Regency Casino Hotel A GREAT PLACE TO GET AWAY.

reservations and information 866.FUN.STAY web sandsregency.com

Large rooms at small prices. The Sands Regency offers you the best way to stretch your vacation dollar. Get more for your money when you stay in our spacious and comfortable rooms. Keep your body tuned for the slopes and grab a quick workout in our complimentary fitness center or re-fuel in one of three bars or dine in one of four restaurants. Non-stop gaming action. We serve up an extra helping of fun and friendliness 24-hours with all of your favorite slot and table games, action-packed live poker, bingo and a full-service sports book. Even your taste buds will hit the jackpot. Choose from a wide range of dining options at the Sands Regency. From delightful specialty coffees and treats in the morning to sumptuous belt-busting buffets or diner classics and light snacks, all at affordable prices. Only a short drive from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, we offer you great value with ski packages that can be customized to meet your needs.

Fast Facts

Type of Property: Hotel Casino Address: 345 N. Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501 Number of Rooms: 833 guestrooms with 700 non-smoking Room Amenities: Spacious guestrooms in three connecting towers, hair dryers, Internet access (fee), and complimentary health club with Jacuzzi.® Property Amenities: Convenient downtown location with five restaurants including The Original Mels Diner—our 24-hour casino has all the latest games plus a bingo parlor and poker room—plenty of free parking, surface and covered—top quality on-site ski and board rental shop with overnight valet service available—open daily at 7 a.m.—pet friendly. Shuttle Service: Complimentary airport shuttle Rates & Packages

15% off our rack rate when booking your ski package. • We will create your own package with one phone call 866.FUN.STAY (866.386.7829). • Ask about our beginners package. • Top quality ski and board rental shop on property with overnight valet service available. • Visit sandsregency.com for individual rates and best value prices. • Groups of ten or more receive one complimentary hotel stay so for information call our Sales Department at 800.233.4939 or email lmiolini@sandsregency.com.

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Silver Legacy Resort Casino Go Big in the Biggest Little City.

reservations and information 800.MUST.SEE (800.687.8733) web silverlegacy.com

casino, located in the heart of downtown Reno boasts every amenity for a perfect getaway. We welcome you to experience top-name entertainment in the Grande Exposition Hall, laughs in Catch-A-Rising-Star Comedy Club, six delicious restaurants, 85,000 square feet of exciting gaming space, stylish boutique shopping and a well-appointed health spa to soothe after a day at the slopes. And the nightlife keeps the excitement going in Aura Ultra Lounge, Rum Bullions Island Bar, Silver Baron’s Lounge and our newest addition, The Blender Bar, offering adult frozen and specialty drinks. Relax in newly appointed guestrooms that exude comfort and sophistication. Additionally, Silver Legacy is connected to Eldorado Casino and Circus Circus Casino via indoor walkways, forming Northern Nevada’s largest entertainment resort complex under one roof. All this is just minutes away from world-class skiing and snowboarding!

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Type of Property: Premier Resort Hotel Casino Address: 407 N. Virginia Street, P.O. Box 3920, Reno, NV 89505 Number of Rooms: 1,720 Room Amenities: California King or 2 Queens and spa suites, in room coffee, wireless Internet access, hair dryers, ironing boards, voicemail, in-room movies and 24-hour room service. Property Amenities: Northern Nevada’s tallest structure reaching 400 feet above downtown Reno, health spa, massages and spa packages, salon, full-service business center, shopping, and six distinct restaurants. Grande Exposition Hall, Catch-ARising-Star Comedy Club, Aura Lounge, Drinx Lounge, and RumBullions Island Bar. Shuttle Service: Airport shuttle Rates & Packages

Customize your own package starting at $75:* • One night’s accommodation. • One all-day lift ticket per person to Northstar California, Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe, Heavenly®, Alpine Meadows, or Squaw Valley. • Ski Shuttle available to select resorts. • One $7 food credit per person to Flavors! the Buffet, Café Central, Sips Coffee & Tea, or Fresh Express Food Court. • Free airport shuttle. • Valet and self-parking. *Prices are per person, based on two skiers per room. Offer valid November 2014 through April 2015, subject to availability. Package price valid Sunday through Thursday, weekend prices are slightly higher. Prices may vary depending on ski resort chosen. Some restrictions apply. For more information visit: silverlegacy.com

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Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging in the village at northstar™ and at Old greenwood.

reservations and information 844.267.1946 web tahoemountainlodging.com/guide

Steps from the Northstar California gondola, Tahoe Mountain ™

Resorts Lodging represents the largest luxury nightly lodging collection in the Village at Northstar. ™

It’s the perfect place for family and friends that desire convenience, luxury and value all in a slopeside setting. Suite, studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans are available. Ice-skating, fire pits, boutiques, theaters, shopping, children’s activities and a variety of dining experiences await you outside your door. Looking for a more secluded winter mountain escape? Visit Old Greenwood, North Lake Tahoe’s premier four season resort community situated minutes from the historic town of Truckee, Northstar California and Squaw Valley. Complimentary resort shuttles are available to Northstar California. ™

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Type of Property: Luxury Condominiums, Villas, Townhomes, Cabins, and Private Homes Address: 4001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161, 13051 Fairway Drive, Truckee, CA 96161 Number of Rooms: 72 slopeside, luxury condominiums in The Village at Northstar and 25 private homes, villas, townhomes and cabins at Old Greenwood. Room Amenities: Luxuriously appointed furnishings, fully equipped gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, wireless Internet in-room, air conditioning, most with gas fireplaces and washer/dryer. Property Amenities: The Village at Northstar : slopeside location, on-site check-in and lobby, heated underground garage, concierge, year-round heated pool, hot tubs, steam rooms, and fitness centers—Old Greenwood: on-site check-in and concierge, complimentary shuttle to Northstar California, resort fitness center, year-round outdoor pool/lap pool, hot tubs and spa. ™

Rates & Packages

Slope-side suite rates only, starting as low as $239 per night. Ski/snowboard packages available: • Your choice of studio, one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom. • Two breakfasts per person. • Two days’ lift tickets per person—choice of Northstar California, Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe or Squaw Valley. • Seasonal pricing—call for package rates. ™

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Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort Tahoe’s premier lakefront condominium resort.

reservations 866.774.2924 web AstonLakelandVillage.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Condominium resort Address: 3535 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Fax: 530.544.0193 Number of Rooms: 260 rooms ranging from five-bedroom townhomes to spacious studios Room Amenities: Fireplace and kitchen in all units, private deck or balcony, satellite TV with HBO, daily maid service, direct-dial phones, coffee, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and CD/DVD player. Property Amenities: Deluxe continental breakfast during ski season, Wi-Fi, on-site ski and board shop, sauna, fitness room, heated outdoor pool and hot tubs, and free parking. Shuttle Service: Private shuttle, one mile to casinos, HeavenlyÂŽ Mountain Resort, and around town. Other major ski resorts provide shuttle service picking up at the resort.

Nestled on 19 scenic acres on the pristine south shores of Lake Tahoe, Aston Lakeland Village offers spacious accommodations ranging from five-bedroom townhomes to studios, deluxe continental breakfast during ski season, on-site ski and board shop, heated pools and complimentary shuttle service to nearby casinos, restaurants, shopping, and Heavenly Resort. With its breathtaking, inspirational setting and year round mountain and lake activities, Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe presents the perfect site for ski groups, family retreats, wedding receptions or reunions.

Rates & Packages Aston Lakeland Village Resort offers special lodging offers and packages at various times throughout the year. Please check our website at AstonLakelandVillage.com to find the most current specials.

Lakeland Village

Beach Retreat & Lodge Perfect balance of recreation and relaxation.

reservations 800.972.8558 information 530.541.6722 web tahoebeachretreat.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Lakefront Resort Hotel Address: 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 262 Room Amenities: Our 262 rooms are spread out across five three-story buildings, and each has a balcony or patio, a gas fireplace, king or two double beds, hair dryer, iron, coffee maker, iPod clock radio, and complimentary wireless. Property Amenities: Located on seven acres on the Lake, we feature a private beach, two on-property restaurants, a 1,000-ft. pier, fire pits and an outdoor hot tub. The Boathouse Restaurant on the pier features live entertainment, lunch and dinner, and the Tavern right off of the lobby, is the perfect spot for relaxing with the family after a day on the slopes. Rates & Packages Rooms start at $119. Packages include Ski and Stay, Romance, and Family Fun in the Snow and Sun.

Just 1.5 miles from Heavenly, the Beach Retreat is the year-round spot to enjoy Lake Tahoe. Each guest room has a fireplace and a balcony or terrace, many with gorgeous lake views. Choose between the Tavern or the Boathouse Restaurant on the Pier and be ready to absorb the views all day. With winter cocktail menus, a fire pit and family games and activities, the Beach Retreat is the perfect way to end a day on the slopes.

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Eldorado it’s what’s inside.

reservations 877.670.3673 web eldoradoreno.com/skivacation Fast Facts Address: 345 N Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501 Number of Rooms: 815 beautifully appointed rooms including Reno’s best suites – non-smoking rooms available Room Amenities: Suites: complete kitchen, dining area, spacious living room with sleeper sofa, large closets, WiFi and in-room valuables safe. Hotel rooms: king bed or two double beds—in-room coffee maker, WiFi and valuables safe—complimentary wireless Internet. Property Amenities: Nine restaurants, showroom, microbrewery, martini bar, wine bar, 24-hour room service, WiFi, boutiques, valet parking, ski shuttles, snow conditions hotline and discounted lift tickets. Shuttle Service: To and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. To Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar California and Squaw Valley – Charges may apply.

When the last run of the day ends, the fun just begins at the Eldorado. Sleep? That can wait until after your ski vacation! There’s too much to do with nine tempting restaurants, sensational nightlife, cool shows and hot casino action! Don’t miss the martini bar, microbrewery, Cin Cin wine bar and BuBinga Lounge. Located just a short drive from world-class skiing and riding. Be a winner…stay at the Eldorado Hotel Casino…Come See What’s Inside!

Rates & Packages • You’re the boss! Create the ski vacation that’s perfect for you. • Starting from $69 per person. • Our website makes it easy to create your own ski vacation and receive an instant, no obligation quote.

Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village At the heavenly® mountain resort gondola.

reservations 800.822.5950 web forestsuites.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Resort/Condo-Style Suites Address: 1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Fax: 530.544.3135 Email: info@forestsuites.com Number of Rooms: 102 suites, 17 hotel rooms Room Amenities: Suites: complete kitchen, dining area, spacious living room with sleeper sofa, large closets, and in-room valuables safe. Hotel rooms: king bed or two double beds—in-room microwave, coffee maker and mini refrigerator and valuables safe— complimentary high speed wireless Internet. Property Amenities: On-site wedding chapel, meeting facilities, Xbox Game Lounge, fire pits and complimentary hot American breakfast.

Location, Location, Location! Spacious one- and two-bedroom suites located in the heart of the Heavenly Village, only steps from the Heavenly Mountain Resort Gondola and the Nevada casinos. Nightly midweek wine and cheese reception, two seasonal pools, two hot tubs, fitness center, massage therapy studio, hot breakfast buffet, ski rental and repair shop, cocktail lounge, Xbox Game Lounge, laundry facilities, free covered parking, and daily guest activities (such as movie nights, exercise classes, and fire pit marshmallow roasting). ®

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Rates & Packages • Hotel rooms from $149/night. • One- and two-bedroom suites with kitchen from $189/night. • Ski/snowboard packages from $269/person*—spacious onebedroom suite with full kitchen, hot breakfast buffet, and high speed wireless Internet. • Lift ticket choice of Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, or Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. Visit forestsuites.com for more special rates and packages. ®

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*Price is per person based on double occupancy—some restrictions apply.

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Lake Tahoe Lodging Company Your Accommodation Station at Heavenly.

reservations 800.344.9364 web tahoelodging.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Vacation rental Address: 2516 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Property Amenities: All units are equipped with the basic furnishings and appliances to make your stay comfortable. Rentals are stocked with starter paper products. Some units are pet friendly with a refundable deposit. Most units have Internet. Rates & Packages Heavenly Base Condos from $220/night. Valid in a Heavenly Base Area condo, 1/05/15 – 3/28/15. Black out dates apply. Other rates, dates, and properties available.

With the Heavenly California Lodge just across the street, the Heavenly Base Condos are a great choice for a ski getaway. Looking for more than a 2 bedroom? Choose lodging in a wide range of cozy cabins, mountain chalets, and executive homes. All located on the South Shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel With everything Tahoe to the right, left, front and center.

reservations: 800.988.9895 information 530.544.5400 web tahoeresorthotel.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Hotel Resort Address: 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 400 Suites Room Amenities: Renovated two-room suites offer a bedroom and living room, 2 TV’s, sofa bed, well-lit dining/work table, fully stocked bath, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, wireless Internet availability, room service, and more. Property Amenities: Free breakfast buffet every morning, Heated Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Fitness Center, A free cocktail every evening, Heavenly Ski/Snowboard Shop, Valet Parking (fee), Airport transportation, Ski Shuttle. Shuttle Service: Walking distance to Heavenly’s high-speed Gondola. Ski Shuttles daily during operating months (weather dependent).

In the middle of Lake Tahoe is the aptly named Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. More impressive than its nine-story profile and 400 two-room suites is the location — just steps from the tables and showrooms, shops, restaurants, and a gondola that ascends the slopes of Heavenly. Plus, it’s moments from snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice-skating. Whichever adventure you choose, there’s a free buffet breakfast to get you on your way and a free cocktail awaiting your return. Stay and play in the middle of Lake Tahoe.

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Rates & Packages Introducing Dynamic Flexible Packaging* • Book your comfortable two-room suite (Best Rate). • Free breakfast buffet included. • Free cocktail every evening. • Add lift tickets from 5 world-class Lake Tahoe ski resorts. • Add additional amenities that you choose from a list of options. Call 1-877-497-8483 *Restrictions apply.


Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort Tucked comfortably between Lake Tahoe’s majestic mountain range.

reservations 800.438.2929 web laketahoevacationresort.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Resort Address: 901 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 356 Room Amenities: Discover comfort in studio accommodations featuring a queen size bed and full bathroom. Enjoy the convenience of the partial kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, two-burner stove, microwave, coffee maker, and more. Additional in-room amenities include cable television, DVD, Internet, iron/ ironing board and air conditioning. One- and Two-bedrooms feature fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas. Nearby Attractions: Skiing, Water-skiing, Boating, Parasailing, Fishing, Golf Course, Mini Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hot Air Ballooning, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Lake, Casino, Shopping, and Medical Facilities.

Visit America’s largest alpine lake and explore the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe nestled between the majestic snow-packed peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Enjoy the well-appointed amenities of Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort from the restaurant/bar, BBQ/ picnic area, indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, and sauna to the adjacent Ski Run Marina and Heavenly Mountain Resort’s base lodge. Located just a mile from the casino district, the resort is close to all area attractions. ®

Rates & Packages Please call 1.800.438.2929 mention promotional code ZLTVA for specials.* • 15% off Best Available Rate with two night stay minimum. • $50 Dining Certificate with three night stay minimum. • Stay a fourth night free with three paid nights. *Specials valid through 2014-2015 season. Free night must be used on same stay. No cash value on daily breakfast. Standard guestroom. Reservations required. Subject to availability and blackout periods. Not valid for groups or in combination with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Diamond Resorts International reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer without notice.

Marriott Grand Residence Club Lake Tahoe ®

LUXURY ON THE SOUTH SHORE.

reservations and information 800.845.5279 web marriott.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Luxury Mountain Condominiums Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 199 Room Amenities: Spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, including a limited number of penthouses—king-sized bed in master suite—queen-sized bed in guestrooms—luxurious soaking tub and separate shower in master suite—separate living and dining room areas with TV, DVD player, and fully equipped kitchen and fireplace in most units. Property Amenities: Bell and concierge service—underground valet parking—located adjacent to Heavenly® Mountain’s highspeed gondola—ski storage. Rates & Packages Call for special ski season rates

Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe is ideally located at the base of Heavenly® Mountain—just steps away from the gondola. Experience rustic elegance in a bold, stone-andtimber mountain retreat. Here, comfort reigns supreme and grandeur is softened with a friendly, casual style. Grand fireplaces welcome you inside the spacious lobby with gracious warmth. Meanwhile, you are surrounded by ski trails, shopping and dining in the village, plus casinos and entertainment.

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Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Relax. Enjoy. Cherish.

reservations 800.2.RELAX.U (800.273.5298) information 530.546.9500 web mlrtahoe.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Lakefront Boutique Motel Address: 6834 N. Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148 Number of Rooms: 32 Room Amenities: Our spacious Studio Suites feature lake views, full kitchen or wet bar, outdoor patio, HD cable, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and property-wide wireless Internet. Vaulted ceilings and fireplaces available in some rooms. Property Amenities: Enjoy our lakefront property with sweeping views of Lake Tahoe and the snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains; private beach, concierge service, outdoor hot tubs, continental breakfast, snow play and fire pits (weather permitting). Snowshoe or cross-country ski on our beach or on our 18 acres of private trails that access the North Tahoe Regional Park. Less than 30 minutes away from Northstar California, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe and Homewood Ski Resorts!

Escape to the lake for an on-the-lake winter getaway minutes from North Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Leave the ski resorts behind for a relaxing retreat on the lake. With plenty of open space for young families, MLR is centrally located along Tahoe’s North Shore, and is surrounded by year-round recreation and an abundance of great dining. The Mourelatos family invites guests to relax, enjoy and cherish Lake Tahoe with them this winter and all year long.

Rates & Packages Ski & Family packages available with discounted lift tickets. For reservations, packages, or more information, call 800.2.RELAX.U or visit MLRtahoe.com.

Resort at Squaw Creek Where every adventure can be celebrated—sun or snow!

reservations and information 800.327.3353 web squawcreek.com Fast Facts Type of Property: AAA Four-Diamond Resort Address: 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 Number of Rooms: 405 luxury rooms/suites Property Amenities: With an abundance of amenities and located 10 minutes from the shores of Lake Tahoe, Resort at Squaw Creek is a AAA Four Diamond property offering guests year-round recreational opportunities including ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley, a private ice rink, Nordic center and trails, as well as five restaurants highlighting regionally sourced ingredients, the award-winning Spa at Squaw Creek, three outdoor heated swimming pools, and a shopping promenade. In summer, guests enjoy an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course and guided flyfishing tours. The 405-room resort has been recognized as a “Top 50 Ski Hotel” in North America and “Top 150 Resorts: Mainland” by Condé Nast Traveler. Shuttle Service: In-valley shuttle

Resort at Squaw Creek is a AAA Four Diamond resort nestled in the heart of the Sierra with ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley, 18 km of Nordic ski and snowshoe trails, three heated swimming pools with a 120-foot water slide, a private ice rink, and the award-winning Spa at Squaw Creek. The 405 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites take advantage of sweeping views of the surrounding granite peaks and towering pines, offering guests an unrivaled Tahoe experience.

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Rates & Packages • Resort at Squaw Creek™ is one of California’s premier mountain resorts, with luxurious accommodations featuring stunning Sierra views and ski-in/ ski-out access to Squaw Valley—room rates start at $229 nightly with a variety of special ski, golf and family lodging packages available. • For reservations or more information, call 800.327.3353 or visit our website at squawcreek.com.


The Ridge Tahoe Resort ski in/ski out skier express to heavenly®.

reservations 800.334.1600 web ridgetahoeresort.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Ski in/ski out resort with one- and twobedroom condos/deluxe hotel rooms Address: 400 Ridge Club Drive, South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449 Email: reservations@ridge-resorts.com Amenities: Ski in/ski out Skier Express to Heavenly’s Stagecoach chairlift. On-site ski shop, discount lift tickets, health club, fullservice spa, restaurants, movie theater, multiple hot tubs and indoor/outdoor pool. Rates & Packages • The Ridge Tahoe offers ski in/ski out access to Heavenly’s Nevada side via the Stagecoach chairlift, with luxurious and comfortable condominiums featuring stunning Sierra views — room rates start at $99 nightly with a variety of affordable ski and spa packages. • For reservations or more information, call 800.334.1600, mention the word “Epic” when making your reservation to receive complimentary breakfast during your stay, or visit our website at www.ridgetahoeresort.com.

The Ridge Tahoe is a deluxe, full-amenity hotel/condominium resort perched atop a mountain ridge on Heavenly Mountain Resort’s Nevada slope. On-property Hilltrac Skier Express direct to Stagecoach lift. Complimentary shuttle to casinos. Condominiums have a kitchen and fireplace, with a king bed in the bedroom and a sofa sleeper in the living room. Hotel rooms have king bed, coffee maker, TV, and DVD player. Tons of amenities and fun for the entire family! ®

Squaw Valley Lodge Legendary Location—Ski-in/Ski-out at Squaw Valley.

reservations and information 855.222.8956 web thesquawvalleylodge.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Ski-In/Ski-Out Luxury Hotel Condominium Suites Resort Address: 201 Squaw Peak Road, P.O. Box 2364, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 Room Amenities: Spacious condominium suites with mini or full kitchen, plus roomy living area. Property Amenities: Legendary ski-in/ski-out location features 24-hour front desk service, covered parking, and wireless Internet service. A complete fitness center with indoor and outdoor spas, sauna, and steam room, plus on-site massage and concierge with ski check.

Squaw Valley Lodge offers a true ski-in/ski-out location coupled with the finest of hotel amenities and services. Its legendary location is convenient to all of the area’s winter activities! Enjoy shopping, dining, and nightlife only steps away in Squaw Valley’s Village. Between your days on the slopes, relaxing in your condominium suite and a host of après-ski activities, you are guaranteed to leave with a lifetime of memories.

Rates & Packages • The Squaw Valley Lodge offers a selection of lodging and ski packages throughout the winter season. • Rates start at just $166 per night* with additional promotions and discounts available throughout the season—check thesquawvalleylodge.com for promotional offers—join the Granite Chief Club online at thesquawvalleylodge.com to receive the best room rates year round. *Listed rate promotion Buy 2 Nights get 3rd Night FREE. Some restrictions apply. Tax not included. Subject to change and availability.

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Vacation Resorts International Tahoe’s best kept Secret.

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reservations and information 866.469.8222 web 8664myvacation.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Resorts Address: Tahoe Seasons Resort 3901 Saddle Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150; Lodge at Lake Tahoe 3840 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150; Tahoe Beach & Ski 3601 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 183 Tahoe Seasons Resort, 45 The Lodge at Lake Tahoe, 140 Tahoe Beach & Ski Club Property Amenities: VCR, DVD, spa/whirlpool tub, kitchen, fireplace, living room/dining room, microwave, coffee maker, balcony, iron and board, hair dryer, and maid service. Amenities vary with property so please confirm with reservations agent. Rates & Packages Mention this ad and receive up to 25% off, based on availability, when staying 2 or more nights.

Three beautiful locations. Tahoe Seasons Resort: A few steps from Heavenly’s California Base Lodge. All-suite resort; in-room spas. Year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub. On-site breakfast restaurant. Seasonal full-service ski and board rental, and retail shops. The Lodge at Lake Tahoe: Ideally located in the center of South Lake Tahoe; efficiency, oneand two-bedroom condominiums provide you with ample space to vacation. After a day on the slopes, our partial and full kitchens make it easy to prepare a meal. Pool and spa.

Tahoe Beach & Ski Resort: Offers 400 feet of private beach on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Minutes from Heavenly® Mountain Resort, casinos, and dining. Well-appointed suites with kitchenettes, most with whirlpool tubs. Outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, fitness center, sauna, activities, and restaurant on site.

Zephyr Cove Resort steps from the shore, miles from ordinary.

reservations 800.238.2463 information 530.543.6191 web zephyrcove.com

Historic Zephyr Cove is located only four miles from Heavenly® Mountain Resort and the casinos. Zephyr Cove Resort features on-site lodging including the 28 cabins, which are nestled in a grove of pines on Lake Tahoe’s spectacular shoreline—all a very short walk to the lake where spectacular and peaceful sunsets can be seen nightly. Our larger cabins are frequently requested for family reunions, corporate retreats, and ski/ride weekends.

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Fast Facts Type of Property: Destination Resort Address: 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 Approximately 45 miles from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and four miles east of the casinos and Heavenly® Mountain Resort Number of Rooms: 28 cabins, five lodge rooms, and 93 RV sites Room Amenities: All of our historic cabins have been carefully renovated to retain their original charm and integrate modern conveniences such as cable TV with HBO, telephone, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, fully equipped kitchen, private modern bathroom, and linen/ towel service. Property Amenities: Full-service restaurant, gift and retail shop, snowmobile center, RV park, and lake cruises—The Cabins At Zephyr Cove range in size from studios and cottages to two-story chalets that can sleep up to ten (including children), many with lake views—Historic Zephyr Cove Lodge offers four comfortable guestrooms accommodating two to six people (including children). Shuttle Service: Zephyr Cove offers pick-up and drop-off from most major lodging properties for snowmobiling and Lake Tahoe Cruises. Rates & Packages The Cabins at Zephyr Cove offers special lodging packages throughout the season.


Inn by the Lake

Rustic Cottages

Tahoe’s Unique resort.

Old Tahoe Charm with Modern Touches.

reservations 800.877.1466 information 530.542.0330 web innbythelake.com

reservations & information 888.778.7842 or 530.546.3523 web www.rusticcottages.com

Fast Facts Type of Property: Unique Resort Address: 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Amenities: Mini refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, private balcony, flat-screen HDTVs, fitness room, outdoor bi-level spa tub, free parking, Bear Beach Café, Tahoe Bowl, Lane 17 Sports Bar, 11th Frame Diner, free wireless Internet, fully equipped Event Center.

Fast Facts Type of Property: Boutique Inn Address: 7449 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148 Amenities: Breakfast is included daily, most units have gas fireplaces and kitchenettes, all units have a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Centrally located minutes from local ski areas, we have free Wi-Fi, over 500 movies available for check-out and cable with HBO also provided.

Call for special rates and ski packages.

In addition to spectacular views, our accommodations have the special touches that make for a memorable visit. Every room has its own private balcony, wireless Internet access, and conveniences including mini refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, and coffee maker. No matter what size, from cozy queens, spacious lakeview king great rooms, to deluxe spa suites with fully equipped kitchen, there’s a perfect space to suit your needs. Located just 1.5 miles from Heavenly® California Base Lodge, and two miles from the Heavenly® Village and Stateline casinos. Nightlife and dining can be enjoyed at nearby restaurants.

Built in the 1920’s for Brockway Lumber Company, Rustic Cottages has been lovingly restored providing cozy individual cottages perfect to snuggle up in! Our resort is located across the street from a lovely sandy beach and is centrally located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. In addition to being minutes from many local ski areas, guests of Rustic Cottages and sister property Tahoe Vista Lodge can earn free lift tickets at Donner Ski RanchLake Tahoe’s last family owned and operated ski resort. With a delicious breakfast to start your day and fresh baked cookies and brownies in the afternoon, Rustic Cottages is perfect for your Tahoe getaway!

Getting around the lake is as easy as a beginner run.

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Excitement and intrigue can be found on all sides of the lake, which is what a world-class resort area is all about. Because we know how important it is to show our guests a good time, we make sure it’s convenient to access and explore the entire area. If you’re driving, three major all-weather freeways—Interstate 80 and U.S. Highways 50 and 395—provide direct access all around the lake. If you prefer someone else to take the wheel, Lake Tahoe offers a selection of buses, taxis, limos, and resort shuttles. For something completely different, get from point A to point B on a water shuttle. (It’ll make for some terrific photo ops.) You’ll find detailed transportation information on skilaketahoe.com. For folks arriving at North Shore on a private plane or charter flight,

Truckee Tahoe Airport is the general aviation airport closest to North Lake Tahoe. It features two runways and multiple instrument approaches, and also provides rental cars and courtesy bikes. Visit truckeetahoeairport.com for more information. For South Shore visitors, Lake Tahoe Airport is a year-round, allweather facility offering professional services for the general aviation and corporate executive traveler. For more information, log on to laketahoeairport.com. S k i La k e Ta ho e . co m 55


Visit www.renoairport.com for an online searchable flight tool.

15 Non-Stop Destinations One-Stop Air Service to Any Commercial Airport Within the United States.* Blue dots on the United States map represent only a portion of the commercial airports accessible via one-stop air service to/ from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

alaskaair.com 866.516.1685

allegiantair.com 702.505.8888

aa.com 800.433.7300

delta.com 800.221.1212

southwest.com 800.435.9792

united.com 800.241.6522

usairways.com 800.428.4322

Fly. Land. Rejoice. Hop on a plane at your nearest airport, buckle up, and start thinking snow-covered thoughts. You’ll soon be touching down at the gateway to the Sierra, and everything you left behind will fade into oblivion. You’re on your way to Lake Tahoe, and life, as you know it, is about to change. Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers flights to and from nearly every major city in the U.S. Serviced by seven airlines and offering more than 124 flights every day, it is the absolute definition of convenience.

North Shore: The North Lake Tahoe Express, which runs nearly 24/7, provides service between the airport and North Shore. Perperson fees are $45 one way and $85 round trip, with discounts available for two or more.

Prepare to hit the ground running as soon as you land because you’re just five minutes from downtown Reno and about 40 minutes from world-class skiing and boarding. We know you want to get moving fast, so we’ve got rental cars, taxis, limos, buses, and ski resort shuttles lined up to whisk you to your destination.

South Shore: South Tahoe Express provides shuttle service between the airport and South Shore, with eight daily departures. Per-person fees are $29.75 one way and $53 round trip.

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Tahoe’s only ridgeline snowmobile tours

Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center takes you to the top. Reaching 9,000 feet above sea level, it’s an exhilarating ride through powder snowfields to breathtaking Big Blue views. And with a fleet of more than 90 snowmobiles, clothing rentals and hotel shuttle transportation we’re ready to accommodate individuals and groups.

LakeTahoeSnowmobiles.com • 775.589.4908 •

The cruise lasts a few hours

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but the memories last forever.

Create lifelong memories aboard one of our classic paddlewheelers on a cruise to Emerald Bay.

Tahoe Queen As parents marvel at the crystal blue water, kids revel aboard a historic paddlewheeler. This family-friendly experience, with afternoon and early evening cruises, will have you home for story time.

M.S. Dixie II Enjoy a narrated daytime cruise to Emerald Bay with snacks and drinks available. By nIght, cruise with signature cocktails, gourmet dining and dancing.

LakeTahoeCruises.com • 800.238.2463 • FOR

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Managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations. Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina operated under a special U.S. Forest Service use permit. All operations support restoration and preservation of natural, cultural and historic resources.


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