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he South Shore of Lake Tahoe is home to approximately 25,000 residents who embrace the quality of life the area offers. Whether you’re a first time visitor, a repeat guest or a full-time resident, you can expect to be treated with genuine kindness. The area offers numerous opportunities for year-round recreation and leisure, employment, entrepreneurial ventures, health and wellness facilities and highly rated educational institutions. The scenery is unparalleled with four distinct seasons, 10,000-foot peaks and the crystal blue waters of the largest alpine lake in North America. We hope this booklet gives you a better idea of the community and the not-so-conservative lifestyle we lead. Please contact TahoeChamber at 775.588.1728 for more info.


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South Lake Tahoe Community Profile & Map-WrapÂŽ

Table of Contents


Hang Gliding Tahoe

2 Community Profile 3 World Class Recreation 4 Education 5 Healthcare


6 Business, Economy & Industry 8 Arts & Entertainment 9 Housing & Realtors 10 Shopping, Dining & Lodging 12 Environmental Stewardship 13 Index of Advertisers


This is a Village Profile® Publication created and produced for the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce PO BOX 17181, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151 Phone: (775) 588-1728 • Fax: (775) 588-1941 Website:

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Community Profile


he South Shore of Lake Tahoe straddles the California and Nevada stateline, including the incorporated city of South Lake Tahoe. An hour west of Reno and two hours east of Sacramento, Lake Tahoe is easily accessible via two international airports, auto or bus. The community is comprised of families, weekend warriors, world class athletes and those who simply enjoy the natural splendor of the area.

LTVA/Jamie Kingham

Lake Tahoe was chosen among Yahoo Travel’s top lakeside vacations in the world for its majestic beauty and author Mark Twain heralded the region “the fairest picture the earth affords.”

Ask a local why they live in Tahoe and you’re likely to hear, “I moved here for the winter and stayed for the summer.” One thing is undeniable: you’ll always remember your first visit to Lake Tahoe.

Lynn Rosen

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World Class Recreation



here are countless ways to connect to nature with more than 70 percent of the region’s land belonging to the public. State Parks, National Forests, pristine beaches, trails and waterfalls revitalize the soul and inspire environmental stewardship. Connecting with the crystalline waters of the lake is easy whether one chooses to kayak, wakeboard, fish, sail or spend an afternoon upon a stand-up paddleboard. From mountain-biking to heli-skiing, it’s a thrill seekers paradise and with more than 300 annual days of sunshine, there’s always a reason to be outside.

LTVA/First Tracks Productions

For families and vacation recreationalists there are miles of biking and walking trails, several golf courses and on-mountain activities for all ages and levels both summer and winter.

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Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINSWEB)


e believe in lifelong learning and our educational facilities reinforce our commitment to the environment, the economy and the community. Lake Tahoe Community College, which started in a motel 40 years ago, has evolved into a technical and career training school. The courses are as varied as the diverse student body including renowned firefighter and culinary academies. Community education courses draw on the environment and range from avalanche safety and wilderness first-responder to photography and fitness. There are two high schools on the South Shore, Whittell High in Nevada and South Tahoe High in California. South Tahoe High School recently underwent a huge transformation and is now home to the Tahoe Arts and Design Academy, sports medicine, dental assisting and auto shop programs. For primary education, Bijou offers a spanish language immersion program and the Meyers Magnet School teaches children all about science.

Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC)

Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD)



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hough rural in size, the South Shore community boasts a robust healthcare system. Blending Barton Health technological advancements, medical expertise and a compassionate care team, Barton Health has been the premier healthcare provider for the past 50 years. Barton Memorial Hospital was the first hospital in Northern California to offer da Vinci Single-Site gynecological and general surgery procedures - a specialized surgery performed through the belly button, leaving patients with virtually scarless results.

Barton Health

Regenerative Medicine offers patients a nonsurgical alternative to their injuries with techniques including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell

Barton Health

injections. Regenerative treatments are aimed at healing Barton Health damaged tissues, offering solutions and hope for patients who have conditions that are beyond repair or as a healthy alternative to surgery. The Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, an official medical provider of the U.S. Ski, Snowboard and Freestyle Teams, is a nationally-recognized facility. The physicians, surgeons and health care professionals coordinate all the necessary components of care for orthopedic patients into a comprehensive program, which can include prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Additionally, the health and wellness lifestyle of the community supports a wide range of independent practitioners including acupuncture, yoga, pilates, wellness spas and herbalists. 5

Lauren Lindley

Business, Economy & Industry


any of the South Shore’s entrepreneurs and business owners chose to locate or create their business here for the lifestyle, where one could board in the morning and bike, sail or golf in the afternoon. Recreation and

Lauren Lindley


tourism comprise the backbone of our economy anchored by the likes of Vail Corporation and Edgewood Companies, whose ongoing investments ensure impeccable guest experiences. Their investments are attracting new private capital to renovate existing tourism businesses ranging from casinos and boutique hotels to restaurants, galleries and shops. With recreation at the forefront, health and wellness businesses are diversifying to encompass world class orthopedics, alternative medicine and wellness opportunities featuring yoga and sports training. Recently spawned 6 South Lake Tahoe Community Profile & Map-WrapÂŽ

entrepreneurs including spice, vodka, soap and spirit makers are comfortably taking their places alongside established wide-ranging businesses such as fiber optics, IT, hydrologists, environmental planners, chefs, artists, personal trainers, marketing strategists and production studios. TahoeChamber provides guidance on running a business in either NV and/or CA. Entrepreneurs are supported through coaching and workshops.


TahoeChamber represents business to government and advocates for business friendly legislation and leadership at both the local and state level. Contact us for more information on the local economy and how we can assist you.

Diane Weidinger

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Arts & Entertainment



he countless nonprofit organizations on the South Shore play an integral part of the arts and history of the community. There are daily tours of historical properties like the Vikingsholm Castle and Valhalla at Tahoe. Local nonprofits work tirelessly to keep our

Sherry McManus


history and culture alive. The Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum features Washoe Native American Artifacts and archives of films. There is live entertainment for everyone’s preferences: bars, casinos, theater and showrooms are booked year round with comedy, dance, music and more. The outdoor concert and festival schedule draws tens of thousands of visitors and world class entertainers. The Live at Lakeview free concert series and the SnowGlobe music festival have recently been added to the “must see” list. Athletic events include Extreme Skiing Competitions and Standup Paddle Races.

Amy Vander Zwart


Paul Reder Entertainment

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Buckingham Luxury Vacation Rentals

Housing & Realtors


f you are looking to relocate to Lake Tahoe or purchase a vacation home, you will find a variety of options in both California and Nevada. From fully furnished rentals to luxurious lakefront properties, you will find a broad selection of housing options tucked into safe and family friendly neighborhoods. The South Tahoe Association of Realtors is a good place to start your housing search. Commercial real estate is readily available if you are looking to start or relocate a business. Visit for more information. Jenn Gleckman


Shopping, Dining & Lodging

Sherry McManus


he South Shore of Lake Tahoe has several commercial clusters with easy access to shopping, dining, retail and lodging properties. The “Y” is becoming the local hangout, with access to many different cuisines, bike shops, standup paddle rentals, the Factory Stores, Big 5 Sporting Goods and T.J. Maxx. Ski Run is bustling with year round activity from the Ski Run Marina to the slopes of Heavenly Mountain. On this stretch you will find restaurants, hotels, fine dining, a wine bar, fast food, boat rentals and the

Eva Kolenko Photography

You don't have to go far from our South Lake Tahoe hotel to enjoy fine food. We have our own AAA threediamond rated restaurant on property, LewMarNel's Steaks and Spirits. Called "The Best Steak at the Lake!" by the Tahoe Daily Tribune's Wine & Food Critic, LewMarNel's serves choice cut steaks as well as sumptuous seafood entrees and daily chef's specials. In addition to the wide array of menu choices, the wine list consistently receives the Wine Spectator's Award for Excellence, and has won the coveted Wine Spectator's Grand Award for Excellence six times!

LTVA/Jamie Kingham

Our restaurant is open daily for breakfast (complimentary to Station House guests), a sumptuous affair that has been voted one of the Top 100 Best Breakfasts Across America by Esquire Magazine. You can also enjoy lunch poolside or on the deck (seasonal) and dinner served year-round.

Lauren Lindley

famous paddle boat, the Tahoe Queen. The Shops at Heavenly Village and the Raley’s Center offer a wide array of shopping as well as entertainment including live music, a movie theater, art galleries, mini-golf and ice skating.

LewMarNel’s 901 Park Avenue • South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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Best Western Station House Inn With its comfortable non-smoking guest rooms, convenient location and plentiful amenities, our South Lake Tahoe hotel is an ideal destination for vacationers anytime of the year. Make your next vacation unforgettable when you choose from our remodeled and luxuriously furnished guest rooms, suites and cabins "Gingerbread House or the Tahoe Chalet," all with complimentary high-speed Internet access and hot cooked-to-order full American breakfast. Situated close to the Nevada stateline casinos and scenic Lake Tahoe, our location is hard to beat. You will enjoy being within a short distance to our private beach access, Casinos, Heavenly Village, Heavenly Gondola and Edgewood Golf Course. Plus, just a few minutes from our hotel you will find many other recreational facilities, scenic wonders and tourist attractions that make this area one of the country's most popular travel destinations. A Convenient Location Our conveniently located hotel is situated just two blocks south of the Nevada stateline and one-and-a-half blocks east of gorgeous Lake Tahoe itself. You are within walking distance to the lake, casinos, Edgewood golf course, shops and entertainment of Heavenly Village and Heavenly Gondola, with numerous leisure facilities, scenic wonders and local attractions just a few miles away. When you want to stay in the middle of South Lake Tahoe's action, our hotel is the ideal home base for all of your vacation adventures.

Rooms, Suites & Cabins Experience a restful night's sleep and wake up rejuvenated in one of our spacious guest rooms, suites or one of our two cabins "Gingerbread House or the Tahoe Chalet." Each one of our luxuriously furnished rooms is non-smoking and features, granite counter tops, in-room coffee and tea, shower/tub combos and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Services & Amenities Indulge in a hot, cooked-to-order full American breakfast from our award-winning onsite restaurant LewMarNel's, named one of the top breakfasts in America by Esquire Magazine, or start your day with a dip in our heated outdoor pool (seasonal) and our Whirlpool spa (all year round). Enjoy our private beach access at Lake Tahoe, be productive in our business center and take advantage of our free parking year-round. Heading to one of the local ski resorts or the Heavenly Village Gondola? Our free ski shuttle service will deliver you right to their slopes for a hassle-free start to your fun-filled day.

901 Park Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 Phone: 530-542-1101 | Fax: 530-542-1714 Email: 11


Environmental Stewardship



e have no doubt that once you lay your eyes on the scenery in Lake Tahoe you will want to care for the environment as much as we do. Here are a few things you can do to preserve this precious lake:

Sugar Pine Foundation Brad Smith

• Park your car and use BlueGo or a bicycle to explore Lake Tahoe. • Do your doo-ty and pick up after your pets. • Clean, drain and dry any watercraft or fishing gear you use to protect the Lake from aquatic invasive species. • Volunteer on a project that helps protect Lake Tahoe. • Please do not feed the wildlife if you are lucky enough to encounter them! • Don’t tempt wildlife by leaving food in automobiles or garbage cans curbside.


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Index of Advertisers Barton Memorial Hospital..................................... 5 Barton Urgent Care & Family Practice. Pull-Out Map Best Western Station House Inn... 11, Pull-Out Map Big Pines Mountain House of Tahoe... Pull-Out Map Carson Valley Golf Course ................. Pull-Out Map City of South Lake Tahoe Fire............. Pull-Out Map Davey Paiva Realty ............................. Pull-Out Map Explore Tahoe .................................... Pull-Out Map Hatch Electric ....................................................... 2 Heavenly Lake Tahoe ......................... Pull-Out Map Horizon Casino .................................. Pull-Out Map Inn by the Lake .................................................... 7 K-Tahoe - AM590 • 96.1FM .............. Pull-Out Map Kirkwood Mountain Resort ................ Pull-Out Map Lake Tahoe Community College ........................... 4 Lake Tahoe Cruises ............................ Pull-Out Map Lake Tahoe Lodging Company ........... Pull-Out Map Lauren Lindley Photography ............................... 13

LTVA/Michael Ilvins

LewMarNel's................................ 10, Pull-Out Map M•U•N CPAs / Kline Mann Realty Group................ Pull-Out Map Meeks Bay Resort / Wa She Shu Grill .................... 3 Overland Meat & Seafood Company ... Pull-Out Map South Lake Tahoe Community Services ................................... Inside Front Cover South Tahoe Standup Paddle ......... 3, Pull-Out Map The Cork & More............................... Pull-Out Map The Ridge Resorts .............................. Pull-Out Map Vacation Resorts International / Tahoe Beach & Ski Club ...............7, Pull-Out Map Vacation Resorts International / Tahoe Seasons Resort ..................... Pull-Out Map Vacation Resorts International / The Lodge at Lake Tahoe ................ Pull-Out Map Wells Fargo Bank ........................... 6, Pull-Out Map 13

LTVA/Rachid Dahnoun


South Tahoe Standup Paddle

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