What a difference a year makes.
In 2011, Lake Tahoe ski resorts were struggling to make enough snow to open for winter sport enthusiasts by Thanksgiving, but this year they are getting help from Mother Nature.
By Sunday night, resorts in Lake Tahoe could see as many as 2 feet of new snow as two storms move through the area, according to National Weather Service forecaster George Cline. More storms are expected next week as well. Read More
The snow might not be falling yet in the Sierra Nevada, but that has not stopped a San Francisco company from preparing for the rush with ride shares.Zimride, a ride-sharing website, launched a new route last month that will bring skiers and snowboarders to the slopes in Lake Tahoe. Read More
In two weeks, Lake Tahoe — about 185 miles east of San Francisco — will be celebrating harvest and all of its seasonal influences during the 26th annual Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival.The Sept. 9-11 event at the Village at Northstar in Truckee will usher in a crisp change in weather and turning of leaves and feature fun-filled, family-friendly events that include live music, great food, libations and a growing crowd of regulars.Tahoe grape stomp (Sept. 9) Read More
Snow delayed the start of the 6th annual Amgen Tour of California for the first time in its history, according to race officials.
The race, which was scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and would lead racers around Lake Tahoe, was delayed 2.5 hours until race officials called off the first stage due to weather. Read More
The start of the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California has been delayed because of unsafe weather conditions in the Lake Tahoe area, according to race organizers.The first stage of the race, which was scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, will not start until 1:15 p.m., according to a statement from the race posted to its website. Read More
As much of a tourist destination as Lake Tahoe is, the residents of the area also find time to have fun at a few gaming establishments. One of those is the Lakeside Inn and Casino — known as “the local’s place” — which for more than 20 years has been a South Shore staple. Read More
A San Francisco man died while snowboarding at a mountain resort near Lake Tahoe on Sunday, a Nevada County sheriff's sergeant said.Jeffrey Halperin, 30, who lived in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood, died Sunday at Northstar-at-Tahoe resort near Truckee, sheriff's Sgt. Paul Schmidt said. Read More
Travelers seeking holiday thrills during the long weekend should do so with caution.
Snow levels in the Lake Tahoe area through the weekend are expected at 2,500 feet. Lake Tahoe reported three feet of snow Thursday and should expect another 2-4 feet today with chances of precipitation through Saturday. National Weather Service Forecaster Steve Anderson said Tahoe may see a break in snowfall on Sunday, but a storm projected to strike Monday will likely resume snowfall. Read More
As renowned professional cyclists from all across the globe gear up for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, tour officials announced the details of the opening three stages of the annual race Wednesday. Read More
For those familiar with the brand, “Ritz-Carlton” is synonymous with luxury. Hence, the newly opened Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe — located mid-mountain at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort on the north shore of Lake Tahoe — is everything you’d expect: top-notch service, high-end amenities — and unbelievable access to the mountain. Read More