tahoe city, california 

Tahoe City has plenty of activities to offer in both the summer and winter, plus gorgeous views to offer any time of the year. A recent weekend delivered some of the best skiing I've had in years, plus plenty of fun off the slopes. This winter has been one for the books, the snow banks are about double my height, with no signs of stopping. The ski resorts are planning to stay open through the 4th of July, so there is still plenty of time to enjoy the mountains this winter!

Stay... Gather up a bunch of friends or family and rent a house. This amazing Airbnb has 6 bedrooms, including a kid friendly bunk-bed filled room, a hot tub, fireplace and huge kitchen. 

Pack... Snow boots (these Sorel's are the BEST), bathing suit for the hot tub and plenty of layers for winter activities. 

Getting there... Typically a four plus hour drive from San Francisco (without traffic). If you are traveling from further away, the Reno/Tahoe airport has plenty of flight options and is about an hour drive to Tahoe City.

Getting around... If you don't have a car, Uber and Lyft both operate in the area. We also relied on a local service Fast Taxi, which helped accommodate our larger group and reliably navigated a significant snowstorm. 

Relax... Hire a chef to prepare dinner at your rented house. This takes all of the stress off of hosting a big group and is a nice change of pace from always going out to restaurants. We hired Sue Fogel who was amazing. She did all the cooking and cleaning, prepared a delicious meal (starting with mac & cheese ball appetizers!) and left us with plenty of leftovers and yummy desserts to snack on. 

{ play: winter edition} 

Hit the slopes at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

Go snowmobiling with Coldstream Adventures

Enjoy apres-ski at Le Chamois.

Practice you sun salutations with a yoga class at The Yoga Room Tahoe. The owner Jenna Minnes is fabulous. 

Explore the lake. Even with lots of snow, you can venture down to the lake for some beautiful scenery and photo-ops. 

 

 

{ eat & drink }

Dockside 700 - A casual dinner place on the lake. 

Fat Cat Bar & Grill - Super fun dive bar in town. A great place to listen to live music 

Le Chamois - The ultimate apres-ski spot. Grab a beer and pizza on the deck if its nice out, or head upstairs to enjoy some live music on the weekends. 

Fire Sign Cafe - Delicious and hearty breakfast and lunch served all day. Be prepared for a wait on the weekends. To pass the time you can grab a coffee in their annex coffee shop and wander down to the shores of the lake.

 

{ march 2017 }