What’s new at Tahoe ski resorts in 2016

LAKE TAHOE’S 2015-16 WINTER SEASON is in full swing. Visitors can enjoy new terrain parks, a new high-speed ski lift, and awesome après ski dining experiences: Mountain Improvements NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA RENOVATES GONDOLA Skiers and snowboarders experience improved mountain access this winter with Northstar’s newly revamped Big Springs Express Gondola. The mountain tram connects The Village […]

Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

For savory eats and award-winning wines, these festivals offer eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos with imaginative chefs, and breathtaking venues: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 18 AND SEPTEMBER 26 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on “roads less traveled” in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are […]

Marshmology: the art of making s’mores over an open fire

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF marshmology? It is a term used at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe and refers to the art of making s’mores over an open fire, a longtime tradition. The first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts of 1927. In […]

Video: Building the 300-pound, edible Gingerbread White House for 2013

The Resort at Squaw Creek has a memorable Gingerbread Village at Squaw Valley. The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe has a Gingerbread workshop, where families convene to experience the magic of creating a personalized gingerbread house under the expert tutelage of a Ritz-Carlton pastry chef. But the granddaddy of Gingerbread Houses is at the White House in […]

New Backyard Bar & BBQ opening at Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is celebrating the grand opening of the Backyard Bar & BBQ, a new restaurant with a “blues, brews and BBQ” concept, on its backyard terrace, on Friday. The Ritz said a celebration on Friday features Brian Scoggins, Pit Master of Pappy’s and Bogart’s Smokehouses in St. Louis, Missouri, which are top […]