Looks like Tahoe and Truckee locals have been VERY GOOD this year!
Santa is blessing us with snowfall. Keep those wool blankets handy.
The South Lake Tahoe Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 14th, from 8am until sundown, is a chance to do some birding in the winter, socialize with other birders and contribute to the largest, longest running citizen science program in the world.
Novices to experts are all welcome for this fun winter event that focuses the 7.5 mile radius count circle on the Upper Truckee River mouth.
“McConkey” based on the life of local free-skiing icon Shane McConkey will be shown at Olympic Village Inn on December 28, 2013 starting at 5:30pm.
Featuring incredible action footage and Shane’s own home videos, “McConkey” offers a rare look at his most intense risks as well as an intimate portrait of his personal life.
Well known as a breeding ground for elite athletes and year-round adventurers, Lake Tahoe is the stage for the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival to be held December 14, 2013 in South Shore at MontBleu. The pre-party starts at 6:30pm.
Designed to capture the intensity and passion of adventure, the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival showcases clips from the best action sports films of the year, along with theatrical stunts and jaw-dropping imagery by Aurora photos and lots of prizes and tributes to our mountain culture.
Have you ever wondered what our animals do for the winter? Do Tahoe bears really hibernate? Exactly what IS hibernation, anyway? Where do the frogs go? What about the birds, squirrels, and insects?
Join the Tahoe Institute of Natural Science for Winter Wildlife Survival on December 5 from 5:30 to 7PM for a slide show and fascinating presentation. read more →
It’s a no brainer. Ski or board at our Lake Tahoe ski and cross-country resorts with special discounted lift tickets and help our local schools.
It’s part of the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Skiing (TTEEF) for Schools Days – woohoo! – that TAMC and locals love to support.
The benefits are endless. Get smart and buy your TTEEF ticket today. Schools matter.
Fall is one of our favorite times to spot the abundant Aspen groves surrounding Lake Tahoe. Now ablaze in gold, sprinkled with orange and red, it’s time to take a hike through our enchanting fall foliage landscapes and listen to the sounds of nature.
Still some colors around Tahoe, as well as bald eagles, bears and blue heron at Taylor Creek grabbing salmon.
Following are directions to great spots to view fall foliage in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Enjoy a great day outdoors while soaking up some knowledge about the beautiful area you call home with the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS).
TINS hosts several activities and events to bring Tahoe’s natural history, science, and conservation issues to the public through walks and talks, citizen science programs, or other special events. read more →
The following quotes were part of Aaron Sedway’s photo and mixed media display at the North Tahoe Art Center in 2007 – boy time flies.
Besides punctuating his dramatic photos, the quotes capture the passion of the athletes he shoots, and shout Tahoe mountain culture.
It’s the official beginning of winter for many skiers and snowboarders. Warren Miller’s 64th movie, Ticket to Ride, features big mountain skiing with local skiers and riders from Lake Tahoe at the most exotic settings imaginable. That’s not Desolation Wilderness and Emerald Bay behind the lucky girls in this photo. Darn.
The snow-obsessed will find out the location of this ski spot at Olympic Village Inn November 29 and 30, 2013.
Join naturalist and birder, Jim Woods, on a hunt for migrating birds heading from Hope Valley to lower elevations of beautiful Alpine County at Sorensen’s Resort November 9, 2013. With informed guide and local birder Jim Woods, plan on having a fun and informative nature day with our local birds as the star of the show. read more →
The new crew leading the charge at the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) is on a roll – literally.
TAMBA has been cranking with trail days attracting hundreds of volunteers, group rides, trail condition reports, securing new trails – yes! – and helping to promote BMX tracks in Tahoe and the region. read more →
The legendary Tahoe Fat Tire Festival is back at Squaw September 13-15, 2013. Originally founded in the mid 1980s by North Shore’s TAMBA members Greg Forsyth and Aaron Martin of Cycle Paths, this classic 2-wheeled festival was the premier mountain bike event in the Sierra for two decades. It put Tahoe on the map, showcasing our rugged granitic terrain, early bike pioneers and stewards, and volunteer trail work and education programs that made TAMBA the model mountain bike club back then, and still to this day. read more →
On Saturday, September 14, the communities of Tahoe, snow-sports and beyond will come together in celebration of local professional skier CR Johnson’s profound effect on the sport he helped shape during his heralded career.
Seating will begin starting at 6 p.m. outside at Squaw Valley’s KT Base Bar for the World Premiere of “CRJ – The Chronicle of a Freeskiing Icon.” This event is free of charge with all ages welcome to attend. No need to bring a hat however, as Bigtruck Brand will be hosting a sew-on-site hat tent with limited edition CRJ patches made from CR’s old outerwear. read more →
It’s the finale. The big daddy of the entire stand up and paddle season at Lake Tahoe. So you’ve been standing up and paddling all summer longer, just to get ready for this epic.
It’s the 22-mile Tahoe Fall Classic SUP race across Lake Tahoe from Camp Richardson in South Shore to Kings Beach in North Shore on September 15th starting at 8am sharp.
Exotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in style during the 41st anniversary of the Lake Tahoe Concourse d’ Elegance August 9-10, 2013 and will feature the Boats of Alan Furth as this year’s Marque Class.
Furth kept the vast majority of his collection in Lake Tahoe. Since Alan’s passing, most of these boats were sold and have since been scattered all over the country. The Lake Tahoe Concours is honored to feature Alan’s collection as the 2013 Marque Class, which will bring many of these classics home. This eccentric collection will truly be a crowd pleaser. read more →
The biggest paddle board festival on Lake Tahoe just got bigger.
The Ta-Hoe Nalu Stand-up Paddle Board Festival features two-days of races for paddle boarders of all ages and skill levels. Lakeside entertainment including food, luaus, live music and prizes will top off the races held at Kings Beach August 9 through 11.
You’ve probably seen them lately. Huge backpacks. Shoes dangling.
In need of a shower; a place to stay for the night.
And a glimmer in their eye that no one can possibly understand unless you’ve done it.
PCT Thru-Hikers; those hearty hikers who have been walking from Mexico as they keep on keeping on to the Canadian border.
Talk about life changing, including our very own Alan Masters of South Lake Tahoe, PCT-ordained “PackMan” who is making the journey for Diabetes Research in honor of his dad.
Discover dabblers, divers and other feathered friends on an early morning walk with local birder and Lahontan Audubon Society member, Jim Woods, at Sorensen’s Resort July 6, 2013.
Catch summer birds in their native habitat, which will include a trek toward Indian Creek Reservoir, Turtle Rock and the creeks around the historic town of Markleeville. With informed guide and local birder Jim Woods, plan on having a fun and informative nature day with our local birds as the star of the show.
Birds of a feather flock together on the Tahoe Rim Trail with our favorite local naturalists, Will and Clark, of Tahoe Institute for Natural Science during their annual Birds, Views and Falls free hike August 3 from 7am to 3pm.
Tahoe’s peaks, wildflowers, and vistas are calling us. Grab a buddy, or meet a new friend on the Tahoe Rim Trail during the free guided hikes this summer.
These hikes are great for all abilities and ages (shorter hikes are most appropriate for kids). Discover this fun and easy way to exercise, socialize, and visit beautiful vistas during the summer months in the Tahoe Basin.
Join TINS in celebrating the long-awaited release of Birds of the Sierra Nevada, by authors Ted Beedy, Ed Pandolfino, and illustrator Keith Hansen.
The authors will give a talk taking us on a virtual transect of the Sierra Nevada, discussing many facets of the birds that make the Sierra Nevada their home, on July 11, 2013 from 6:30-9pm at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation in Incline Village, NV. read more →
Map and compass orienteering. Wildlife, flora and fauna identification. Astronomy.
It’s all part of the Tahoe Rim Trail youth backcountry camps held in July at Lake Tahoe.
Have you always wanted to paddle around the lake, but thought it was too hard to camp or get supplies?
Well now it’s easy! The Lake Tahoe Water Trail Guide and Map lets you plan a custom paddle trip all around the lake. read more →
You know what they say… Birds of a feather flock together. And boy do they.
If you love birds, join the South Shore bird network at Cove East every Wednesday morning and learn more about Tahoe birds all year round. If you’re lucky you’ll see our resident Beaver in the Truckee River, and a Hooded Merganser, Great-Blue Heron, and Red-tailed Hawk.
Ladies! If you’ve always wanted to learn to sail, here’s your chance to learn from the best.
The Lake Tahoe Windjammers will hold a Women’s Sailing Clinic on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 8:30 am.
The sailing women often beat the guys.
Indulge in a classic Tahoe tradition July 26th and 27th, at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe, at the largest collection of antique wooden boats this show has ever assembled. Along with the timeless mixture of masterfully restored wooden boats reflecting off the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe, you’ll also enjoy live music, an array of food and shopping, a wine tasting village and a festive, family-friendly atmosphere.
The South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic: A Vintage Boat Show for Charity, takes place at the Tahoe Keys Marina July 26 and 27, 2013.
The Daggett Reroute Project is in its final year! This project has moved 3 miles of trail from wandering along city streets and pavement into forest. The project also adds 13 miles of new trail to the Tahoe Rim Trail system by building the Van Sickle Connector Trail and the Daggett North East Loop!
Volunteers are needed to complete this final mile from 9am to 4pm on July 9, 13, 16, 20, and 23, 2013.
Concentration. Strength. Agility. Finesse.
Rock climbers own these skills that translate into the rest of their lives. read more →
Running a ski resort takes a lot of energy. Lifts, snow making, lights, etc. Just so we can have fun and be comfortable.
But electricity causes pollution, right? Not if you tap into the wind like some of our ski resorts. read more →
Located on the bottom floor of the Heavenly Village Transit Center, Explore Tahoe showcases a wealth of natural history, recreation and transportation information, along with environmental educational programs geared for all ages.
Explore Tahoe has also been a very big supporter of the new Van Sickle Bi-State Park and multi-use trail right in its backyard.
Following the super fun, super successful Spirit Bicycle Parade, nothing beats riding our bikes around town to hear the spring birds and watch the wild flowers pop. Here’s another reason to grab another gear.
The 2013 Tahoe Bike Challenge takes place June 3 – June 14, 2013.
This non-competitive, competitive event encourages everyone to park the car, and ride a bike. Whether you’re headed to work, school, the post office or just riding to have fun, grab your bike to stay healthy, Keep Tahoe Blue, and to win prizes.
The park is considered one of the top mountain bike parks on the west coast following Whistler. The park is open so get your cross-country and downhill bikes tuned and ready to go.
Oh yeah, and your dad. It’s the perfect place to take Dad over this Father’s Day weekend. Think he can hang? I mean hang on. And you think it was rough raising kids. Have fun Dad.
Every year, TINS partners with the U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and many other agencies, organizations, and businesses, to bring the Lake Tahoe Bird Festival to Tahoe.
The popular festival will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 10:00 – 4:00. Most of the festival activities are located at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe. read more →
Slow down, you’re going to fast.
It’s time to show off our mountain bling, and win some great prizes at the Slow Rollers Poker Run & Show ‘n Shine on Sunday, June 9, 2013 starting at 1pm at McDuff’s Pub in South Lake Tahoe. All proceeds from the entry fees and raffle tickets benefit the Bikes for the Children program created by the Slow Rollers.
Guided hikes provide insight, stories and knowledge that connect travelers to the local environment and community in a way that an unaccompanied walk through unfamiliar terrain cannot.
The Cedar House Sport Hotel’s Tahoe Trips and Trails will host selection of “Tahoe Teasers,” the low cost, sometimes no cost, hiking experiences showcase the beauty and allure of the Sierra in a distinctly memorable way. read more →
Paddlers and Tahoe Keepers will gather at Sand Harbor State Park on the east shore for the annual Thunderbird Run on Saturday, June 15, 2013 starting at 10am.
The race is an 8 mile round trip paddle that starts at Sand Harbor State Park, heads south to Chimney Beach past historic Thunderbird Lodge, and back. There’s also a 2-mile race for kids 12 years old and younger.
Learn about native plants, birds and animals at the Native Species Festival presented by the USFS on June 9, 2013.
The events will take place 10am-4pm and be sure to walk over to Baldwin Beach right next door and help remove that nasty Eurasian watermilfoil that harms our lake.
Ride your bike around the lake with lots of your friends.
Yes, you can, at the America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride on June 2, 2013. Or, if you missed out in June, Curtis holds the Tour de Tahoe in September.
South Lake Tahoe’s road bicycling club, Alta Alpina, has put together four different epic bike rides on 1 day so cyclists can challenge themselves at their own pace.
Build Your Own Challenge, Kid Carson Challenge, Wild Sierra Century and the 8 Pass Challenge “The World’s Toughest Double Century” all take place June 29, 2013.
The South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club’s annual Summer Solstice Party will take place at the Tahoe Keys pool in South Shore on June 22, 2013.
Chartered in 1961 as the “Boat Club”, the name was changed to the “South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club” in 1978. Over 200 members enjoy summer boating activities including beach picnics, overnight shoreline campouts, and the annual boat parade and Summer Solstice Party.
Winter activities include skiing, a mystery trip, dinner dances, and a guest speaker at dinner meetings. Click here for more info.
Pope Beach and Pope Marsh.
It’s the quintessential spot for bird watching in South Lake Tahoe.
Help support North Lake Tahoe and Truckee schools with the 2013 Golfing for Schools card.
For only $295, you can play 18 holes at seven North Lake Tahoe and Truckee courses. Even better, the cards are transferable. Cards go on sale Saturday May 4, 2013. read more →
You’ve been waiting for this all winter. The Edgewood Tahoe Local’s Day Drawing comes to a close on May 3, 2013 at midnight.
Edgewood’s annual Locals Day will be Tuesday, May 7th and during select tee times on Wednesday, May 8th.
If you’re looking for a different kind of intense workout, check this out.
The 5th Annual Donner Lake Memorial Weekend Stand-up/Prone Paddleboard Race takes place Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 9am. It’s part of the O’Neil Tahoe Cup Paddle Board Race Series.
Be sure and clean, drain and dry your paddleboard before you jump in the lake, and become a Tahoe Keeper today.
To celebrate the spirit of bicycling in Tahoe, the Slow Rollers Bicycle Club proudly presents the 3rd annual Spirit Parade on May 16, 2013 starting at 4pm at the “Y”.
In 2012 WE set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Single Line of Bicycles at 1,188 riders – yes! Check out the video.
Everyone is invited to ride in the 5-mile cruising event from Miller’s Outpost to MontBleu at Stateline, Nevada. We’re counting on everyone in Tahoe, that includes the north, west and east shores, to come out and ride. Costumes are optional.
This is so cool.
The Truckee Trails Foundation website provides updates on the mountain bike trail, roads and bikeway conditions in North Shore and Truckee.
Each trail update includes an open status, trail type, difficulty, directions to the trail head, and a description of the trail – written by a local who knows the trail.
And, there’s even a Google Map for each dirt trail so you can pinpoint your ride. Sweet!
You may have seen them lately because they’re only here in the Spring.
Big white birds, flying in perfect formation high in the sky. Lake Tahoe is in the migratory path of pelicans.
White Pelicans in fact.
He’s on a mission. Alan Masters of South Lake Tahoe, shown here on top of Mt Tallac, is hiking the entire 2,650-mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail.
His goal is to raise $2.65 million for the Northern California Inland Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) by touching the lives of $100,000 people and urging them to donate a penny per mile. I’m in. Are you? read more →
Why would anyone scuba dive in Lake Tahoe?
There’s nothing to see – right?
Wrong.keep looking »