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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Lake Tahoe and Truckee boating, sailing, kayaking and paddling.

Not always a Vacation at Station Lake Tahoe

Station Lake TahoeHey all you boaters and paddlers on Lake Tahoe, please read this information about Tahoe water conditions.   Be smart out there.

Not always a vacation at Station Lake Tahoe

Written by Chief Petty Officer Class Sherri Eng, 11th Coast Guard District

Call Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe “Station Vacation” and the 18-member crew will quickly tell you that it’s not all fun and games working on the largest alpine lake in North America. read more →

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The Lake Tahoe Water Trail. A Paddler’s Paradise.

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 →

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Concours d’Elegance August 8-9

Lake Tahoe Concours d'EleganceExotic wooden boats mark our nautical history in stylec especially during this favorite event where you can drool over 70 of the finest and rarest wooden boats in the world. Obexer’s Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the 44th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance, August 8-9, 2014.

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Ta-hoe Nalu Stand-Up Paddle Festival Aug 15-17

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 15 through 17th.

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Women’s Sailing Clinic with Tahoe Windjammers

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 in July.  Contact the club for exact date.

The sailing women often beat the guys.

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Did you know…Lake Tahoe has an Underwater State Park?

Why would anyone scuba dive in Lake Tahoe?

There’s nothing to see – right?

Wrong.

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South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic July 25-26

Indulge in a classic Tahoe tradition July 25th and July 26th, 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 25 and 26, 2014.

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Boating Safety Class at Tahoe Maritime Museum June 7

At an elevation of 6,223 feet, the Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Station has the distinction of being the highest-altitude Coast Guard station in the country.

Meet the Lake Tahoe Coast Guard at the Tahoe Maritime Museum on June 7, 2014 starting at 8:30am for its annual safe boaters course.

The course teaches the particulars of handling a motorboat or personal watercraft. This course will give people the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states.

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Stream Fishing is Open in Alpine County

rainbow_troutStream fishing in Alpine County is on.

Are you?

Rainbows, browns, and brookies are abundant in Markleeville, Woodfords, Hope Valley and Bear Valley streams.

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South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club Solstice Party June 21

red white and blue sailingThe South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club’s annual Summer Solstice Party will take place at the Tahoe Keys pool in South Shore on June 21, 2014.

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.

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Watercraft Inspection Program (YOU) Stop Invasive Species

Tahoe Keepers original logoThank you Tahoe Keepers!  Keeping it Blue, yeah!

According to watercraft inspection data and scientific reports, Lake Tahoe’s waters remain free of new invasive species introductions, which are major threats to the overall health of Lake Tahoe and surrounding water bodies. read more →

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Sailor’s Ski Day at Heavenly

Hey rag people!

Mid-April is the annual Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club Ski Day at Heavenly. Contact the club for the exact date.

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Windjammers Season Kickoff Party March 28

Sailing season already?

Tahoe sailors just can’t wait!

Don’t miss the legendary Tahoe Windjammers Clam Chowder Season kickoff party on Friday, March 28, 2014 starting at 6pm.

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Thunderbird Run: SUP Race at Sand Harbor June 15

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.

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Donner Lake Paddleboard Race May 25

donnerlakeraceIf 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.

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SnowFest! Arctic Paddle March 10

Of course. Leave it to a bunch of locals on this one.

To mark SnowFest! in true Tahoe fashion, local paddlers are holding a stand up paddle race on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Brave the cold, experience the magic.

To accommodate dual leisure athletes, the race is only a 2 mile sprint race starting at 11am.  Perfect for warming up to go skiing in the afternoon.

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Trans Tahoe Regatta July 13-15

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The 49th running of the classic Trans Tahoe Regatta will take place the weekend of July 13, 14, and 15, 2012. There will be a warm-up race on Friday evening (first warning signal at 5pm), with a reception immediately following at the Tahoe Yacht Club clubhouse.

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Lake Tahoe Water Trail Spring Paddle Day May 19

Learn safe paddling techniques,  have fun, and become a Tahoe Keeper with the Lake Tahoe Water Trail Association during the Spring Paddle Day starting at Commons Beach in Tahoe City at 9am, Saturday, May 19, 2012.

Paddlers will head south to Blackwood Creek for a close-up look at stream restoration, guided hike up Eagle Rock, followed by lunch at Sunnyside.   Kayakers and SUPs are all invited. read more →

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Ski Sail National Championships April 14-15

The formula is simple.  Every sailor must ski and every skier must sail, and every sailor must party.

This classic North Lake Tahoe event celebrates a long tradition of Tahoe mountain culture. Combining two of our spring passions, the 18th Annual Ski/Sail National Championships will take place April 14 and 15, 2012.

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Truckee River Rafting is OPEN

It didn’t feel like summer at Lake Tahoe without this familiar sight – you know, families and friends floating down the Truckee River from our famous Fanny Bridge.

Thank Goodness the dam gates are open, the river is flowing, and rafting along North Lake Tahoe’s scenic Truckee River is now open.

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The “Unofficial” Guide to Kayaking Tahoe

Even if you don’t kayak, you should check out this book for the hand drawn illustrations and humor about life at Lake Tahoe from the water’s edge.

(Note: The Trolley does not allow kayaks. Doh!)

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Drop-in Kayak Rolling Sessions: Fridays at South Lake Tahoe Rec Center

Get ready for an incredible kayak season with $5 drop-in kayak roll sessions at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swim Complex on Friday evenings at 6:30pm.

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Eco-friendly Sailing Charters

tahoe-cruzSailing is an environmentally friendly form of recreation, harnessing the energy from the wind and water.

Capt. Jim Courcier & Capt. Mike Pavel, co-owners of Tahoe Sailing Charters, sail on a daily basis during the summer to share the beauty of Lake Tahoe with visitors, and to share their eco-sailing practices.

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Cold Water Safety June 5 TYC

cg_laketahoe_insigAll boaters are encouraged to attend this presentation.

Cold Water Safety in Lake Tahoe will be presented by Jerry Gilmore from the USCG Auxiliary on Friday, June 5th at 5pm at the Tahoe Yacht Club.

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2009 North Tahoe Rowing Regatta June 13

rowing-regattaThe 2009 North Tahoe Rowing Regatta, sponsored by the Tahoe Yacht Club, will be held Saturday, June 13.

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Undersea Voyager Project seeks Volunteers

The Undersea Voyager Project will be at Lake Tahoe this May to conduct research and to train for its 4-year circumnavigation of the world’s oceans.

Volunteers are needed to be deck hands, assist with dives, provide boats and transportation, and to help with onshore and offshore tasks for this exciting mission.

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Hula Dancing on the Lake

Paddles Single 2 styles It looks a little funny. Like hula dancing on a surfboard.

Stand-up surfing.

With Polynesian roots, the kings of Hawaii and early HI surfers would use the paddles from their outrigger canoes to catch waves.

Today, it’s the latest craze and it’s caught on in Tahoe.

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Learn how to Use your GPS April 26

gps.JPGSo you bought a GPS, but have no idea how to use it.

You’re in luck!

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Tahoe’s Boating Heritage Featured on Collector’s Stamps

Finally.

Tahoe’s stunning boating heritage will be captured on US Postal Service collector stamps.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires stewardship. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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