Labor Day weekend features ski sale, fair, food festival and fireworks

The days may be getting shorter, but the spirit of summer extends through Labor Day weekend and beyond in Lake Tahoe.

Ridge Tahoe guests can catch a number of art and entertainment shows, enjoy a home style community fair, a sternwheeler race, indulge in delicious food and wine samples at a farm-to-fork festival, and then for dessert catch an eye-candy fireworks display over the lake.

The best in wine and food the area has to offer will be featured at the Fifth Annual Sample the Sierra. Photo: Tiara Wasner.

The best in wine and food the area has to offer will be featured at the Fifth Annual Sample the Sierra.
Photo: Tiara Wasner.

Ready for winter? Even though we’re still in summer it is never to early to think about hitting the slopes when the snow flies. During Labor Day weekend, skiers and riders will have the chance to save big bucks on gear and equipment for next season, as Heavenly Mountain Resort hosts the 28th Annual Heavenly Sports Tent Sale at the California Main Lodge. The annual tent sale offers savings up to 70 percent to skiers and riders on overstock ski and snowboard gear, apparel and accessories. Those who purchase an Epic, Tahoe Value or Tahoe Local season pass at the tent sale will receive a $25 voucher to be used with any purchase of $250 or more. The voucher is only valid the day the pass is purchased and may not be combined with any other offer. The tent sale is Saturday, August 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, August 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The second annual Kiwanis Community Fair will feature three days of family-style Labor Day weekend action, Friday, Aug. 29 to Monday Sept. 1, at Lake Tahoe Community College with carnival rides games, pine cone racing; cooking, preserves, flower and art competitions.

Check out the Tahoe Geotourism Expo Aug. 30-31. The Expo celebrates the Eight Worlds of Tahoe: sky, water, land, wildlife, plants, culture, community and heritage. Geotour activities include paddleboard yoga, kayak tours, wildlife viewing, Washoe cultural ceremonies, water science demos, and heritage hikes.

The 22nd Great Lake Tahoe Sternwheeler Race churns through the lake’s clear blue waters as the South Shores’ two paddlewheelers, California’s Tahoe Queen and Nevada’s M.S. Dixie II, are pitted against each other, Aug. 30. The race begins at 11:00 AM. Tahoe Queen departs at Ski Run and the M.S. Dixie II at Zephyr Cove.

Old school cars, hotrods and vintage trucks and motorcycles will be on display at the Heavenly Valley Days of Labor Day Car Show, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. Festivities include food, a sidewalk sale, trophies and a poker run.

South Lake Tahoe’s only farm-to-fork festival, Sample the Sierra, is Sunday, Aug. 31 at Bijou Community Park. In its fifth year, Sample the Sierra brings together local chefs, farmers and winemakers in an irresistible tasting trifecta. To complement the infusion of flavors, a marketplace will feature local artists showcasing everything from handmade soaps to jewelry, apparel to fine art. Plus live music. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m.

As dusk arrives Sunday, Aug. 31 at 8:30 p.m., the sky will explode with colors during the Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza. The pyrotechnic show features a simultaneous musical broadcast on local radio stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490. Prime view seating is available on Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, M.S. Dixie II, and Tahoe Queen.

What are your Labor Day Lake Tahoe plans?

Trails around The Ridge Tahoe allow runners to put their shoes in overdrive

Whether you prefer to use your quick sprints along trails through the forest or light jogs along foot paths or loops around a track, there are ample places around The Ridge Tahoe to run.

Lace up your sneakers and get running. Photo: Rick Gunn.

Lace up your sneakers and get running.
Photo: Rick Gunn.

The area is crossed with an extensive network of backcountry trails that are sure to lead you to a place of discovery when you follow your feet. You will likely share the trails with assorted hikers and mountain bikers or runners just like you.

Ask a Ridge Tahoe concierge where the off-road trails are close to the resort. Inside The Ridge Clubhouse you can work up a sweat on a treadmill or you can step outside and take a loop run around Tramway Drive, which is a great way to get the heart pumping and to see the sun come up over Carson Valley.

Looking for places to run nearby? On the Nevada side you’ll want to check out the 2.2-mile shared-use path that connects Elks Point and Round Hill Pines and provides access to Rabe Meadow with Nevada Beach and Round Hill Pines Resort. If weather conditions aren’t favorable, you may want to checkout the indoor running track at the Kahle Community Center.

Runners have contributed their favorite routes at walkjogrun.net. Highlighted routes include: South Lake Tahoe Loop, a paved route from Ski Run to Pioneer Trail, Pope Beach, South Upper Truckee to Big Meadow, and North Upper Truckee around Washoe State Park.

Runners looking for paved paths won’t be disappointed. For the truly dedicated pavement-pounders, the Lake Tahoe Marathon happens each September. Arguably the most beautiful marathon in the world, the Lake Tahoe Marathon has grown into a premier, 3-day running festival, attracting thousands of athletes and visitors each year.

The festival concludes with the signature marathon and half marathon on Sunday, September 14. Athletes will start in Tahoe City on the North Shore and they will wind their way along the West Shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe. The route includes the world-famous Emerald Bay with views of Vikingsholm Castle and Fanette Island, as well as a trek through the historical sites of Valhalla and Camp Richardson with a beachfront finish at Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe. The half-marathon event will begin at Rubicon Bay and includes the same picturesque route.

Where are your favorite Tahoe places to lace-up your shoes and run?

Have a “Heavenly Summer” in Tahoe South

Who says you have to wait until winter to soar down through the trees? This summer, Heavenly Mountain Resort, adjacent to The Ridge Tahoe, launched several high-flying adventure experiences at the top of the gondola designed for families and thrill seekers.

Soar through the mountain on Heavenly's new zip line the Blue Streak.

Soar through the mountain on Heavenly’s new zip line the Blue Streak.

Summertime guests can now swing through the trees and fly through the air on the new ropes course which includes the Boulder Cove and Black Bear Challenge Courses, the Discovery Forest Canopy Course and the 3,300 foot-long Blue Streak zip line.

Adventure Peak appeals to the spectrum of summer visitors. Families with young children will love the Black Bear Ropes Course, with routes for all ability levels while the Blue Streak zip line is great for the adrenaline junkie looking to take in Heavenly’s breath-taking views while flying along at speeds up to 55 miles per hour.

The courses are open daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 1. From Sept. 5 to Sept. 28, summer activities will be available Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The three new ropes challenge courses and Blue Streak zip line add to the current summer activities at the top of the Gondola including hiking,  sightseeing, Spider Climber, a climbing wall and dining at Tamarack Lodge. Tahoe’s only summer tubing hill and the Boulder Cove Challenge Course are operational.

Also new is the Discovery Day Camp at Heavenly for children ages five to 12 who like exploration and adventure. The camp is open daily through Sept. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children begin their day with a scenic 2.4 mile gondola ride to the top of Heavenly Mountain Resort, including a stop at the observation deck with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

Once they reach the top, the day is filled with a variety of activities ranging from tubing, rock wall climbing, challenge courses, chair ride to the summit, hiking, relay games, conservation education and nature crafts.

Remember to tag your photos and videos from your summer adventures at Heavenly with #heavenlysummer for your chance to be featured.

Exploring Tahoe on the water is your best view of the lake

Whether you prefer finding that tranquil peace while paddling a kayak in a secret cove or if you enjoy skimming the waves behind a boat or Jet ski, there are several marinas around Tahoe South to help you find your ideal water craft for adventure.

Vacations at The Ridge Tahoe wouldn’t be complete without a trip on the big blue where the mountains set the perfect backdrop every direction as does the 70-plus feet of deep cobalt blue you’ll see aboard your watercraft.

Choose your vessel and get out on the lake. It's an experience you don't want to miss.

Choose your vessel and get out on the lake. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss.

If you’re bringing your own boat, all watercraft are required to be inspected prior to launching. This is to protect the lake’s waters from aquatic invasive species. There are four convenient roadside stations for inspections. The certified staff is friendly and efficient.

While vacationing you can rent a power boat at any number of marinas. Boats come equipped with life jackets and Coast Guard approved safety equipment. Popular places to scope out are Emerald Bay and the shorelines from South Lake Tahoe to Cave Rock.

Looking for some non-motorized adventure? You can launch a canoe or kayak practically anywhere. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the lake on a kayak, where you can paddle yourself out a few hundred yards from shore, soak in the sun and ease along the smooth, glassy water.

Prefer to let someone else do the driving? You can always charter a sailboat or yacht such as the Woodwind II, the Safari Rose, the Tahoe or the Tahoe Bleu Wave. These cruises are great for private receptions, dinner parties and general sightseeing adventures.

Tahoe paddlewheelers are a unique ways to cruise the lake. Take in lunch or a sunset dinner cruise and enjoy the views. The Ridge Tahoe offers discounted tickets for sightseeing and dinner tours aboard the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II. Tickets can be bought at the Ridge Tahoe Market Place.

Have you made plans yet to get out on the lake this summer?

The favorites are in: now it’s up to you to pick the new Deli name

The Ridge Tahoe has selected its three favorite names of the entries submitted over the last couple of weeks. They are:

Ridge Peak Bistro

Blue Horizon Café

Mountain Side Café

It is now up to the fans, locals, and tourists to vote on which name is most appealing and suiting for the Ridge’s Deli. Which name will be best for the fresh, simple, natural food the deli has to offer?

Enter here with your name, email, and pick for the deli.

Stay tuned for the winning entry!

The Ridge Tahoe is surrounded by dozens of bike trails

Whether you like to cruise along wide paths with other cyclists or soar down the side of a mountain on a single-track, Tahoe South is crossed with an extensive network of on and off road bicycle trails. You can also check with the staff of The Ridge Tahoe regarding bike rentals and organized rides during your stay.

For starters, you can download the Lake Tahoe Bike Trail Map. Produced by the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, this easy to use trail map is an excellent way to plan your Tahoe cycling adventure.

Maps are also available at bike shops and Visitors Centers throughout the Tahoe region.

Make the most of Tahoe South's bike paths while you visit The Ridge Thaoe. Photo: Julie Duewel

Make the most of Tahoe South’s bike paths while you visit The Ridge Thaoe.
Photo: Julie Duewel

On the Nevada side you’ll want to check out the 2.2-mile shared-use bike path that connects Elks Point and Round Hill Pines and provides access to Rabe Meadow, Nevada Beach and Round Hill Pines Resort. The trail is part of a 30-plus mile plan called America’s Most Beautiful Bikeway that will eventually circumnavigate the Lake.

Van Sickle Bi-State Park: Located minutes from the The Ridge Tahoe, the park, which straddles the Nevada and California state line, offers nearby biking with great views. The lower level climb is easy as it winds through some boulder outcroppings before building and becoming steeper, ideal for a strenuous leg of your workout. You will see views of Mt. Tallac, the South Lake Tahoe casinos, Edgewood Tahoe golf course on up to the Tahoe’s north shore in the distance. If you are ready for a longer ride then continue beyond the waterfall and head up to The Tahoe Rim Trail.

On the California side you’ll want to check out the South Lake Tahoe Bike Path. The mostly paved path starts where Highway 50 first touches Lake Tahoe at El Dorado Beach and connects to other bike trails and lanes throughout the city of South Lake Tahoe and into Nevada.

There are 7.16 miles of class one bike trails within the City of South Lake Tahoe, linking the state line area with the west side of town. From there you can connect with the bike trail that is adjacent to Highway 89 that leads to Camp Richardson.

Off-road favorites are:

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride/Saxon Creek: This iconic trail is a Tahoe classic. It gives advanced riders a satisfyingly long, plunging descent through a towering forest with rocky, challenging terrain on the upper sections giving way to smooth, fast, banked turns on the lower sections.  Named for its exciting descent on the Saxon Creek Trail, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride plunges downhill at a drop of nearly 1,500 feet in less than six miles. The advanced ride begins at Big Meadow Trailhead, heading north on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The descent is sometimes steep and technical and there are some corners that are nicely banked for high-speed turning. Bring your longer-travel bike.  Total Distance: From Big Meadow 10 miles.

Tahoe Rim Trail: There are many options on this 165 mile long loop trail that circles the ridge lines above Lake Tahoe. Mountain bikes are only allowed on about half of the overall length, because it shares segments with the Pacific Crest Trail and also goes through Wilderness Areas.  Many of the popular mountain biking segments are listed on the TAMBA website.

The Flume Trail: This is another Tahoe classic with breathtaking views over Lake Tahoe’s Eastern Shore.  See for yourself why this trail is so frequently photographed for magazines. Named for the wooden flume which transported water and logs to Virginia City, Nevada during the Comstock silver mining boom of the mid-1800s, the Flume Trail has been labeled one of Western America’s Top 10  routes. The trail begins at Spooner Lake, ascends five miles to Marlette Lake, where the actual Flume Trail begins. A 4-1/2 mile long narrow single-track departs from the west end of the lake, following the ridge to the north nearly 2,000 feet above Lake Tahoe. Total Trail Distance: 22 miles.

Are bike rides a part of your vacation plans?

Top 10 ways to celebrate summer at Lake Tahoe

There’s a reason why Tahoe South is known as a destination to explore the wild side. With 72-miles of lakeshore, there’s plenty to do and see after you’ve unpacked your suitcases. Adventure begins once you step outside. Whether you’re looking to hike a mountain, soar through the trees on a zip line, or grab some wake action behind a speed boat, we’ve narrowed down some favorites.

Soar through the skies on Heavenly's new zip line the Blue Streak. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

Soar through the skies on Heavenly’s new zip line the Blue Streak.
Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort

  1. Hit the beach: Work on your tan, play some volleyball or have a barbecue by the water. There are plenty of hidden coves and large public beaches within a few miles from The Ridge Tahoe to take in the panoramic views of the towering mountain peaks that surround Lake Tahoe.
  2. Ride the lake: On the big blue, skim the waves on water skis or enjoy the calm while paddling a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board. There are multiple ways to float on the lake. You can even take a cruise aboard Tahoe’s famous paddle wheelers. The Ridge Tahoe offers discounted tickets for sightseeing and dinner tours aboard the Tahoe Queen and M.S. Dixie II. Tickets can be bought at The Ridge Tahoe Market Place.
  3. Soar through the trees: Outdoor adventure at Heavenly Mountain Resort isn’t reserved for winter. This summer Heavenly offers a bevy of high flying activities designed for the family. You can swing through the pines and fly through the air via zip lines and ropes courses such as Boulder Cove and Black Bear Challenge, the Discovery Forest Canopy Course and the 3,300 foot-long Blue Streak zip line. The three new ropes courses add to the current summer activities at the top of the Gondola including hiking, sightseeing, Spider Climber, climbing wall, and dining at Tamarack Lodge. The courses are open Friday through Sunday through summer.
  4. Odds are in your favor: Home to world-class casinos that are refreshingly free of Vegas-style glitz, Tahoe South is the place to get your game on. You may feel slightly virtuous after spending the day in the great outdoors: time to undo that feeling. If ever there was a place to rally, Lake Tahoe South Shore is it. Do you feel lucky?
  5. Tee it up: Take in a round of golf or several at any number of Tahoe South courses, each offering the ultimate Sierra and Lake Tahoe backdrops. There’s Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, home to the American Century Championship; Lake Tahoe Golf Course, a spectacular mountain meadow course with plenty of challenge and superb views; Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, an executive course in nearby Meyers known for its towering pine trees and Bijou Municipal Golf Course.
  6. Take a hike: Grab an energy bar, pack a water bottle or three and head out to a network of back-country trails that will lead you to a happy place. There’s a number of trails close to The Ridge Tahoe and a few worth taking a few extra minutes of drive time. You can also check with the staff of Ridge Tahoe to see if there are any organized hikes planned during your stay.
  7. Catch a fish: With visibility to 75 feet below its surface, Lake Tahoe is home to the monster Mackinaw, which can run anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds. There are plenty of outfitters who will take you out early in the morning for big catches, or you can charter a boat and spend the whole day fishing Tahoe’s secret coves.
  8. Go for a bike ride: There are dozens of on and off-road bike trails, fit for novices and experts. Tahoe South has been designated as a Bike Friendly Community, so bike paths for the social spin are plentiful as are shops staffed by experts that rent and sell quality bikes. The famed loop around Lake Tahoe is 72 miles of scenery: deep blue water, Douglas Fir groves, and breathtaking views of Emerald Bay. The road also passes quaint waterfront lodging and plenty of eateries to fuel the journey.
  9. See a concert: Lake Tahoe has a blockbuster entertainment schedule on tap with a lineup of star-studded concert venues sure to entertain. Harveys Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series is Tahoe South’s big concert venue featuring Train, July 25; Journey and Steve Miller Band, July 30; Lady Gaga‘s Artrave, Aug. 2; Boston and The Doobie Brothers, Aug. 3; Aerosmith with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Aug. 8; Bruno Mars, Aug. 14; Sammy Hagar and Friends, Aug. 16; Rascal Flats and Sheryl Crow, Aug. 24; and two nights with The Eagles, Friday Aug. 29 and Saturday, Aug. 30.
  10. Shakespeare for everyone: Celebrating four decades of Shakespeare under the stars, The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is celebrated at Sand Harbor State Park now through August 24. Entertainment, food, family and friends will converge at this classic Tahoe event featuring live entertainment seven nights a week. The season is anchored by the Festival’s main stage production of William Shakespeare’s enchanting romantic comedy As You Like It; performed Tuesdays through Sundays each week at 7:30 p.m.

What are your favorite Lake Tahoe summer activities?

Extended: Contest to Rename the Ridge Deli for a delicious prize

Great news fans, we’re extending the contest for a few days until Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. PST. Think outside the box, get the creative juices flowing because you can still come up with an ingenious name to describe the fresh, simple, natural food that Ridge Tahoe has to offer.

The Ridge Tahoe is looking to revamp their deli with a new name. However, they aren’t going to do it alone.

They would like to reach out to the community and any other clever minds to help rename the delicious Ridge Deli. Sharing an idea will have its benefits, too.

The Ridge Tahoe is launching a renaming contest that will last from July 8 at 12 p.m. to July 22 at 12 p.m. It is easy to enter: simply click on the below link, enter a brilliant suggestion, and you will automatically be in the running for a prize!

After the entering period is over, the best three ideas that suit the Ridge Deli’s divine cuisine will be selected, and the rest will be left to voters in the community and beyond. On July 30, the winner will be announced.

The person who submitted the new name with the most votes will receive three nights of accommodation in a 2-bedroom suite. The two runners up will get $50 to the Deli to enjoy the wonderful food it has to offer.

The prizes are so close you can almost taste them! Get creative, and go.

Enter you name, email, and an idea to rename the Ridge Deli!

ENTER HERE!

The Ridge Deli has a variety of fresh-made items, such as custom omelettes made in front of your eyes at the omelette bar.

The Ridge Deli has a variety of fresh-made items, such as custom omelettes made in front of your eyes at the omelette bar.
This divine deli has a menu to satisfy anybody, including a list of gourmet sandwiches.
This divine deli has a menu to satisfy anybody, including a list of gourmet sandwiches and wraps. 

 The cuisine options don't pertain to your everyday deli. Delicious custom made stir fry is always on the menu.

The cuisine options don’t pertain to your everyday deli. Delicious made to order stir fry can be found on the menu once a week.

 

Live at Lakeview: Where the locals go on Thursday nights

One of the most-asked questions The Ridge Tahoe concierges get from guests is where locals go for live entertainment.

Beach, beers and live music in Tahoe South - there is nothing better. Photo: Lauren Lindley

Beach, beers and live music in Tahoe South – there is nothing better.
Photo: Lauren Lindley

For A-list concert superstars, there’s the Harveys Summer Concert Series, which will bring blockbuster acts this summer such as Aerosmith with Slash, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars and the Eagles.

The venue is popular with locals if they can get tickets (sells out fast – sometimes within hours of going on sale) and brings in fans from across the country.

Another popular option, where you will find Tahoe South locals enjoying the lake, the sun, live music and scenery is Thursday evenings at Lakeview Commons. Live at Lakeview is a free summer music series that features live music from top local, regional and national touring music acts.

The series takes place every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. through August 28 at Lakeview Commons.

Food, beverage and music lovers of all ages are invited to enjoy this free live smoke-free music event that features unique local vendors along the shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe at El Dorado Beach. With stunning views, stand up paddle board rentals, a beautiful sandy beach, amphitheater seating, the event has turned into “the place” where locals meet on Thursdays.

Parking is limited and many locals bike or hike in. Check with the Ridge Tahoe concierge about shuttle buses that will take you from The Ridge Tahoe to Live at Lakeview.

Follow Live at Lakeview on Facebook for the latest concert, food and venue lineup or you can check out this video spot here.

Do your Ridge Tahoe plans include a Thursday night visit to Live at Lakeview?

American Century Championship returns to Tahoe South July 15-20

In less than two weeks, Tahoe South hosts one of the greatest celebrity golf tournaments, the American Century Championship, July 15-20. Throughout the years, The Ridge Tahoe has become a favorite place to check-in during the week long event at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Will you be on the course or on the beach during the 25th Annual American Century Championship?

Will you be on the course or on the beach during the 25th Annual American Century Championship?

Accommodations are still available for the week, though they are going fast. Why not check in to The Ridge Tahoe for this star-studded week and check out the No. 1 celebrity sports event in the USA?

Fans and autograph seekers will see competitors like LPGA All-Time Great Annika Sorenstam, NBA legend Charles Barkley, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, NFL Hall of Fame quarterbacks John Elway and Steve Young, World Champion Miami Heat guard Ray Allen, Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller, comedian Larry the Cable Guy and dozens of NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL greats.

More than 80 sports legends and entertainment personalities will usher in the American Century Championship’s silver anniversary at Edgewood Tahoe with the winner claiming $125,000 of the $600,000 purse.

Star athletes competing include Kansas City Chiefs and former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith; former major league All-Star Chipper Jones; actor-comedian Kevin Nealon; NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Michael Waltrip; and Bush Center Wounded Warrior Champion Chad Pfeifer.

First-timers include Golf Channel’s Morning Drive show host Holly Sonders; actor-comedian Rob Riggle of The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, Alan Thicke of Unusually Thicke and Growing Pains fame; NCAA Champion University of Connecticut basketball coach Geno Auriemma; and NFL Hall of Fame defensive tackle John Randle.

Elway, John Wagner, Mike Eruzione and Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon return as the four who’ve played all 25 years.

Tournament scoring is based on a modified Stableford format with 10 points for a double eagle, 8 for a hole-in-one, 6 for eagle, 3 for birdie, 1 for par, 0 for bogey, and minus 2 for double-bogey or higher. The 54-hole tournament has been played at Edgewood Tahoe’s 6,707-yard lakeside course since its inception in 1990.

Season Passes and daily tickets are currently available online at www.TahoeSouth.com and www.TahoeCelebrityGolf.com. Season passes are $60. Tickets are $15 each day for the Lake Tahoe Celebrity-Amateur on Tuesday, July 16; practice round on Wednesday, July 17; and the American Century Celebrity-Am on Thursday, July 18; and $25 for each tournament round, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Kids 10 and under receive free admission – limit two — when accompanied by a paying adult.

Discounted Daily Tickets are also available at 127 Raley’s, Bel Air or Nob Hill Foods locations throughout Northern California and Nevada. Tickets are $12 (regularly $15) for access Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and $22 (regularly $25) for Friday, Saturday and Sunday tournament action or $18 with a grocery purchase of $50 or more for up to four tickets.

The tournament is also offering complimentary tickets for all military. All active duty, reservists, National Guard and veterans can receive two complimentary tickets, including one for a guest  each day of the tournament. All service men and women who would like to attend must apply online to redeem the special offer. At the events, participants must show photo ID along with the ticket voucher at tournament gates to receive the complimentary ticket(s).

For the latest details, photos, celebrity tweets and fan contests go to @ACChampionship on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.

Do your Ridge Tahoe vacation plans include attending the American Century Championship?