Thanksgiving a family tradition at The Ridge Tahoe

Family holiday traditions run deep at Lake Tahoe. With this weekend’s openings of Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood make plans now to spend the Thanksgiving holiday weekend at The Ridge Tahoe.

Reserve your choice of lodging, and make reservations for dinner prepared by executive chef Stephen J. Moises and staff. The full course traditional Thanksgiving spread will be served from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at The Ridge Tahoe’s Hungry Bear Restaurant and features its long-standing traditional feast and a few surprise dishes too.

Enjoy pumpkin pie and other Thanksgiving favorites at The Hungry Bear Restaurant this year.

Enjoy pumpkin pie and other Thanksgiving favorites at The Hungry Bear Restaurant this year.

Start off with a roasted butternut squash soup with toasted walnut cream and served in a baby pumpkin before moving to the second course with your choice of honey maple glazed turkey with cornbread stuffing, mushroom gravy, creamy whipped potatoes, brussel sprouts and a citrus cranberry relish; brown sugar glazed Virginia ham with sweet potato mash, glazed carrots and ginger-pineapple chutney; pan-seared Alaskan halibut with herbed spaghetti squash and wild mushroom jus; or slow roasted prime rib with grilled asparagus, twice baked potatoes, au jus and creamy horseradish. Finally, save room for dessert – homemade pumpkin pie with caramel sauce, vanilla scented whip cream and seasonal berries.

Once you’ve gotten your fill on Thanksgiving favorites, it’s time to explore Lake Tahoe.

Well known as an iconic favorite at Tahoe South, The Ridge Tahoe’s family appeal and stunning panoramic views make for an ideal Thanksgiving vacation with the comfort and convenience of home. Skiing at Heavenly is part of the Thanksgiving weekend tradition. Heavenly opens Nov. 21 with a combination of Mother Nature’s own and machine-made snow.

Guests can hop aboard the complimentary Ridge Shuttle and the South Shore area coordinated transit system and be taken to the Heavenly Gondola.

Left the skis and snowboards at home? The Ridge Tahoe has you covered with on-site ski rentals and tune-ups, apparel, gear and Heavenly lift tickets at the Resort Sports Ski and Snowboard Shop. Returning from a day on the mountain, there’s a 45,000 square-foot clubhouse with an indoor sports complex, full spa, heated swimming pool, hot tubs, indoor tennis, racquetball and basketball courts, athletic instructors, complimentary laundry facilities and full-service lounge.

Guests can pamper themselves through the holiday weekend at the Elevation Spa which offers facials, massages, body treatments and rejuvenation packages from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

On-site activities are in abundance at The Ridge Tahoe’s Clubhouse and Resort Center for adults and teens while the little ones can be entertained at The Ridge’s complimentary Kids Club day camp. Families can pull together their collective skills with a number of video and table venues featured in the Family Game Room.

Do your Thanksgiving plans include a holiday weekend at The Ridge Tahoe?

Lake Tahoe area ski resorts prepare for opening day launch of 2014-15 ski and board season

Tuck away your golf clubs and bring out your skis and snowboards, opening day is less than two weeks away at several Lake Tahoe area ski resorts. Make plans now to be among the first to ski and board in Tahoe this season.

The Ridge Tahoe is offering ski getaway packages that include choices of either a deluxe king room, one or two bedroom condominium suites. Ski packages include two interchangeable ski lift tickets to Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Northstar and Squaw Valley Resorts, two hot breakfasts, and full access to clubhouse amenities at the resort.

Don't miss opening day in Tahoe South this ski season.

Don’t miss opening day in Tahoe South this ski season.

Among the first resorts to open will be Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar, Nov. 21, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Nov. 22 and Squaw Valley, Nov. 26. Sierra-at-Tahoe’s opening date will be announced soon.

Heavenly, which has the largest snow making operation on the West Coast, has spent the past few weeks adding layers to the storm systems that have passed through the Sierra earlier this fall. With snow making guns blowing nightly and a series of winter systems late this week and possibly into next week, Heavenly has geared up for its Nov. 21 opening ready for the season.

Again this year, Heavenly features Unbuckle at Tamarack, rated as the No. 1 après ski party in North America by Forbes. It is Lake Tahoe’s highest elevation après ski party featuring music, drinking, dancing and the lovely Heavenly Angels. Après takes place daily from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with half-priced drinks and food specials and, exclusively on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, a guest DJ and giveaways. Last season, Heavenly elevated Unbuckle once again by taking the party out onto the patio at Tamarack Lodge with additional outdoor lighting and, best of all, another bar to serve those half-priced drinks.

Also set to open Nov. 21, Northstar California is home to a base area village featuring an array of shops and restaurants, conference centers, a 9,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more.

A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Northstar is located on Highway 267, six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee.

Known for its abundant snow and big mountain experience, Kirkwood Mountain Resort will open Nov. 26. This remote ski mountain, located 35 miles from South Lake Tahoe, features some of the country’s most diverse and challenging inbounds terrain.  From cornices to couloirs, wide-open bowls and chutes, Kirkwood, with its lifts in full operation, offers 2,300 acres of mountain that will challenge skiers and riders from first to last chair.

Ready for its Nov. 26 opening, Squaw Valley and its sister Alpine Meadows are in year four of a five-year, $70 million renaissance, which has brought new chairlifts, an iconic yoga studio and the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks to the mountains. This ski season the resorts promise a new ski and technology experience with the first ski resort Google Glass App and guide programs that get skiers and snowboarders on more of the mountain than ever before, as well as new on-mountain dining experiences and world-class events.

Opening soon is Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, known for its wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra Resort is a bastion of the authentic California ski experience. For beginner skiers and riders Sierra Resort is home to the world’s only Burton Star Wars™ Experience, has over 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four beginner-only conveyor lifts, and PSIA Certified Instructors. For freestylers, a commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to Sierra Resort being recognized by TransWorld SNOWboarding as a Top 10 Overall Resort as well as among the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the nation.

Have you made plans to be on the slopes at Tahoe opening day?

Work out those sore muscles at The Ridge Tahoe’s Elevation Spa

An epic day outdoors deserves an end-of-the-day reward and there’s no better way than a full body treatment at The Ridge Tahoe Elevation Spa. Relax, rejuvenate, and unwind those muscles with any number of spa options with professional therapists.

The Ridge Tahoe offers world class spa packages. Pick any one you want and then plant yourself on a massage table at

Get ready for winter with a relaxing spa treatment at Elevation Spa.

Get ready for winter with a relaxing spa treatment at Elevation Spa.

for treatments guaranteed to loosen worked muscles.

From back, neck and shoulders, to deep tissue massage, there are several options and multi-treatment packages  to choose from. The Ridge Tahoe licensed massage therapists will restore your sense of well-being with customized combinations of Swedish, Sports and Acupressure techniques.

For skin health and relaxation you can go for skin treatments by The Ridge Tahoe licensed aestheticians. Facial choices include the Refresher, European, Stress Reduction, Age Smart Treatment, Heavenly Signature Facial and treatments for teens. There are also options for body waxing and specific, targeted skin treatments.

Other options include full body treatments such as the exfoliating body scrub where guests can choose from a variety of exfoliating salts, scrubs or gentle sugar scrubs that dramatically smooth, polish and energize the skin. Or try The Ridge Body Wrap. This is a 60-minute customized body process with light body brushing, followed with an application of your desired body masque and a finish that features an all-over application of rich hydrating cream.

With spa-related questions or to book a spa treatment, call (775) 588-3553, ext. 6000 or email spa@ridge-resorts.com.

Which spa treatment do you have in mind on your next visit to The Ridge Tahoe?

Expand Your Cooking Horizons with The Ridge Tahoe Executive Chef Moise

Many chefs keep their cooking traditions a secret. The Ridge Tahoe Executive Chef Stephen Moise prefers to share them freely with guests.

Part demonstration, part cooking lesson, The Ridge Tahoe guests are invited to sit in with him and the staff every Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. to learn how to prepare a three-course meal Sierra-style.

Join Exectuive Chef Stephen Moise in his setting from 4 - 9 p.m. every Tuesday.

Join Exectuive Chef Stephen Moise in his setting from 4 – 9 p.m. every Tuesday.

 

It is often said talent begins at an early age. Moise began cooking at the age of 12 among some of the greatest chefs in the world, first at his father’s New York restaurant and then later at the famed Tavern on The Green, where he hosted hundreds of guests at different New York City area events.

Chef Moise has a passion for food and an ability to share his love of food with everyone. His strategy for great cooking: start off simple and use the best ingredients.

“There’s no shortcut for success and the basics are simple – first, identify what the highest standards are and always strive to achieve them,” said Moise. “Second, use only the best quality products because you can’t make champagne out of vinegar. Oh and let’s not forget cook with reckless abandon and have fun doing it.”

Experience the chef’s cooking philosophies and when you’re at The Ridge by signing up for the class. There are 10 spaces available each Tuesday night and they fill fast. The cost is $99 per guest. Call the Concierge Desk at 775-588-3553 ext. 3150 to reserve your spot.

Guests who sign up will learn some of the chef’s techniques while preparing a Tahoe-style three course meal. At the end, guests can enjoy their creations and sample wines from around the region in a family-style, sit-down gathering with fellow classmates and Chef Moise.

Ridge guests have had plenty to say about the class. Guest Peg writes: “Took the cooking class and love it! I learned so much about thinking (of) the food itself, the textures, the smells, the blending of flavors. I especially loved Chef Stephen’s passion, it is infectious! I can’t wait for my next dinner party.”

Here’s what Ridge guest Nancy had to say: “The cooking class was different than I expected, in a good way! Less fancy knife techniques and more of a philosophy of food, flavor and artful presentation. A holistic approach to cooking, ingredients, mindfulness and entertaining. Overall, an excellent experience with so much to think about, it will stay with me for a long time and inspire me to seek to be a calm and thoughtful host/cook for my family and friends.”

Dining is an important component to The Ridge Tahoe experience. On site there is the Hungry Bear Restaurant, the recently renamed Mountain Side Eatery and the Bear Trap Lounge. The Hungry Bear offers seasonal menus with true Sierra cuisine – simple food prepared perfectly with locally-fresh ingredients to complement the resort’s peaceful and homey vibe.

Open evenings for dinner, the restaurant, led by Executive Chef Stephen Moise, serves steak, seafood, chicken, pasta and lots of appetizer and beverage choices. For  the bear cubs there’s a children’s menu, plus a full array of desserts, coffees, and port wines and cognacs.

Will your stay at The Ridge Tahoe include a lesson from Executive Chef Moise?

The Ridge Tahoe Proudly Presents the Mountain Side Eatery

The wait is over and a new name for the former Ridge Club Deli has picked, thanks to an online poll this summer.

Names were created by Ridge Tahoe guests, the community and beyond that best describe the restaurant and its fresh, natural and simple food selections. The names were narrowed to three and the public was asked to pick again. Now The Ridge Tahoe proudly presents the Mountain Side Eatery.

What will you put in your Mountain Side Eatery omelet?

What will you put in your Mountain Side Eatery omelet?

“We love it because it says exactly what we are: a place to enjoy delicious, savory, wholesome food atop a high Sierra resort,” said The Ridge Tahoe Executive Chef Stephen J. Moise.

Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and a lighter dinner, the Mountain Side Eatery offers a casual and innovative menu that you can eat-in or take back to your room.

Breakfast features bacon and eggs, waffles, breakfast sandwiches, and other goodies to help start your day off deliciously and a full-menu of coffee drinks are available throughout the day.

Deli salads and sandwiches can be packed to take on the go as you tour Lake Tahoe or enjoyed in the comfortable dining setting at the Mountain Side Eatery. Lunch menu features traditional sandwiches (think turkey and cranberry) but also includes tasty specials like a Cobb Salad loaded with bacon and blue cheese, or a Shrimp Louis Wrap of beautiful fresh vegetables and plenty of tine shrimp.

Dinners vary daily and include favorites like salmon with wild rice, prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes, fried chicken with roasted vegetables, giant chicken burritos, and other tempting dishes.

Pizzas, burgers and homemade soups are available throughout the day. Fresh baked goods from the pastry chef are the perfect sweet accompaniment to a meal or a delight on their own.

The Mountain Side Eatery also features an omelet bar Saturday and Sunday mornings, a stir fry dinner on select nights, and a taco bar on Saturdays from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

What’s your favorite dish at the new Mountain Side Eatery?

Get your Halloween freak on in Tahoe South

When it comes to celebrating Halloween, there’s no place like Tahoe South, which goes out of its way annually to make sure there’s plenty of revelry.

Check into The Ridge Tahoe and check out some of the Halloween inspired activities. If you need a ride, The Ridge Tahoe Shuttle and BlueGo, will take you to and from the resort into South Shore.

Dress up and dance the night away at the 36th Annual Freaker's Ball.

Dress up and dance the night away at the 36th Annual Freaker’s Ball. Photo: Brian Walker.

The celebration begins early with the 36th annual Freaker’s Ball, Lake Tahoe’s largest, oldest and bawdiest Halloween party, Saturday, Oct. 25.

The holiday costume soiree has become legendary thanks to imaginative partygoers who take mind-bending creativity to the limit. In recent years the popularity has grown to where MontBleu has spread it over four venues: Opal, Blu, the Theater (showroom) and the Haunted Zone Party Pit.

This year’s theme is “Freaky Horror Picture Show” and entails a Time Warp Dance, décor from over 80 years of horror films, a congo parade and high energy dance music. Zany attire in the past has featured human jigsaw puzzles, Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Madonna, legendary superheroes, Ninja Turtles, rappers, reality show actors, and rock stars like KISS and the Grateful Dead.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the week of the event and are available through Ticketmaster.com or by calling the MontBleu Box Office at (888) 829-7630. Historically tickets sell out the week of the event.

The MontBleu Theater will feature nonstop ghostly performances with aerialists, ladder girls, go-go dancers, bizarre characters, close circuit TV, laser lights and a special live performance from Pop Fiction, a popular Bay area dance cover band. A $10,000 cash and prize costume contest is part of the mix.

This year, Halloween falls on a Friday. If you miss Freaker’s Ball, you’ll want to check out Opal’s Exotic Halloween Bash at MontBleu, Halloween night. The sexy thrills and sultry chills begin at 10 p.m. with dancing, drink specials and $5,000 in prizes.

Family-friendly events are also lined up Halloween night. Close to The Ridge Tahoe is the Halloween Carnival Celebration at Kahle Community Center in Stateline. This event runs from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the spirit of make believe, a sense of community and “spooktacular” happenings, all under one roof. The festivities will include carnival games, lots of treats.

Treat Street, an annual South Lake Tahoe event, runs from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Airport. Trick or Treat in a safe, enjoyable environment at the 12th annual event or check out the haunted house. The event brings hundreds of children decked out as superheroes, princesses, magicians and monsters. Volunteers will pass out candy, serve hot cocoa, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn and s’mores.

Do your Halloween plans include a weekend at The Ridge Tahoe?

Make your winter and spring wedding plans at The Ridge Tahoe

While summer is considered the traditional season for weddings, trends show many couples are choosing to tie the knot at places in seasons that reflect their lifestyles. Lake Tahoe is a world renowned wedding destination for couples who embrace the outdoors, with its vast all-seasons playground and breathtaking backdrops of the Sierra Nevada.

A stroll down the aisle is a walk built for a lifetime. Why not take it to the highest heights? The Ridge Tahoe is the place for those who are ready to take those giant leaps and monumental steps.

Planning a wedding involves plenty of incentive to get an early start. That’s why The Ridge Tahoe has developed several wedding packages suited for parties of all sizes with plenty of options. The Ridge Tahoe provides staff to arrange the wedding ceremony, reception and lodging for your guests — all in one location.

A winter wedding at The Ridge Tahoe is magical and affordable.

A winter wedding at The Ridge Tahoe is magical and affordable.

In time for winter, The Ridge Tahoe has announced wedding plans for future brides and grooms. Intimate wedding packages start at $3,195 for up to 30 guests. Book your wedding from November 2014 through April 2015 and receive a two night complimentary stay at The Ridge Tahoe and two complimentary 60-minute massages at Elevation Spa.

Prefer a spring wedding? Book your wedding during April or May 2015 and receive a complimentary bridal bouquet and a three night complimentary stay at The Ridge Tahoe. Packages start at $7,795. This offer is designed for parties of up to 50 people.

The Ridge Tahoe offers indoor ceremonies and receptions, spectacular beachfront and outdoor sites plus indoor receptions for up to 100 people in winter. The Grand View Garden offers spectacular views of the Sierra and Carson Valley from an elevation of 7,500 feet.

Does your wedding party need a place to stay? The Ridge handles that too with several lodging options. When it comes to planning, receptions and rehearsals, The Ridge Tahoe will take care of everything with an event coordinator and access to vendors.

What about the rehearsal dinner and reception? The Ridge Tahoe provides banquet services with food and beverage choices that range from casual barbecue buffet dinners to formal, sit-down plated meals fulfilling for any appetite.

If you’re planning a first anniversary stay in Lake Tahoe, The Ridge offers a variety of lodging and spa packages to suit your needs.

If you would like more information email Blair Varela or call (775) 588-3553, ext. 3160 or go online and fill out the form.

To see for yourself what a Ridge Tahoe wedding looks like, check out our photo gallery.

Do your winter and spring wedding plans include The Ridge Tahoe?

Book a Ridge Tahoe visit and check out Lake Tahoe ski areas

With ski season less than two months away and many resorts already having their first dusting of snow before October, it’s time to plan that ski vacation at The Ridge Tahoe.

Nearby resorts partner with The Ridge Tahoe to offer specials. Hurry and get yours and prepare for the 2014-15 winter ski season.

The Ridge Tahoe is offering ski getaway packages that include choices of either a deluxe king room, or a one or two bedroom condominium suit. Ski packages include two interchangeable lift tickets to Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Squaw Valley Resorts, two hot breakfasts, and full access to clubhouse amenities at the resort.

We're getting ready for winter. How about you?

We’re getting ready for winter. How about you?

Here’s what nearby resorts are offering:

At Heavenly Mountain Resort, skiers and boarders have a choice of the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, the Tahoe Local pass or the Tahoe Value pass. Each have their own prices, and offerings. The premium pass allows for unlimited access to not only Heavenly but all Vail-owned ski resorts. While the value pass offers access to Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood with some restrictions. See which one best fits your needs.

Sierra-at-Tahoe offers its Unlimited Pass, for adults, young adults, college students, children, children under four and Super Seniors, and its Value Pass. The Unlimited premium ticket is valid any day and there are no restrictions or blackouts. It also includes skiing/snowboarding privileges on select days at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, as well as membership to the Powder Alliance, a collective of 12 ski areas across the West.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers its premium Epic Pass that allows Unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Canyons, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin. Other season pass specials are designed at all levels and price ranges, including the Tahoe Value Pass and Cross County Season Passes.

Like Kirkwood and Heavenly, Northstar California offers its premium Epic Pass, and its Tahoe Local passes, which pays for itself in just four days. This pass is the best way to access Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood.

Finally Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts have partnered on passes, offering Gold, Silver, Bronze and College ski and snowboard season pass rates. Deals range from discounted friends and family tickets accessing Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, plus Sierra at Tahoe and Sugar Bowl, locally. There’s a speciality price for 50 percent off skiing at Mountain Collective resorts, and there’s even an option to access Whistler Blackcomb.

Do your winter plans include a stay and ski vacation at The Ridge Tahoe?

Three championship Carson Valley golf courses are a short drive from The Ridge Tahoe

Want to get some golf in during your stay at The Ridge Tahoe? Tee it up at three distinct golf courses in nearby Carson Valley this fall.

Ho. 18 at Genoa Lakes Lakes Course. Photo: Rod Hanna.

Ho. 18 at Genoa Lakes Lakes Course.
Photo: Rod Hanna.

There are 36 holes waiting to be played at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club Lakes Course or the Genoa Ranch Course just 20 minutes from The Ridge Tahoe.

Rated third-best course in the state and annually rated one of the top courses on the West Coast, the Lakes Course at Genoa Lakes has 18 championship holes in a magnificent natural setting framed by the awe-inspiring Sierra Nevada.

Performance is the name of the game on the Lakes Course. Co-designed by PGA Champion Peter Jacobsen and John Harbottle III, this links-style course is where rolling fairways meets head-on with the eastern slopes of the Sierra. Fall colors are prime this time of year. Lush wetlands and the winding Carson River bring water into play on 14 holes, making long, straight drives the order of the day.

Built for power and distance, the Ranch Course cuts into the rugged Sierra Nevada foothills. The course offers wide open spaces, spectacular high desert views, more than 300 feet of elevation changes, more than 100 bunkers, unpredictable mountain terrain and afternoon breezes that will stir those leaves on the ground.

With more trees than any other nearby course, every hole could be considered a signature one. The cool rush of the Carson River, the natural shade of its century-plus century old cottonwood trees and the longest golfing season in the area gives the Carson Valley Golf Course a unique character unlike anywhere in Northern Nevada.

The 18-hole par 71 course features a 111-slope rating and is 6,020 yards from the blue tees. Tight fairways, water hazards on nine holes and small greens call for careful strategy that rewards the smart player with a strong risk-reward factor for the longer hitter.

Looking for a family fun outing that isn’t a traditional game of golf? Carson Valley Golf Course is Northern Nevada’s first FootGolf course. It’s fun. It’s different. It could be the perfect afternoon activity for your visit to The Ridge Tahoe.

The Ridge Tahoe is offering fall golf trips to Genoa Lakes. Check your Resort Guide to sign up!

Recharge your company’s batteries with a Ridge Tahoe executive retreat

Landing fresh ideas and developing ways to implement them doesn’t have to be a struggle, especially with the winning team you have. Sometimes you have to step away to realize your company is a network of competitive men and women who want to be inspired.

Why not give your team a fresh perspective atop the 7,400-feet Ridge Tahoe resort playground? A company retreat in the Sierra invigorates and provides fresh perspectives to brain-storming and business-building sessions.

Get your brains working inside before stretching your legs and expanding your minds outside.

Get your brains working inside before stretching your legs and expanding your minds outside.

From groups as small as 10 to as large as 100, The Ridge Tahoe is the place where your company or team can move mountains by literally being in the mountains. Dedicated onsite staff will help with the arrangements to provide your employees a plethora of sports tournaments, golf outings, yoga, ping pong competitions, nature hikes, and new this year, zip lines and ropes courses at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Winter options include skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. There is a new winter meeting package that starts at $269 per person, per night and includes: skiing, food, lodging, apres ski party, rental discounts and spa discounts. Spring, summer and fall offers golf outings, boat tours, mountain bike rides, horseback riding, ATV tours, scavenger hunts, and guided hikes. Staff will customize an outing to your group’s interests, abilities and agenda.

The Ridge’s Executive Retreat Meeting package starts at $89 a person and includes Deluxe Hotel Room with King bed, complimentary meeting fee, Wi-Fi, one complimentary guest room per 25 booked guest rooms, group hikes, free parking and full use of the resort’s many indoor and outdoor sports, fitness and recreation amenities, plus 10 percent off discounts on audio visual needs and spa services. Ask The Ridge Tahoe staff about special winter executive retreat packages.

The Ridge Tahoe Conference Center provides plenty of space including intimate classrooms, a theater, U-shaped speaking areas, reception and banquet rooms and offers a dedicated coordinator who will work to assist in the overall planning of your group or corporate meeting.

The Ridge Tahoe offers audio and visual equipment and rentals, including an LCD Projector, large and small screens, Flip Charts with Pad and Markers, cordless microphones, Table Top Lecturn, TV, VCR and DVD, Podiums with microphone and speakers.

Don’t forget about the food. The Ridge Tahoe will take care of your catering needs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Banquet menus feature hot and continental breakfast buffets, A la carte breakfast choices, box breakfast and lunches to go as well as full-service brunch, lunch and dinner buffets or sit-down plated dinners.

Request a proposal for group meetings or events and fill out the form. Once your request is received, a Ridge Tahoe team representative will contact you immediately to discuss all of your meeting planning needs. To learn more contact The Ridge Tahoe Group Sales and Catering Office at (775) 588-3553, Ext. 4605, by FAX (775) 588-5242, or E-mail mboldt@ridge-resorts.com.

How do you plan to invigorate your business team in 2015?