The Ridge Tahoe’s 35th Anniversary Carnival

Springtime at Lake Tahoe could mean snow or sun, and we are showcasing activities for all conditions at The Ridge Tahoe’s 35th Anniversary Spring Carnival on Sunday, March 25th. Join us from noon until 4 p.m. as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Ridge Tahoe with an afternoon of games, competitions, and family fun. Admission is free, and open to both resort guests and the public.

Whether you prefer the summer games of badminton and volleyball, or want to join the party decked out in your finest 80’s ski-themed costume and build a snowman, we will have something for everyone.

  • Ski at Heavenly Resort in the morning, and enjoy s’mores and BBQ in the afternoon.
  • Shake your hips in the hula hoop contest or the dance contest.
  • Rally your troops in the spirit of friendly competition for the Dodge Ball Tournament ($35/team) or the Corn Hole tournament ($10/team).
  • Jump in the deep end at the pool party.
  • Bring your strategic game to the Bocce ball court, or mellow out with a game of Frisbee.
  • BONUS: Snow shoe relay races count as your cardio workout for the day!

The Ridge Tahoe’s 35th Anniversary Carnival is featured as part of the Spring Loaded event series on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Spring Loaded brings together the best of spring and winter with live music, loud outfits, lodging specials, restaurant deals and three weekends and two weeks of sun and fun. Festivities include on-mountain events at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain, Sierra-at-Tahoe, happy hour specials, mid-week entertainment, and LOADS of live events and guest performers. If you haven’t booked your stay at The Ridge Tahoe yet, use code SpringLoaded18 or call reservations at 1-800-334-1600 to reserve room packages at 35% off (based on availability).

spring carnival flyer

Sitting at more than 7,000 feet, The Ridge Tahoe resort combines a comprehensive package of modern amenities with year-round outdoor recreational attractions that make Lake Tahoe one of the country’s most popular destinations. The stunning panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada and nearby Carson Valley are timeless and have served as picture-perfect backdrops to thousands of weddings over the years. For more than three decades, The Ridge Tahoe has earned a reputation as a family resort. Kids who grew up on vacation at The Ridge are now bringing their own children every year to enjoy the resort, its 30-seat movie theater, kids’ arts and crafts center, games, arcades and in summer months miniature golf, putting green and playground. Traditions and memories are built here with members returning to create more.

First-time visitors can experience The Ridge with an introductory, two-night weekend package for $129. In addition to a deluxe hotel room, first timers receive full privileges to the Private Resort Club, access to a complete service spa, and an opportunity to begin a lifetime of vacation memories with a 90-minute preview tour.

A Musical March Ahead

Lake Tahoe often gets most of its annual snowfall during March, with an average of 74 inches falling during the month. While our fingers, toes, arms, and legs are crossed for a Miracle March at Lake Tahoe, the area will be graced with a Musical March that includes numerous entertainment acts and events. Check out a few of the upcoming festivities at the end of February and throughout March below then read until the end to find out about the Ridge Tahoe’s very own special event.

Here’s to a Miracle – and musical – March! PC: Lauren Lindley / Ski Lake Tahoe

Feb. 23, Penn & Teller at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe: The classic comedy and magic duo will take the stage in Tahoe to deliver their unique humor and style. More info

Feb. 24, WFC 84 MMA, Muay Thai & BJJ Fights at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa: South Lake Tahoe’s own Ryan Wallace will fight in the WFC Championship on Feb. 24, which will be in addition to matches between other MMA, Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai fighters. More info

Feb. 24, Andrew McMahon at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe: Something Corporate’s and Jack’s Mannequin’s Andrew McMahon will go “In the Wilderness” to perform his second solo album. More info

Feb. 24, The Spazmatics at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa: Beloved cover band the Spazmatics will bring the crowd back to simpler times with all things 80s. More info

Feb. 25, Soulfly as Nailbomb at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe: Soulfly will perform the album “Point Blank” in its entirety as NAILBOMB. Special guests include Lody Kong and Today is the Day. More info

March 3, One Night of Queen at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe: The spirit of Freddie Mercury lives on during this performance by Gary Mullen and The Works. More info

March 10-11, Subaru Winterfest at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: This two-day festival includes live music by Harman Kardon, s’mores, craft coffee, giveaways and winter gear testing from the likes of Nordica, Klean Kanteen, and others. More info

March 10, The Psychedelic Furs at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe: Find yourself humming “Pretty in Pink” when you experience The Psychedelic Furs in March. More info

March 10, Rob Schneider performs live at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa: Emmy nominated Rob Schneider returns to comedy after a 20-year break from stand up. You know him from Big Daddy and Deuce Bigelow. More info

March 17, Jeff Ross & Dave Attell: Bumping Mics at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa: Two comedy superstars will show off their sharp wit and humor during this special event on St. Patrick’s Day. More info

March 22, Umphrey’s McGee at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe: Returning for a special performance with Organ Freeman, this band will cover the hits of their 18-year career. More info

March 23, Flogging Molly at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa: They’re Irish and they’re punk. Flogging Molly will get you dancing this March. More info

March 24, 38 Special at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe: 38 Special brings three decades of their Southern Rock music to Tahoe. More info

March 24, Walter Trout at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa: Feel the blues with Walter Trout, a critically acclaimed musician that was in bands like Blues Breakers and Canned Heat. More info

March 24, Blackalicious at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe: This American hip hop duo from Sacramento will show off their complex rhymes and classic beats this March. More info

March 25, The Ridge Tahoe’s 35th Anniversary Spring Carnival – Tahoe South Spring Loaded: That’s right – the Ridge Tahoe will be celebrating our 35th anniversary with a Spring Carnival! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for this once in a lifetime event.

P.S. Use code: SpringLoaded18 or call reservations at 1-800-334-1600 to reserve room packages at 35% off. More info

Favorite Ways to Warm Up and Chill Out

Lake Tahoe is about dualities: the largest alpine lake in the country among mountain peaks reaching over 10,000 feet in elevation; world-class skiing and stunning sandy beaches in California and Nevada. The Ridge Tahoe is also about celebrating the best of both worlds, especially when on vacation. We’ve compiled a list of ways that guests can both chill out and warm up at the resort.

Lake Tahoe: the ideal place to chill out and warm up. Credit: Rod Hanna / Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Chill: Skiing at Heavenly Mountain, which is right next door to the Ridge Tahoe. Resort guests have access to the Hilltrac Skier Express, which transports skiers and snowboarders from the property to Stagecoach Lodge for quick mountain access.

Warm: Can we get a hot tub? With ten hot tubs and Jacuzzis on property, guests can soothe muscles after a day of skiing, a romantic dip with a partner or a fitting ending to a relaxing Elevation Spa day.

Chill: Speaking of a spa day, there is no easier way to destress on property than at Elevation Spa. Among many options for facials and massages, the spa includes body treatments like the body glow exfoliating scrub that will smooth, polish and energize the skin.

Another option to chill out with is the Nurture-Me body wrap, which is customizable and selected for what will work best for the guest’s skin type. Every wrap begins with a light body brushing then a body masque of his or her choice, the warm up with a heated wrap over hydrating cream.

Warm: Things will heat up in the kitchen with Chef Stephen Moise provides a complimentary cooking demonstration Thursdays at 3 p.m. Located upstairs in the Club House, guests are able to watch a master at work as he demonstrates the various cooking techniques that make him such a Rockstar chef. No reservations are required, but space is limited for this event.

Chill:  What beats a good glass of wine at the end of the day? A wine tasting seminar with multiple amazing wines! The Ridge Tahoe hosts a wine tasting seminar Thursdays at 4 p.m. For $20 per person, come enjoy a selection of fine whites and reds to complement a perfect day. No reservations are required for this event.

Warm: For those that prefer a hotter experience at the spa, the warming hot stone massage includes polished Basalt lava stones that are heated up and used in a traditional Swedish massage. Muscles relax, and tension is released.

Chill: For the chillier spa crew, the Pamper-Me-Peppermint massage brings attention to legs and feet with a warmed Basalt Lava stone massage followed by cooling peppermint oil. Minty fresh!

Warm: Every good day begins with a hot cup of coffee or tea. For others, it’s a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs or waffles. Regardless of what gets the engine going, the Bistro is open seven days a week for meals on the lighter side.

Hot or cold, the Ridge Tahoe has everything visitors to Tahoe need to experience everything this unique region has to offer. Book a room now.

Romance at the Ridge Tahoe

Tahoe is a naturally romantic place: beautiful sunsets, intimate beach dates, and cozy nights spent by a roaring fire. With that said, we understand that it’s totally natural to want to spend the most romantic day of the year here! With a plethora of dreamy ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your paramour, Tahoe welcomes all to celebrate love on Feb. 14 at the Ridge Tahoe.

Situated at 7,500 elevation, the Ridge Tahoe is at the height of pampering and relaxation. Take the time to unwind and treat yourself to a spa treatment without having to leave the resort. The aptly named Elevation Spa provides facial treatments, massages, body scrubs and wraps, and spa packages to guests of the resort.

For the month of February, Elevation Spa offers the opportunity to give your sweetheart – and yourself – an affordable way to melt away the stress. When purchasing any treatment, you’ll receive 30% of your second treatment. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer and is not applicable on packages.

After your stress is reduced and you’re in a total state of relaxation, it’s time to dine. Valentine’s Day often comes with expectations and you certainly won’t be disappointed if your Feb. 14 is spent at the Hungry Bear Restaurant.

The Valentine’s Day dinner starts things off with the first course of Maine Lobster bisque and tarragon crème Fraiche. The second course includes a choice of artisan beef short rib ragu with housemade saffron noodles and asparagus-wild mushrooms; honey-mustard glazed half rack of lamb with parsnip mousse, green beans, and pomegranate compote; or pan-seared Maine diver scallops with lentils, wilted red chard and pear vinaigrette. Dinner hits a sweet note with a Meyers lemon mousse with raspberries and tuile.

Dinner is $70 per person and reservations are required. Call the Concierge to make reservations at 775-588-3553 ex. 3150.

Finish off the evening with a dip in a rooftop hot tub and one of those spectacular Tahoe sunsets. Happy Valentine’s Day from the Ridge Tahoe!

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday in Tahoe

The Super Bowl offers an opportunity for sports fans and non-sports fans alike to get together and bond over commercials. Sorry, we got that wrong.

Let’s try this again: The Super Bowl is a great time to watch two football teams compete against one another in the biggest sporting event this year! Oh, shoot, the Olympics are on this year. Okay, this month? No, wait, the Olympics START this month.

How about this? It’s the biggest event in football and you’re invited to experience Super Bowl LII in beautiful Lake Tahoe at the Ridge Tahoe Resort.

This Sunday, Feb. 4 as the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots go head to head for the coveted title of Super Bowl Champion, the Ridge Tahoe’s Hungry Bear Restaurant (on-site at the resort) will be hosting its own throw down – for your taste buds! Starting at 2:30 p.m., the Hungry Bear will serve an array of Super Bowl worthy dishes. The game will also play on a large screen for optimal viewing.

The Eagles and Patriots aren’t the only ones facing off this year – when you spend your Super Bowl Sunday at the Hungry Bear you’ll have to choose between a bacon cheeseburger or a BBQ pulled pork hoagie. If that doesn’t have you sweating with the possibilities, you’ll also have the option to chow down on hot wings or a grilled New York steak sandwich. Choose wisely – or just choose them all and blame it on the stress of Super Bowl! We won’t judge.

The Hungry Bear Restaurant will also serve cheesy garlic fries and Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese.

For the full menu, see below:

  • Ridge bacon cheeseburger: half-pound chuck and short rib burger served with Applewood smoked bacon, cheese, and all the fixings on a brioche bun with fries. $18
  • BBQ pulled pork hoagie: 15-hour slow roast pork served with coleslaw and fries. $15
  • Bear Trap hot wings: includes 10 wings with your choice of hot sauce or teriyaki sauce served with celery sticks and fries. $14
  • Half-pound grilled New York steak sandwich: served with caramelized onions, roasted garlic aioli and fries. $18
  • Cheesy garlic fries: potatoes and cheese (we’re sold). $6
  • Bavarian pretzels and beer cheese: pretzels and cheese made from beer (we’re sold, again). $8

We hope you will join us to find out which team – and dish – succeeds this Sunday. Please call the concierge at 775-588-3553 ext. 3150 to make reservations.

Feel Special at the Ridge Tahoe

With new packages for families and couples, the Ridge Tahoe is rolling out winter specials that will give you an excuse to visit the mountains with your loved ones. Cash in some PTO to take advantage of these great new deals at our resort and experience all that Tahoe has to offer in the winter months.

Escape to Lake Tahoe with your sweetheart with a romantic deal for two at the Ridge Tahoe. PC: Brad Scott / Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

The Sweetheart Package
It may not be Valentine’s Day but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with your sweetheart. Surprise your amour with a trip to the Ridge Tahoe and sweeten the deal with time at the spa. Our Sweetheart Package allows you to take some much-needed time away from normal life and melt into luxury – at least for a little while!

The Sweetheart Package includes a 20% discount at Elevation Spa, deluxe suites for midweek and weekend reservations for $85 and $139, and $50 upgrades to one-bedrooms.

When you’re not relaxing at the spa with a facial or massage, continue the comfort at one of our many hot tubs, indoor and outdoor pool, or simply grab a glass of wine at the Bear Trap Lounge.

Use offer code “Sweet” when booking your reservation.

This package is unavailable Feb. 16 through Feb. 18, 2018 and on Saturdays. The 20% spa discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

Get the whole family outside for a family package at the Ridge Tahoe. PC: Jamie Kingham / Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

The Family Package
Grab the kids and head to Tahoe for mountain fun! Lake Tahoe offers an active vacation for families with children of all ages. From skiing and snowboarding to sledding and cruises on the lake, you won’t be bored at the Ridge Tahoe.

If an active family vacation appeals to you, we invite you to enjoy the new Family Package, which includes complimentary activities for everyone in your party. Challenge one another to a game night in the family game room, take in a movie in our cozy on-site movie theatre, and get in competition shape with a tennis clinic. Other complimentary activities include the Dermalogica Skin Bar class, fitness classes, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, racquetball, and many others that will fill your days and nights!

The kids won’t be bored with a plethora of activities in Tahoe. PC: Lauren Lindley / Ski Lake Tahoe

The Family Package includes can’t beat rates for midweek and weekend stays: $139-$199 for one-bedroom and $199-$269 for 2-bedroom. And better yet, we’ll waive the $19 per night resort fee! Use offer code “Winterfam” when booking your reservation.

This package is unavailable Feb. 16 through Feb. 18, 2018, and on Saturdays.

All offers expire April 30, 2018.

Upcoming Winter Events in Tahoe

Winter time brings fun to Lake Tahoe. Photo credit: Rachid Dahnoun

Coming to the Ridge Tahoe in the next month? You’re in for a treat with numerous local events happening throughout January and February. Check out a few of our picks below.

Railroad Earth: MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa will host bluegrass band Railroad Earth on Friday, Jan. 19. This wildly popular band has released critically acclaimed studio albums, as well as a live album, that hhasearned them a loyal following. More info

Magic After Dark: The Loft Tahoe puts some magic in your week with Magic After Dark: Robert Hall #Unfiltered. This adults-only magic experience combines mind games and comedy in a unique performance that is a great option for date night. Magic After Dark is set for Friday, Jan. 19. More info

UFC 220: The Ultimate Fighting Championship World Heavyweight Championship is slated for Saturday, Jan. 20 with Miocic facing off against Ngannou. Haveys will host the UFC 220 viewing experience in the Harveys Video Stadium. More info

Saved by the ‘90s: Be transported to the 1990s with Saved by the ‘90s, a cover band that runs the gamut from the Spice Girls to The Beastie Boys and beyond. Dance the night away with some new oldies at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe on Saturday, Jan. 20. More info

Zion I: Get funky with Zion I at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Jan. 20. Zion I will perform along with Z-Man, DJ True Justice, Feeki and Dreda Dre Galactik Vibes and Connected. More info

Full Moon Snowshoe Tours: For a truly unique outdoor experience, snowshoe by moonlight on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Hellman-Ehrman estate at Sugar Pine Point State Park. A beginner’s clinic will be available prior to the guided hike. More info

Jim Breuer: Get ready to laugh with Jim Breuer at Harrah’s on Saturday, Jan. 27. Known for Saturday Night Live, “Half Baked,” and as Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer will perform inside the South Shore Room. More info

Tower of Power: Soul band Tower of Power takes the stage at MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3. Enjoy rhythm and blues from a band that has performed together almost five decades. More info

National Championship Snow Bike Series: Watch men and women compete in this series, which includes a snow bar, live music and fires to keep attendees warm throughout the exhilarating event. This event is set for Saturday, Feb. 10 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. More info

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen: Legends Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will play an intimate show at the South Shore Room at Harrah’s on Saturday, Feb. 10. These Texas singer and songwriters will perform some of their most beloved songs together. More info

Beth Hart: Beth Hart’s Fire On The Floor Tour will come to MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa on Saturday, Feb. 10. Beth Hart is a Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter that will serenade the crowds with hits like “LA Song (Out of This Town).” More info

Mike Gordon: MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa will present An Evening with Mike Gordon on Sunday, Feb. 11. Mike Gordon is the co-founder of Phish and will lead his own band to promote his new album, OGOGO. More info

Best Snowshoe Hikes in the Basin

When Tahoe is covered in snow, you may feel the urge to curl up by a warm fire instead of head out in wintry conditions but some of the best Tahoe experiences are had in the winter! In addition to skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing offers a fun way to explore a white wonderland with numerous trails in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Check out a few of our recommended snowshoe hikes below.

Snow means more fun and adventure outside! Courtesy: The Ridge Tahoe

Castle Rock: The closest snowshoe hike to the Ridge Tahoe is Castle Rock, an easy to moderate snowshoe hike with views of Lake Tahoe along the way. This trail, which includes parts of the Tahoe Rim Trail, can be accessed via Kingsbury Grade and is a 2.8-mile loop with less than 600 elevation gain.

Vikingsholm: Situated in iconic Emerald Bay, the Vikingsholm Trail is a great option for an easy snowshoe hike under two miles. Elevation gain is minimal during this hike that takes you to the shores of Emerald Bay where Vikingsholm Castle resides. This home, which was designed in the Scandinavian style, is not the only striking part of this hike – hikers will also be privy to up-close views of the only island in Tahoe, Fannette Island.

Watch Eagle Falls rush into Emerald Bay after a hike to Eagle Lake. Photo credit: Kyle McCoy / Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Eagle Lake: Close by to Vikingsholm is Eagle Lake, accessible by the Eagle Lake Trailhead. A very popular hike for families, this short trail takes hikers to a serene alpine lake and is accessible during the winter months. Stop by Eagle Falls across the highway to see where Eagle Lake’s water ends up.

Van Sickle Bi-State Park: For those interested in epic views of the South Shore and Lake Tahoe, Van Sickle Bi-State Park is an ideal setting for snowshoeing. Hikers can choose to go as short or as far as they prefer, though the trailhead to Tahoe Rim trail is just over three miles and includes stunning vistas of the lake.

The Ridge Tahoe also offers snowshoe tours, as well as rentals for guests. Other great options for snowshoeing around the Basin includes Fallen Leaf Lake, Rabe Meadows, and Nevada Beach.

Experience a new world of winter hiking when snowshoeing. Photo credit: Kyle Smaine / Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Before heading out to snowshoe, there are a few things to consider:

  • Check the weather forecast before heading out to snowshoe. Though a trail may seem easy, it can become treacherous if it’s icy or temperatures are low.
  • Know your limits! If you’re uncomfortable on a trail, don’t push it. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
  • Pack extra necessities including clothing, food, and water, as well as a first aid kit in case of emergencies.
  • Consider using trekking poles for easier navigating through deep snow. Ski poles work great in a pinch!

After a snowshoe adventure, stop by the Bear Trap Lounge to warm up with a drink or a soak in one of our many rooftop hot tubs.

Sources: AllTrails, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Our Top Resolutions for 2018

The New Year is a time to think about the things we could do better. Now is the time to make resolutions that’ll stick through 2018 and beyond to make each year better and better. If you’re stuck for resolutions, consider our top resolutions for the New Year below.

Soak it all in during 2018. Photo credit: le_milady

More Relaxation: Sometimes it can be hard to unwind after a busy day at work or with family. Luckily this becomes a little bit easier when the time is scheduled to relax, such as on a vacation. Our top tip for more relaxation time in 2018 is taking advantage of the many roof top and indoor hot tubs available on our property. Nothing says relaxation like bubbles and a gorgeous sunset.

Expand your food palate at the Bistro or Hungry Bear Restaurant.

Try New Foods: Shed the label of “picky eater” by trying new foods at two on-site restaurants, the Bistro and the Hungry Bear Restaurant. Chef Stephen creates elegant dining experiences that include steak, seafood, pastas and many other favorites. Never had lamb? This is your time to try it with mint pesto and a pomegranate Syrah reduction!

Try your hand – or rather, your feet – at snowshoeing this year.

Try New Hobbies: The New Year is the ideal time to try something new. Whether it’s skiing or refining your palate with a wine tasting seminar, the Ridge Tahoe is the perfect gateway for new diversions. Our property offers cooking demonstrations, skin care classes, tennis clinics, card making and so much more. Guests will be sure to find their favorite pastime while visiting the Ridge Tahoe. Check our Ridge Guide for current classes.

Work it out this 2018 at the Ridge Tahoe gym.

Take Care of Your Body: The most popular resolution by far is to work out and eat right. For those that have resolved to just that, the Ridge Tahoe can help with a full gym and classes for aerobics.

Time for a glow up at the Elevation Spa.

Take Care of Your Skin: The largest organ in the body needs extra TLC and now is the time to get on a skincare regimen that’ll work for your specific needs. Facial treatments at Elevation Spa will help to rebalance, rehydrate and improve skin with European facials that use high-quality skincare lines like Dermalogica. You’ll glow in no time!

Explore the great outdoors, including the Carson Valley, and Lake Tahoe.

Go Outside More: John Muir said, “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” We agree with his sentiment and if you do too, then a commitment to more exploration should be a no-brainer. Lake Tahoe is ripe with adventure including snowboarding, snowshoeing, swimming, hiking, rock climbing… the list goes on! Many of these activities are accessible from your room at the Ridge Tahoe, which makes this resolution even easier to fulfill.

Number one resolution: more family time, more fun.

Make Time for Family and Friends: People are important and if your relationships slacked in 2017, time to plan a getaway with friends and family at the Ridge Tahoe. Our suites are large enough to accommodate groups and there is no shortage of activities on site. Book now and mark this resolution off your list.

Ways to Ring in the New Year

Tahoe is the ideal place to ring in the New Year, as there are plenty of opportunities to say goodbye to the old and hello to 2018! From music festivals to gourmet dinners and mountain sunsets, you’ll enjoy 2017 until the very last second. Check out a few of our recommendations for New Year’s Eve fun below.

Hit the slopes at Kirkwood, one of three local resorts in Tahoe South. Photo credit: Lauren Lindley / Ski Lake Tahoe

Ski at One of Three Resorts
Begin your day with fresh air and fresh snow by hitting the slopes at Heavenly, Kirkwood or Sierra-at-Tahoe, all within a half hour from the Ridge Tahoe. You can also ski in and ski out of the resort with the Hilltrac Skier Express, an eight-person passenger car that transports resort guests to the Stagecoach Lodge of Heavenly. You can read more about the ways to access the mountain here.

Close out the year with a beautiful Tahoe sunset. Courtesy: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority

Watch the Sunset
The Ridge Tahoe has numerous vantage points for sunsets. Embrace the après ski lifestyle and soak in a hot tub while soaking in the sunset. With several rooftop hot tubs on-property, you’ll have the ability to relax and prepare for the festivities ahead. Another option is to head down to nearby Nevada Beach, a public area that faces the West Shore of the Lake and immensely popular for sunset viewing.

Dance through the end of 2017 at the annual SnowGlobe Music Festival. Photo credit: Andrew Jorgensen / SnowGlobe

Dance at SnowGlobe
SnowGlobe Music Festival returns to South Lake Tahoe Dec. 29 through New Year’s Eve. Music lovers will enjoy this electronica and dance music festival set in the idyllic mountains of Lake Tahoe. Artists like Dillon Francis, Khalid, Zedd, and others will grace the stage during the 3-day festival.

SnowGlobe does sell out every year so it’s imperative to buy tickets as soon as possible.

Make your plans to dine at the Hungry Bear Restaurant before the clock strikes midnight. Courtesy: The Ridge Tahoe

Dine at the Ridge
Say goodbye to 2017 with a delicious dinner at the Hungry Bear Restaurant on site at the Ridge Tahoe. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., we will host musical entertainment, dinner and an East Coast ball drop celebration.

Dinner includes a first course of golden herb consommé with crab wonton, followed by a duet of half butter poached live Maine lobster with drawn butter and lemon; a deconstructed beef wellington with spinach, wild mushroom, pastry and béarnaise sauce; or dry pack diver sea scallops with preserved lemon vinaigrette. Each entrée includes yam au gratin potatoes and braised broccoli. Dessert will be a sacher torte with eggnog crème anglaise.

Dinner and entertainment are $75 per person and includes party favors, as well as a complimentary glass of champagne. The children’s menu is $19.95. Make a reservation by calling the concierge at 775-588-3553 ext. 3150.


Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.