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!

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.

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.

Make the Most of Thanksgiving When Traveling

Regardless if you are traveling for business or for pleasure, it can be hard to be away from home during the holidays. If you find yourself in Tahoe this Thanksgiving, gobble up these tips to make Turkey Day even better than being at home!

Leave the Cooking to the Pros
The Ridge Tahoe’s on-site restaurant the Hungry Bear Restaurant will host Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

The dinner begins with the first course of roasted butternut squash soup served in a festive baby pumpkin with crab and celery root salad. This is followed by a choice of the classic honey maple glazed roast turkey served with cornbread sausage stuffing, gravy, whipped potatoes, Brussel sprouts and citrus cranberry relish; pan-roasted Alaskan halibut with shrimp, yam hash, and a saffron tomato sauce; or a slow roasted prime rib served with grilled asparagus, twice baked sweet potato cake, au jus and creamy horseradish. The meal is perfectly ended with a homemade pumpkin pie topped with caramel sauce, vanilla whipped cream, and seasonal berries.

Dinner is $45 for adults and $17.95 for children. A children’s menu is available. Call the concierge at extension 3150 for reservations.

Catch some pow this Thanksgiving at Kirkwood. Photo credit: Lauren Lindley/Ski Lake Tahoe

Hit the Slopes
This may not be a holiday tradition back home, but here in Tahoe, it is customary to take a few laps before sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. Several Lake Tahoe ski resorts will be open for the holiday, including Heavenly and Kirkwood, the latter which will open the day before Thanksgiving.

Forgot your gear? The Ridge Tahoe Resort Sports Ski & Snowboard Shop has rentals available, as well as tune-ups and items available for purchase.

Relax in one of our many hot tubs – weather permitting!

Soak Up Family Time
If you’re traveling with your family, the Ridge Tahoe is an ideal place to be for the holiday. Not only is our resort situated only minutes away from the bustling Stateline area and Heavenly Village, it is also set in the mountains where you can easily take a hike or snowshoe (weather permitting), relax at one of our rooftop hot tubs, get competitive at the family game room in the Naegle building, or spend time in your spacious suite, complete with amazing views of the Carson Valley.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Summer is Right Around the Corner – Top 10 Things to Do RIGHT NOW

The weather is warm, the sun is shining and it’s been a long winter, which means we are eager to get outside! If you need some vitamin D and you’re also staying at the Ridge Tahoe, then check out a few of our recommendations for (almost) summer fun.

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  1. Hit the beach: This past season’s historic precipitation filled the lake to its brim, which means now is the time to spend a day (or two) on its shores, lounging in its sands. Check out one of the nearby beaches for a wonderful day near the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe – or venture out to a secluded beach!
  2. Rock out: Rock climbing is one of Tahoe’s most exhilarating and challenging activities. Ease into it with a rock climbing class at the Ridge Tahoe. You’ll practice on natural rock so you’ll be prepared for the real thing in no time.
  3. See the sights: Hop aboard the S. Dixie II paddle wheeler for a cruise to the iconic Emerald Bay. Discount activity tickets are sold at the Ridge Market Place. Call 800-23-TAHOE to make your reservations.
  4. Learn something new: Did you know that the Ridge Tahoe offers an array of classes for guests? That’s right! This summer you can take up a new hobby like tennis or learn how to make cards, as well as using essential oils. Activities are regularly updated in the Ridge Guide.
  5. Map your skin: Summer means you’ll be showing more skin. Sign up for one of our Dermalogica skin care classes through the Elevation Spa to make sure it’s in the best shape. MicroZone skin mapping is now available so you know your skin’s specific needs.
  6. Watch a master chef: Our complimentary cooking demo with Chef Stephen happens every Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Castle Rock View Room. Watch Chef create a fabulous dish right before your eyes.
  7. Work up a sweat: Regardless if it’s outside or indoors, now is the time to get in fighting shape for the summer season! Our fitness center is equipped with everything you need to stay buff.
  8. Take a hike: The Tahoe Rim Trail is only moments from the Ridge Tahoe and you can easily access other trails in the basin. Some of our favorites include the Glen Alpine Trail and nearby Van Sickle Bi-State Park among others.
  9. Try a new food: With in-room kitchens, a vacation at the Ridge Tahoe is the ideal time to try out a new recipe. The Sierra Nevada is rich with fresh produce and a quick trip to the farms of El Dorado County or Carson Valley will yield a bounty of fruits and veggies!
  10. Relax a little: Dip your toes or go ahead and cannonball into one of our outdoor pools! This is the perfect time to take advantage of warm afternoons in the Sierra sun. Or if you’re in a mood for rejuvenation, we recommend heading to the Elevation Spa for a massage.

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.