Storms dump new snow in time for Presidents Weekend

With Lake Tahoe area ski resorts getting at least a foot of new snow last weekend, this three-day Presidents Day and Valentine’s weekend will snowball with outdoor recreation adventure.

Make the most of a long, holiday weekend in Tahoe South.  Image {via}

Make the most of a long, holiday weekend in Tahoe South.
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Book now for your weekend at The Ridge Tahoe and choose either a one or two bedroom condominium suite or a deluxe hotel room. After you’ve checked in, prepare for a weekend of skiing or boarding at our partner resorts: Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, Northstar or Squaw Valley/Alpine.

The Ridge Tahoe offers Ski In/Ski Out access to the Heavenly’s Stagecoach Chairlift via the Hilltrac Skier Express Lift. The self-operated 8 passenger gondola-like transport whisks you down to Heavenly in less than 3 minutes.

Left the skis or snowboards at home? The Ridge Tahoe has you covered with on-site ski rentals and tune-ups, apparel, gear and lift tickets at the Resort Sports Ski and Snowboard Shop. Outdoor adventures extend beyond the mountain with cruise options on the Bleu Wave from Ski Run Marina, tubing hills, ice skating, dog sledding, scenic hikes around Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake and strolls along Tahoe beaches including Lakeview Commons (El Dorado Beach), Camp Richardson, Zephyr Cove and Nevada Beach.

After you return from a day on the mountain or exploring Tahoe South, 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.

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 gaming skills with a number of video and board venues featured in the Family Game Room.

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

Returning to The Ridge Tahoe from a day of skiing and boarding? You’ll want to stop in for a beverage at The Bear Trap Bar. The lounge is set in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Daily drink specials are a great way to relax after a day in nature’s playground. Make your plans, then take in dinner at The Hungry Bear Restaurant. On the lighter side, there’s The Mountain Side Eatery, open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eat-in or take back to your room, you choose.

If you’re with your sweetheart, enjoy a romantic Valentine’s dinner at The Hungry Bear Restaurant, featuring a three-course gourmet menu on Feb. 14. Please make reservations at 775-588-3553 ext. 3150.

Feel like catching a show? Take a complimentary shuttle ride from The Ridge Tahoe to the heart of South Shore. The holiday weekend line-up includes: Starset, Feb. 13, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe; Jefferson Starship, Feb. 14, at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe; The Improv at Harveys Lake Tahoe features Will Durst and Chris Mancini, nightly through Feb. 15.

Do your three-day Presidents Weekend plans include a stay at The Ridge Tahoe?

Warm your Valentine with a weekend getaway at The Ridge Tahoe

Whether you’ve been together for a few months, years or decades, a Lake Tahoe weekend for two at The Ridge Tahoe offers stunning views, cozy rooms and warm fireplaces. Throw in Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Saturday and President’s Day on Monday, and you’ve got the perfect match made for a long, romantic weekend retreat.

A long weekend in Lake Tahoe with skiing, dining and pampering make for a perfect Valentine's Day weekend.

A long weekend in Lake Tahoe with skiing, dining and pampering make for a perfect Valentine’s Day weekend.

Book now and choose your accommodations of a one or two bedroom condominium suite or a deluxe hotel room. The 11-acre resort offers a host of amenities for your stay including a complimentary health club, indoor sports complex, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, dining and a full service spa.

Get your blood flowing. Spend the day skiing or boarding with your partner at our partner resorts: Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, Northstar or SquawAlpine.

If the slopes don’t do it for you, daytime adventure at Lake Tahoe goes beyond skiing and boarding. There’s boat cruise options on the Bleu Wave from Zephyr Cove Marina, tubing hills, ice skating, scenic hikes around Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake or you can take a romantic stroll along Tahoe’s famed beaches like Lakeview Commons, Camp Richardson, Zephyr Cove and Nevada Beach.

Return to The Ridge Tahoe with plans to pamper yourself and your significant other with the guidance of professional staff at Elevation Spa located onsite. In room couple massages are available for the special weekend.

After a day of adventuring and pampering, you’ll surely be hungry. Head over to The Hungry Bear Restaurant inside The Ridge Tahoe for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

Led by executive chef Stephen J. Moise, the restaurant will prepare a fine dining experience beginning with the “First Impression”: a choice of seared scallop with celery root puree, pear vinaigrette and spicy pecans; or mixed baby greens with beets served with a pomegranate vinaigrette. Next guests will enter the “The Longing” course featuring a choice of grilled filet with cherry pinot demi; roasted lobster tail with sweet garlic butter; herb crusted sea bass with mushroom cream; or crispy organic chicken with sherry whole mustard sauce. Entrees are accompanied by fingerling potatoes, cauliflower and leeks. Finally for dessert, enjoy “The Forever Remembering” course of a chocolate pistachio cannoli with passion fruit sauce.

Do your Valentine weekend plans with your sweetheart include a romantic getaway to The Ridge Tahoe?

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?

Give Mom what she deserves: A weekend of her own at The Ridge Tahoe

Venture to the Sierra for two or three days for mountain adventure and deep relaxation with a Mother’s Day stay at The Ridge Tahoe.

Let Mom call the shots for the weekend, first with the choice of accommodations –she can choose a deluxe hotel room or one or two bedroom condominium suite. Then give her some room to get outside, taking in a day of hiking, biking, golfing or boating and then relaxation time at the Ridge Tahoe’s Elevation Spa where she can pamper herself, rejuvenate, and unwind through the journey of body work. Elevation Spa offers treatments and services for health, beauty and total well-being.

Let Mom enjoy Mother's Day with a treatment at the Elevation Spa.

Let Mom enjoy Mother’s Day with a treatment at the Elevation Spa.

On Mother’s Day the Ridge’s own Hungry Bear Restaurant will host a Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Hungry Bear offers several menu items, including a children’s menu, in true Sierra cuisine style and prepared perfectly with locally-fresh ingredients.

For Mother’s Day brunch the Hungry Bear offers: a first course of warm cheese blintz with berry compote; a second course choice of herb crusted Alaskan halibut with sweet potato and grilled langoustine hash, spring peas with citrus jus; or the Ridge crab cake benedict, featuring poached eggs with house made crab cakes on an Indian flat bread and topped with citrus hollandaise and served with cottage potatoes; third and fourth course choices include New York steak and eggs, served with cottage potatoes and slow roasted prime rib, with twice baked potato cake, asparagus, with au jus and creamy horseradish. Dessert is a buffet of heavenly sweets. We’re full just thinking about it.

Get on the water for Mother’s Day. The Tahoe Queen offers a brunch cruise leaving the Ski Run Marina at 11 a.m. and returning at 1 p.m.

How will you celebrate your mom in Tahoe South?

Built around the enormous outdoor recreation opportunities Lake Tahoe has to offer, The Ridge Tahoe is also known for its extensive recreation offerings

There’s a 45,000 square-foot clubhouse with an indoor sports complex, full spa, heated swimming pool, hot tubs, indoor basketball courts, outdoor tennis courts and athletic instructors. Unique to the resort is its many organized activities designed to provide something for everyone. If you prefer racquet sports, there are indoor tennis and racquetball courts inside and three outside tennis courts. You can even sign up for onsite tennis lessons to add some spin to your game.

The netted driving range is just one of many on-site activities to enjoy at The Ridge Tahoe.

The netted driving range is just one of many on-site activities to enjoy at The Ridge Tahoe.

Looking for some relaxation? Check out Elevation Spa for a full range of facial treatments, body treatment and massage treatments offered by experienced and professional onsite therapists.

The Ridge Tahoe is known as a family-friendly resort where kids, parents and grandparents will find plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. 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.

Ridge Tahoe guests who love golf, have plenty of opportunities to warm up their game at the resort and then take in full rounds at any number of Tahoe South area golf courses. Woods and irons are encouraged at the Ridge Tahoe’s outdoor driving range. Meshed nets allow golfers to cut loose and give it all they’ve got. This full swing range gives golfers the chance to hone their technique and find that precious sweet spot.

Once the muscles are loosened, golfers can head over to the on-site miniature golf course putting greens. Gentle sloped greens give way to numerous breaks, giving putters ample opportunities to give their short game the finishing touches they need before heading out.

When it comes to dining, while most units include kitchens, for a convenient night out at the resort there’s the Hungry Bear Restaurant, Ridge Club Deli 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.

Many chef’s keep their cooking traditions a secret. Not Ridge Tahoe Chef Stephen Moise. Part demonstration, part cooking lesson, Ridge Tahoe guests are invited to sit in with him and the staff every Tuesday from 4 – 9 p.m. to learn how to prepare a three-course meal.

Other activities and offerings onsite include:

  • Wine tasting classes.
  • Turn your luck into a sure bet with classes in the art (and science?) of casino craps.
  • Arts, crafts and glass painting
  • Group trail hikes in and around the Ridge Tahoe. (In winter there’s weekly organized snowshoe hikes.)
  • Free movie showings inside The Ridge Tahoe movie theater.
  • Water Aerobics
  • Skin Care Classes
  • Teenager Skin Care Classes
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Wine Tasting Classes
  • Group Rock Climbing
  • Bingo Nights
  • Stretch Classes
  • WallyBall Mixer
  • Scarf Making Class
  • Pilates
  • Zumba
  • Dance off Challenges (with xBox)

What are some of your favorite resort activities at the Ridge Tahoe?

Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine weekend getaway at The Ridge Tahoe

Whether you’ve been with your sweetheart for a few months, years or decades, a Lake Tahoe weekend at The Ridge Tahoe offers stunning views, incredible ski and snowboard opportunities, cozy rooms and warm fireplaces. Throw in Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Friday, and you’ve got the perfect match made for a long romantic weekend retreat.

Indulge in a romantic weekend getaway at The Ridge Tahoe with your sweetie for Valentine's Day.

Indulge in a romantic weekend getaway at The Ridge Tahoe with your sweetie for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day weekend ties in perfect with the Ridge’s Romance Getaway package that includes two nights lodging in either a deluxe hotel room or a one-bedroom condominium, a bottle of fine champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and two hour-long European facial or Swedish massage during your stay. Don’t wait to book as this deal is going fast for Valentine’s Day!

Tahoe South has received fresh snow over the past week and has more in the forecast. Ski at Heavenly Mountain Resort or take a romantic daytime or dinner cruise aboard the  M.S. Dixie II and enjoy Lake Tahoe in white. Tickets can be bought at the Ridge Tahoe Marketplace (ask the Ridge Tahoe concierge for a brochure).

Return from your day on the slopes by checking into Elevation Spa located onsite where you can be pampered by trained professional staff. Book a spa treatment or purchase a gift certificate (service must be 60 minutes or longer) by February 14 and receive a complimentary skin care gift and wrapping.

After a romantic day with your sweetie head over to The Hungry Bear Restaurant for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Start with a lobster, avocado salad with curried mango vinaigrette then move onto the second course which includes your choice of grilled filet with porcini port sauce and roasted lobster tail or half rack of lamb with olive Dijon crust and pan seared scallops with citrus nage. Each entrée is accompanied with au gratin potatoes and asparagus. Don’t forget about dessert! A glass of champagne and a chocolate raspberry mousse heart will finish off the meal.

What will you and your sweetheart do for Valentine’s Day during your stay at The Ridge?

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.