Inject Some Magic into Your Wedding

With two snowfalls already under its belt in October, Tahoe South is ready for winter to descend upon the Sierra Nevada and blanket the region in white. Winter is not only a wonderful time to experience the outdoors via snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing, it’s also an ideal time to get married in the mountains with gorgeous year-round venues and breathtaking backdrops.

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If you’re a fan of the colder weather, a winter wedding provides a range of benefits and opportunities for an unforgettable fête with your family and friends.

Benefits of a Winter Wedding

  1. Your wedding has a little bit of magic. From freshly fallen flurries to the magic in the air from the buzz of the holidays, wintertime nuptials have a certain je ne sais quoi that makes the event feel electric.
  2. Oh, the accessories! With chillier temps comes more clothing and accessory options. If you’re less of a strapless gown gal and more of a faux fur stole or cape, then a winter wedding should be considered to fulfill your sartorial wedding dreams. Not to mention you can add fun holiday-themed flourishes through your décor.untitled
  3. Do you love hot cocoa and hot apple cider? While these would be out of place at a summer or spring wedding, they are an ideal beverage of choice for a winter wedding. Heartier meals are also a fitting option for dinner, so break out the comfort foods!
  4. Tahoe South is an ideal setting for a wedding regardless of the weather, but winter provides a unique perspective on the beloved Basin – and endless photo ops. Opt to throw snow in the air for a candid shot with the wedding party or pose among snowcapped trees with your beloved for unique photos you’ll cherish in any season.
  5. Tahoe South and The Ridge Tahoe are a great option for a honeymoon. Imagine the convenience of saying “I do” and settling into your honeymoon almost immediately afterwards. Take your sweetie for a couple of turns down the mountain, take a cruise to Emerald Bay on the year-round M.S. Dixie II and enjoy après ski options at a variety of restaurants for a taste of the local culinary scene.6-winter-weddings-at-the-ridge-tahoe

The Ridge Tahoe is currently running a special for a winter wedding. If you’re ready to take the plunge, book with us! A Winter Castle Rock Ceremony and Reception includes a cocktail reception, a romantic lighted ceremony backdrop, a floral package and even more. Book by Nov. 24, 2016 to receive a choice of a two night stay in a one-bedroom suite or a complimentary champagne toast during the ceremony.

If you would like more information about winter weddings, call Blair Butler at (775) 588-3553, extension 3160 or  bbutler@ridge-resorts.com.

Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Whether you like to imbibe in a green beer, indulge in corned beef and cabbage, don your finest emerald apparel or partake in all of three and more, Tahoe South has a bevy of festive activities for St. Patrick’s Day and the following weekend.

Take the party to Tahoe South
Lucky for you a slew of celebrations will punctuate the evening of March 17 and you get to choose from a list of impressive venues and parties!

The Fresh Ketch will have food and drink specials 3 p.m. to close, plus live music 7 – 10 p.m.

McP’s Taphouse Grill has drink specials all day, live music with the Lost Mountain Band and loads of giveaways, as well as Guinness and Bud Light Girls as special guests.

Steamer’s Bar & Grill will host the St. Funkin Patrick’s Day Party with music starting at 9 p.m. Steamer’s will serve the traditional corned beef and cabbage along with their infamous corned beef tacos and drink specials all day long. You may even get some free schwag!

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe invites you to get “sham rocked” with food and drink specials in the Fire Break Kitchen & Bar and Park Prime Steakhouse.

Beach Retreat & Lodge hosts their St. Patrick’s Day Party in The Tavern, 6 – 10 p.m. Food and drink specials will be available and if you’re feeling the luck of the Irish, try your hand at their St. Patty’s Day Bingo and Beer Pong!

(And if you find that you’ve celebrated too much, we recommend taking BlueGo to get home safely or schedule a pickup with a ridesharing service.)

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Celebrate close to your home away from home
The Ridge Tahoe will host St. Patrick’s Day festivities with meal and drink specials. The Ridge will be serving corned beef and cabbage 5:30-8:30 p.m. and a happy hour in the Tahoe Lounge, 4 – 8 p.m. on March 17.

While happy hour is adults only, the kids have an opportunity to join in the revelry at the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Kids Club. Children are invited to make crafts, play games and try to find the pot of gold from 9 – 10:30 a.m. then create a special treat in honor of St. Patrick from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Feel the luck all weekend long
If you don’t get your fill on Thursday, St. Patrick’s Day continues into the weekend with various entertainment.

Lake Tahoe Golf Course kicks off the weekend with the Super Sloppy Reubens St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, March 18. Happy hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner with live music starts at 6 p.m. Chase their delicious reubens with Irish coffee or green beers on special.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa invites you to come sail away with the legendary Styx when they play on March 18.

Racers are wanted for the Snowshoe Cocktail Races March 19 at The Beacon Bar and Grill at Camp Richardson. Strap on snowshoes and try not to spill any drinks as you zig and zag through an obstacle course to win prizes from The Landing Resort & Spa, Deschutes Brewing Company and Cold Water Brewery and Grill among others.

No matter how you decide to celebrate, The Ridge Tahoe wishes you a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Above the Crowd

Valentine’s Day is the poet’s holiday and it’s your turn to play the bard. You can dazzle your significant other with sonnets, but we suggest you compose an ode in the form of a dreamy distraction at the Ridge Tahoe. Your sweetie will be swooning when you reveal a romantic retreat at the top of Tahoe just for the two of you!

Play the bard this Valentine's Day at the Ridge Tahoe.

Play the bard this Valentine’s Day at the Ridge Tahoe.

Valentine’s Day at the Ridge is unique –  not only are you privy to vibrant views but also an intimate dinner at The Hungry Bear Restaurant. The special Valentine’s Day Menu will remind you of the early days of your romance with each course named after different stages of courtship; you’ll begin with “The First Impression,” which consists of a lobster salad, blood orange segments, shaved fennel and lemon vinaigrette before moving onto the main course, “The Longing.” This course includes your choice of grilled filet of beef with blue cheese bacon-topped cognac demi-glaze, seared halibut with red pepper harissa or honey glazed half rack of lamb with pomegranate relish all served with market seasonal medley and white bean, sweet garlic pancetta ragu. Finish off this culinary journey with “The Forever Remembering,” a chocolate espresso panna cotta with raspberry coulis. As Charles Schulz once said, “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Make your reservations for Valentine’s Day at The Hungry Bear Restaurant now. Dinner is $60 per person, 6-8:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Call 775-588-3553, ext. 3150 for reservations.

Pamper yourself and your sweetheart with Valentine's Day spa specials.

Pamper yourself and your sweetheart with Valentine’s Day spa specials.

Valentine’s Day is made even more spectacular with February specials for Elevation Spa at the Ridge Tahoe! Elevation Spa offers in-rooms couple massages. These custom designed massages are conducted in the privacy of your room for complete relaxation. Choose from Swedish, deep tissue, sports and aroma-bliss massages to make your night even more special. When you book any 60-minute or longer spa appointment, the spa guest will have all-day use of our amenities including: Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool (open year round), Eucalyptus Steam Room, Roman Soaking Tub and Fitness Facility. Talk about pampering!

Purchase a $150 gift certificate for any Spa Treatment and receive a Dermalogica “Rescue Me!” Skin Care Kit valued at $41.00 absolutely free. Gift certificates may be purchased over the phone and instantly emailed directly to you for your convenience. Please Reference Special #ValFeb150.

For more information, contact Elevation Spa at 775-588-3553 ext. 6000.

Welcome the New Year at the Ridge Tahoe

The scene’s set for a wondrous welcome to 2016 with a slew of activities in Tahoe South, including a gourmet dinner and musical entertainment at The Ridge Tahoe.

The champagne will be flowing this New Year's Eve.

The champagne will be flowing this New Year’s Eve.

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Join us for the festivities on Dec. 31 to bid a fond farewell to 2015. Starting at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, The Hungry Bear Restaurant will host a three-course meal accompanied by live music. Come hungry to enjoy a mouthwatering three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Stephen Moise. Chef Stephen’s unique pairings and marvelous flavors will surely leave you in high spirits for the night ahead of you.

An organic baby green salad topped with poached pears, candied pecans, brie cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette acts as a precursor to a fantastic duet of herb crusted filet of beef and butter poached Maine lobster tail. Chef Stephen concludes this symphony of flavors with a chocolate pavlova and champagne pastry cream.

After dinner, raise your complimentary glass of champagne as we celebrate the East Coast Ball Drop Celebration at 9 p.m.

Dinner is $70 per person. A children’s menu is available. Contact the Concierge at (775) 588-3553, extension 3105 for reservations and more information.

The night doesn’t have to end there: keep the party going at one of several celebrations, including an exclusive VIP celebration at The Loft that includes drinks, party favors and music from San Diego-based DJ Abe Lemus until 2 a.m. Experience the latest in electronica with the Sierra as your backdrop during the finale of SnowGlobe at Lake Tahoe Community College. Among SnowGlobe’s headliners are favorites Jack Ü, Kaskade, Chet Faker and Dillon Francis. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, head to the casinos for parties at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Peek Nightclub and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Regardless of how you end the night, start yours at The Ridge Tahoe and The Hungry Bear Restaurant.

Christmas at The Ridge Tahoe

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nick might soon be there. We’re in the Christmas spirit at The Ridge Tahoe. Our decorations are out and our Christmas dinner is planned.

The Ridge Tahoe is ready for the holidays. How about you?

The Ridge Tahoe is ready for the holidays. How about you?

Spend the day on the slopes or exploring Tahoe South and finish with a homemade holiday dinner where you don’t even have to lift a finger.

Here’s  what we’re serving that is sure to get you drooling.

Our Christmas dinner is Friday, Dec. 25 from 3 – 7 p.m.

Start with our first course of crab salad profiterole with micro greens and a pomegranate vinaigrette.

Our second course is your choice of honey maple glazed roast turkey with cornbread sausage stuffing, mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts and a citrus cranberry relish; pan roasted Chilean sea bass with tarragon parsnip puree, sauteed wild mushrooms and artichoke hearts, and charred tomato fennel fondant; or slow roasted prime rib with a twice baked potato, asparagus and cauliflower with au jus and creamy horseradish.

Don’t forget about dessert! Give in to your sweet tooth with our yuletide log served with eggnog  pastry cream and peppermint bark.

Call the concierge at ext. 3150 to make your reservation.

Thank you for spending your holidays with us!

Holiday Happenings from Executive Chef Stephen Moise

Winter is here!

The Ridge Tahoe is blanketed in snow; the Hilltrac Skier Express is taking skiers right down to the Stagecoach lift at Heavenly Mountain Resort and the resort is decked out in Christmas decorations. It always amazes me how quickly it changes, not only the weather but the feel of the resort. It is like a different resort in the snow, almost a step back in time.

The Ridge Tahoe is ready for the holidays. How about you?

The Ridge Tahoe is ready for the holidays. How about you?

This is a sample of or holiday offerings at The Ridge, dinner or Christmas party, come and check it out!

Roasted Pear Salad: dried cherries, pistachios brie cheese and a raspberry vinaigrette

Enjoy something off of our holiday menu during your stay at The Ridge Tahoe.

Enjoy something off of our holiday menu during your stay at The Ridge Tahoe.

The Mountain Side Eatery is set for those cold days with pumpkin spiced coffee specials and the best house made chili on the hill. Daily lunch specials, hose made comfort soups and great dinner specials.

Tapas are offered in the bar on select nights, please call to find the times.

The Bear Trap Lounge is open 7 days a week at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, great after finishing on the slopes for hot toddies, relaxing, watching a football game or unwinding.

The Ski shop has open, hours- 7 days a week, 8:00 am-6:00 pm. Come in and see Bert for rentals of skis, boards, poles even pants and jackets.

Check out our Hilltrac Skier Express that will take you from the resort to the Stagecoach lift. Ski in and ski out. We want your Tahoe ski time to be as easy as possible.

Elevation Spa has winter specials all winter long. You can even have the massage in your own guest room. There are daily specials on treatments and a special on Dermalogica Gift bags.

Come spend your holidays at The Ridge Tahoe and enjoy a worry free stay in a winter wonderland.

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.