While Earth Day is recognized globally on April 22 and locally with a festival Saturday, April 25, Tahoe South celebrates the ground, water and sky with four seasons of outdoor recreation that challenges strength and endurance, with a spectacular Sierra backdrop that can’t be matched.

Earth Day celebrations will be held in Tahoe South, Saturday, April 25.

Earth Day celebrations will be held in Tahoe South, Saturday, April 25.

So whether you’re a skier, hiker, bicyclist, boater or a golfer, it won’t take long to realize that Earth Day is every day in Tahoe. And what better place to celebrate than at The Ridge Tahoe with its stunning panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley from 7,600 feet.

Book a deluxe hotel room or a one or two bedroom condominium suite and take advantage of The Ridge Tahoe’s complimentary health club, indoor sports complex, indoor/outdoor swimming pools and jacuzzis, plus a full service spa, which is a great way to work out those tired muscles after a day exploring.

Tahoe South annually celebrates the planet with its own family-friendly Earth Day festival, one of the largest public environmental events of the year, Saturday, April 25 at Bijou Park with music, food and education booths. The event recognizes, celebrates, and promotes Lake Tahoe’s unique beauty while educating the public about local environmental issues.

Bring your friends and family to learn about ways to counteract global climate change through recycling and composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability, and reducing our ecological footprint. Enjoy local live music swing through the Kid Zone to make some recycle-themed arts and crafts, or get your face painted with the kids.

Ready to explore the backcountry? Lace up your hiking boots or strap on your bicycle helmet as there are plenty of hiking and biking opportunities around Tahoe South. Want to know where to ride your bike? The Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition has a complete list of maps of local trails.

You watched The Masters and now you’re ready to play your first round of golf for the season. Bring your clubs with you to The Ridge Tahoe. A number of area golf courses are open for spring play or will be in the coming weeks.

Sure the water temperature is still on the chilly side, but that doesn’t mean it’s too cold to find some balance on a standup paddle board or on a kayak meandering your way through the Lake Tahoe Water Trail. There are plenty of hidden coves and large public beaches within a few miles from The Ridge Tahoe. Soak in the rays as you take in the panoramic views of the towering mountain peaks that surround Lake Tahoe. We recommend Nevada Beach, Round Hill Pines Beach and Zephyr Cove.

Do your Earth Day plans include a stay at The Ridge Tahoe?

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.