The holiday season at Lake Tahoe begins with the opening of Heavenly Mountain Resort and a full course traditional Thanksgiving spread served at the Ridge Tahoe’s Hungry Bear Restaurant.

After reserving your choice of lodging, be sure to make your reservations for dinner prepared by Executive Chef Stephen J. Moises and staff. Dinner will be served from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. and features its long-standing traditional feast and a few surprise dishes too.

Enjoy a homemade pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving dessert at The Ridge.

Enjoy a homemade pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving dessert at The Ridge. {via}

Start your Thanksgiving meal off with roasted butternut squash soup before moving on to the second course of a prawn cocktail salad. The main course includes your choice of: honey maple glazed roast turkey with cornbread stuffing, mushroom gravy, creamy whipped potatoes, brussel sprouts and a citrus cranberry relish; brown sugar glazed Virginia ham with a sweet potato mash, glazed carrots, and a ginger and pineapple chutney; crab crusted salmon with grilled shrimp and yam hash, braised fennel and thyme jus; or slow roasted prime rib with grilled asparagus, twice baked sweet potatoes, au jus and creamy horseradish. Make sure you save room for dessert of homemade pumpkin pie with caramel sauce, vanilla scented whipped cream and seasonal berries.

Long regarded as an iconic favorite at South Shore, the resort’s family appeal and stunning panoramic views make for an ideal Thanksgiving vacation away from home. Skiing at Heavenly is part of the Thanksgiving weekend tradition. Guests can always hop aboard the complimentary Ridge Shuttle and BlueGo and be taken to the Gondola.

The Ridge has on-site ski rentals, tune-ups, apparel, gear and Heavenly lift tickets at the Resort Sports Ski and Snowboard Shop. Returning from a day on the mountain, 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.

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

There are plenty of on-site activities to choose from at the 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 skills with a number of video and table venues featured in the Family Game Room.

How will you enjoy your Thanksgiving 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.