Recognized by the readers of USA Today as being the “Best Ski DestinationTahoe South has its advantages off the slopes as well. The combination of great outdoors, entertainment, nightlife, dining and gaming are among the most notable attributes.

Try a shotski during Heavenly's Unbuckle Apres party. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Try a shotski during Heavenly’s Unbuckle Apres party.
Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort.

When you check into The Ridge Tahoe, be sure to check out all your entertainment options. Here’s a look at what’s ahead:

Continuing through Jan. 17 is Tahoe South’s “Made with Altituderestaurant week. Experience some of the best wine and food at a value you can’t get at any other time of the year.

Ever ski to live music from a marching band? Members of UC Berkeley’s Cal Band will be on the slopes at Sierra-at-Tahoe rocking big sound with their acoustic instruments during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Jan. 17-18.

Heavenly Mountain Resort‘s Unbuckle at the top of the Gondola at Tamarack Lodge runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and features live DJs, half-priced drinks and food specials with the Heavenly Angel dancers exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays.

Feel like catching a live Vegas-style show that can only be found at Tahoe South? Check out MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa‘s outrageous new Sweet Talk: A Delicious Electro-Cirque Kiss. The show features exotic dancers, high-flying aerialists, beat-driven DJs, a fire performer and sword swallower. The burlesque revue on weekends at MontBleu through April 5, is described as a risqué feast of outrageous light, color and sound.

The MontBleu Theater is also a good place to catch live bands, including Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice, Jan. 18; STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) Jan. 26; Iration: Automatic Winter Tour with special guests Natural Vibrations, The Movement and Micah Brown, Feb. 1; The Devil Makes Three, Feb. 8 and The Straits, March 28.

The South Shore Room of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe features Booker T Jones Jan. 18, Pablo Cruise, Jan. 25; Toad the Wet Sprocket, Feb. 1; War, Feb. 8, Kellie Pickler, Feb. 15; The Wailers, Feb. 22; Walk off the Earth, March 1. Meanwhile, PEEK Nightclub at Harrah’s features DJ Los Jan. 17.

Laughter is the best medicine and Harveys Lake Tahoe has got the prescription with comedy every week at the Improv. Shows happen at 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Friday and Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 pm on Saturdays. Headliners include Graham Elwood, through Jan. 19; Bobby Collins, Jan. 22-26; Greg Fitzsimmons, Jan. 29-Feb. 2; Brian Dunkleman, Feb. 5-9; Allan Havey, Feb. 12-16; Will Durst, Feb. 19-23; Scott LaRose, Feb. 26-March 2; Judy Gold, March 5-9.

How will you play in Tahoe South?

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.