The Ridge Tahoe is pleased to present the Northern Nevada Gingerbread House Competition.  This event will be open to all ages and will be divided into several class levels; Class 1 (Ages 8-12), Class 2 (Ages 13-17), and Class 3 (Ages 18 and older).  The third class for adults and will be split into sub levels of Novice and Professional.

The competition will be held on Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday December 4th, 2011 at the resort, located at 400 Ridge Club Drive, Stateline, Nevada. All of the entries are to be assembled on Saturday, followed by the judgment on Sunday morning.   Prizes such as cash, free room stays at the resort, and Apple electronics will be awarded to the first, second, and third prize winners of each category.

Entry fees to participate in the competition are $20.00 for child class levels 1 & 2, $50.00 for adult class level(s).  Fees will be accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card either in advance, or upon check-in on the day of the event.  Entry space is limited so participants are encouraged to sign up in advance if possible.  Net proceeds for the event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe, California and Carson Valley, located in Gardnerville, Nevada.  Entry Forms, Rules and Procedures can be downloaded by going to www.ridgetahoeresort.com, and clicking on the Meetings and Events page.

The Ridge Tahoe is very excited to bring this competition to the Northern Nevada region as it will surely kick off the holiday season in grand style.  We are hoping to receive a wide variety of entrants from professional chefs to novice enthusiasts.  In addition to this enjoyable holiday event, the Ridge Tahoe is honored to give back to the local community, by donating the net proceeds to our local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Discounted room rates are also being offered to the entrants who would like to stay at the resort during the competition.  Online and call-in reservation instructions and driving directions to the resort are provided on the Rules and Procedures document that can be found on the website, www.ridgetahoeresort.com, on the Meetings and Events page.  Information about the event can also be found by going to Facebook.com and typing in the search box, “Northern Nevada Gingerbread Competition”, or by going to The Ridge Tahoe Facebook page, and clicking on this event located on that page.  For questions relating to the event, you can contact the resort directly by calling the Executive Chef, Stephen Moise at 775-588-3553 ex. 4195 or email smoise@ridge-resorts.com.

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.