Memorial Day weekend adventure takes hold at Tahoe, with the unofficial beginning of summer. Check into a room of your choice for the long weekend and then check out the happenings around the lake.

Whether you plan to hike or bike, hit the beach, play a round of golf, rent a jet ski, boat or take a sightseeing tour of Lake Tahoe, you’ll find the weekend action-packed with options.

This looks like an ideal Memorial Day weekend set up to us.

This looks like an ideal Memorial Day weekend set up to us.

The Heavenly Mountain Resort gondola will operate during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Heavenly will offer sightseeing via the scenic Gondola ride and the mid-station observation deck, with limited hiking trails and dining options at Tamarack Lodge, Café Blue and Heavenly Donuts.

Heavenly will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations beginning Friday, June 12, with the debut of the resort’s new four line Hot Shot Zip Line as well as the Discovery Forest Ropes Course and Boulder Cove Ropes Course, which opened in summer 2014. The Blue Streak Zip Line, Black Bear Ropes Course and summer tubing will open full-time on June 26, 2015.

Stick around Heavenly Village Friday through Monday for the Lake Tahoe Summer Kick Off Car & Bike Show. The event features trophies, poker run and sidewalk sales.

Looking for the ideal pottery or painting for your home? The Artist to You Outdoor Summer Art shows begin over Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, with the first show of the season at the American Legion Parking Lot.

Holiday weekend entertainment at South Shore includes a Friday night party at Opal Ultra Lounge inside MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa; live music at Cabo Wabo Cantina at Harveys; rock bands at the new the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe; Live Music at Jimmy’s Inside The Landing; Comedy at The Improv at Harveys featuring comedians Tommy Savitt and Francis Dolorenzo, and the Lake Tahoe Club Crawl Saturday, May 23.

Concerts include Boz Scaggs, Saturday May 23, at MontBleu and The Relationship, Saturday, May 23 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.

Art and car shows, golf, concerts, gondola rides can all be rolled into one long weekend. What are your holiday plans?

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.