Hearty helpings of holiday cheer surround The Ridge Tahoe this December, thanks in part to Santa’s early delivery of blankets of fresh snow, paving the way to a winter wonderland of activities.

With Heavenly Mountain Resort adjacent to The Ridge, guests can be shuttled to Heavenly in less than 3 minutes in the the eight-passenger Hilltrac Skier Express, a self-operated, gondola-type car that transports skiers from the Resort to Heavenly’s Stagecoach Chairlift.  The Ridge offers on-site ski rentals and tune-ups, apparel, gear and Heavenly lift tickets which is adjacent to the resort.

The Hilltrac Skier Express plans to be open by Christmas and gives you door to door service to Heavenly Mountain Resort.

The Hilltrac Skier Express plans to be open by Christmas and gives you door to door service to Heavenly Mountain Resort.

Nearby ski resorts close to The Ridge Tahoe where interchangeable lift tickets are offered are Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Northstar or Squaw Valley.

Returning from a day on the mountain, enjoy a light snack at The Ridge Club Deli, happy hour drink specials at the Bear Trap and dining at The Hungry Bear Restaurant.

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 at the Elevation Spa which offers facials, massages, body treatments and rejuvenation packages from 60 minutes to 2.5 hours.

Looking for adventure in town? You can grab one of The Ridge Tahoe shuttle buses for a ride into South Shore to enjoy any number of holiday activities. Enjoy outdoor adventure films? This Saturday, Dec. 14 is the 12th annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival Saturday, Dec. 14 at MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa. Rooted as the nerve center for skiers, boarders, climbers and year-round adventurers, the film festival provides mountaintops, cliffhangers and enough high-energy entertainment between showings. The night includes guest speakers, action photo displays, break-dancers, DJs and a handful of surprises.

The spirit of the season kicks into high gear with Heavenly Holidays, a two-week festival, Dec. 21-31 at Heavenly Village. The event features featuring caroling, live music, ice sculpting, magicians, jugglers, professional ice skaters, live ice sculpting, and Ripperoo Parades.

Sierra-at-Tahoe’s countdown to Christmas at the Plaza Deck includes a reading of “The Santa Genie,” by children’s author Anita E. Shepherd, live skits and Santa visits Dec. 21-22. DecemberFest beer and brats tasting at the 360 Smokehouse BBQ is Dec. 23 and Dec. 29-30 beginning at 11 a.m.

The South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe prepares for the holidays with Chubby Checker, Dec. 21.

MontBleu’s concert and comedy series features NFL football-flavored comedy with Terry Bradshaw, Dec. 13 and Comedian Daniel Tosh, Dec. 21.

How will you spend the holidays in Tahoe South during your stay 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.