This week’s featured associate is…








Sam Slack

My name is Sam Slack and I am the Vice President and Director of Operations for the Ridge Resorts.  I joined the team in 1988 as the Assistant Resort Manager responsible for a number of the departments that ensure that our owners and guests have a wonderful vacation experience.  I left the “Ridge” in 1995 to run a resort operation in Northern Arizona.  While I was gone I stayed in touch with senior members of the team and jumped at the chance to return to beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Ridge Resorts in 2002.

As you have read in previous posts this is a great place to work.  The culture of caring for our customers and our staff goes back to the early days of the Resort and continues stronger than ever today.  I spend a good portion of my week walking the property from the main road and recreation facilities to the garages and store rooms as well as the guest rooms.  This allows me to see many of our associates on a weekly basis and to interact with so many of our owners and guests.  I have to admit that it is very rewarding and humbling to see how the team truly cares about the guest experience.

I also have the good fortune to be very much involved in the long-term refurbishment plan for the Resorts.  Since 2003 we have completed significant work in each of the guest rooms.  Given the size of the properties each individual guest room building is on a separate cycle and we are very excited about the work to be completed in the next five years.  The work includes the scheduled replacement of furnishings and the complete tear out and replacement of 352 kitchens and 662 bath rooms.    

Thank you for taking the time to get to know some of us who are fortunate enough to call beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley our home.  I hope you consider us for your future vacations, and look forward to seeing you as I am out and about this beautiful property.

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.