Fall Specials at the Ridge Tahoe Resort

Book you’re wedding at The Ridge Tahoe between September 4, 2012 – March 31, 2013 and receive complimentary services
50 people or less – Choose 1 service
51-100 people – Choose 2 services
100 or more people – Choose 3 services
Service Options:
Complimentary Hair and Make-up for the Bride
Complimentary Champagne Toast for your guests
Complimentary 60-minute Spa Treatment
Complimentary Five (5) consecutive overnight stays in a One-bedroom Suite at The Ridge Tahoe
Complimentary Bridal Bouquet
*Only available on new bookings. Not applicable to weddings already confirmed at The Ridge Tahoe.

Wedding Inspiration and Helpful Planning Tool

Surfing the web the other day I came across this website www.dessy.com which is an easy to navigate and super helpful wedding website. You can browse all kinds of wedding dresses, accessories, get help with your wedding planning and make colorful and fun  inspiration boards like this one:

You can even search by your wedding colors as well as make your own wedding website, time line and more. Very helpful for the bride to be. Happy planning:)

Sneak Peak of the New Anthropologie Wedding Dress Collection

Urban Outfitters is releasing a brand new wedding line to be released on Valentine’s Day….as if you don’t already have enough to love about Valentine’s Day. Chocolate, flowers and now a fabulous new wedding line! So excited to see the debut!! Check out the sneak peek photos and the press release below for more information.

Thank you to www.Glamour.com for the sneak peak

PHILADELPHIA, Jan 26, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN), a leading lifestyle specialty retail company operating under the Anthropologie, Free People, Leifsdottir, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands today announced wedding brand BHLDN will debut on Valentine’s Day.

For the day that celebrates a woman’s personal taste and style, BHLDN provides a confident and guiding voice to help create an extraordinary experience for brides to share with their family and friends. BHLDN’s first collection is scheduled for February 14, 2011 through its online boutique, www.bhldn.com. It will bring together a curated collection of heirloom quality wedding gowns, bridesmaid frocks, party dresses, assorted jewelry, headpieces, footwear, and lingerie.

Inspired by the very brides BHLDN will serve; the Anthropologie creative team began dreaming up a wedding brand after hearing tales of its customers’ nuptials. “We know our customer, and we know she’s looking for a brand that reflects her unique perspective. She may have interests common to her friends, but she’s looking to create a moment that’s all her own… it’s not so much about our point of view as it is about capturing hers,” explains Managing Director, Kristin Norris.

BHLDN’s online boutique is at the heart of this offer. Each gown is introduced with soulful photography, while a short video captures the ebb and flow of silk habotai, pleated tulle, and veiled organza. MyBHLDN offers a personalized area where brides can create mood boards to share with friends and family (or the broader BHLDN coterie), while how-to’s advise on the perfect bow and what to look for in a wedding photographer.

The collection will feature own-brand designs, as well as established and up-and-coming guest designers — its point of edit being a twist on tradition. Gowns pay respect to the old, new, borrowed and blue, but each with a wink and a nod. Fleur Wood, Tracy Reese, and Catherine Deane contribute exclusive designs to the tailored and voluminous, soft and draped, embroidered and embellished assortment, complete with refinements like built-in boning and corsets. Retail prices for the brand range from $1,000 to $4,000 for gowns, and $200 to $600 for event dresses.

The accessories assortment is vintage-inspired, but decidedly modern. Artisans, ateliers, and milliners including James Coviello, Jennifer Behr, and Yestadt Millinery craft feathers, tulle, and jewels into luxe headpieces. And jewelry designers like Erickson Beamon, Katie Diamond, and Petra Domling offer baubles, from delicate to bold.

Following in the tradition of Anthropologie, BHLDN puts emphasis on not just apparel, but the imagination and detail of every element that makes up a wedding. Decorations will round out the collection later in the year, encompassing varied interests and themes. BHLDN will carry everything from cake toppers and lanterns, to lovely DIY-type items that are already made, as well as more aspirational items like candelabras and mouth-blown glassware.

A wedding may be the biggest and most important party a woman will ever throw or attend, and BHLDN plans to be there for all of the special moments throughout its customers’ lives.

The first store is expected to open its doors in the second half of the year. BHLDN will become the sixth brand to join the URBN family.

This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire, www.globenewswire.com

SOURCE: Urban Outfitters, Inc.

Ski in and Ski Out

Here is a mocked up picture of the new Hillside Ski Elevator that is coming in the Fall of this year (2011).

The Ski Elevator will carry up to 8 skiers at a time, and travel from Ridge Club Drive (leaving property next to the kids playground) and travel down to Heavenly’s Stagecoach Ski Lodge.  Guests will be able to use their room key to access the elevator.  Then like a normal elevator, they just push the button down or up depending on which way they are headed and off they go!

It will definitely add to a winter wedding for next season!

LAKE TAHOE RECOGNIZED AS NO. 1 SKI DESTINATION BY RAND MCNALLY

LAKE TAHOE RECOGNIZED AS NO. 1 SKI DESTINATION BY RAND MCNALLY

Latest Accolade Adds to Long List from National Travel Authorities;
Destination Noted for Bookings

Jan. 24, 2011 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – Rand McNally recently announced Lake Tahoe (http://www.tahoesouth.com) as the No. 1 ski destination for 2010-11 season. The ranking is based on travel bookings to the destination when compared to other winter locations throughout the United States and Canada.

Lake Tahoe South Shore offers value-added lodging and world-class outdoor recreation options, accommodating a variety of budgets. The region’s three ski resorts, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood Mountain Resort boast spectacular views, record early season snowfall this year with more than 300 inches, moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

is recognized as a leader in travel maps, navigation, and trip planning services. Other destinations in the top ten include Steamboat Springs, Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Quebec, Stowe, Jackson Hole and Whistler.

“South Shore is top of mind for many visitors within regional drive and air markets, but accolades like this one help to extend our reach beyond the Rockies and to the East Coast,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “This particular acknowledgement indicates a positive outlook for the local economy by highlighting our successful visitor bookings for the season. Even in a tough economy, folks find ways to make quality recreation a part of their budget.”

Other Lake Tahoe awards include top rankings from TripAdvisor as the “No. 1 Travel Destination in the U.S.” (2010, 2008) and the “No. 10 Destination Worldwide” by TripAdvisor (2008), Orbitz.com as the No. 1 ski destination for the three past consecutive years; and numerous designations from SKI Magazine, Skiing Magazine, Transworld Snowboarding for diverse categories such as snow quality, scenery, off-hill activities, and terrain parks for Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Sierra-at-Tahoe.

NEW FOR WINTER 2010-11 AT THE RESORTS

Heavenly Mountain Resort recently opened picturesque Tamarack Lodge on Dec. 17, a 15,000-square-foot venue that includes a restaurant, bar, 500 indoor seats and 250 outdoor patio seats at the top of the Gondola. The new Lodge is consistent with Heavenly’s ongoing commitment to providing the finest on-mountain experience for skiers and snowboarders. The resort’s revitalization over the past eight years has included upgraded lifts, increased snowmaking and grooming, a four-lane tubing mecca at Heavenly’s Adventure Peak and additional on-mountain amenities. The resort has also introduced EpicMix™ for the winter 2010-11 season, a ground-breaking online and mobile application that allows skiers and snowboarders to digitally capture and share their mountain experiences.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort remains a popular resort for new skiers and snowboarders as it continues to offer a beginner’s package featuring a 2.5 hour lesson, equipment rental and lift ticket with access to two new conveyor lifts on Easy Street, as well as Easy Rider Express and Rock Garden. Staying connected on the slopes has its own set of rewards this winter as well with exclusive text-only deals for subscribers. Guests visiting Sierra can sign up for weekly text message deals and take advantage of ongoing Buy-One-Get-One offers throughout the resort including private lessons, lunch items, daycare, preferred parking, demo equipment and t-shirts. Deals change often and signing up is easy: text “DealAlert” to 29222.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is zipping through the season with the ZipTahoe Treetop Canopy Tour, featuring eight lines with speeds up to 35 miles per hour. Also introduced this year is the High Alpine Adventure Center where guests can add old‐fashioned, horse‐drawn sleigh rides, throttle‐twisting snowmobile tours and evening snow cat tours, to the list of outdoor adventure options available at the resort. On-mountain upgrades to chairlifts provide a facelift to the resort’s existing lifts, along with new menu items at restaurants, and the construction of a new power facility slated for completion later this year which will deliver cleaner, more reliable energy to the resort and surrounding Kirkwood community. The resort’s Day Care Dilemma Lift Ticket is transferrable between parents hoping to split their time on the slopes and in the base area while sharing time with their kids.

For real time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and what’s happening in South Lake Tahoe, The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is Facebook: www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SouthShoreTahoe, and YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA. For information about Lake Tahoe South Shore, call 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or visit www.tahoesouth.com.

Welcome to our new Wedding Blog!

Now that we are in the throws of our winter, we here at The Ridge have decided that a new wedding blog is in order. Please check it out and let us know what you think! In the meantime, we will leave you with a taste of the summer to come with I will leave you with some photos of Morgan and Preston’s wedding held here on August 6th. They had their ceremony in the Grand View Garden with the reception immediately following at The Eagle’s Nest.

All of these wonderful photos were taken by Jaime and Jason of

Rosestreet Studio.

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.