Built around the enormous outdoor recreation opportunities Lake Tahoe has to offer, The Ridge Tahoe is also known for its extensive recreation offerings
There’s a 45,000 square-foot clubhouse with an indoor sports complex, full spa, heated swimming pool, hot tubs, indoor basketball courts, outdoor tennis courts and athletic instructors. Unique to the resort is its many organized activities designed to provide something for everyone. If you prefer racquet sports, there are indoor tennis and racquetball courts inside and three outside tennis courts. You can even sign up for onsite tennis lessons to add some spin to your game.
The Ridge Tahoe is known as a family-friendly resort where kids, parents and grandparents will find plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. Kids who grew up on vacation at The Ridge are now bringing their own children every year to enjoy the resort, its 30-seat movie theater, kids’ arts and crafts center, games, arcades and in summer months miniature golf, putting green and playground. Traditions and memories are built here with members returning to create more.
Ridge Tahoe guests who love golf, have plenty of opportunities to warm up their game at the resort and then take in full rounds at any number of Tahoe South area golf courses. Woods and irons are encouraged at the Ridge Tahoe’s outdoor driving range. Meshed nets allow golfers to cut loose and give it all they’ve got. This full swing range gives golfers the chance to hone their technique and find that precious sweet spot.
Once the muscles are loosened, golfers can head over to the on-site miniature golf course putting greens. Gentle sloped greens give way to numerous breaks, giving putters ample opportunities to give their short game the finishing touches they need before heading out.
When it comes to dining, while most units include kitchens, for a convenient night out at the resort there’s the Hungry Bear Restaurant, Ridge Club Deli and the Bear Trap Lounge. The Hungry Bear offers seasonal menus with true Sierra cuisine – simple food prepared perfectly with locally-fresh ingredients to complement the resort’s peaceful and homey vibe.
Many chef’s keep their cooking traditions a secret. Not Ridge Tahoe Chef Stephen Moise. Part demonstration, part cooking lesson, Ridge Tahoe guests are invited to sit in with him and the staff every Tuesday from 4 – 9 p.m. to learn how to prepare a three-course meal.
Other activities and offerings onsite include:
- Wine tasting classes.
- Turn your luck into a sure bet with classes in the art (and science?) of casino craps.
- Arts, crafts and glass painting
- Group trail hikes in and around the Ridge Tahoe. (In winter there’s weekly organized snowshoe hikes.)
- Free movie showings inside The Ridge Tahoe movie theater.
- Water Aerobics
- Skin Care Classes
- Teenager Skin Care Classes
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Wine Tasting Classes
- Group Rock Climbing
- Bingo Nights
- Stretch Classes
- WallyBall Mixer
- Scarf Making Class
- Dance off Challenges (with xBox)
What are some of your favorite resort activities at the Ridge Tahoe?