The holiday season at Lake Tahoe begins with the opening of Heavenly Mountain Resort and a full course traditional Thanksgiving spread served at the Ridge Tahoe’s Hungry Bear Restaurant.

After reserving your choice of lodging, be sure to make your reservations for dinner prepared by Executive Chef Stephen J. Moises and staff. Dinner will be served from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. and features its long-standing traditional feast and a few surprise dishes too.

Enjoy a homemade pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving dessert at The Ridge.
Enjoy a homemade pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving dessert at The Ridge.


Long regarded as an iconic favorite at South Shore, the resort’s family appeal and stunning panoramic views make for an ideal Thanksgiving vacation away from home. Skiing at Heavenly is part of the Thanksgiving weekend tradition. Guests can always hop aboard the complimentary Ridge Shuttle and BlueGo and be taken to the Gondola.

The Ridge has on-site ski rentals, tune-ups, apparel, gear and Heavenly lift tickets at the Resort Sports Ski and Snowboard Shop. Returning from a day on the mountain, 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 through the holiday weekend at the Elevation Spa which offers facials, massages, body treatments and rejuvenation packages from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

There are plenty of on-site activities to choose from at the Clubhouse and Resort Center for adults and teens while the little ones can be entertained at the Ridge’s complimentary Kids Club day camp. Kids Club activities will have a turkey theme all month, but will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Families can pull together their collective skills with a number of video and table venues featured in the Family Game Room.