Don’t miss the fun on and off the mountain in Tahoe South

Recognized by the readers of USA Today as being the “Best Ski DestinationTahoe South has its advantages off the slopes as well. The combination of great outdoors, entertainment, nightlife, dining and gaming are among the most notable attributes.

Try a shotski during Heavenly's Unbuckle Apres party. Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Try a shotski during Heavenly’s Unbuckle Apres party.
Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort.

When you check into The Ridge Tahoe, be sure to check out all your entertainment options. Here’s a look at what’s ahead:

Continuing through Jan. 17 is Tahoe South’s “Made with Altituderestaurant week. Experience some of the best wine and food at a value you can’t get at any other time of the year.

Ever ski to live music from a marching band? Members of UC Berkeley’s Cal Band will be on the slopes at Sierra-at-Tahoe rocking big sound with their acoustic instruments during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Jan. 17-18.

Heavenly Mountain Resort‘s Unbuckle at the top of the Gondola at Tamarack Lodge runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and features live DJs, half-priced drinks and food specials with the Heavenly Angel dancers exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays.

Feel like catching a live Vegas-style show that can only be found at Tahoe South? Check out MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa‘s outrageous new Sweet Talk: A Delicious Electro-Cirque Kiss. The show features exotic dancers, high-flying aerialists, beat-driven DJs, a fire performer and sword swallower. The burlesque revue on weekends at MontBleu through April 5, is described as a risqué feast of outrageous light, color and sound.

The MontBleu Theater is also a good place to catch live bands, including Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice, Jan. 18; STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) Jan. 26; Iration: Automatic Winter Tour with special guests Natural Vibrations, The Movement and Micah Brown, Feb. 1; The Devil Makes Three, Feb. 8 and The Straits, March 28.

The South Shore Room of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe features Booker T Jones Jan. 18, Pablo Cruise, Jan. 25; Toad the Wet Sprocket, Feb. 1; War, Feb. 8, Kellie Pickler, Feb. 15; The Wailers, Feb. 22; Walk off the Earth, March 1. Meanwhile, PEEK Nightclub at Harrah’s features DJ Los Jan. 17.

Laughter is the best medicine and Harveys Lake Tahoe has got the prescription with comedy every week at the Improv. Shows happen at 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Friday and Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 pm on Saturdays. Headliners include Graham Elwood, through Jan. 19; Bobby Collins, Jan. 22-26; Greg Fitzsimmons, Jan. 29-Feb. 2; Brian Dunkleman, Feb. 5-9; Allan Havey, Feb. 12-16; Will Durst, Feb. 19-23; Scott LaRose, Feb. 26-March 2; Judy Gold, March 5-9.

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