While we understand that this holiday season will look and feel a little different, we still want to encourage everyone to celebrate responsibly and safely. You can still get your holiday warm and fuzzies by supporting our resilient community — mask up and shop locally, order takeout from your favorite restaurants, give back and volunteer your time, or consider making a donation to our amazing nonprofits! All the little things add up and make a huge difference.
NORTH TAHOE SHOP & WIN CONTEST
The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and regional business associations have teamed up to help make holiday shopping even more rewarding this year. In an effort to encourage shopping local, we have created a 5-week holiday shopping scavenger hunt to drive locals and visitors around the region to complete shopping related challenges.
The contest will run through the Goosechase App which is free to download and use. Once players join the contest on the app, they will see over 100 challenges to complete for points. Each week a team/player will be selected to win prizes and at the end, the team/player who acquired the most points will win a grand prize. We will be encouraging shopping safely this season, reiterating the importance of wearing a mask and making sure to physically distance.
NORTH TAHOE BUSINESS GIFT CARDS & ONLINE SHOPPING
Support local North Lake Tahoe businesses today. Buy a gift card now, use it later, and help support the regional businesses that need us more than ever. In addition to purchasing a gift card, visit our online shopping category to purchase items in real time from some of your favorite North Lake Tahoe businesses.
UNDER CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, RESTAURANTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO OFFER TAKEOUT AND DELIVERY
The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA) recently launched Takeout Tahoe, an initiative to support and promote local restaurants through winter and beyond. The campaign includes a downloadable guide to help visitors and locals navigate the 150+ restaurant options in the region, a North Tahoe EATS Facebook Page, and a contest element that will award restaurant gift cards to further support eating local. The NLTRA recognizes that To-Go options mean extra waste. Included with all Takeout Tahoe promotional materials is an underlying theme that reinforces a Leave No Trace message. For more information about the Takeout Tahoe campaign, visit GoTahoeNorth.com.
WHAT NTBA MEMBERS ARE OPEN FOR TAKEOUT ON CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY?
Photo Credit | Tom Zikas via Soule Domain
TAHOE TRUCKEE COMMUNITY CHORUS 2020 HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE
Tahoe Truckee Community Chorus presents their premiere Virtual Chorus Video, “Here We Come A-Caroling,” FREE viewing on Vimeo the entire month of December, 2020. Arranged by Josh Sparkman, copyright 2017, recorded with permission of Beckenhorst Press, conducted by Susan K Horst and edited by Douglas DeVore and David W Nelson.
Celebrate the place you love through the Give Back Tahoe Giving Season! Learn about local nonprofit organizations and how they are making a difference in the community. Already have a favorite nonprofit? Help them meet their fundraising goals for 2020. If you time it right, you could help them win a challenge grant!
In this most difficult year, please consider supporting our community through the Winter Warmth & Wellness and Toys for Tots giveaways on Saturday, December 19. Give money, shop online, collect donations, and volunteer time! Many of our North Tahoe neighbors lack these basics of life. Visit the event listing here for more detailed information on how to contribute!
Nine guest artists will join North Tahoe Arts’ existing Artisan Shop group, bringing you a huge selection of handmade art, fine crafts and holiday specials. You will find original art, prints, fiber arts, mosaic, jewelry, sculpture, art glass, wood, ceramics, photography, note cards, eclectic wall hangings and much, much more. There is something for every interest and every pocketbook, many reflective of our rich Tahoe environment and lifestyle. The shop will be open 7 days week from 11am to 4pm, through January 7, 2021.
PREPARING FOR THE 20/21 WINTER SKI SEASON
North Lake Tahoe ski resorts and winter recreation sites are gearing up for winter, modifying their operations and expanding health safeguards to guarantee a safe and enjoyable winter season in North Lake Tahoe. While some ski resorts may differ slightly in their operations, social distancing, mask requirements, and capacity limits are being planned across all North Tahoe ski resorts to protect public health during the winter. North Lake Tahoe is urging guests to visit the websites of individual ski resorts for the most up-to-date information when planning a winter trip. You can also check out the National Ski Area Associations Ski Well, Be Well guide which highlights operational practices most resorts are implementing, NLTRA’s COVID-19 informational page, or NLTRA’s blog that gives tips on what you need to know before visiting the region this winter season.
JANUARY IS LEARN TO SKI & RIDE MONTH
January is “Learn to Ski & Snowboard” month and North Lake Tahoe has the highest concentration of ski resorts in the nation. Whether you’re new to snow or a veteran powder-shredder, stay on top of conditions and view mountain webcams.
WORLD SNOW DAY!
It’s winter in California which means, it’s time to celebrate! What better way than with a day dedicated to all things winter. Sunday, January 17 is World Snow Day! Follow along and join in the conversation on social media and use the hashtag #WorldSnowDay and #VisitNorthTahoe.
SUNSET SNOWSHOE TOURS
Watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierra while trekking through Tahoe’s peaceful forest. Experience the solitude of winter at this special time of day while learning local natural and human history. Offered every Friday, or by custom arrangement with four or more guests. Trip includes snowshoes, poles, knowledgeable guides, natural and human history discussions, trail snacks, and permit fees. Cost is $75 per person. Location is dependent on weather and snow pack. Tour time varies based on sunset time that day. Please contact Tahoe Adventure Company at (530) 913-9212 to book the tour or book online at www.TahoeAdventureCompany.com
FULL COLD MOON SNOWSHOE TOUR
Join Tahoe Adventure Company on December 30th from 4 to 7pm for a very special Full Moon Snowshoe Trek. Take in the brisk mountain air as you snowshoe under the moon and learn about the High Sierra. Their knowledgeable guides will discuss local natural history and fascinating facts about our moon. They will also stop along the way to take in the beautiful views and enjoy snacks and hot drinks. Trip includes snowshoes, poles, knowledgeable guides, natural and human history discussions, trail snacks, and permit fees. No experience necessary. Cost is $75 per person. Location is dependent on weather and snow pack. More full moon hikes available for booking on January 28, February 27, March 28, and April 27. Please contact Tahoe Adventure Company at (530) 913-9212 to book the tour or book online at www.TahoeAdventureCompany.com
MORE THAN JUST SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING AT NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA
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- Fat Tire Snow Biking | Trade in skis for wheels and take on the groomed trails of the Northstar Cross-Country trail network. Get rolling…