Tahoe Weekly https://thetahoeweekly.com Lake Tahoe's Complete Events, Entertainment, Recreation, Dining, Art guide Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:12:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Plumas OSV open houses rescheduled https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/plumas-osv-open-houses-rescheduled/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:11:50 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49315 Two open houses have been rescheduled for the Plumas National Forest Over-snow Vehicle Use Designation Project. The new dates are Jan. 8 in Quincy at the Tulsa Scott Building in Plumas Sierra County Fairground and Jan. 10 in Oroville at the Southside Oroville Community Center. Both open houses will be from 4 to 6 p.m. […]

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Two open houses have been rescheduled for the Plumas National Forest Over-snow Vehicle Use Designation Project. The new dates are Jan. 8 in Quincy at the Tulsa Scott Building in Plumas Sierra County Fairground and Jan. 10 in Oroville at the Southside Oroville Community Center. Both open houses will be from 4 to 6 p.m.

Read Tahoe Weekly’s coverage on “The debate over snowmobile access”

The comment period for the project has been extended until Jan. 24, 2019. Information, including the DEIS, maps and opportunities for comment, is available on the project Web site. | fs.usda.gov


 

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Map of Tahoe’s plowed bike trails available https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/map-of-tahoes-plowed-bike-trails-available/ Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:03:49 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49310 Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition now offers the first online bike map showing the Lake Tahoe region’s regularly snow-plowed bike trails. People searching for a plowed bike route can now toggle a special, seasonal layer in the nonprofit organization’s interactive bike map, available online. Many of Tahoe’s local jurisdictions clear snow from their shared-use paths, typically […]

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Courtesy Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition

Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition now offers the first online bike map showing the Lake Tahoe region’s regularly snow-plowed bike trails. People searching for a plowed bike route can now toggle a special, seasonal layer in the nonprofit organization’s interactive bike map, available online.

Many of Tahoe’s local jurisdictions clear snow from their shared-use paths, typically after they have completed plowing local roads.

“We’re grateful that so many of Tahoe’s jurisdictions have made it their policy to provide safe bike routes year round,” said Gavin Feiger, president of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, in a press release. “So many community members and visitors now bike throughout the year, even in the winter, and we wanted to provide this map as a tool to help them connect to these plowed paths.”

The plowed path data on the Bike Coalition map is not real-time data but is a list of the paths each jurisdiction intends to plow during snow events.

The online Tahoe Bike Map is one of the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition’s projects as part of its mission to make Tahoe more bicycle friendly. The all-volunteer nonprofit also produces the free print version of the Tahoe Bike Map, available online and at bike shops and visitor centers throughout the region. | map.tahoebike.org


 

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Life-sized gingerbread Santa on display https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/life-sized-gingerbread-santa-on-display/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:14:16 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49300 Santa Claus is coming to town — and this year he’s made of gingerbread and candy. To celebrate the holidays, pastry crafters at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe spent six days building a gingerbread wagon and Santa Claus made entirely of treats — and it’s all edible. The incredible, edible display is in the lobby […]

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Courtesy Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

Santa Claus is coming to town — and this year he’s made of gingerbread and candy. To celebrate the holidays, pastry crafters at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe spent six days building a gingerbread wagon and Santa Claus made entirely of treats — and it’s all edible. The incredible, edible display is in the lobby in front of Cutthroat’s Saloon. | hyatt.com

Below is a list of all the sweet ingredients that were used to make this festive decoration:

Gingerbread wagon
75 pounds gingerbread
120 pounds of royal icing
110 Hershey chocolate bars
63 pounds of candy
24 pounds of mini marshmallows

Santa Claus
34 pounds of Rice Krispy Treats
20 pounds of rolled fondant
6 pounds of royal icing


 

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Tips for keeping fire safe this winter/holiday season https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/tips-for-keeping-fire-safe-this-winter-holiday-season/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:02:32 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49295 Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team and local fire districts are reminding residents and visitors to properly dispose of fireplace/woodstove ashes and to use caution when decorating for the holiday. The following safety tips are recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to help keep homes safe this winter/holiday season. Fireplaces and Woodstoves The winter […]

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Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team and local fire districts are reminding residents and visitors to properly dispose of fireplace/woodstove ashes and to use caution when decorating for the holiday. The following safety tips are recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to help keep homes safe this winter/holiday season.

Fireplaces and Woodstoves

The winter typically means building a cozy fire to keep the home warm, but there are risks associated with fireplaces and woodstoves. According to NFPA, fire departments in the U.S. respond to an estimated average of 54,030 structure fires per year that involve heating equipment including fireplaces/woodstoves.

  • Have a qualified professional install woodstoves, chimney connectors and chimneys.
  • Woodstoves should be UL2 certified.
  • In woodstoves, burn only dry, seasoned wood. In pellet stoves, burn only dry, seasoned wood pellets.
  • Have the fireplace/chimney and woodstove inspected and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep every fall before heating season, and make sure to have a properly installed and working chimney spark arrestor.
  • Clean the inside of the fireplace/woodstove periodically using a wire brush.
  • On open fireplaces, use a screen: 1/8-inch wire mesh is recommended for indoor fireplace screens that are heavy enough to stop rolling logs and big enough to cover the entire opening of the fireplace to catch flying sparks.
  • Allow ashes to cool completely before disposing of them. Place ashes in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid and add water to the ashes before disposing of them. Keep the container at least 10 feet away from the home, decks, fences, wood piles and other combustible materials. Never use a vacuum cleaner to pick up ashes and never dispose of ashes in bags or boxes. Contact the local trash collection agency for ash disposal recommendations.
  • Keep a close eye on children whenever a fireplace/wood or pellet stove is being used. Remind them to stay at least 3 feet away at all times.
  • Woodstoves need space. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away. Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving the house or going to bed.
  • Install and maintain carbon monoxide (CO) alarms outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. For the best protection, interconnect the CO alarms, so they all sound at once.
  • Older woodstoves or fireplaces, should be upgraded with a more efficient heat source that can also help improve Tahoe’s air and water quality. Newer wood stoves are Environmental Protection Agency compliant and have catalytic converters that remove particulates from smoke before emission. Similarly, natural gas stoves/fireplaces emit significantly less pollutants. Rebates may be available to help with replacement of inefficient woodstoves/fireplaces.
  • More information available at Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. | org

Holiday Decorating and Entertaining

According to NFPA, Christmas trees and holiday decorations account for more than 1,000 structure fires every year.

  • Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant, flame retardant or flameless.
  • Keep lit candles away from decorations and other flammable materials or use battery-powered flameless candles. Keep children and pets away from lit candles.
  • Some decorative lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not for both.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for maximum number of light strands to connect together.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
  • Do not block egress windows and doors with decorations.
  • Test smoke alarms and tell guests about the home fire escape plan.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Stay in the kitchen when using the oven or cooking on the stovetop.
  • If smoking outside, make sure to properly dispose of cigarettes in a large, deep ashtray a safe distance away from any vegetation.

For more home safety tips, visit nfpa.org.


 

 

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Discounted lift tickets support Tahoe SAFE Alliance fundraiser https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/discounted-lift-tickets-support-tahoe-safe-alliance-fundraiser/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:56:46 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49288 Tahoe SAFE Alliance’s annual Ski Days Fundraiser is back. Vail Resorts and Northstar California have donated all-day lift tickets good from now until April 2019 through an EpicPromise grant. Proceeds from the purchase of a ticket support therapy and counseling for children affected by family violence in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Tickets are $129, […]

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Courtesy Heavenly

Tahoe SAFE Alliance’s annual Ski Days Fundraiser is back. Vail Resorts and Northstar California have donated all-day lift tickets good from now until April 2019 through an EpicPromise grant. Proceeds from the purchase of a ticket support therapy and counseling for children affected by family violence in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Tickets are $129, saving skiers up to 30 percent on same-day, single-ticket resort fees.

Tickets are valid at any domestic Vail-operated ski resort, including Northstar, Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort in the Tahoe region. Other ski resorts in the U.S. include Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Park City, Afton Alp, Mt. Brighton and Wilmot.

No restrictions or blackout dates apply; participants can ski on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day or Martin Luther King Day. Please allow 48 hours for processing; the purchase of a ticket is considered a donation and no refunds will be issued. | (775) 298-0010, tahoesafealliance.org


 

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Free Truckee holiday shuttles https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/free-truckee-holiday-shuttles/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:50:01 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49283 During one of the most festive times of the year, visitors and locals alike can reduce congestion by leaving the car behind and forget about traffic and parking hassles, using the free shuttle service connecting Truckee neighborhoods, Squaw Valley ski resort and Northstar California from Dec. 26 to 31. Truckee neighborhood shuttles will be providing […]

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Drone Promotions | Courtesy Truckee Chamber

During one of the most festive times of the year, visitors and locals alike can reduce congestion by leaving the car behind and forget about traffic and parking hassles, using the free shuttle service connecting Truckee neighborhoods, Squaw Valley ski resort and Northstar California from Dec. 26 to 31.

Truckee neighborhood shuttles will be providing service to and from downtown Truckee between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. daily. The neighborhood shuttles will service: Donner Lake, Sierra Meadows, Brockway, Gateway, Deerfield, West River Street, Prosser, Tahoe Donner and Glenshire.

Connections between the neighborhood and resort shuttles can be made in at the Truckee Train Depot. Nightly resort shuttles will be providing service to and from downtown Truckee, Squaw Valley and Northstar between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. daily.

Connections between holiday shuttle routes and TART’s free night service can be made nightly in Olympic Valley and Northstar. For schedules and information, visit tahoetruckeetransit.com.


 

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High Sierra Music Festival announces lineup https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/high-sierra-music-festival-announces-lineup/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:43:29 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49278 High Sierra Music Festival will return from July 4 to 7 in Quincy for the 29th consecutive year. Priding itself on a diverse musical lineup, intimate artist play shops and legendary sit-ins and surprises throughout the weekend, High Sierra remains the live-music fan mainstay. The festival planners have announced the first batch of artists on […]

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Courtesy High Music Festival

High Sierra Music Festival will return from July 4 to 7 in Quincy for the 29th consecutive year. Priding itself on a diverse musical lineup, intimate artist play shops and legendary sit-ins and surprises throughout the weekend, High Sierra remains the live-music fan mainstay.

The festival planners have announced the first batch of artists on its 2019 lineup: Greensky Bluegrass, Jim James, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Galactic, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Marcus King Band, ALO, The Polish Ambassador, The Nth Power, Jennifer Hartswick Band, Cris Jacobs Band, Cha Wa and Ron Artis II & The Truth. More artists will be announced in the coming months.

Festivalgoers spend every day celebrating old traditions, as well as forging new ones. Craft brews and artisanal cocktails and cuisine to satisfy any appetite can be found around the clock and kids can watch daily parades, play in the Family Village and the community swimming pool. On-site yoga, Pilates and guided meditations provide a nonmusical lift for the body, mind and spirit. High Sierra Music Festival takes place in the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

Four-day passes at early-bird prices are in effect until Jan. 8, 2019, while supplies last. All tickets will be available starting Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. | highsierramusic.com 


 

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Amgen Tour of California returns to South Lake Tahoe https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/amgen-tour-of-california-returns-to-south-lake-tahoe/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:37:19 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49273 The 14th annual Amgen Tour of California will return to South Lake Tahoe in the spring for the fifth time. The Men’s Race Stage 2 will run from Rancho Cordova with a finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort on May 13, 2019. The world’s best male cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways […]

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Courtesy Amgen Tour

The 14th annual Amgen Tour of California will return to South Lake Tahoe in the spring for the fifth time. The Men’s Race Stage 2 will run from Rancho Cordova with a finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort on May 13, 2019.

The world’s best male cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena, for seven stages in seven days from May 12 to 18, 2019. This year’s course will highlight the distinct beauty of Northern, Central and Southern California. The 2019 host cities feature the return of town favorites such as South Lake Tahoe, long-time veterans Sacramento and Pasadena and first-timer Rancho Cordova.

The annual Amgen Tour of California events carry the distinction of being the only U.S. races on the calendar of Union Cycliste Internationale and have helped launch some of today’s star cyclists while continuing to attract the best competitors and teams in the world. With seven new courses between them, the event’s legacy as an international platform for both men’s and women’s racing will hold special significance this year as Olympic hopefuls gear up for Tokyo 2020.

“Tahoe South and our partners look forward to showcasing our home as a leading cycling destination to a worldwide audience of recreational enthusiasts through these cycling stars,” said Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, in a press release. “These elite athletes serve as an inspiration to our community, schools, amateur athletes and future Olympians.” | amgentourofcalifornia.com

 2019 Race Schedule

Amgen Tour of California, Men’s Race

May 12 | Stage 1 | Sacramento
May 13 | Stage 2 | Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe
May 14 | Stage 3 | Laguna Seca to Morro Bay
May 15 | Stage 4 | San Jose
May 16 | Stage 5 | Pismo Beach to Ventura
May 17 | Stage 6 | Ontario to Mount Baldy
May 18 | Stage 7 | Santa Clarita to Pasadena


 

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Join Donor Party for Tahoe Nonprofits https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/join-donor-party-for-tahoe-nonprofits/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:30:28 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49268 Alpenglow Sports Donor Party, which consists of 15 private donors, has given $106,250 throughout the year to local nonprofits. For each Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series, which draws 500 to 800 attendees each show and averages around $10,000 in fundraising through raffles and donations, the Donor Party pledges another $30,000 per show. According to Alpenglow Sports […]

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Courtesy Alpenglow Sports

Alpenglow Sports Donor Party, which consists of 15 private donors, has given $106,250 throughout the year to local nonprofits. For each Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series, which draws 500 to 800 attendees each show and averages around $10,000 in fundraising through raffles and donations, the Donor Party pledges another $30,000 per show.

According to Alpenglow Sports owner Brendan Madigan, this is just the beginning: “We think it’s possible to grow this to raise $1 million per year for charities,” he recently told OutdoorRetailer.com.

It’s essential to Madigan that the speaker series remain free of charge and that it leverage on the wide range of people who love Tahoe, the wild and public lands.

“Alpenglow has customers who have shopped with us for nearly as long as I’ve been alive and whether you are a new ski bum recently transplanted from Vermont, a tourist from the Midwest or a Bay Area CEO, we feel that our customers have played a massive role in contributing to our 39-year-old DNA,” he said in the story (outdoorretailer.com). “Accordingly, we feel a tremendous loyalty to give back and do the right thing by those who have supported us.”

The Winter Speaker Series features five adventure athletes from November to February each winter at Olympic Village Lodge. The proceeds from each talk benefits one nonprofit, including Sierra Avalanche Center, Adventure Risk Challenge, Protect Our Winters and Achieve Tahoe.

The next events will feature Emily Harrington and Michelle Parker and benefit Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe on Jan. 3, 2019.

Visit alpenglowsports.com for a full schedule. Visit outdoorretailer.com to read the complete story.


 

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South Lake Tahoe visitor center moves https://thetahoeweekly.com/2018/12/south-lake-tahoe-visitor-center-moves/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:23:39 +0000 https://thetahoeweekly.com/?p=49261 Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority’s (LTVA) South Shore visitor center has relocated to a central site at the Heavenly Village. The information headquarters, Explore Tahoe, will help familiarize guests with the area’s attractions, hidden gems and local lake knowledge in order for them to confidently and comfortably navigate the region. Explore Tahoe is located at 4114 […]

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Courtesy Explore Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority’s (LTVA) South Shore visitor center has relocated to a central site at the Heavenly Village. The information headquarters, Explore Tahoe, will help familiarize guests with the area’s attractions, hidden gems and local lake knowledge in order for them to confidently and comfortably navigate the region.

Explore Tahoe is located at 4114 Lake Tahoe Blvd., the main artery through South Lake Tahoe. It’s next door to Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, the Heavenly Village and the Nevada state line. It is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Christmas Day, Dec. 25. LTVA continues to operate the visitor center at 169 State Route 50 in Stateline, Nev.

The new center features displays of the area’s geology, history, points of interest, a topographical relief map, films about Lake Tahoe and a children’s discovery center. An in-the-know staff is available to answer questions, provide insights and recommendations regarding activities, recreation, events, restaurants, wildlife and environmental topics.

“The access to this location will prove extremely convenient for our visitors,” said Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, in a press release.

The facility is located next to a public transportation hub for visitors and residents using the Tahoe Transportation District bus system. Passes for the South Lake Tahoe area are available for purchase. | (800) 288-2463 or tahoesouth.com


 

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