Head to Lake Tahoe for the Holidays

The stunning cobalt blue of the water in Lake Tahoe is one of those rare natural phenomena that’s even more breathtaking in person

The Ikon has unlimited skiing and free days at 35 resorts — including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Mammoth Mountain — in 12 states, Canada and Japan. But there are many more options.

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10 Reasons to Visit Lake Tahoe in the Fall

Why wait for ski season to experience everything this gorgeous destination has to offer? The stunning cobalt blue of the water in Lake Tahoe is one of those rare natural phenomena that’s even more breathtaking in person than on Instagram, and fall is the perfect time for appreciating its otherworldly beauty amidst the vivid foliage along the Sierra Nevada mountains.” Brit+Co  brit.co Katherine Parker-Magyar

8 Best Hiking Trails near South Lake Tahoe

On the shores and mountains that ring the sparkling blue waters and turquoise bays of Lake Tahoe, hiking trails lead to peaks, waterfalls, inland lakes, meadows, and lookouts. Views over the lake on a sunny day are astounding. In the spring, the snow-capped peaks stand out sharply on the horizon; in the summer, the wildflowers light up the trails; and in the fall, the leaves glow a brilliant yellow, contrasting with the deep green of the pines.thestepinsider.com 

South Lake Tahoe ballot measure would ban most vacation-home rentals

“Many of the homes that are listed on websites including Airbnb and VRBO are on the water and have private docks. But the growth of online rental agencies has created a bitter rift in the city between those who like vacation renters and the dollars they bring, and those who say they are disrupting neighborhoods and making it hard for full-time residents — many of whom work in lower-wage restaurant, hotel and ski resort jobs — to find affordable housing.” SFGate  Kathleen Pender Photo: Photos By Jessica Christian / The Chronicle

Cute vintage 1950s Tahoe cabin on large lot listed for $375K

Vacation in Tahoe doesn’t have to be so pricey– this 1950s cabin is $375K and you can also snap up the lot next door for another $60K. Built in 1953, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom abode (that sleeps more than its one-bedroom designation might indicate) has had only a handful of owners. Its current sellers have enjoyed vacations here for over 20 years. There are 680 square feet, all of it restored and preserved to celebrate the original intent of the cabin.” SFGate Anna Marie Erwert Photo: Dan Thrift

Which ski pass is best for you? Here’s our 2018-2019 Tahoe Ski Pass Guide.

“Today, the Epic Pass price tag is $949 and, thanks to strategic alliances, partnerships and acquisitions, it offers unlimited skiing at 65 resorts in eight states, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan. But the Epic is just one of many options out there. Take the Ikon Pass, which launched this year as the first true rival to the Epic. The Ikon has unlimited skiing and free days at 35 resorts — including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Mammoth Mountain — in 12 states, Canada and Japan. But there are many more options.” sfchronicle.com Julie Brown Photo: KiwiKamera.com / Homewood Mountain Resort

Tram Up to a Mountain Feast, at Lake Tahoe

Spend Christmas Eve evening at a higher elevation, at High Camp, while feasting in honor of the holiday. HIGH CAMP: It’s the Beyond Merry Wonderland Christmas Eve Holiday dinner, and it will spread out, with lavish pomp, at High Camp’s Terrace Room. The meal itself? Think “… local, fresh, traditional holiday dinner,” the sort of supper to keep you fortified while you gaze out upon the snowy peaks of Squaw Valley and the Tahoe region. The time to enjoy this up-the-hill, tram-tastic to-do? The single seating is at 5 o’clock, so you can be back down the mountain for any further Christmas Eve plans you might have, later in the night.” www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/ Alysia Gray Painter

6 holiday festivals at Tahoe and Mammoth

“Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows’ Merry Days and Holly Nights delivers plenty of cheer each December. Ski runs and slaloms draw powderhounds to the slopes each winter. But those in the Sierra sparkle with more than simple snowflakes: Here are six holiday festivals to warm your spirits.” The Mercury News  LISA HERENDEEN Squaw Valley Resort

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