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72 Hours in Tahoe

A Full Tahoe Travel Guide for Winter Only have 72 hours in North Tahoe? Check out our 3-day Tahoe itinerary and get inspired for a short but sweet visit. Northstar Ski Resort, a mere 4 miles from the Truckee Tahoe Airport (TRK, TKF) is a family-friendly winter wonderland. Stay in the Village at Northstar and access The Big Springs Express Gondola, Echo Chairlift, and Northstar Ski School, all just steps from your door. And if you prefer a more secluded location with expansive homes, the Old Greenwood neighborhood might [...]


The Secret Season

After the spring snowstorms become fewer and far between, a sunny exposure of the East Shore warms the steep lakefront to the point that hiking and sunbathing are as good as they get. Springtime in the Tahoe is a special season that not many are aware of, and the locals are not eager to let anyone else in on the secret. The cool, crisp mornings are typically followed by warm sunny afternoons, and if you watch the webcams on the lake and check the wind, [...]


5 exercises for ski season

by Shelby Crummer – Digital Marketing Specialist As the head volleyball coach at a local high school in the Vail Valley, I often think about the importance of both physical and mental preparation. Our team just finished the volleyball season last week and with winter being just around the corner, I’ve been considering the best ways to prepare my own body, physically, for this ski season. In order to start your ski vacation strong this winter, I encourage you to try these 5 simple, preseason ski conditioning workouts to experience [...]


Summer Activities in a Pandemic

Typically a time when calendars are chalk full of travel plans, cookouts, live music, sporting events, markets, camping, family and friend gatherings, beaches and swimming pools. Typically a time when children squeal and play, while adults reconnect and relax. But during these unprecedented times we’re all rethinking what to do, where to go and most importantly, how to do summer safely. If you’re needing an escape that’s both responsible and utterly rejuvenating, we invite you explore to the mountains. With plenty of space for social distancing, delightfully warm days paired [...]


Northstar California Ski Resort, Winter 2019-2020

Northstar California is undoubtedly one of the most family-friendly ski resorts not only in Lake Tahoe, but also across the nation. Guests enjoy a quaint, pedestrian-friendly alpine village with ice skating, movies, shopping, dining, Starbucks, pottery-making, live music, s’mores, fire pits and more. On-mountain, Northstar’s learn-to-ski/snowboard programs are incomparable, with terrain available for every skill level! Throughout Winter 2019-2020 there are noteworthy changes happening: Celebrity Chef, Michael Mina, is opening ‘Bourbon Pub’, adding to the collection of wonderful eateries throughout The Village. This “125-seat restaurant will showcase a selection of dishes [...]


Essential Packing Guide for a Seamless Mountain Getaway

By: Nicole Reitter ‘Tis the season for a mountain/ski vacation! Visiting a winter-wonderland blanketed in snow and brimming with outdoor recreation can be a magical, memorable getaway – especially when you’re prepared for the elevation and elements. Following is our list of must-haves and nice-to-haves for your next Lake Tahoe winter retreat. Weather-appropriate clothing, including: Thermal underwear and/or base layer top and bottom Waterproof ski pants or bibs Waterproof gloves AND mittens (because you’ll want to keep your hands toasty on and off the [...]


8 Reasons Why Families Should Never Stay at a Hotel or Vacation Rental Again

Nicole Reitter : In the past, families going on vacation had two options for accommodations: hotel rooms and VRBO-style vacation rentals. That’s all changing now thanks to ‘Resort Living’, a concept that’s revolutionizing family vacations. Resort Living typically encompasses condominium-style accommodations, complete with a kitchen, family room, multi-bedrooms and bathrooms; and oftentimes outdoor living space, a garage or home office. All this plus the amenities you expect and appreciate from a full-service hotel, such as swimming pools, hot tubs, a fitness center, spa, activities, front desk and maintenance staffs, as well [...]


Best North Lake Tahoe Mexican Restaurants

Mexican Restaurants At Tahoe Mountain Lodging, we love Mexican food!  After a long ski day, bike ride, hike, or just a fun day in Lake Tahoe, grab some chips and salsa, an ice-cold margarita and relax.  North Lake Tahoe has some of the greatest Mexican restaurants for all taste buds! The Village at Northstar Taqueria Los Arcos Enjoy homemade recipes from Concepcion de Buenos Aires in Jalisco, Mexico. Truckee Casa Baeza Classic Mexican food in downtown Truckee. Known for their "high octane" margarita! El Toro Bravo A Truckee staple since 1988, [...]


Vacation Rental Tip: Check The Track Record

Rapidly becoming the preferred lodging option for a variety of leisure and business travelers, many still aren’t comfortable renting vacation homes as opposed to traditional hotels.  While vacation homes are typically larger and more cost effective than traditional hotel lodging, they may also come with surprises for the inexperienced. Rent your vacation residence through an organization with a proven track record. Often, we work with guests who have had bad vacation rental experiences in the past.  Nearly all of these negative experiences are a result [...]



Tōst a great ski day at one of Lake Tahoe's most unique après-ski venues.  Located off Northstar's East Ridge Trail, Tōst offers a complimentary Champagne toast at 2:00 pm daily.  After you complimentary glass, you have the option to purchase half-bottles or bottles of bubbly. Stay a while and relax around the firepits in bean bags.  Upgrade to Platinum Tōst and enjoy a charcuterie and cheese board and Champagne upgrade, Veuve Clicquot Yello Label Brut.  With your Platinum Tōst, you'll also be given Northstar s'mores kits to roast over your personal fire pit.