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Hang Gliding Tahoe

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Hang Gliding Tahoe shows you the views of South Lake Tahoe from up above, flying high in an Apollo Trike instructed by a FAA flight instructor.  Hang Gliding Tahoe is beautiful, adventurous and fun! Not only that, but it’s also great for the whole family and can be experienced year-round. The best part of hang gliding in Tahoe is the beautiful views from above. You won’t be able to see these things if you stay on the ground for your entire visit. The Apollo Trike, used for Lake Tahoe Hang Gliding, tests higher than most conventional airplanes for G-forces. The machines are maintained and inspected by FAA certified mechanics, and they take serious precautions when it comes to weather and safety for all! You even get the reassurance of a backup parachute. Unlike many things you can do while you’re here on vacation, Hang Gliding Lake Tahoe isn’t confined to the summer or the winter, but rather you can go any time of the year! The sights are just as beautiful in December as they are in July! Hang Gliding in Tahoe is the way to go. It’s a completely different experience than parasailing, sailing, plane riding, a balloon ride or a helicopter tour and none of these other options will get you the same thrill.

For additional information, please visit hangglidingtahoe.com

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Tahoe Photographic Tours

southlaketahoeTahoe Photographic Tours is a unique scenic guide and photographic service. You will be treated to first class door to door services, including a luxury SUV chauffeured ride to premier Tahoe locations. A professional team will show you the best locations, and the best times to be there. From sparkling waterfalls and back country lakes to high mountain vistas and spectacular wildlife, Lake Tahoe awaits your arrival. There is plenty of time at each stop for you to relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape around you. You’ll see Tahoe’s best secret spots.  You are taken to unique spectacular locations which offer the best photo opportunities. You will see these areas from vantage points that most people just don’t know about plus during the height of the season, avoiding the crowds.

For additional information, visit tahoephotographictours.com

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NSAA Safety Week at Sierra Resort

skingSierra-at-Tahoe Resort has joined forces with The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) for National Safety Week to educate skiers, riders and employees about the importance of safety on the slopes. Throughout the week of January 20-26, 2013 Sierra will host fun activities, giveaways, and discounts on helmets and other safety equipment.

For additional details, visit: sierraattahoe.com/event/nsaa-safety-week-sierra-resort

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Twas the Night Before Christmas – Lake Tahoe’s Shining Stars Annual Holiday Performances

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Twas the Night Before Christmas”, a special holiday production by Lake Tahoe’s Shining Stars of the Marcia Sarosik Dance Studio, returns to Harrah’s Tahoe Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Based on the classic holiday poem, the Tahoe production debuted in 2006. There are two show times available to accommodate its growing popularity.

The dancers range in age from 2 1/2 to 18 performing in holiday favorites including “Jingle Bell Rock,” a jazzy rendition of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” a swinging “Jingle Bells” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” This year’s “Waltz of the Snowflakes” from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with a corps de ballet of middle school aged dancers will feature Melissa Jo Marsh in a new piece of choreography. Marsh attended Joffrey West last summer, and has auditioned for and attended ballet intensives all over the United States for the past five summers.

A Rockettes-style kick line, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop and tap dances to songs that follow the story are included in the show. Cast members from South Tahoe High School’s upcoming production of “White Christmas” will be joined by the STHS musical theater class for “Happy Holidays.”

Professional vocalists Bob Grant and Angela Aguirre add their special talent to the production. Some of the dancers making their stage debut at this event are part of the Shining Stars’ outreach program, which sponsors dance education for students who would otherwise not be able to participate in dance classes and performances.

The proceeds will benefit organizations that support needy children on the South Shore.  For additional details, visit marciasarosikdancers.com

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Festival of Trees and Lights

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In only three years, the Festival of Trees and Lights has become the event of the season in Lake Tahoe. The Festival is held the first weekend of December inside the Montbleu Convention Center. Designers and volunteers work feverishly for days before the event to transform the Convention Center into a holiday wonderland.

 As a fundraiser supporting the good works of Barton Health, the event is also a wonderful way for volunteers and attendees alike to give back during the holiday season. This year, the money raised at the Festival will benefit Barton’s Level III Trauma Center designation – ensuring that we are able to care for you when you need us most.

 For additional information, please visit festivaloftreeslaketahoe.org

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Winter Ignite 2012

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The anticipation is building for the upcoming ski season and it’s time for Winter Ignite – Heavenly Mountain Resort’s season kickoff festivities! Dust off your skis and give your party legs a stretch, it’s time to celebrate new snow, new experiences and new friends.

This year’s Winter Ignite kicks off on December 1, takes us through a wild week of parties, concerts, giveaways, and concludes on December 9.

Check out all of the concerts, events and parties happening around Heavenly during this year’s Winter Ignite below to keep up with all the fun! Visit skiheavenly.com for additional details.

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Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch

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It’s that time of year when pumpkins, scare crows, and fall magic surrounds Lake Tahoe.   If you’ll be up in the greater Tahoe City area on Saturday, October 27, 2012, be sure to make plans to be at the Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch event.

This year the Tahoe City Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch event will take place at the Rideout Community Center on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe in the Timberland neighborhood.  This is a great, local community event that will be fun for all ages.

There will be several local community groups with fun activities, along with selling snacks and lunch.  The children will have a great time with carnival games, pony rides, hay rides, jumping in bounce house, face paint and so much more. For more information, please visit tahoecitypud.com

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Nevada Day Celebration

nevadaday-logo-blueThe Nevada Day holiday is an annual event celebrating Nevada’s admission to the union as the 36th state on October 31, 1864. Nevada Day as an admission day state holiday is only replicated in two other states – Hawaii and West Virginia. Most state and local government offices in Nevada are closed on the last Friday in October, giving residents an extra holiday during the year.

Nevada Day in 2012 celebrates the 148th anniversary of Nevada statehood with four days of events in Nevada’s capital of Carson City, from Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28.  The Nevada Day Celebration is appropriately centered in Carson City, Nevada’s first and only capital city. In addition to the annual Nevada Day Parade on Saturday, other attractions include the annual chili feed, a beard contest, cemetery tour, golf tournament, Governor’s Mansion tour, pancake breakfast, steam trains at the Nevada Railroad Museum, pinewood derby and the RSVP Nevada Day Fair held at Mills Park.  Celebrate the Silver State’s 148th birthday with the largest formal statehood celebration in the nation!  For a complete list of events, visit nevadaday.com

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3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week

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The 3rd Annual Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week is a celebration of the scrumptious cuisine and culinary talent that has made the Lake Tahoe region the best mountain-dining destination in the country.

The weeklong event is scheduled to kick off the first Sunday in October, Sunday, October 7, and will run through Sunday, October 14. Local food aficionados and visitors will delight their palate with 3-course prix-fixe menus at exceptional values that incorporate organic, seasonal and local ingredients – all served up at Lake Tahoe’s charming and historic eateries, resorts and bistros.

There are no passes, tickets or coupons needed to take part in Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week. Instead guests simply visit their favorite Lake Tahoe restaurants, which are offering 3-course, prix-fixe menus for $20, $30 or $40 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are strongly recommended.

Many of the region’s top dining establishments are taking part, including the Chart House, Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Dragonfly, Edgewood Restaurant, Jake’s On the Lake, Manzanita at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, PlumpJack Café, River Grill, River Ranch Lodge, Rocker@Squaw, Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Soule Domain, Sunnyside Resort and Wolfdale’s Cuisine Unique.

Visit tahoerestaurantweek.com for additional information.

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23rd Annual Foam Fest

header_beerNext weekend, September 1st, the 23rd Annual Foam Fest will be kicking off in Squaw Valley. This event is held yearly, to support a great cause, helping people with disabilities to get out on the slopes.
Enjoy live music from blues legend Johnny “Guitar” Knox, Rockin’ Blues of Ro Harpo, and the Blues Busters. Now, this is a Foam Fest, so it wouldn’t be right without 40 different craft beers available for sampling. Beer enthusiasts will be able to purchase sampling tickets, with concert included for $25. Once those are used up, additional coupons can be purchased.
Don’t forget your raffle tickets for the “Hit the Slopes” raffle. Prizes for this raffle include season passes, lift tickets, skis, snowboards and winter gear. You don’t want to miss an opportunity like that!
More information: squaw.com/things-to-do

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