Mahogany Magic: Tahoe’s Concours d’Elegance and Maritime Museum

THE 44TH ANNUAL LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE is August 12-13 at historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, the birthplace of wooden boats on “Big Blue.” This year, North America’s premier wooden boat show features the marquee class of Chris-Craft racing runabouts.
The racing runabouts were first built 80 years ago. Only 50 of the pre-war 19-ft. [...]

America’s Cup TV and public host speaks to Tahoe Yacht Club

The cover of our summer issue is the iconic Thunderbird speedboat, which is returning to Lake Tahoe this summer after a hiatus. The photo is by Steve Lapkin, whose powerboat and sailboat images are featured in national publications including Sailing World and Yachting. Steve’s portfolio features imagery of the classic wooden speedboats of Lake Tahoe, [...]

Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows takes top spot among 20 ski areas nominated in North America

Out of the 20 resorts nominated by a panel of pro skiers and snowboarders, USA Today and 10Best announced that their readers have selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the winner of the 2016 Readers’ Choice Poll for ‘Best Ski Resort’.
“Our team is thrilled to be recognized as the USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice [...]

Tahoe Maritime Museum closes escrow on its future home in Tahoe City

Tahoe Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the purchase of the Museum’s new property in Tahoe City. On October 15, TMM officially closed escrow on the Tahoe Tree Company property located at the corner of West Lake Boulevard and Granlibakken Road. The Log Lodge and the adjoining ten acre property will be the future home [...]

Drought encourages Tahoe to focus on year-round activities

WE LOVE CELEBRATING OUR REGION’S year-round lifestyle centered around farm-fresh food, fine dining, local wine and beer, art and music and outdoor recreation — and it’s becoming a bigger draw for vacations, staycations and relocations.
Tahoe and Truckee have deep roots in winter sports, going back to Sugar Bowl in the ’30s and the 1960 Winter [...]

Lake Tahoe Music Festival is August 18-22

Bring lawn chairs, picnics and your favorite beveragevto the annual Lake Tahoe Music Festival on August 18-22 in Tahoe City, Truckee and the West Shore.
The festival’s Academy Orchestra is joining soloists Chris Kachian, renowned classical guitarist for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra and Laura Hamilton, co-concertmaster for the Metropolitan Opera. Selections from [...]

Tahoe Maritime Museum expanding in Tahoe City

THE TAHOE MARITIME MUSEUM, WHICH began as a small seasonal display at Sugar Pine Point, now is on its way to having its own campus, encompassing exhibition galleries, offices and collection storage on a 10-acre property in Tahoe City.
With the purchase of the Tahoe Tree Company’s property slated for early fall, the Museum will move [...]

Chef’s Notes: Farm to Fork, Treats, Tahoe Central Market, Carolines

FARM-TO-FORK DINNERS
Our region is going to offer more farm-to-table dinners this summer. The third annual Nevada City farm-to-table banquet is August 16. It is downtown on Commercial Street, which has become a foodie paradise, thanks to the Nevada City Farmers Market, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. and now Wheyward Girl Creamery.
At Lake Tahoe, Homewood [...]

Sierra Adventures: Get up and go

Spring in the Sierra is a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors before the summer crowds. Some of our favorite places include:
DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK
A new Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center opens in June. The new visitor center will replace the existing Emigrant Trail Museum and will feature a state of the art [...]

Tasting Notes: Tahoe City Wine Walk, Smith Vineyard’s new labels

NOW FOUR GENERATIONS STRONG
Thirty-five years ago, Dr. Wayne Smith fulfilled his desire to farm when he planted a vineyard in Grass Valley. The winery, housed in a restored red barn, opened in 1987. Nowadays Wayne’s grandsons, the third generation, work alongside their parents, Gary and Chris, at the winery.
Gary and Chris are now honoring the [...]

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