Details: Lake Tahoe

November 29, 2013
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GETTING THERE

United and US Airways offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to Sacramento. South Lake Tahoe is about 100 miles away; the North Tahoe resorts are 112 miles away. US Airways, United, American and other carriers offer one-stop flights from all three Washington-area airports to Reno, Nev. South Lake Tahoe and North Lake Tahoe are about 62 and 40 miles away, respectively.

WHERE TO STAY

South Tahoe

Twin Pines at Edgewood Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe

775-450-4073

www.edgewoodtahoe.com

This 4,000-square-foot luxury home sleeps 10 and boasts a full kitchen and two wood-burning fireplaces. Rates from $720 per night.

Basecamp Hotel

4143 Cedar Ave., South Lake Tahoe

530-208-0180

basecamphotels.com

Once a dilapidated roadside motel, now a boutique spot a five-minute walk from Heavenly Village. Rooms from $94.

North Tahoe

The Village at Squaw Valley

1750 Village East Rd., Olympic Valley

866-818-6963

squaw.com/the-village/lodging

In the heart of Squaw Valley Resort’s pedestrian village. Standard rooms from $119.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee

530-562-3000

www.ritzcarlton.com

Luxe ski-in/ski-out resort at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Rooms from around $369.

WHERE TO EAT

South Tahoe

Driftwood Cafe

1001 Heavenly Village Way #1A, South Lake Tahoe

530-544-6545

www.driftwoodtahoe.com

Home-style cafe offering modestly priced breakfasts and lunches. Entrees from around $8.

Kalani’s at Lake Tahoe

1001 Heavenly Village Way, Suite 26, South Lake Tahoe

530-544-6100

www.kalanis.com

Serving Hawaiian/Asian fusion meals and specialty martinis. Small plates from around $7.

North Tahoe

Stella

10918 Brockway Rd., Truckee

530-582-5655

www.stella.cedarhousesporthotel.com

Part of the Cedar House Hotel. The chef uses fresh produce from the restaurant garden to create simple regional cuisine. Entrees from $22.

Manzanita

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Luxe restaurant offering expertly prepared California cuisine, sourcing organic, locally grown meat and produce whenever possible. Entrees from $23.

WHAT TO DO

South Tahoe

Heavenly

4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe

775-586-7000

www.skiheavenly.com

The highest resort in Lake Tahoe, with 4,800 skiable acres featuring 97 trails accessible via 29 lifts. Adult lift tickets from $90.

Kirkwood

1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr., Kirkwood

800-967-7500

winter.kirkwood.com

Rewards the adventurous, with 81 runs across 2,300 acres of alpine terrain— only 15 percent rated for beginners. Midweek adult tickets start at $62.

Sierra-at-Tahoe

1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Rd., Twin Bridges

530-659-7453

www.sierraattahoe.com

Popular with locals, families and snowboarders, boasting 46 runs across 2,000 acres, along with extensive terrain parks and tree skiing. Adult lift tickets from $84 for a full day. The Burton Star Wars Experience, snowboard lessons for ages 3 to 12, from $150 for a full day.

North Tahoe

Squaw Valley

1960 Squaw Valley Rd., Olympic Valley

800-403-0206

squaw.com

Pretty much everything is open in this vast 3,600-acre resort. But don’t be too intimidated: 25 percent of the 170-plus runs are rated for beginners. Adult lift tickets from $69.

Northstar-at-Tahoe

5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee

530-562-1010

www.northstarcalifornia.com

Caters to luxury family vacationers, boasting 97 runs across 3,170 acres, with 60 percent rated for intermediates. Lift tickets start at $98.

INFORMATION

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www.gotahoenorth.com

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