South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2019

Every year, the same thing happens: the summer hits like a ton of bricks.  You look at the calendar and realize that it’s already Independence Day and summertime is here in all its glory....

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2019

Is that the sun?  It’s so nice to feel the warm embrace of the sun, watch the snow melt, see the flowers bloom and the lake fill up.  It’s always delayed, but it’s spring...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2019

We are jumping into spring around here, and Tahoe South has brought us Spring Loaded: Sun, Snow and Good Times. The event started on March 14 and ends April 7, a highlight of all the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2019

We’re number one! Lake Tahoe holds the best snowpack in the western United States, beating out Utah and Colorado.  Heavenly Mountain Resort received about 20 feet in February alone. The talk of the town is,...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2019

January was dubbed "Janu’Bury" by the local paper, after we received a large amount of snow for the majority of the month.  It provided a sustainable base for the slopes at the ski resorts...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2019

We may be starting 2019 with a government shutdown, but things at Lake Tahoe are open and ready for business; the slopes, casinos, restaurants, and bars are all ready to serve. The holiday...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – December 2018

The storm door swung open and in came the snow, just in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.  Could this mark the start of a big winter?  We’ll just have to wait and see if...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2018

It has been a glorious autumn here at South Lake Tahoe.  Everywhere you look are pockets of turning Aspen and Willow trees just popping with bright yellow leaves, which are contrasted perfectly with the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2018

Our South Lake Tahoe Correspondent, Brendan Packer, found himself speechless with wonder at the beauty of “the Lake of the Sky” and sent us this evidence of his enchantment:

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2018

As usual, the summer seems to be flying by at a rapid pace, but it is certainly the dog days of summer.  We are right in the thick of things, and life at the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2018

The secret is out: Lake Tahoe is a great place to visit in the summer.  Triple digit temperatures scorch places like Sacramento and Reno, so the lake becomes the obvious choice to get some...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2018

When you’re up at South Lake Tahoe this spring, head on over to Zephyr Cove Stables, hop on a horse and go for a ride .  As soon as the clouds parted and the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2018

Lake Tahoe in all its splendor is wonderful to gaze upon from any vantage point, and even the small peek-a-boo views can provide a sense of awe.  But seeing the lake from atop an...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2018

In terms of snowfall, this winter has been rather lackluster, compared to a year ago when the Lake Tahoe basin was buried in snow well into spring. Maybe we’ll receive a good old-fashioned “March Miracle”...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2018

It’s a nice, optimistic feeling to see people get excited for all the snow at Lake Tahoe when there is no snow yet.  People arrive with high hopes and their the skis strapped to...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – December 2017

It’s a nice optimistic feeling to see people get excited for all the snow at Lake Tahoe when there is no snow yet.  People arrive with high hopes and their the skis strapped to...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2017

As Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part; the late fall is filled with anticipation while people wait for the snow to start flying.  November is also the preparation month for the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2017

A What to expect when planning a trip to Lake Tahoe in the fall?  It’s a tough question, because there’s so much going on with music, festivals and weather.  The weather in September had it...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – September 2017

It felt as if every person on the planet visited Lake Tahoe this summer.  People from all walks of life came to the South Shore in search of the great vacation and great times. ...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2017

The last big push of summer is upon us, and it’s been one hot summer all over the country.  The dog days of summer are here at Lake Tahoe, and Reno is not the...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2017

The Fourth of July lands on a Tuesday this year, and that means a four-day weekend. (Yay! )  Or why not just take the whole week off? Americans nowadays don’t take enough vacation time,...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – June 2017

On one particular day in the month of May, my father and I went for the shakedown cruise on his Sea Ray motorboat.  The first voyage of the year was a trip up to...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2017

Amazing what a difference a year makes!   Last year at this time the West was gripped by a severe drought. It seemed as though climate change had shifted the weather pattern so badly...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2017

Spring is in the air, and there is snow everywhere.  But the big thaw is underway, while the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise.  All the creeks and streams are swollen,...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2017

There are many roads to South Lake Tahoe, but during a stretch in February major highways into America’s year round playground were closed, and travelers had to take the scenic route to reach their...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2017

Snow, snow and more snow! That’s what we wanted, and that’s exactly what we got.  A good old fashioned Sierra dump.  The type of snowfall that makes people move out of town;  the type of...
mountains from south shore, Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2017

On New Year’s Day a lot of people wake up bleary-eyed and discombobulated from a night of saying goodbye to the old year.  2016 left folks with a sense of uncertainty and confusion about...
the loft in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – December 2016

The wait is over .... The temperatures dropped and the snow started falling the weekend before Thanksgiving. Artificial snowmaking efforts had begun when Mother Nature decided to give us a taste of real snow...
A trio of young skiers at Heavenly Ski Resort

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2016

November is a month of great anticipation: who is going to be elected the next president of the United States?  Will marijuana be legalized in Nevada?  But up here at the Lake we have...
Tayler Creek, South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – October 2016

Lake Tahoe in October It happens every year: the subtle changes of the season, and you start to see and feel that summer is over. You look at the clock and think it’s 5 pm...
Iconic sternwheeler the Tahoe Queen undergoing repairs following extensive damage by a fire.

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – September 2016

Lake Tahoe Is Lovely in September Well, that’s a wrap on summer at Lake Tahoe.  Wait, no it isn’t: September is the hidden gem month of the season.  The weather remains beautiful, temperatures are very...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – August 2016

South Lake Tahoe It’s the middle of the dog days of summer. The temperatures are hot, and life tends to slow down a little bit.  But activity at South Lake Tahoe is moving along at...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – July 2016

South Lake Tahoe Entertainment is the word at South Lake Tahoe in the month of July.  There’s going to be so much fun going on it will make your head spin and your feet tap. ...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – June 2016

South Lake Tahoe It's Summertime at Lake Tahoe! Here we go, summertime at Lake Tahoe! Three whole months of fun in the sun at the best vacation destination in the world; from June till early September...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – May 2016

South Lake Tahoe Springtime at Lake Tahoe Get out the shorts and t-shirts, but don’t put your parkas away just yet.  It’s day-by-day weather up here at the Lake.  One day it can be 70 degrees...
Oyster Bar at Hard Rock Cafe

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – April 2016

South Lake Tahoe Shoulder season, the time of year between the peak winter and summer travel seasons at places like the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, experiences a downturn in visitors and activity.  Winter has...

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – March 2016

South Lake Tahoe Winter at the South Shore of Lake Tahoe has taken a hiatus. Apart from one nice snow dump on February 17, it was a dry month and March may be more of...
Edgewood Resort Project

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – February 2016

South Lake Tahoe Edgewood Golf Course A site of a major redevelopment project doesn’t sound like a great place to go for a bite to eat.  But at Edgewood golf course at the Stateline of Nevada...
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