Even though the weather’s been a little stormy and cold lately, the snow has melted, and I can finally see out onto my street again without a big snow berm blocking the view. The weather forecast also hints that it might be turning around and that we have the chance to enjoy some sunny 70-degree beach days coming up. The local golf courses are opening, people are slowly shifting from the mountains to the lake, and we can finally go hiking again. Here are some local events to welcome in warmer days:
Five Dollar Friday Lift Tickets at Squaw Valley Throughout June
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is still making the news, reporting that it plans to keep its lifts turning through July 7th due to the 600 inches of snowfall it received this past winter. Well now, to keep skiers and snowboarders interested in winter, Squaw Valley has teamed up with the Tahoe Fund to offer $5 lift tickets on Fridays throughout June. In order to take advantage of the deal, buy your Friday tickets through www.squawalpine.com up to 48 hours in advance, and the donation will go towards building more bike trails in the Tahoe basin.
June 4 — Ladies Chip & Sip Golf Clinic at the Championship Golf Course
To honor Women’s Golf Day, the Championship Golf Course in Incline Village is hosting a free chipping and putting clinic on June 4 from 5-6pm, followed by a happy hour mixer at The Grille at the Chateau. The mixer includes drink specials, appetizers, a fashion show, raffle prizes, and a 30 percent off discount on golf clothing for the ladies. This event is free and open to lady golfers of all ages and abilities, but space is limited so save your spot by visiting http://bit.ly/ladiesclinic2019.
June 9 — Wine on the Water at the Hyatt
For its 10th year in a row, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village is hosting its popular Wine on the Water event featuring delicious wine, scrumptious appetizers prepared by local vendors, live music with Jeff Jones, and fun games such as a wine toss and wine wagon giveaway. From noon-4pm, guests can sip on vinos produced by the families of Miner, Frank and Reynolds, along with favorites including Rombauer, Black Kite, Ancient Peaks, and more paired with small bites courtesy of Suzie Scoops, Sunshine Deli, Brimm’s Catering, and more. General admission is $120 per ticket, or you can splurge on the $220 VIP ticket and get in before the crowds. Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-on-the-water-wow-2019-tickets-55305911470.
June 13 — Wilder Than Wild Community Viewing at the Kings Beach Event Center
Northern Nevada and California are no strangers to wildfire danger, especially up here in the heavily wooded Tahoe Sierra. Therefore, local fire departments, including North Tahoe Fire, the Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities and Meeks Bay Fire, are hosting a public screening of the award-winning documentary Wilder Than Wild at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach on June 13th and another one at the Homewood Mountain Resort North Lodge on June 6. Learn how climate change and fire suppression factors into creating intense wildfires in the Western states and what strategies can be used to mitigate dangerous infernos from further destroying our dry landscapes. For more information, visit www.tahoe.livingwithfire.info.
Inclined Burgers and Brews Is a Must-Visit
Last autumn, a couple of Incline Village locals decided to pursue their dream and launched a new burger joint in the 7-11 shopping center next to T’s Rotisserie and Incline Cinema. Inclined Burgers and Brews has received rave reviews since its inception, probably due to its simple menu and unique style of cooking. The Inclined Burger is a ¼-lb. beef patty, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, grilled onions, and its housemade special sauce served in a Franco bread bun, with the option to add bacon, avocado or a fried egg on it for an extra cost. What sets this place apart from the rest, though, is how they grill the patty — by mashing thinly sliced onions into the raw burger and seasoning it — which creates a thin crust on the meat as it cooks on the flat-top grill. And don’t even get me started on the garlic fries and beer selection — it’s best if you just try it for yourself.
— Kayla Anderson