North Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2019

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North Lake Tahoe has been in a limbo with the weather; the days here have been sunny with the temperature highs in the mid-60s, down to the low 30s at night. But even though Mother Nature hasn’t brushed in any storms (it is still early), a few local ski resorts have announced their opening dates: Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe has one lift already spinning! To help usher in the 2019-20 winter season (and celebrate Thanksgiving right), here are some annual favorite events surrounding food, family, and shredding the slopes:

FOOD

November 2, 6pm 31st Annual Chocolate and Wine Festival at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

What pairs better than chocolate and wine, especially against the gorgeous backdrop of Lake Tahoe? On November 2, everyone is invited to convene at the Lakeside Ballroom at the Hyatt to enjoy delectable cocoa creations and California boutique wine. This year, the chocolate and wine festival is celebrating the new Sierra Community House, a joint effort between four nonprofits to better help the community. For more information, visit http://tahoechocolatefestival.org/.

November 7 — Passport to Dining at the North Tahoe Event Center

In Kings Beach on November 7, more than 30 of Tahoe’s top restaurants, breweries, wineries, and caterers will provide the community with unlimited tastings of their best offerings. Along with showcasing and trying Tahoe’s best food and drinks, the event will also include a raffle, silent auction, and North Tahoe’s Most Flavorful Fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds going to the Sierra Community House. For more information, visit www.northtahoebusiness.org/passport-to-dining/.

November 28 — 9th Annual Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration

If you’re looking to somewhere for Thanksgiving that involves food, fun, and making new friends, then head over to the North Tahoe Event Center for a big free feast (donations are encouraged). Open to everyone, the Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration is vegetarian friendly and is also a kick-off party for Toys for Tots. For more information or to volunteer, visit https://www.facebook.com/TahoeCommunityThanksgivingCelebration/.

FAMILY

November 2, 11am — Bowl for Families at Bowl Incline

To benefit Tahoe Family Services in the spirit of Día de Los Muertos, TFS is hosting its annual Bowl for Families in which families can participate in free bowling, sugar skulls, pizza, folkloric dancers, and mariachi music. Families can bowl in two different sessions, one from 11am-1:30pm and another from 2pm-4:30pm. For more info about Tahoe Family Services and all its upcoming events, visit https://tahoefamily.org/.

SKIING

November 6, 7pm — Watch The Collective Film at Alibi Incline Public House

Starting at 7pm at the new Alibi on Highway 28 in Incline Village, Faction Skis will be sharing The Collective (a new ski flick) on the big screen. Get stoked for winter by watching thrills, spills and surprises put together by a diverse group of people with different experiences and forms of expression related to winter sports. https://www.facebook.com/events/2494422890843028/

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North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Opening in November

Mt. Rose Already Open: Mt. Rose–Ski Tahoe, Tahoe’s highest base ski resort, celebrated its opening weekend on October 25th, thanks to its snowmaking capabilities. Mt. Rose will continue to offer snowboarding and skiing if conditions permit. www.skirose.com
Squaw Valley — November 15: Squaw Valley is setting up its snow guns and waiting for the temperatures drop so that it can start covering its slopes with the white stuff. , followed by a Welcome to Winter Party on November 30 involving local deejays, raffles, and Merry Days & Holly Nights Tree Lighting Ceremony. www.squawalpine.com
Northstar California Resort — November 22: Northstar staff is also furiously trying to get their terrain prepped and ready for skiers and riders. The resort will also have Welcome Winter Weekend activities with live music, ice skating, face painting, and s’mores. www.northstarcalifornia.com/
— Kayla Anderson
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