WINTER WONDERLAND - Lake Tahoe
Northstar California Resort is a multi-season destination offering effortless family adventure, just five miles from the Truckee Tahoe Airport. During the winter months, Northstar California is home to meticulously groomed runs, award-winning terrain parks, and alpine activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. The Village at Northstar features boutique shopping, elevated dining experiences, a year-round outdoor skating rink, movie theatre, alpine-chic lodging and more. New this season, Northstar’s Platinum program expands with Platinum Terrain, an exclusive trail combining the resort’s signature grooming and unprecedented standards for providing consistent, premium conditions. Skiers and snowboarders looking for untouched terrain can now begin the day at sunrise with First Tracks, where the resort’s signature Adventure Guiding and Learning Center mountain guides take two intimate groups on a tour of the mountain before lifts open to the public. For more information, visit NorthstarCalifornia.com.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first AAA Five Diamond resort in the Lake Tahoe area. Nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort, the resort is a contemporary mountain retreat featuring slope-side ski-in, ski-out access in winter and mountain concierge services for golfing, mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Manzanita, the resort's signature restaurant, features artfully crafted cuisine, combining classical techniques and a modern culinary philosophy, The Backyard Bar & BBQ offers traditional barbeque favorites year-round, and Café Blue serves locally sourced coffee and freshly-made juices. Located just six miles from both historic downtown Truckee and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the year-round destination resort features 170 guest rooms, 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences, TheRitz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe with a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center and an inter-mountain gondola that connects the resort to the nearby Village at Northstar. Lake Club, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe adds an extraordinary new dimension to the resort, providing guests with an exclusive and elegant waterside venue that offers an accompanying host of amenities including al fresco dining, leisure and water activities, and direct access to the lake.
Big Water Grille
Catching just a glimpse of Lake Tahoe, with its brilliant color and amazing clarity, can take your breath away. Since 1998, Big Water Grille has balanced being a special event destination with being a favorite dining spot of locals and tourists alike. Owner John Cheney and General Manager Jack Chinn have curated an exceptional dining experience, from the clean, modern décor to the exceptional table side service. Perched on a slope above the shoreline, it’s hard to argue with the high ceilings and towering windows that showcase irresistible views of the lake that makes a picture perfect backdrop to dine along in any season. All three levels take full advantage of that ever-present view, but that view always faces some strong competition from the highly acclaimed, mouth-watering presentations from Chef Manny Baez and his culinary staff. Dishes emphasize fresh seasonal produce, and are extremely flavorful and light. To complement your meal, Big Water Grille offers quality craft cocktails and a wine list that includes a variety of vintages from around the world in a range of prices.