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1st Quarter 2017, Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market Report

Single family home sales in the Lake Tahoe real estate market got off to slow start in the 1 qtr. of this year. I think this was due primarily to low inventory levels and the record winter we had which slowed down almost all business activity except condominiums sales, which got off to a strong start.  In most areas the snow levels were so high that many homes could not be shown, however with condominiums once the parking lots were cleared the units could be shown. In the four primary areas... Read more »

AMGEN Tour of California Cycling Into Tahoe


Lake Tahoe is honored to be a stage for women in this year’s AMGEN Tour of California. The 2017 multi-stage event will cover nearly 575 miles of terrain May 11-20. A complete calendar of events and the host cities is available. The Tour de France-style road race will feature medalists, World Champions, and Tour de France contenders. The AMGEN Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered with SRAM is in South Lake Tahoe for Stage 1 and 2 on May 11 and 12.  Half of the sixteen teams will... Read more »

Hometown Hero, Nate Holland


Nate Holland, an American snowboarder, has won 7 gold medals in the X Games, with a world record for most medals won in a row in Boardercross, referred to as “Snowboard Cross” by FIS. He’s also competed in the Winter Olympics three times, including a near medal miss at fourth place in 2010. Boardercross is a downhill snowboard competition where 4-6 snowboarders race through a narrow course with cambered turns, jumps, drops, rollers, and both steep and flat sections taken at maximum speed.... Read more »

Are Interest Rates Going To Go Up? Hear What An Expert Has To Say

Inquiring minds want to know … where are interest rates headed?!  Economic forecaster Elliot Eisenber is a nationally acclaimed economist who always makes economic data slightly fun, relevant and easy to digest.  He often graces the pages of Business Week, Forbes and Fortune Magazine just to name a few.  He put together a short video you can view by clicking here.  It’s a quick and easy expert opinion about what lies ahead with the Fed.  Read more »

Spring Skiing at Squaw with Julia Mancuso [video]


Have you ever wondered what it was like to hit the slopes for a day of casual spring skiing at Squaw with Julia Mancuso? Well now you can via a Go-Pro Camera mounted on her helmet. Nothing beats warm spring skiing and this year’s spring skiing is exceptional! Julia and her sister enjoy skiing on a beautiful day at Squaw, goofing off in the gondolas and having a great time all the way down the mountain. Feel free to sit back, relax, and watch them tear up the slopes!  Read more »

Cushing Crossing Pond Skimming Bridges Seasons


Celebrate the coming of spring with thousands of other folks at the 27th annual Squaw Valley Cushing Crossing pond-skimming event May 6th, 2017, starting at 1pm. You’ll find heroes, hilarious crashes, spills and thrills galore. There will be a celebrity panel and a gregarious emcee covering all the action. Final awards will be presented 3pm at the KT Base Bar. Limited to only 50 skiers and snowboarders, the object is to ski down a path leading to Cushing pond and skim your way across the other... Read more »

Alpine Meadows’ Annual Snow Golf Tournament


Snow Golf Tournament Starts April 8th, 2017. Alpine Meadows’ Annual Snow Golf Tournament is here again! This top-to-bottom golf course is ready for families to have a fun day in the snow. The nine-hole course begins at the Summit Express chair, and winds its way down to the bottom of the Alpine Bowl chair. Registration is free, and the games begin at 9am. A raffle and after party begins at 2:30pm on the Main Lodge Sun Deck. Enjoy the day and dress in costume!  Groups of 4 are encouraged. To play,... Read more »

Prepare to Ski July 4th!


While visitors think preparing to ski until July 4th is an exaggeration, locals know there HAS actually been a year where skiers were on the slopes on Independence Day! Whether or not the slopes stay open into July, the amazing amount of snowfall we’ve seen this winter has many Squaw Valley skiers hoping for a longer than average ski season! Accuweather.com says “In the first month of the year, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Olympic Valley, California, had snow totals that were 405 percent of... Read more »

Fire on the Mountain Vertical Challenge is Back

The 3rd annual Vertical Challenge ski race, sponsored by the Rex Foundation, will be held March 31, 2017 at Squaw Valley. This harrowing event is for the daredevil skier and extreme sports enthusiast who love their adrenaline running overtime. Fire on the Mountain is a test of endurance and strategy where teams will ski/ride over 1000,000 vertical feet! Registration begins at 7:30am or purchase your tickets online. Racers can register individually or as a team. Skiers receive a Friday lift ticket,... Read more »

Bring Your Wonder to the Winter Wondergrass Festival

Nestled at the base of Squaw Valley’s mountain is a friend and family-friendly festival you won’t want to miss- the annual Winter Wondergrass event March 31st to April 2nd, 2017. It’s a time for music, dancing, skiing, and local spirits with food! Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots music will abound on three stages- the large outdoor arena, and two smaller stages inside the indoor heated beer tents. The event producer Bonfire Entertainment focuses on local sustainability and the arts, promoting... Read more »

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