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The Acquisition of Intrawest Resorts buy KSL Capital Partners and Aspen Skiing Co. Has Been Completed

An alliance between Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Capital Partners (the owners of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows) announced last week that their acquisition of Intrawest Resort Holdings has been completed. On April 10th of this year the Denver Post first broke the news of this alliance and this acqusition. Two days later they broke another story that the same alliance is buying Mammoth Mountain in Southern California. In an obvious attempt to compete with Vail’s Epic Pass these two transactions... Read more »

4 September Activities You Don’t Want To Miss

September is the time to enjoy Beer, Wine and Good Food in the Sierra! On Labor Day weekend at Squaw Valley you can enjoy the 28th Annual Foam Fest on Saturday the 2nd and on Sunday the 3rd the 29th Annual Alpen Wine Fest. Both are charity events. The Foam Fest will be on the deck of the KT Base Bar from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. There will be live music and unlimited tastings from over 40 craft breweries. The proceeds benefit Achieve Tahoe a charity that has been providing summer and winter sports instruction... Read more »

8% Increase In Dollar Volume for Tahoe Real Estate Sales in the First Half of 2017

The Lake Tahoe Real Estate Market continues to be very active with Incline Village and the Tahoe City area (West Shore & North Shore) leading the overall Lake Tahoe market with strong increases in dollar volume (28% and 15%) on single family home sales over the same period in 2016.  The East Shore and South Shore showed declines (4% and 9%) in dollar volume.  All four areas showed declines in the number of single family homes sold.  However all areas showed increases in average... Read more »

Wanderlust Squaw Valley, July 20 – 23, 2017

Wanderlust; four days of yoga, wellness training, music and meditation returns to Squaw Valley.  Guests will be able to enjoy many aspects of Squaw Valley because this event will be taking place in the base area by the Village at Squaw Valley, at High Camp, out on the mountain and on the waters of Lake Tahoe.   There will be lots of great and interesting food, Bodywork Classes, a Wanderlust Listening Room , Farm to Table Dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings,  lots of music. ... Read more »

Lake Tahoe Airbnb Hosts Earned $32million + This Ski Season

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Airbnb income is a great boost in offsetting the cost of owning a home in the Tahoe Truckee area.  This is true for both vacation home owners and full time residents.  According to a May 17th article in the Sierra Sun, there was a 48% increase in Airbnb guests this ski season in the Lake Tahoe area over last year’s ski season.  That translated into 185,000 visitors, the majority of which were in December.  The article goes on to say  Bay area residents accounted... Read more »

The Cushing Crossing At Squaw Valley Is Sunday, May 28th at 1:00pm

The 27th Annual Cushing Crossing was moved from the original scheduling in April to May 6th and now again to Sunday May 28, 2017.  Don’t miss this fun entertaining pond skimming event.  Spectators will see some great costumes, some big spills and have a lot of laughs.  Registration for competitors is at 9:00 am at the KT Base Bar and the event starts at 1:00 pm in the pond to the west of the KT Base Bar.  The Awards ceremony will be at 3:00 pm. Click here for Cushing... Read more »

AMGEN Tour of California Cycling Into Tahoe

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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 »

Have You Met a Squawdog?

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Our four-legged hometown heroes are the Squawdogs, or more officially, The Squaw Avalanche Rescue Dogs. This program was founded back in the 1980’s with a single dog and handler. They’ve grown steadily, and now have 6 active, certified dogs on the hills, and another puppy in training. Squaw uses the Canadian CARDA training standard and hosts annual Avalanche Rescue Dog Seminars for dogs and their handlers. Students attend from all over the United States to attend this intensive week-long seminar. The... Read more »

17 Percent Increase in Lake Tahoe Real Estate Sales in 2016.

A 12 percent rise in median home prices to $549,000 and an eight percent increase in homes sold (1376) resulted in a 17 percent increase in total dollar volume of sold homes ($1,128,257,767) in 2016 over 2015. Homes priced over $1,000,000 increased in units sold by 28 percent.  Those priced under $1,000,000 only increased by 4 percent. Condominium sales increased 13 percent in total dollar volume ($213,810,904) with an increase of units sold (473) by 14 percent and a median price increase of 3 percent... Read more »

Very Impressive Sales Activity at Lake Tahoe in the First Two Quarters of 2016

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In the entire Lake Tahoe area sales volume increased by 13 percent compared to the same period in 2015 and the increase in units sold was up 12 percent. The median price for the 1st and 2nd quarters is $525,000, a two percent rise, and the average price rose one percent to $779,128. When you look at the statistics of specific regions around the lake you see some significant differences. Incline Village and South Shore saw the biggest gains in both units sold and dollar volume.  Tahoe City and the... Read more »

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