October 3rd



12th annual, Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop

a favorite that brings locals and tourists to historic downtown Truckee to sip wine, taste scrumptious food samples and enjoy shopping. From noon to 4 p.m. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 30+ venues, five food tickets and a program with a map to all participating venues.



October 3rd & 4th

spThe Reebok Spartan Race World Championship

This event will take place at the legendary Squaw Valley.  The world’s best athletes will collide on the course with a shared goal: to be the Spartan Race World Champion. The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing. 7:30am – 7:30pm.


October 8th – 11th


American Whiskey Weekend!

Join bourbon experts, chefs, barmen (women) for a three-night bourbon and culinary-focused getaway. We are excited to be partnering with Four Roses who was recently awarded American Whisky Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine and has received the honor four times in the last five years since 2011.




October 10th

ffJoin us for the 6th annual Fall Festival!

One of our biggest events of the year! There’s something for everyone at our harvest festival from arts and craft vendors, our annual doggie dip, live music, seasonal beer offerings, a carnival area for kids with arts, crafts, games and food.  11 am – 5 pm




October 16th and 17th

hhCome celebrate local legends and history with highly entertaining and spooky twists.  During the walking tour, small groups are guided to interesting sites where they will be immersed in engaging tales performed by talented characters.  The tour skillfully weaves together dramatic, downright haunting and laugh-out loud funny stories. VIP Thursday tour. 5 pm & 6 pm


October 17th


Tahoe City Harvest Festival

From 10 am – 2 pm. Fall has come and pumpkins are ripe for the pickin’. The Fall Festival has something for all members of the family. Food, games, hay rides, petting zoo, and much much more! Don’t miss out on all the fun.  Cost is $15 All Inclusive Wrist Band


October 18th


20th Annual Truckee River Day!

Join us for a day of river, meadow and wetland restoration. You will be working side-by-side with other volunteers to plant restoration sites with seedlings and willows, remove invasive vegetation, compost and mulch sensitive areas, remove garbage and more. Projects start at either 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end between 2:00 pm and 3:00 p.m



October 24th


52nd Annual North Tahoe Ski and Sports Swap

Winter season is approaching!  Get geared up at the ski and sports swap! Great deals to be had by all! Located at the North Tahoe High School from 9am -3 pm.

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Marina’s and Boat Ramps

Lake Forest Boat Ramp

Ski Beach Boat Ramp (Incline Village)
Obexer’s Boat Company (Homewood)
Homewood High and Dry Marina
Cave Rock
Tahoe City Marina
Meeks Bay Marina
North Tahoe Marina
Sierra Boat Company
Sunnyside Marina
For a full list of boat and watercraft rental locations, visit:

Farmer’s Markets in Truckee – North Tahoe 2015

It’s Summertime and Farmer’s Market Time!!


SUNDAYS Slow Food Lake Tahoe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 12047 Donner Pass Road (by Sears and Bass Shoe Outlet) starting June 14 through September 27.



TUESDAYS in Truckee: Truckee River Regional Park 10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267 June 2-October 20, 8am-1pm 

THURSDAYS in Tahoe City: Commons beach – Commons Beach Road and North Lake Blvd. May 28-June 18; August 27-September 24, 8am-1pm

                         Tahoe Lake Elementary School 375 Grove Street June 25-August 20, 8am-noon


Shop Local! Truckee Tahoe Area, CA.


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The 8th Annual Music on the Beach free 9-week concert series kicks off Friday, June 27 and runs every Friday, 6:00-8:30 p.m., through August 30, excluding July 4, at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area. Start your summer weekend off right by listening and dancing to free, live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Food will be available and beer, wine, and soda will be on sale from 6:00-8:30 pm. The concert starts at 6:30pm.

For details:


North Tahoe: Beginners take note


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Sugar Bowl kid on his way up

While we wait for serious snow, what’s happening by the lake?

Learning, for one. While experts are jonesing for open steeps, beginners have three good reasons for taking to the slopes now.

  1. Lack of experts to terrify you as they zoom past
  2. Lack of crowds to fill classes to the brim
  3. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

The National SnowSports Industry Association puts on Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and North Lake Tahoe resorts are offering deals at GoTahoeNorth.
Here’s a taste:

Homewood Mountain Resort  Lift ticket, rentals and lesson for $49 online, the day before hitting the slopes. This package is a $40 savings, available Sunday-Friday. Homewood also offers free, daily intermediate and advanced lessons at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Sugar Bowl  Learn to Ski and Ride development program for $89-$99. This is a full-day event on both sides of the mountain, even on holidays. With a 3:1 student-to-instructor ratio, beginners are sure not to get crowded out.

Boreal Mountain Resort  Take 3, Ride FREE program: Take three lessons now through Feb. 14 and receive a free season pass. Yes, they said Free. Season. Pass. The $129 online-only package includes rental equipment for each 90-minute lesson with a professional instructor.

From now till Jan. 17, Diamond Peak encourages snow play with First Time Beginner and Beginner Group Lesson Packages. The $39 package includes a lesson, rental equipment and an all-day beginner lift ticket. These one-hour-45-minute lessons are for everyone age four and up who have had two or fewer snowsport experiences.

First-timers at Tahoe-Donner Downhill Ski Area receive an all-day lift ticket, rentals and two-hour group lesson for $39, now through Jan. 16.

Learn to ski or snowboard at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 14-30. For $49, beginners receive a beginner lift ticket, rentals and lessons for adults and kids age 3+.

Granlibakken ski hill has a ski school for first-timers and people looking to fine-tune skills.

Aspiring skiers and boarders looking for deals all season long should head to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe. The mountain offers an $89 First Timer Package that includes a two-hour lesson, beginner lift ticket and rental equipment for beginners, ages 11+.

For more packages and information on Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, check out

Daylight Savings Time Ends November 6th! This Sunday!


Reminder! Sunday, November 6, Daylight Saving Time ends. Don’t
forget to set the clock back an hour on Saturday night after midnight or Sunday

As winter is fast approaching you may want to consider some basic maintenance:

1. Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Test batteries and replace.

2. Driveway: Seal and patch the driveway if needed

3. HVAC: Change filters, if required.

4. Toilet: Check for leaks and water run-on.

5. Garbage Disposal: Tighten drain connections and fasteners.

6. Dryer: Vacuum lint from ducts and surrounding areas.

7. Washer: Clean water inlet filters; check hoses and replace them if they are leaking.

8. Wiring: Check for frayed cords and wires; repair or replace them as needed.

9. Snow Removal: Contract in place and driveway staked.

10. Buy A Season Pass at Your Favorite Ski Resort!