Tahoe Beach and Ski Club http://tahoebeachandski.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:00:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 This is it! The Finale of the Must Have Packing Lists! http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/07/must-have-packing-list/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/07/must-have-packing-list/#respond Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:00:11 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1512 Part Four: The coveted must have packing list #2: Here is the conclusion of our ultimate MUST HAVE packing lists so nothing is left behind. We have covered just about everything except the kitchen sink! Read on and we will see you soon at Tahoe Beach and Ski Club.   Family Snow Trip (It is […]

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Part Four: The coveted must have packing list #2: Here is the conclusion of our ultimate MUST HAVE packing lists so nothing is left behind. We have covered just about everything except the kitchen sink! Read on and we will see you soon at Tahoe Beach and Ski Club.

 

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Fun Snow Facts for Kids

Family Snow Trip (It is right around the corner…)

Toiletries

See last week’s blog!

Clothes (adult/kid)

__ underwear (1/day) __ socks (1 pair/day) __ long-sleeved shirts (1/day) __ pants/jeans (3 max)

__ sweater/sweatshirt (2 max) __ fleece __ snow/winter boots __ swimsuit (if pool available)

Accessories

__ sunglasses __ belts/scarves __ jewelry/watch

Clothes (baby/toddler)

see baby/toddler packing list below

__ onesies (1/day + 2 extra) __ outfits (1/day + 2 extra) __ socks (1 pair/day)

__ boots __ jacket

Snow Essentials

__ gloves/mittens __ hat __ neck gaiter (preferable to scarf) __ goggles

__ warm ski socks __ toe + hand warmers __ ski jacket __ snow pants

Ski/Snowboard Equipment (unless renting)

__ skis/snowboard __ poles __ boots __ helmets

Sleep

__ pajamas __ stuffed animal/doll/blankie

Gadgets

see parent’s carry-on packing lists below

see kids’ carry-on packing lists below

__ walkie talkies __ extra batteries

Handy Take-Alongs

__ universal sink/tub stopper __ extra power strip __ extra gallon-size Ziploc bags

__ carabiners (spring-clip rings) __ small flashlight/headlamps __ corkscrew

Parents Carry-on List

Personal Essentials

__ wallet __ cell phone + charger __ house/car keys

Travel Docs

__ passports/kids’ birth certificates __ airline tickets/e-tickets __ itinerary/confirmation info

__ driving directions __ membership/rewards cards __ photocopy of prescriptions

Important Phone Nos.

__ travel agent/booking site __ airline/hotel __ car/health insurance __ credit cards

__ doctors/pediatrician

Health & Safety

__ snacks for family __ hand sanitizer __ pain relievers/allergy meds __ prescription meds

Toiletries

__ eyeglasses/contact lenses __ brush/comb __ moisturizer/lip balm __ basic makeup

Entertainment

__ reading material __ MP3/iPod/tablet + charger __ book light __ headphones

Electronics

__ digital camera + charger __ video camera + charger

For Preschooler

__ several “surprise” activities __ printable travel games

For Baby/Toddler

__ diapers/wipes/changing pad __ food/formula/snacks/drinks __ 1 extra baby outfit

__ 1 extra t-shirt for you __ activities/books for baby

Handy to Have

__ several Ziploc bags (gallon, quart) __ carabiners (spring-clip rings)

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Shhh…

Baby or Toddler List

Diaper Bag

__ diapers (5/day + 2 extra) __ baby wipes __ diaper rash cream __ changing pad

__ disposable diaper bags

Feeding

__ formula/baby food __ bottles/sippy cups __ baby utensils __ baby bowls/containers

Gear

__ car seat __ lightweight stroller __ baby carrier/sling __ portable crib/playpen

__ portable clip-on high chair

Clothes

__ onesies (1/day + 2 extra) __ outfits (1/day + 2 extra) __ socks (1 pr/day) __ sandals/shoes

__ sweatshirt/sweater __ jacket

Bath and Sleep

__ see toiletry packing list __ pacifiers __ pajamas __ stuffed animal/doll/blankie __ baby books

__ CD/MP3 player + soft music __ crib sheets/bedding __ waterproof crib mattress pad

Pool/Beach

__ 2 swimsuits __ swim diapers __ water wings/life vest __ inflatable baby pool __ beach toys

Gadgets

__ baby monitor

Handy Take-Alongs

__ universal sink/tub stopper __ extra gallon-size Ziploc bags __ carabiners (spring-clip rings)

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For the older ones…

Kids (ages 4-7) List

Health & Safety

__ snacks __ water bottle __ chewing gum (for takeoff/landing) __ packet of tissues

__ sweatshirt/light sweater

Entertainment

__ 1 or 2 favorite books __ stuffed animal/doll/blankie __ small, quiet toy

__ game console + charger __ headphones __ printable travel games

__ activity book/sketchpad/crayons __ book light/headlamp

Older Kids (8+) List

Personal Essentials

__ wallet/souvenir money __ cell phone

Health & Safety

__ snacks __ water bottle __ chewing gum (for takeoff/landing) __ hand sanitizer

__ packet of tissues __ sweatshirt/light sweater

Toiletries

__ eyeglasses/contact lenses __ brush/comb __ hair clips __ moisturizer/lip balm

Entertainment

__ reading material __ MP3/iPod/tablet + charger __ game console + charger

__ book light/headlamp __ headphones __ printable travel games __ deck of cards

__ journal/notebook + pen __ sketchpad + pencils/crayons

Other Electronics

__ digital camera + charger __ video camera + charger

Handy to Have

__ several Ziploc bags (gallon, quart) __ carabiners (spring-clip rings)

 

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The Ultimate Packing List… the MUST HAVE items http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/07/ultimate-packing-list/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/07/ultimate-packing-list/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:00:16 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1487 Part Three: The coveted packing list: We have covered preparing for vacation and included some great packing tips. Now, we offer to you the ultimate packing list with all the MUST HAVE items so nothing is left behind. This week the basics… Next week… you will have to wait and see!   Toiletries  Hygiene __toothbrush/toothpaste/floss […]

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Part Three: The coveted packing list: We have covered preparing for vacation and included some great packing tips. Now, we offer to you the ultimate packing list with all the MUST HAVE items so nothing is left behind. This week the basics… Next week… you will have to wait and see!

 

ultimate packing list

Toiletries

Toiletries

 Hygiene

__toothbrush/toothpaste/floss

__ glasses/contacts/supplies

__ brush/comb

__ makeup

__ cleanse

__ shaving supplies

__ small shampoo + conditioner

__ small moisturizer

__ deodorant

__ feminine hygiene items

__ hand sanitizer

__ extra gallon-size Ziploc bag

Baby/Toddler

__ diaper rash cream

__ baby bath/shampoo

__ denture cleansing tablets*

Medical

__ aspirin/pain relief

__ children’s aspirin/pain relief

__ allergy/cold meds

__ vitamins

__ basic first-aid kit

Pool/Beach

__ sunscreen

__ sunburn cream

__ lip balm

__ baby powder**

__ ear plugs/ear drops

The Great Outdoors

__ sunscreen

__ bug spray

__ lip balm

__ small packet of tissues

Ski /Snow

__ sunscreen

__ lip balm

__ small packet of tissues

 

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Beach Vacation

Beach Vacation

Clothes (adult/kid)

__ underwear (1/day)

__ socks (1 pair/day)

__ shirts/tops (1/day + 1 extra)

__ 1 pair pants/jeans/capris

__ shorts/skorts (3 max)

__ skirts/dresses (2 max)

__ light sweater/sweatshirt

__ sandals/flip flops/water shoes

__ sneakers

Accessories

__ sunglasses

__ sun hat

__ scarf/sarong

__ jewelry/watch

__ belt

Clothes (baby/toddler)

__ onesies (1/day + 2 extra)

__ outfits (1/day + 2 extra)

__ socks (1 pair/day)

__ sandals/shoes

Sports/Workout

__ sports undergarments

__ shorts/bottoms (2 max)

__ tops/t-shirts/tanks (2 max)

__ sneakers/running shoes

Pool/Beach

__ 2 swimsuits/person

__ beach cover-ups

__ swim diapers for baby/toddler

__ swim goggles

__ water wings/life vest

__ tote bag

__ towels

__ large blanket

__ folding lounge/beach chairs

__ pool/beach toys

__ extra gallon-size Ziploc bags

Sleep

__ pajamas

__ stuffed animal/doll/blankie

Gadgets

__ walkie talkies

__ extra batteries

Handy Take-Alongs

__ universal sink/tub stopper

__ small flashlight/headlamps

__ corkscrew

ultimate packing list

Road Trip!

Family Road Trip

Before You Go

__ fill gas tank

__ check oil

__ tire pressure

__ windshield fluid

__ car registration up-to-date

__ car insurance up-to-date

__ recharge cell phone

__ recharge bluetooth headset

Driver/Navigator

__ driving directions + map/GPS

__ change for tollbooths

__ sunglasses

__ hat/visor

Cooler/Picnic Bag

__ water/drinks

__ portioned snacks in Ziplocs

__ napkins

__ extra Ziplocs

__ garbage bag for waste

Entertainment

__ printable travel games

__ DVD player + DVDs

__ CD player + audio books

__ headphones

Health & Safety

__ glasses/contact lenses/supplies

__ adult pain reliever

__ children’s pain reliever

__ motion sickness remedy/bags

__ allergy meds

__ basic first-aid kit

Rest Stop Fun

__ jump rope

__ frisbee

__ baseball gloves + ball

__ sidewalk chalk

Baby/Toddler

__ diapers/wipes/changing pad

__ food/formula/snacks/drinks

__ baby bottles/sippy cups

__ bibs/spoons

__ 1 extra onesie/t-shirt

__ 1 extra baby outfit

__ 1 extra t-shirt for you

__ car activities/books for baby

Handy Take-Alongs

__ extra gallon-size Ziploc bags

__ container of disposable wipes

__ kitchen-size garbage bags

__ carabiners (spring-clip rings)

Make sure to check in next week for the rest of the ultimate MUST HAVE packing lists!

 

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Packing is pivotal – Part Two: Next in our blog series of making the most out of the dreadful chores necessary to get to the FUN vacation experience is packing. If you forget an essential item, you are left disappointed and scrambling to find the nearest store in your destination. If you pack too much, you end up disorganized, burdened with heavy bags and hemorrhaging money to pay for pricey airline baggage fees. Below you will find the most basic—and most useful—packing rules. Here are 10 fundamental packing strategies that every traveler should learn.

Packing is Pivotal

Packing is Pivotal

1. Make a packing list

When it comes to packing, procrastinators fall short. Start your packing process days or even weeks ahead of your departure date; this gives you time to craft a complete list, plus purchase any additional items you might need for your vacation. Creating a packing list is a fail-safe way to ensure that you never, ever forget to bring something important.

2. Roll, don’t fold.

Many travel experts—including backpackers, who must stuff months’ worth of clothing into a pack the size of a box of wine—agree that rolling is superior to folding. Tightly rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones. Plus, they’re less prone to getting deep wrinkles from fold creases.

Roll don't fold...

Roll don’t fold…

3. Know your airline’s baggage-fee policy

Figuring out the airlines’ tricky and befuddling baggage-fee policies is key to any budget-minded packing strategy. While most airlines permit travelers to check at least one bag on international flights, the majority of U.S. carriers charge big bucks for bags checked on domestic flights. Spirit Airlines—that notoriously customer-unfriendly discounter—even charges as much as $100 for carry-on bags.

Before you begin packing, take a peek at your airline’s website and read its baggage policy. This is something you might even want to do prior to buying your plane ticket, especially if you’re set on bringing a checked bag or two. Consider flying on Southwest or JetBlue, both of which permit at least one free checked bag on domestic flights.

4. Follow the 3-1-1 rule

What happens if you don’t follow the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 3-1-1 rule for carry-on luggage? Attempt to bring a large bottle of shampoo or a full-size gel deodorant through the security line and the TSA will likely confiscate your stuff, holding you up in line in the process. So get familiar with the agency’s rules: All liquids brought onto planes must be in 3.4-ounce bottles or smaller and inside a single, clear, quart-size zip-top bag.

It also helps to know which items are, according to the TSA, considered liquids or gels and thereby subject to the 3-1-1 rule. This isn’t as simple as it sounds. Foods such as peanut butter, pudding, mashed potatoes, and icing are classified as gels. Mascara, lip gloss, and aerosol items are also classified as liquids or gels. But keep in mind that liquid prescription medication is exempt. (Read more on that on The TSA Blog.) See a more complete list of liquids and gels that are not permitted in carry-on luggage in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces here.

5. Use your personal item wisely

It’s standard for airlines to permit each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item onboard planes. This personal item is subject to specific size requirements (these vary by airline), but something like a purse, laptop bag, or backpack is generally acceptable.

6. Wash your clothes on the road

Laundry facilities are one of my favorite parts about staying in vacation rentals. If you know your accommodations will have free laundry facilities, you’re golden. You can wash and wear just a handful of outfits for the duration of even very long trips.

7. Pack dual-purpose garments

If it’s two-in-one, it’s one less thing to pack. Dual-purpose items, such as pants that turn into shorts or a jacket that turns into a travel pillow (see these items here) are worth their weight in airline baggage fees.

Layer...

Layer…

8. Layer

This advice is twofold: Wear layers and pack in layers. First, your on-the-road wardrobe should feature plenty of layers, which will help you jet set through multiple climates in style and comfort. Second, the items in your bag should be packed in neat layers for easy screening. According to the TSA, “Pack items in layers (shoes one layer, clothes one layer, electronics one layer, etc.)” so that the security agent screening your bag can get a clear picture of what’s inside. The faster the TSA agent can screen your stuff, the faster you’ll get through the security line.

9. Never check essential items

It’s terribly important to keep your valuable and essential belongings in your carry-on bag, not in your checked luggage. Your passport, identification, money, credit cards, jewelry, electronics, and other valuables should always be brought onto the plane with you. We probably don’t need to tell you why you need to keep your passport and wallet on your person. But if the airline loses your luggage (or if a TSA agent gets sticky fingers), you’ll regret stowing your expensive watch in a checked bag.

Packing aids...

Packing aids…

10. Use packing aids

My all-time favorite packing aid: Eagle Creek Compression Sacs. Use them to shrivel your clothes into a vacuum-packed, tiny, tight bundle that takes up minimal suitcase space. Other packing aids that can help you organize better and fit more into your bag include packing envelopes and packing cubes.

 

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Preparing for vacation – Part One: Going on vacation is a lot of fun… the downside is the preparation and packing! Read on for the first in a blog series of making the most out of the dreadful chores necessary to get to the FUN vacation experience.

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Are You Prepared?

Preparing for vacation can be a crazy and chaotic project. It often makes you wonder if going away is worth the trouble!  Never fear for we all know it is… eventually! In order to make life simpler, here is a step by step vacation preparation checklist to ensure a smooth journey!

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3 DAYS TO GO!

Three days before departure

  • Confirm reservations
  • Pay bills
  • Pick up any needed refills of prescriptions
  • Take a quick look at your personal and/or business calendar and handle any events occurring while you are away
  • Pick up dry cleaning, especially if there’s something you’d like to pack that is at the cleaners
  • Suspend your mail, newspapers and other delivery services
  • Depending on how long you’ll be gone, you may need to arrange to have someone take care of your yard ~  an overgrown lawn is a big giveaway that the homeowners are not at home
  • Purchase timers for a few lamps around your house ~ lights set to turn on and off at appropriate hours will give your home a lived in look while you are away
  • If you are going for an extended vacation, arrange for your trash or recycle cans to be set out for collection and then returned to your garage
  • Confirm pet care, if needed
  • If driving, check air pressure in tires, coolant, oil and wiper fluid
  • Begin packing! I find that if I put an empty laundry basket in everyone’s room, I can fill the baskets gradually with the travel clothing and then just pack the suitcases right before leaving!
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1 Day Left!

One day before departure

  • Take a minute to set up those timers you bought three days ago! Set the timers to go on and off at different times.
  • Clean out your refrigerator and discard all perishables ~ you can drop the temperature a little since it will not be opened for a while
  • Get cash and fill up your gas tank if you’re driving
  • Charge all electronic equipment
  • Set DVR/VCR
  • Leave a copy of your itinerary, cell phone numbers and a house key with a trust worthy relative or neighbor so you can be reached if something goes awry
  • Check the weather forecast for your destination.
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3 Hours Left!

 

Three hours before departure

  • Turn up your air conditioning temperature (summer) or turn down your heating temperature (winter) yet do not turn the heat or air completely off ~ without heat pipes could burst and without air mold and mildew will grow
  • Adjust window shades and blinds to a semi-open position and park a car in your driveway, again trying to maintain the feel that someone is at home
  • Empty your trash cans
  • Water your plants
  • Load the car with all necessary luggage
  • Unplug your washer and dryer, coffee maker, the iron if you were doing some last-minute touch ups, toaster, hair dryer, phones without answering machines, radios and TV’s thus saving electricity and reducing damage should there be a power surge
  • If you use gas, turn off the pilot light and shut down the water heater as well as shutting off the water to the dishwasher and clothes washer
preparing for vacation

15 Minutes…

15 minutes before departure

  • Double check that you have the most essential items:  wallet with funds, driver’s license/photo ID, health insurance card, proof of car insurance, auto registration, AAA card, cell phone, laptop, iPod, all chargers, airline tickets (if applicable), itinerary/confirmations, credit cards and passports (if needed), camera, emergency contact information/important phone numbers, medical history, list of medications, prescriptions, travel insurance, and, if traveling by car, GPS (or maps and directions)
  • If you are traveling by plane, you may also want to take along chewing gum, earphones, earplugs, sleeping mask, and travel pillow
  • Lock all doors and windows, including the garage door into the house if your garage is attached to your home and make sure you take the keys with you

Following this vacation checklist should make your departure as pleasurable and easy as your impending vacation!  Enjoy your trip with confidence!

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Relax and Enjoy!

 

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Five of the BEST family activities in Tahoe http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/06/family-activities-in-tahoe/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/06/family-activities-in-tahoe/#respond Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:00:50 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1399 Summer is FINALLY here. Whether you are coming to Lake Tahoe with your family for the first time or the fiftieth, there is never a lack of activities available. The true question is what do you fit in while you are here? So we have provided just a few of the different fun, family activities […]

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Summer is FINALLY here. Whether you are coming to Lake Tahoe with your family for the first time or the fiftieth, there is never a lack of activities available. The true question is what do you fit in while you are here? So we have provided just a few of the different fun, family activities that Tahoe has to offer.

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Summer is FINALLY here

 

First up is Heavenly. It is pretty much an all-in-one spot for Tahoe.  Heavenly has a great location at the top of the Gondola called Adventure Peak. You start by taking the 2.4 mile ride up the mountainside in the Gondola while enjoying the fabulous view. When you arrive at the Deck, which is a 14,000 square foot mid-station observation platform, you are treated to views like none you have seen before. You can also enjoy activities such as tubing, sledding and ice skating (mini golf in the summer!).

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Heavenly Summer Activities

Next is the Sawmill Pond for kids fishing which is the only fishing experience for kids and only kids 14 years and younger all summer long. This spot is truly for the kids as the adults are only there to help teach. It’s the perfect place to have a picnic while the kid’s fish and the smiles abound.

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Sawmill Pond

Now we have the Zephyr Cove Stables where there are guided horseback trails rides daily. Some of the rides include breakfast, lunch and dinner! Explore the High Sierra Wilderness with scenic trails that offer lake views guided by friendly and courteous cowboys.

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Zephyr Cove Stables

Tahoe Bowl is a guaranteed good time. They feature 16 lanes for open and league bowling as well as arcade games, pizza, drinks and lots of fun for the whole family. There is even a sports bar and billiards for the older family activities.

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Tahoe Bowl

Finally, we have Tahoe Jet Boats because once you have experienced the casinos; hiked, biked and driven the perimeter; and enjoyed the expansive views from surrounding mountains, there is only one experience left! To explore Emerald Cove, secluded beaches and dockside restaurants on a boat. Lake Tahoe is a boater’s paradise.

Tahoe Jet Boats

 

So take your pick and enjoy all the awesome activities, views and fun times you will experience when visiting Tahoe. See you soon!

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Best of the Nation’s 4th of July Celebrations in our own backyard http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/06/4thofjuly/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/06/4thofjuly/#respond Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:00:08 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1336 This could be you experiencing one of the country’s top 4th of July weekend celebrations according to NBC Today. Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake straddling both Nevada and California. It offers both mountains and water, the best of both worlds. Although it is best-known for its ski resorts, Lake Tahoe is also an extraordinarily beautiful summer vacation […]

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This could be you experiencing one of the country’s top 4th of July weekend celebrations according to NBC Today. Lake Tahoe is North America’s largest alpine lake straddling both Nevada and California. It offers both mountains and water, the best of both worlds.

Although it is best-known for its ski resorts, Lake Tahoe is also an extraordinarily beautiful summer vacation destination as well. With nearly perfect daytime temperatures and cool nights, the 72-miles of lakeshore offer spellbinding scenery and rugged terrain. If you are looking for the perfect 4th of July vacation, there is not a more spectacular place to be than Tahoe’s Lights on the Lake celebration with the 100,000 plus spectators.

Lights on the Lake fireworks display

The Lights on the Lake celebration is set to music that fills your heart with joy and pride. It is considered to be the largest pyrotechnics show in the West and South Lake Tahoe more than rises to the occasion with abundant festivities and activities, drawing both visitors and locals to its shores to help kick off the season. There is much to do during this weekend… the Lights on the Lake is the highlight of it all.

The fireworks are launched from several barges just off the South Shore at the Stateline. Make sure to dress appropriately. During the day, Lake Tahoe is in the high 70’s to low 80’s but nights are chilly. Evenings usually require you to layer up so be sure to bring warm clothes.

 

View of our beach and the Tahoe Queen

View of our beach and the Tahoe Queen

 

One of the best ways to enjoy the show is from the beautiful private beach located on our property. It is like the display was created just for the guests at Tahoe Beach and Ski. Imagine not needing to rise at the crack of dawn, find a parking spot then hike a couple of miles to find that perfect place to view the display. As a guest, it is literally right at your back door.

It is definitely an event not to be missed and one that will have you proud to be an American on this coveted holiday. Come and enjoy this amazing experience… a moment in time you will not forget.

 

Happy 4th of July from Tahoe Beach and Ski Club

Happy 4th of July from Tahoe Beach and Ski Club

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Trust TripAdvisor? 82 Million Say YES! http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/06/tripadvisor-tahoe-beach-ski/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2014/06/tripadvisor-tahoe-beach-ski/#respond Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:02:31 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1333 TripAdvisor is a travel website that provides directory information and reviews of travel-related content which enables travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. The website is free to users who provide most of the content via reviews and interactive forums. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices […]

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TripAdvisor is a travel website that provides directory information and reviews of travel-related content which enables travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. The website is free to users who provide most of the content via reviews and interactive forums.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching more than 260 million unique monthly visitors in 2013 and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.

TripAdvisor provides easy access worldwide to leading online travel agencies including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Booking.com and more.

82 million people have downloaded the various TripAdvisor apps. They are constantly pushing the limits of mobile innovation using GPS and social technologies to help travelers plan and have the perfect trip with features such as “City Guides”: easy smartphone access to a plethora of destination information including some features which do not require a data connection; “Point Me There”: a feature that guides a user to that destination using their phone’s GPS and compass and finally, “Trip Journal”: an entertaining and easy way to detail a user’s trips.

Tahoe Beach and Ski is proud to be reviewed on TripAdvisor. We have recently renovated our condos and are pleased with the feedback we have been receiving from our guests as mentioned below.

We will definitely be back! Loved this place and their fabulous location. ~ 5 stars ~ 5/28/14

I will return! ~ 5 stars ~ 5/23/14

Great location! ~ 4 stars ~ 5/17/14

Friendly staff; great place to unwind ~ 5 stars ~ 5/7/14

Great hotel and location! ~ 5 stars ~ 4/25/14

 

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A Bit of History: The Baldwin building, Series 5 http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2013/10/bit-history-baldwin-building-series-5/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2013/10/bit-history-baldwin-building-series-5/#respond Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:25:36 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=1150 Our Baldwin building is just about as famous to our owners and guests as the name itself!  Infamous Elias “Lucky” Baldwin born in Ohio eventually made his way to San Francisco, CA.  Although he accepted the nickname “Lucky”, after returning from a trip around the world, he resented the implications by stating  “I’ve worked hard […]

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View from Ski Run MarinaOur Baldwin building is just about as famous to our owners and guests as the name itself!  Infamous Elias “Lucky” Baldwin born in Ohio eventually made his way to San Francisco, CA.  Although he accepted the nickname “Lucky”, after returning from a trip around the world, he resented the implications by stating  “I’ve worked hard for everything I’ve gotten in life”.

Baldwin became caravan leader as his family traveled to California from Wisconsin.  Using foresight, he packed up all of his belongings and filled two wagons with just brandy, tea and tobacco selling it and using those profits to buy horses and then selling those in Sacramento for 400 times their worth!Lucky-Triptych-thumb-600x276-59130

Lucky moved to Viginia City, NV and became involved in the Comstock and grew ever more wealthy. When the Bank of California collapsed he helped restore it. He built the Baldwin Hotel in San Francisco, the Baldwin Theatre, the Tallack Hotel at Lake Tahoe and eventually built the famous Santa Anita Race Track.  By 1880 Lucky became the wealthiest  landowner in in Southern California, laying claim to more than 40,000 acres of Los Angeles County.

References:  http://www.inn-california.com/Articles/biographic/luckybaldwin1.html, http://www.socalhistory.org/biographies/e-j-lucky-baldwin.html

 

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A Bit of History: The Richardson Building, Series 4 http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2012/05/a-bit-of-history-the-richardson-building-series-4/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2012/05/a-bit-of-history-the-richardson-building-series-4/#respond Tue, 29 May 2012 17:52:24 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=816 The earliest records of ownership around the present day Camp Richardson and Marina are from 1875 when M.C. Gardner acquired a timber holding of several thousand acres from the U.S. Government and built a sawmill and railroad line.  By the late 1880′s, Gardner had logged over most of the areas and sold it to E.J. […]

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The earliest records of ownership around the present day Camp Richardson and Marina are from 1875 when M.C. Gardner acquired a timber holding of several thousand acres from the U.S. Government and built a sawmill and railroad line. 

By the late 1880′s, Gardner had logged over most of the areas and sold it to E.J. “Lucky” Baldwin who developed the lakefront portion.  He built a summer home and sold parcels to other families such as the Pope, Tevis, Comstock and Lawrence families who built the homes which are now on the adjoining properties.

In 1921, Captain Alonzo Richardson leased a large parcel from the Comstock and Lawrence families and set up a stage service from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe.  In 1924, he bought the property and built cabins and a lakefront pavilion.  By 1926 he added the hotel, dining room, gas station and other buildings of the present day resort.  He also built the “long wharf” which is now the Resort pier.

The late 1960′s was a period of building and development in the Tahoe Basin and there was pressure on the family to sell the property for condominium or commercial development.  The son-in-law of Captian Richardson, Ray Knisley, approached the USFS to take over the area from Baldwin Beach and Taylor Creek through Camp Richardson to Pope Beach.  This conversion was accomplished without a single dollar of government money and has created one of the largest and most valuable areas of recreation ever converted to public use.

References:  http://www.camprichardson.com/the-resort/history

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A Bit of History: The Clemens Building, Series 3 http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2012/05/a-bit-of-history-the-clemens-building-series-3/ http://tahoebeachandski.com/blog/2012/05/a-bit-of-history-the-clemens-building-series-3/#respond Fri, 18 May 2012 16:27:54 +0000 http://tahoebeachandski.com/?p=803 Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born in Missouri in 1835, growing up on the banks of the Mississipi River.  After the onset of the Civil War, Samuel looked west.  In 1861 he followed his older brother, Orion, to the newly created Nevada Territory.  Samuel ended up in Carson City working in timber, mining […]

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was born in Missouri in 1835, growing up on the banks of the Mississipi River.  After the onset of the Civil War, Samuel looked west.  In 1861 he followed his older brother, Orion, to the newly created Nevada Territory. 

Samuel ended up in Carson City working in timber, mining and finally found success as a featured writer for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise.  It was this paper that Samuel began to sign his work as “Mark Twain”, which refers to shallow, yet safe, navigable waters.  (Samuel spent 3 years navigating the Mississippi River waters as a riverboat pilot where he learned the term “mark twain”.)

Clemens had a way with his story telling, that would be half truths about his experiences and the ways of life in the West.  He left the West by 1870 and made Hartford, Connecticut his permanent home.  Although his time out West was brief, his writing was influenced and sharpened by it, which broadened his abilities as a writer.  One of Clemens’ famous quotes of Lake Tahoe: “As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantly photographed upon its still surface, I thought it must surely be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.”  Nicely put, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, nicely put.

 

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