Contact UsStanford Sierra Conference Center
P.O. Box 10618
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158 Physical Address:
130 Fallen Leaf Road
Fallen Leaf, CA 96150
One of the great things about Lake Tahoe is the abundance of options. Whether it’s on the slopes of one of Lake Tahoe’s famous ski resorts, exploring the various neighborhoods surrounding the lake, or partaking in one of the many fun events that fill the Tahoe winter calendar, you have lots of choices. Which isn’t a bad problem to have. Going on now through the weekend is the Alpenglow Mountain Festival. It embraces all types of human-powered winter recreation like backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing. The week is chock full of guided ski tours, avalanche awareness classes, winter film showings, Nordic ski clinics and snowshoe tours, with most events being free. The festival is a terrific opportunity to learn new skills, enjoy the winter wilderness with experienced guides, and meet new friends. Find the complete Alpenglow Mountain Festival schedule, map and additional details online or in person at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. Also starting this weekend you can check out snow sculptures, frigid polar bear swimming, cross-country ski races, and live music —something for everyone at SnowFest!, which occurs February 27- March 8. Celebrating its 33rd year, the ten-day festival is a longstanding tradition in North Tahoe. Join the local community as it celebrates with parties everywhere from the ski slopes to the town centers.Notable festivities include Garwood’s Polar Bear Swim, fireworks, the Snow Queen Coronation, and the ever amusing dog pull, a friendly race for dogs of all sizes. Information and a full calendar of events can be found at TahoeSnowFestival.com. Combine world-class skiing and world-class bluegrass into the same day at Squaw Valley and you get WinterWonderGrass, to be held March 20-22. Stomp your ski boots to the likes of Sam Bush, Greensky Blugrass, Trampled by Turtles, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, and many more bands. Dance to live music in front of an outdoor stage, and refuel in the two heated beer tents serving craft beer. The event brings 15 bands and 14 California breweries to Squaw Valley over three days. Tickets are available in single day and three day increments. Learn more and purchase tickets at WinterWonderGrassTahoe.com. If you plan to head to North Tahoe to attend these great events, our sister property, the Stanford Alpine Chalet, has rooms available. Give Brian a call at 530-583-1550 to make your reservation!
If you are still thinking about a trip up to the snow this Christmas - New Year's holiday, the Stanford Alpine Chalet has some rooms available. Some of the available space opened up recently after the Stanford football team secured their spot versus Michigan State in the 2014 Rose Bowl on Wednesday, January 1. (Go Cardinal!) A number of alums cut their Chalet visit short to head to Pasadena! Yesterday a fresh dusting of snow fell over the Lake Tahoe area, and now the forecast is for clear skies, so dry roads for your trip up to the mountains and California sunshine for your snow time!At the Chalet, your day starts with a cooked-to-order breakfast. Chef Scott is ready to take your order and cook up your eggs as you like them! After breakfast, you can hop on the Chalet ski shuttle and head to the nearby slopes at Alpine Meadows. The Chalet shuttle runs three times each morning and afternoon, or you can make the short drive over to Squaw Valley. You can purchase discounted Alpine/ Squaw lift tickets at the Chalet office. For some sledding fun, there is a nice hill just across the street from the Chalet. B.Y.O.S - bring your own sleds! After a day of fun on the mountains, you can soak your tired muscles in the Chalet's outdoor hot tub and enjoy the amazing view of the surrounding peaks. During the holidays the Chalet provides daily apres ski social hour with wine and hors d'oeuvres. If there is enough interest from onsite guests, have dinner right there at the Chalet. You can also head to Truckee or Tahoe City for a wide selection of excellent restaurants. Of course the great room is a cozy place to spend the evening in front of the fire and the Christmas tree! Happy holidays to you and we hope to see you soon! Call Brian today at 530-583-1550 to schedule your holiday getaway to the Chalet!