Viewing posts from: February 2011

Snow, Snow and More New Snow in Lake Tahoe!

by stanfordsierra

02 18, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lake Tahoe skiers and snowboarders  (and farmers in the Central Valley), are rejoicing with the abundant snow!  The ski resorts are reporting 33-64" of new snow this week with more on the way.  Snowstorms for the 2010/11 winter are following an "all or nothing" pattern.  November and December snowfall totaled 142" according to the Squaw Valley snowfall tracker.  Then next to nothing until February 16.

Dave Bunnett's buried Jeep

This latest batch of snow is just in time to freshen up the slopes for Presidents weekend visitors.  Snow removal crews are working to clear the roads, so be sure to check conditions with Caltrans before your drive.  Our fleet of Stanford Sierra vans won't be going anywhere soon!

the fleet of Camp vans

If you are planning a winter visit to Lake Tahoe, the 14 rooms at the Stanford Alpine Chalet are booking up quickly.  The Chalet is reporting available rooms for the following time frames:  February 27 to March 4, March 9-11, 13-18, 20-25 and most of April.  If you're interested in dates not listed, call Geoff or Dusty at 530-583-1550, there are often cancellations.  Be safe out there and enjoy the snow!

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Sunshine, Snow and Winter Fun at a Great Price!

by stanfordsierra

02 07, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Early winter storms brought plentiful snow to the Lake Tahoe ski slopes.  Now we're experiencing above average daytime temperatures with clear blue skies and sunshine.  This combination makes it an excellent time to schedule a midweek visit to the Stanford Alpine Chalet.

The Stanford Alpine Chalet

Locals know the best time to ski or snowboard is midweek when there are less people on the slopes and in the lift lines.  The Chalet is conveniently located at the base of Alpine Meadows ski resort and provides just what you need for a fun mountain getaway with friends or family.  Chef Ron prepares a hearty cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, Chalet staff drive you the short distance to and from Alpine Meadows, then relax apres ski with a glass of wine and hors-d'oeuvres in the Chalet's great room with its stunning view of the slopes at Alpine and soak tired muscles in the outdoor hot tub.

The Chalet hot tub

You can have dinner at the Chalet and spend the evening in front of the fire, or if you get your second wind, head into nearby Tahoe City. Jake's is a popular local spot where you can dine lakefront.  I recommend the udon noodle bowl, it's authentic, delicious and brings back memories of my two years in Japan.  Another good lakefront restaurant is Christy Hill. The midweek ski special is $230 for two and includes lodging, full breakfast, apres ski social hour, shuttle and a full-day lift ticket to Alpine Meadows for each person.  Call Geoff or Dusty at 530-583-1550 to book your visit.  The Chalet has just 14 rooms, and is sold out for most remaining winter weekends, but has available rooms midweek. Don't forget your sunscreen!

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