The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is arguably the top luxury lodging destination in the Lake Tahoe region.
Located mid-mountain at Northstar California ski resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a great lodging option for the upcoming holiday season. As the only ski-in/ski-out destination in Lake Tahoe, families can enjoy ski valet services, award-winning dining and culinary offerings, and seasonal spa treatments.
Northstar California ski resort opened in mid-November and has good early-season conditions after getting nearly 3 feet of snow over the past two weeks.
At the Ritz-Carlton, families can opt to purchase “The Total Package,” which includes luxury accommodations in a king or queen/queen room, a private snowshoeing lesson for family of four, a kid’s indoor campout package, and a $100 resort credit. The package starts at $899 per night and must be purchased at least seven days in advance.
When not on the slopes, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers an array of family-friendly activities and programs around the resort. These include the new Very Important Kid (VIK) program, the nightly Marshmology s’mores experience, special appearances from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a life-sized gingerbread ski gondola, and a dozen festively-decorated holiday trees on display.
Between Dec. 21-28, families can partake in Stars & S’mores with Tahoe Star Tours for an engaging fireside astronomy session that includes a science-based conversation about the cosmos, poetry reading, and telescopic viewing, followed by s’mores around the resort’s outdoor fire pit.
In addition to deluxe guestrooms and suites, the resort’s two and three-bedroom luxury residences are available to book for a winter getaway. As well as ample space and gorgeous views, families staying in a residence have access to exclusive experiences, including in-room massage treatments, in-room caviar and cocktail receptions, and in-room pasta-making classes with the resort’s executive chef, Mark Jeffers.
Lake Tahoe is approximately a 4-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Guests can also choose to fly into the Truckee Airport, only four miles away from the resort. Once at the Truckee Airport, guests of the hotel are transported to the mountain resort in a plush Ritz-Carlton Mercedes van. Skis and other gear can use a ski valet for convenient use.
After a day on the mountain, guests can ski or snowboard directly to the resort’s backyard and enjoy the resort’s Après-Ski Experience for a lively toast, featuring Moët & Chandon champagne selections and a raw bar of chef favorites, including chilled shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell and ceviche.
Guests can also dine at the Backyard Bar & BBQ, which offers traditional BBQ favorites with a scenic view of the slopes. Visitors can opt for a more refined dining experience at Manzanita, the resort’s signature restaurant, offering seasonally-inspired and locally-sourced elevated California cuisine.
To celebrate the holidays, the resort will offer a festive Holiday Dinner and Holiday Buffet on Christmas Day, as well as a New Year’s Eve Dinner and New Year’s Day Brunch.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe also has a winter spa menu, which focuses on restoration, renewal, relaxation and recovery from Lake Tahoe’s wintry outdoors and sore muscles resulting from the various seasonal activities. Guests can also partake in seasonal fitness classes to stretch and heal sore muscles.
The resort offers in-room holiday trees, set up by staff in guestrooms, suites and residences. Artificial trees decorated with strung lights and bulbs are available in a range of sizes, offered from $250 to $450.
To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/LakeTahoe or call reservations at 800 241-3333. All holiday dining reservations and events are limited and require advance reservations with Restaurant Reservations at 530 562-3051.