Reno-Tahoe Odyssey This Weekend

Tomorrow marks the start of the 11th annual Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay, a 178 mile course placed in the scenic moutains of Lake Tahoe.

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The Odyssey is a long wandering. A relay run ideally suited for teams of 12 runners on a 178 mile course. Starting in Downtown Reno along the Truckee River. Traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains and along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Circling back through the Northern Nevada high desert to where you began in Reno.

The race begins Friday. It is a staggered start, with waves of teams starting every 15 to 30 minutes. The slower seeded teams will begin around  9 a.m. and the faster seeded teams will begin in the afternoon. Exact start times will be announced in the month before the event. Plan to get to Reno by Thursday night.

The only changes of fortune you will experience will be for the better. You will have a great time. And when you finish, you will enjoy an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and teamwork. And be the special guests at a party to celebrate your achievement.

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Heavenly Officially Expanding Summer Activities


South Lake Tahoe is arguably one of the best summer destinations in California. From the laid back beaches to high altitude hiking, the outdoor activities are breathtaking in more ways than one. Drive around the lake for beautiful sights or cruise across the lake in comfort on the Tahoe Queen or MS Dixie. With endless activities to choose from, it seems hard to believe that Heavenly Resort is going to be adding to the list of things to do in Tahoe.

If you are a thrill-seeker, adventure chaser, haver of good-times, then these new additions will undoubtedly appeal to you! Last Thursday the resort approved plans to add zip lines, canopy tours, “coaster”, ropes courses and more.

While plans and completion date have yet to be announced, you can start planning your next adventure in Tahoe! Heavenly is just minutes from multiple homes like our Heavenly Estate or Bel Aire Beauty. For more options, view our listings and book today! For more information on Heavenly’s planned adventures, check out their plans here.

Calling all Golf Fans: 2015 Celebrity Golf Line-Up

It’s that time again! The Lake Tahoe sun is shining and the stars shine just a bit brighter. The Annual South Lake Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament will be taking place July 19th-24th, 2015. Catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrities, athletes and more at the Edgewood gold course this summer.

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Announced by KOLO8 – There’s one place where NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB rivalries meet annually to settle old scores. The venue: Lake Tahoe. The event: The American Century Championship. At stake: a share in the $625,000 prize purse. The scene: Six days of fist bumps, high fives, autograph signing, photos with fans, laughs galore and some great Golf…Read More from KOLO 8 News

South Lake Tahoe Marina Info for 2015

Here is a recap of launch facilities for this year:

We encourage all our guests to call the Marina’s and Launch Sites prior to making your plans.  We have included the phone numbers and web site links for each so you can learn more about current conditions, hours of operation, trailer parking, and fees.  All boats MUST be inspected and pass the inspection for invasive species including the Quagga Mussel prior to launching.  If your boat does not have a “tag” indicating the boat has passed inspection, you will not be allowed to launch.  Visit http://tahoeboatinspections.com/inspection-locations/ to find the most convenient inspection location for you.

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Tahoe Keys Marina – http://www.tahoekeysmarina.net/shoppingCart/SClaunching.php

2435 Venice Drive East Suite 100

530-541-2155

Will be able to launch boats of most any size beginning early July (The launch ramp is closed right now as they are dredging and hope to complete by the end of June)

Lakeside Marina (by the casinos) – http://www.lakesideparkassociation.org/pages/marina.html

4041 Lakeshore Blvd

530-541-9800

Can currently launch boats up to 25’.  As the lake recedes in July and August, call ahead to see if they can launch your boat.

Cave Rock – http://parks.nv.gov/parks/cave-lake-state-park/cave%20rock/

U.S. HWY 50 north of Zephyr Cove- Nevada

775-831-0494

An affordable launch site.  Due to the closing of Sand Harbor’s boat ramp and the low level around the lake, expect this site to be very congested.

Trailer parking is may be limited or prohibited where you are staying.  If you are staying in a home at Tahoe Keys, Trailers may not be parked on the street or in a driveway.  Tahoe Keys Marina offers trailer parking for a fee.  For all homes, trailers must be parked on a paved service and count as a vehicle in the maximum number of vehicles you are allowed to park at the home.

Cave Rock Boat Ramp Closed TODAY

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From the Nevada Division of State Parks:

The boat ramp at Cave Rock will be closed Wednesday, May 13th 2015 for maintenance reasons. Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park will be combining several small projects at this facility that will make the one day closure necessary. The park will be cleaning rock and sediment off the Cave Rock launch lane, repairing the dock and assisting a barge company with access to the lake for dredging activities in South Lake Tahoe.

For more information, please call 775-831-0494

From the Nevada Division of State Parks

AMGEN Tour of California

Known as the American Tour De France, the AMGEN Tour of California has begun! Many California residents are able to catch a glimpse of these cyclists rolling through their town. Begining in Sacramento, and working their way up and down California, these bikers have made appearances in several Northern California towns, along the Central Coast, and are heading even farther north for a brief stint in South Lake Tahoe. 491850861If you’re going to be in South Lake Tahoe this weekend, try to catch a glimpse of the show on Friday May 15th. If you are interested in more than just spectating volunteer positions are still open. And if biking isn’t your thing, don’t worry, South Lake Tahoe has plenty of activities going on this weekend. Keep in mind bikers will be out in full force so be sure to share the road!

Want to catch all the excitment of the AMGEN tour from the comfort of your own home? Check out how to stream the events live.

 

Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival

South Lake Tahoe has become a musical destination of late. From the amazing Summer Concert Series at Harvey’s to the Snowglobe Music Festival, world class musical acts have been traveling to South Lake Tahoe to perform. Not to be ignored this summer is the 3rd annual Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, part of the Hard Rock Summer Concert Series.

51-emdMark your calendars for June 27th, 2015. This all-day reggae festival returns to Tahoe featuring an impressive lineup of artists including: co-headliners, Iration and Matisyahu. Also performing are top reggae groups including: The Green, Don Carlos, Fortunate Youth, Vokab Kompany and Squarefield Massive from Sacramento, California.

“The festival has such a massive following it was just natural to have this talented group of musicians as the opener to our summer concert series,” said Jim Ward, interim general manager of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. “We’re looking forward to hosting these phenomenal artists, locals and visitors of all ages, for a great day of outdoor music, food and fun at Tahoe.”