Holy Snow Storm, 12-20 Inches by Thursday!

This unseasonably warm February had some of us pulling out the spring wardrobe and accessories, but it looks like we can bring out the skis and boards again!

A winter storm watch will be in effect from this evening through Thursday morning.

Twelve to 20 inches of snow is likely above 7,000 feet, with 4 to 10 inches possible between 6,000 and 7,000 feet.

“A mix of rain and snow will begin Wednesday afternoon, becoming all snow Wednesday night,”according to the storm watch. “The heaviest snow is expected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., where snowfall rates could briefly reach 2 to 3 inches per hour.”

As is the case with most Sierra storms, conditions will make driving a challenge. Snow tire or chain restrictions may be in effect along most highways and passes, including Interstate 80, U.S. Highway 50, California highways 28, 89 and 267, and Nevada highways 28, 207 and 431.

Since the start of February, much of the snow Tahoe-Truckee saw since December and early January has melted at ground level, meaning — should the forecast pan out — this week’s storm will be a welcome boost for ski resorts and the region’s snow-pack.

The “Tahoe Weekly” Powder Report

Skiers rejoice, there is snow galore on the hill and plenty of skiing action to carry through the rest of the year. Check out all the fun and listed activities from The Tahoe Weekly

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Most interesting event on the list:  Ski and shoot in March
Tahoe Mountain Sports Biathlon is on March 13 at Auburn Ski Club Training Center at 10 a.m. The distances are as follows: 12.5km for pro/elite, 4.5km for novice/junior (younger than age 18) and stadium loops for youth (age 12 and younger). Pro/Elite racers must have Redbook Certification and their own rifle to enter. There is a mandatory safety clinic for novices. Register at athleteinyou.com.

Go check out all the events and activities around the lake at The Tahoe Weekly

How to Avoid Vacation Rental Scams

Photography of Mikey Wier fishing on the Salmon River in Northern California.We’ve become increasingly aware of vacation rentals scams over the last year. While RnR Vacation Rentals is booking homes for visitors heading to South Lake Tahoe for a vacation, others are looking to take advantage of unknowing tourists. It’s important to take precautionary steps when booking vacation homes , here’s how to keep yourself safe.

  • Always use a reliable booking engine! We recommend sites like VRBO.com, Homeaway.com, AirBNB.com and of course vacation rental websites like RnRvr.com.
  • Be skeptical when using Craigslist. Many times we will see our homes posted on Craigslist, with our images, exact wording, and even website information. Before booking a home through Craigslist always check the company site and make a phone call to be sure!
  • Never rely on just email. If at any point in your booking process you need to speak with someone, feel free to pick up the phone and give the homeowners or property managers a call. If it is a legit vacation rental someone will be available to speak with.
  • Trust your gut. If anything feels off during your booking process trust your instincts. There is always a chance you are right, and it never hurts to double-check.
  • Check all sources. You still feel like something isn’t right, but make sure your positive! If you find a home on Craigslist, double-check their website and use the contact information provided there. If the home doesn’t have a website, cross-reference 3rd party booking sites like the ones mentioned about. If all else fails go with your gut!

If you ever run across a vacation rentals scam, always be sure to flag the post and help other stay away from fraudulent bookings. If you are able, always let the homeowners know as well.

For more information about booking your next vacation rental with RnR Vacation rentals, give us a call! Our staff is always available to help and answer any questions. 855-998-2463