The crisp, clean air. A sky so blue it electrifies your soul. Mountains and trees covered in a soft fleece of white like a postcard. Winter in Tahoe is an experience unlike any other time of year. When it comes to the easiest way to enjoy the wintry scenery, head out on a pair of snowshoes. Here’s a list of Tahoe snowshoe rental locations in and around Tahoe South.
Why Use Snowshoes?
Lake Tahoe is blessed with feet and feet of beautiful California snow. And while the snowpack may firm up after a storm, we suggest skipping the boots-only hikes. Snowshoes make sure you don’t waste your energy sinking into the snow and instead allows you to explore the meadows and forests surrounding Tahoe South with ease.
What To Wear
A good place to start for what gear to wear is to think like you’re going out skiing or snowboarding. A pair of waterproof pants, jacket, socks, and gloves. You’re going to get warm rather quickly so be sure you have layers you can peel off throughout the day. Many rental packages come with a pair of waterproof boots along with the snowshoes and poles, but if you have your own, it’s not a bad idea to use them. DO NOT go out in a pair of shoes or boots that aren’t waterproof. You’ll be miserable!
When it comes to winter recreational rentals, Powder House is the largest. Not just one store but EIGHT including delivery services, they’ll make sure you’re geared up and ready for adventure.
If you’re staying in Meyers or exploring the meadows and forests in this part of Tahoe South, WattaBike n’Snow, a full-fledged bike n’ ski shop will hook you up with any gear you need.
Tahoe Sports LTD
When your legs need a break from all the skiing you’ve been doing up at Heavenly or you just need a moment of serenity away from everyone, Tahoe Sports LTD is a great option. The rental center is conveniently located in the Raley’s center just across the street from the gondola. They’ll make sure you have all the gear you need for ANY winter adventure you could think of including snowshoeing.
Another good option is Blue Zone Sports. They have two locations to visit. One is inside the MontBleu Resort in the casino corridor. And the other is at what residents call the “Y” where Lake Tahoe Boulevard (US 50) intersects with Emerald Bay Road (HWY 89). Offering specific rentals for a given season in the winter, they rent skis & snowboard gear as well as daily snowshoe rentals.
Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials, and for picking an astoundingly picturesque place for the celebration, South Lake Tahoe. Obviously, you have fabulous taste, all around.
Now the planning begins. Finding the right person to photograph every moment of your dreamy day is critical. Once you’ve selected your photographer, working with them on memorializing those intimate moments throughout the day and finding the most scenic settings to commemorate your wedding is the next step.
Find Your Perfect Photographer
As one of the most important professionals you’ll hire for your wedding day, it’s vital to explore several photographers’ portfolios. Look at their artistic style, perspectives and experience.
Are you envisioning classic photos, or seeking some with a more artistic flair? Black and white, color or a mix of both? Also, if your wedding is in the evening, make sure to look at their nighttime shots.
After perusing their work, interview them and make sure your personalities mesh.
You’re trusting this individual to impeccably capture the day you’ve long fantasized about. Their photos will stand the test of time, so picking your perfect photographer is imperative.
South Lake Tahoe boasts a bevy of skilled talent behind the lens. It’s an investment that will last forever. Find your ideal image maker in Tahoe South here.
An experienced wedding photographer knows just how to capture those once-in-a-lifetime instants throughout the day, like getting ready with the wedding parties, walking down the aisle, taking your vows, the first kiss as a married couple…
Savvy pros will work with you to ensure they’re getting those other must-have moments as well. Speak to them about being lens-ready at important times to you, such as during the cutting of the cake (and perhaps the smashing of it into the other’s face), moments with family and friends, even those preciously private seconds when you two secret away to celebrate the first moments of your eternal partnership in each other’s arms.
Communication and a solid rapport with your photographer are key to capturing the day you’ve dreamed of for all time.
Selecting Spectacular Backdrop Scenery
When getting wed in South Lake Tahoe, it’s simple to find an exquisite backdrop for your photos. Spectacular scenery surrounds the basin, also offering epic venues for your nuptials and picture-perfect settings for images you’ll treasure forever.
Once you’ve selected your venue — Tahoe South’s top five lakefront options can be explored here — and your photographer, it’s time to set the stage. All photos need not be at the ceremony location. Tahoe South is an idyllic destination with countless options for eternal imagery.
For instance, Emerald Bay offers a breathtaking backdrop, as well as an awe-inspiring site to wed. You can also exchange vows on the historic paddle wheel boat, the M.S. Dixie II, which departs from an equally extraordinary venue, Zephyr Cove Resort, bound for Emerald Bay.
Edgewood Tahoe’s extraordinary grounds are yet another impressive backdrop for your big day. Many magnificent weddings have been hosted both indoors and out at Edgewood.
History buffs may adore getting wed, or simply taking pictures at, the Valhalla Historic Estate. Finely hewn stones make up this exceptional example of Scandinavian architecture nestled along the Tahoe shores.
Declare your love from the mountaintops at The Ridge Tahoe while gazing over vistas of Lake Tahoe and the stunning Carson Valley. Miles of scenery provide a picture-perfect posing backdrop.
Picking the perfect photographer and crafting an impeccable shot list with them is one of the most important things you’ll do for your big day.
A significant extension of your wedding party, your photographer will commemorate every memorable moment, creating visual memoirs to be fondly gazed upon for generations.
Even though fans will not be allowed at the outdoor rink during NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe due to the pandemic, host hotels Harrah’s and Harveys are offering ways for hockey fans to get in on the action.
On Saturday, February 20, the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights take to the ice on the new rink being created on the 18th fairway at Edgewood Tahoe. Then, on Sunday, it’s the Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers game. Both game times are at noon (3:00 p.m. ET). While the games can be seen on NBC, SN, SN1, and TVAS, the host hotels are offering other ways to watch and enjoy.
Game Day Food and Beverage Specials
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Casual and comfortable, American River Café will offer the Cross-Check combo of chicken strips and a bottle of Coors Light for $20.
At Friday’s Station Steak & Seafood guests can sip their sin-bin sorrows away with The Penalty Box Martini: Bulleit rye whiskey, Martell XO cognac, blood orange bitters and puree, and lemon-agave syrup for $25.
Harveys Lake Tahoe
Located on the 19th floor, Sage Room will elevate the experience for guests with several specialty cocktails, including: Celly Shot: Equal parts Jack Daniels, Jim Bean and Johnny Walker for $10 Kronwalled: Elijah Craig bourbon, Aperol, sweet vermouth and lime juice for $15 Sin Bin: Baker’s Bourbon, house-made grenadine, lemon juice and Peychaud’s Bitters for $15 Yard Sale: Bulleit Bourbon, house-made peach syrup and mint for $13
TaCo Cantina & Restaurant will shake up its roster with some new additions, including: Cherry Picker: SKYY cherry vodka, lime juice and Sierra Mist for $7 Coast to Coast: Flight of beer from each hockey team’s home state – Sierra Nevada, Fat Tire, Sam Adams and Pabst Blue Ribbon – for $28 Penalty Shot: Flight with Jägermeister, Goldschläger and Fireball for $24 Zamboni: Jameson with a pickleback for $8 Hat Trick: Choice of chicken or beef nachos, eight buffalo chicken wings and a bucket of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale for $61
Best Ways to Watch at Harrah’s and Harveys
Located at Harveys Lake Tahoe, the William Hill Race & Sports Book brings all the action to guests with wall-to-wall TVs. Fans can enjoy NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe from the comfort of the sports book without missing a play.
The Harveys and Harrah’s Lake Tahoe casino floors feature multiple TV screens throughout each gaming area. Players on the floor can watch their favorite players on the ice while enjoying slots and table games.
Get in on the Action
Casino floor promotions – On both game days from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., guests are invited to participate in swipe activation on free and earned entries by visiting a promotional kiosk. Caesars Rewards members can earn additional entries by playing on their favorite slot machine. From 3:00p.m. to 5:30 p.m., two winners will be awarded $250 free play every 30 minutes. At 6:00 p.m., two additional winners will be awarded $1,000 in cash. If winners are wearing an NHL jersey, their prize will be doubled. Guests must be seated at a slot machine and actively playing to win.
The Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill Nevada Mobile Sports app allows fans to wager on the go from anywhere in Nevada, giving them a full sports book in the palms of their hands. Before the puck drops, guests can fund their account and sign up for a new Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill Nevada Mobile Sports account at the full-service Race & Sports Book inside Harveys Lake Tahoe. Upon arrival, see ticket writers for more information.