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Stewardship at Work: Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Debuts New Beach Cleanup Technology  

May 17, 2024 | Jill Amen

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Photo Credit: Katy Jo Caringer, Tahoe Beach Club, NV – 2024

Lake Tahoe is not just a beautiful and stunning natural wonder, it’s our home. It is also a world-renowned, all-season destination where millions of visitors come each year to experience a beautiful and diverse alpine haven. Yet, beyond this breath-taking backdrop lies a vital and diverse ecosystem requiring vigilant stewardship by all.

Beach Trash and Debris: An Enviornmental Challenge

It’s a fact: beach tourism, debris and runoff leave behind thousands of pounds of trash and pollutants each year. Even the best efforts at traditional beach cleanup struggle to manage this pervasive issue: hidden litter buried beneath our beautiful sandy shores. 

Much of the trash and debris include plastics, which break down into smaller pieces over time—eventually becoming micro-plastics that make their way into our beautiful clear waters. Once these particles contaminate our lakes, rivers and streams, they can pose significant threats to our fragile ecosystem. 

Revolutionizing Lake Tahoe’s Environmental Health

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, one of the only family-owned and operated Lake Tahoe hotels in North Lake Tahoe, recognizes the urgency of combating beach and lake pollution through innovative litter mitigation strategies. While continually fostering a culture of environmental consciousness among its guests and the local community, Mourelatos is deeply committed to environmental stewardship, understanding that the well-being of Lake Tahoe is a collective responsibility between tourism, community, local organizations and innovative companies. 

In collaboration with the North Tahoe Community Alliance (NCTA) and the League to Save Lake Tahoe (KEEP TAHOE BLUE), Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort will be the first to debut a new vision of enviornmental stewardship: the ECO CLEAN Solutions’s BEBOT

What’s a BEBOT?

Well, it’s a robot. An eco-friendly, non-invasive and automated beach cleaner! Dedicated to substantially cleaning our beaches and shores, it will be leading the charge this summer in North Lake Tahoe.  

Designed to mechanically and arduously sift through sand, it screens and rakes reaching depths of up to 4 inches, un-earthing and carrying away mounds and heaps of hidden litter. BEBOT should prove its efficiently at capturing debris as small as even 1 centimeter. While protecting plant and animal life, it quietly runs 100% electric and emits no harmful gases. Now, that’s impressive!

Anticipated Impact

Already deployed in other parts of the country including Florida, recent observation of human vs. machine, BEBOT won hands-down in beach clean up. Its efficiency captured 300 pieces of trash compared to 30 pieces retrieved by human volunteers. While volunteer-powered beach cleanup as well individual responsibility remain paramount, combating litter and micro-plastics require special technology to filter beneath the sand. 

Showing-off its formidable strengths, the BEBOT will first appear on the shores of Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort. It will also be found preening its way through Kings Beach, Moon Dunes, and Commons in Tahoe City—where guests and community can all witness the BEBOT’s effectiveness—all with minimal impact on beach activities. 

Proudly funded by ‘TOT-TBID Dollars at Work’ through its partners at the North Tahoe Community Alliance, BEBOT will become a summer regular with expanded deployment—a long-term commitment to making a difference on behalf of our residents, businesses and visitors. These actionable steps are part of the ethos of North Lake Tahoe—protecting our natural beauty and communities, while fostering a thriving economy.

“By encouraging guests to play an active role and deploying eco-friendly practices such as the BEBOT, Mourelatos continues to cultivate a culture of environmental stewardship that extends well-beyond its resort borders”, said Alex Mourelatos, General Manager of Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort. “Leading by example, we continuously make efforts to minimize our environmental footprint through partnering and collaborating with local conservation organizations, community and industry.”

Join us for the BEBOT’s debut at MLRTahoe, on June 19th! If you are interested in watching our fascinating BEBOT at work, MLRTahoe is offering a 50% discount on room rates Tuesday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 19th. Just call our front desk and ask for the ‘BEBOT Special“.

Find out more about the BEBOT project and the projects supported by TOT-TBID at www.northtahoecommunityalliance.com.

STEWARDSHIP + TECHNOLOGY + INNOVATION

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May Getaway: Our Couples Discovery Guide to North Lake Tahoe

May 4, 2024 | Jill Amen

As the winter quickly fades and our summer rush has yet to appear, May is that special time for couples to embrace the solitude of relaxation and renewal of spring–all without the crowds. As one of the most beautiful resort destinations in North Lake Lake, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is the perfect backdrop for shared moments and unexpected discoveries.

The lake mirrors the sky, the trails are all yours, and your secluded hideaway waits for you!” 

A Spring Day for Couples at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
Watch our Video!

As a Lake Tahoe resort destination where everyday brings something new and amazing, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is not simply a Lake Tahoe resort hotel, we are your basecamp for all things Tahoe.  Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a sneak retreat or an impulse to go play, spring at Mourelatos offers the ideal time for couples seeking peaceful tranquility, cozy stays and some awe-inspiring adventure. 

Our Spring Discovery Guide

From blue skies and spring ski days, mountainside trails to beach lounging, sports courts to romantic dining, our top recommendations for your May adventures start here.

Recommended Adventure of the Month: Whitewater Rafting on the Truckee River. That’s right it is not too early. Get the high water! Starting mid-May. you can raft the 7-mile section from Boca to Floriston on a guided raft. These fast Class 2-3+ rapids will get you in adventure mode for the rest of the season.

This is a couple’s must do!

Go Back Country – Rent an ATV or Side-by-Side: Take a 4×4 off-road excursion where experienced guides lead you through exhilarating trails on your own powerful Can-Am, side-by-side. Just outside of Truckee, you’ll feel like you have the mountains all to yourself as you take-in breathtaking views, cross rushing rivers and explore mountain lakes—an adventure like no other.

Your MLRTahoe stay will get you 20% off your special couples excursion, complete with a charcuterie picnic through May.

Hit the Slopes at Palisades Tahoe: Open through May 27th, you’ll get sunny runs and tons of spring ski/ride fun from 8am to 2pm, taking advantage of morning light and the warmer conditions. After your day on the mountain, stay for live music in the village. Your MLRTahoe stay entitles you to huge lift tickets discounts. No restrictions.

Just ask for your special discount code with your stay at MLRTahoe

Monkey Rock Hike at Lake Tahoe

Breathe in the Fresh Air – Our favorite spring mountain hikes: Many trails are open with little to no snow and very few people. Vibrant bursts of color, new growth sprouts and the breeze filled with the sweet scent of pine and fresh earth. There is no place better than hiking in Lake Tahoe. Here are a few ‘not to miss’ trails for spring.

1) Tunnel Creek Trail to Monkey Rock. It will get your heart pumping and offer some of the most stunning views of North Lake Tahoe’s east shore. The trailhead begins east of Incline Village, where there are new paid parking spots at the Tahoe East Shore Trail and bike path.

2) Try the trails at North Tahoe Regional Park. You can get there with a walk out the back of MLRTahoe or access with a short drive. Varied levels and lengths wind you through a beautiful forest with great views of surrounding mountains and lake. 

As the snow quickly melts, there are so many more trails to explore. Explore our other recommended hiking experiences here.

Bike The Truckee River and the West Shore: Bring your bike, or rent an e-bike just down the road. There are so many great bike trails to explore this time of year. Check out a few of our favorites!

1) Try the Truckee River Trail system. Here you can explore over 25 miles of paved trail starting east of Tahoe City and going all the way to Palisades Tahoe. Or, turn left at the Y in Tahoe City and go south, following the trail all the way to Meeks Bay.

2) In Truckee, jump on the Truckee River Legacy Trail. An approximately 10-mile out and back paved trail meandering along the Truckee River. Start at the Truckee Regional Park and head down to the river, then east toward Glenshire.

3) Don’t miss the Tahoe East Shore Trail, often considered “America’s Most Beautiful Bikeway”. It’s a 6-mile, out-and-back paved trail located to the east of Incline Village. It gracefully winds along the scenic eastern shoreline of Lake Tahoe to Sand Harbor State Park.  Don’t forget to picnic on one of the many hidden beach coves along the way.

Brand New Courts – Tennis and Pickleball: The courts are open at North Tahoe Regional Park, a short hike, ride, or drive from MLRTahoe. This all-new facility includes three tennis and six pickleball courts, and is open for public play. You can make reservations for a small fee, or simply drive up and have some fun. Other features include a lined practice area and wall, shaded player areas, court lighting, and bottle fill stations. 

Ready to take on a pickleball tournament during your stay? Check this out: Our first-ever “Pickle in the Pines” Pickleball Tournament in the North Tahoe Regional Park. Join in on Saturday, May 25th, from 8am to 6pm, for a day filled with competitive and fun-filled matches. Secure your spot by signing up early – registration closes on May 17th! See you on the courts!

It’s Tee Time – Spring Golfing: The North Lake Tahoe boasts six championship golf courses designed by legends like Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones. Spring runoff rejuvenates and restores the green back, and the games begin right now. So, get ready to putt and drive surrounded by lakes, mountains and alpine beauty.

From mountain courses to championship, check out our courses and reserve your tee time. 

Kayak and Paddle THe North Lake Tahoe Water Trail: Start the season early. This is honestly the best time to be on the lake—gracing us with some of the calmest and smoothest, crystal clear waters of the year. Launch your kayak or SUP from our private beach at MLRTahoe. Later in the month, MLRTahoe will have its complimentary SUPS and kayaks ready as well. Either way, you are destined to explore our famous North Lake Tahoe Water Trail, which meanders you near the most serene and peaceful beaches, forested shores, bays, and underwater rock gardens. 

Fly Fish Ready: For those that love to fly fish, the Truckee River is renowned for its year-round fly-fishing. This May, let the water warm and cast off in the afternoon.

Before throwing your lure, be sure to pick up a California fishing license

Our Favorite Places for Casual and Fine Dining: After a day of play you’ll want some great options for dining locally. We’ve rounded up the most delicious, romantic and easy dining finds. From gourmet to cozy, you will have enjoy choosing from dozens of great choices during your stay. 

Simply Relax: At Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, you can do it all…or nothing at all!

Firepit on Lake Tahoe Beach at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort

The month of May offers some of the best rates of the year. Don’t miss this opportunity for your ‘May Getaway’!

Book your lakeside escape today, and discover why Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is so much more than a Lake Tahoe hotel – it’s your Basecamp for Tahoe Adventure. See you at the Lake!

Relax. Enjoy. Cherish.

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Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort: Your Summer Lake Tahoe Dream Destination

April 26, 2024 | Jill Amen

What’s a ‘Day on the Lake’ at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Look Like? Watch our Video!

Nestled amidst the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, with a private sandy beach and surrounded by a tranquil forest of towering pines and cedars, lies Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort—a Lake Tahoe Resort experience unlike any other. 

 Here, guests return year-after-year to stay and play, adventure and explore. Where generations of families create cherished traditions and lifelong memories, couples renew, and every guest— regardless of age, can rediscover their inner joy.  

Check out our Summer Experiences Guide to get the most of your Summer Stay!

Family Owned, Greek Legacy

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort traces its roots back to its Greek heritage with a family commitment to providing exceptional service. Family owned and operated for over five decades, MLRTahoe is the only resort of its kind in North Lake Tahoe, transcending the typical Lake Tahoe hotel stay by offering not just accommodation, but an exceptional resort experience reflecting a legacy of personal hospitality and a family basecamp for all things Tahoe.

As a guest at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort in North Lake Tahoe, you’re more than a guest—you are part of the family!

In the Heart of Old-Tahoe

Located in the heart of old-Tahoe in Tahoe Vista, California, and without question, one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet. Embodying the essence of the older, more nostalgic aspects of Lake Tahoe, you’ll find a sense of peace and welcoming charm found uniquely at our resort. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or unforgettable family memories, our Tahoe lake resort is your perfect year-round destination. Check out our video “Little Greek Hotel.

Lake front, Lake View and Forest-side Accommodations

Unwind in your choice of charming and enchanting accommodations. From well-appointed spacious lake front and lake view suites—some with kitchens and all with lake view balconies—to our 2,850 sq. ft. lake view, 4-bedroom residence retreat you will find an upscale experience for families, ardent adventurers, and couples seeking a romantic getaway.

But, that’s not all!  Want something nestled in the forest? Try cozying up in one of our quintessential Lake Tahoe cabins or residences. In the summer, go Glamping in our forest-side tents complete with bed, bedding and much more. Nomadic explorers, ask about our RV pads with hookups. 

Our Forest Clamp Sites: offer plush queen bed and bedding, private deck and comfy chairs—all overlooking the serenity of the forest. Nearby is electricity, running water, shared bathrooms, hot showers, and laundry. A communal BBQ n are also a steps away. 

A Summer Day on the Lake

In the summer, build sandcastles, listen to live music on the beach, stretch out for beachside yoga or kickback in one of our comfy loungers with umbrellas. Kids of all ages will find their own games and activities here, too. Our pristine and private 275-foot, sandy beach offers guests every form of relaxation, lake sport and entertainment.

Lakefront Resort in Lake Tahoe

Your fun does not stop at the shore. Dive into the crystal-clear waters with our complimentary kayaks, SUPs, and other non-motorized watercraft. Swim to our big lake trampoline or venture out with a view from the water on our Lake Tahoe Water Trail system, exploring wildlife and shoreline as you go. 

At our Beach: A Boat Rental for the Day

For more lake adventure, try water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and cruising in one of our motorized boats for rent right on our beach. From family ski crafts and party pontoon boats to luxury cruisers, its a day on the lake you will not forget. 

Good Old Fashioned Ice Cream at the Resort

Bring back the good old days!  Come re-live your childhood memories at the historic Cable Car Ice Cream Shop—open during our spectacular summer days. A refreshing treat after a day of exploring, and the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the views.

Summer Evenings to Remember

Spend your evening at the resort barbecuing, roasting marshmallows and sipping cocoa around a crackling beachside firepit. Or, unwind in our soothing jacuzzi under the stars. 

Ahh, time to watch the sunset as it dips below mountain and lake, gaze up at the milky way, and dream about what tomorrow brings. 

Summertime on the Mountain

Mourelatos is your basecamp for exploring all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. In summer, explore the mountains with a stroll, hike or bike. Find scenic trails or venture into backcountry for epic exploring. Trails begin out your backdoor here at MLRTahoe.  Your recreation options keep going. Check out our recommended Experiences to get the most out of your stay.

Our resort backs up to our North Tahoe Regional Park with 124-acres with frisbee golf, an 18 station fitness par course and miles of connecting hiking, biking trails. This is a must visit and all within walking distance of our resort.

Sports and Fitness

Lake Tahoe’s summer sports are never ending. Try our local and world-class golf resorts; our brand new pickleball and tennis are within walking distance or just a moments drive away at our 124-acre, North Tahoe Regional Park.

Year-round, enjoy complimentary workouts in our fully-equipped fitness center at Flow Arts just across from our resort. A seasonally heated pool is available onsite too.

Free Local Transportation

Use the convenient and free on-demand transportation system, TART Connect, offering curb-to-curb service available to everyone–making it easy to hit the nearby slopes, casinos, dining and shopping—without the headache of having to drive. Just go on the friendly Web site download the app and order a ride. You can travel to any number of places or connect to the mainline bus system.

A Loyalty Program that Rewards Your Playtime

As a guest at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, you’re not just a visitor, you’re part of the family. Our Loyalty Program rewards you as a return guest, making MLRTahoe your year-round Lake Tahoe home.

The MLRTahoe Commitment

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is committed to community and environment with our eco-friendly practices. Encouraging eco-tourism, we are dedicated to helping our community with our “Respect and Protect” sustainability and stewardship projects.

Mourelatos provides guests with an immersive and enriching experience that goes far beyond mere lodging. Our dedicated staff are available to make your dream vacation come true today. 

Book your lakeside escape directly at the resort today, and discover why Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is so much more than a hotel – it’s your Basecamp for Tahoe Adventure.

Relax. Enjoy. Cherish.

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Your North Lake Tahoe Summer Adventure Awaits: Discover the Joy of Resort Tent Glamping

April 1, 2024 | Jill Amen

As you plan your upcoming summer adventures, let your imagination wander to the beautiful shores of North Lake Tahoe–in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  A place where nature surrounds you with adventure, exploration and an intimate immersion of comfort and tranquility. Nestled in forested beauty, surrounded by miles of outdoor playground– lakes, rivers, trails and those simple moments of bliss–you will find an unforgettable Lake Tahoe destination. Here, at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, known for its famed and charming lakefront tahoe hotel experience, your Resort Tent Glamping adventure awaits.

 Unforgettable Summer Days Ahead

Whether on a weekend getaway, a stop on your nomadic journey or a peaceful retreat away from it all, at MLRTahoe you will find a one-of-a-kind unforgettable Tent Glamping experience.

“The best of both worlds, Resort Tent Glamping blends nature, comfort, and convenience with all the amenities of an upscale lakeshore resort—a truly quintessential Lake Tahoe adventure.”

Picture waking up to soft sunlight filtering through the trees, the gentle rustle of leaves, and the earthy scent of the forest pines. With our Tent Glamping experience, this serene ambiance becomes your reality. Each spacious Tent Glamp site features a durable and elevated tent–perfect for two–private deck and serene forested views. Now, add a plush queen bed, cozy bedding and comfortable outdoor seating–everything you need for your comfort and escape. Just down a short path you will find amenities such as electricity, running water, shared bathrooms, hot showers, communal kitchen, and laundry facilities. For evening gatherings, communal BBQs, lakeside fire pits, and even an old-fashioned ice cream shop are just steps away. Or, enjoy the our beautiful Lake Tahoe with a walk down to the beach.

Digital Nomads Welcome: For those seeking to combine work with adventure, the resort is a top spot for the nomadic lifestyle, offering reliable Wi-Fi in common areas and an ideal environment for remote creativity. What a profound sense of empowerment and independence.

Beach and Lake Activities 

But the adventure doesn’t stop at your campsite. Explore our 275-foot private beach on the sandy shores of Lake Tahoe, where you can indulge in water and beach activities like swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, hydrobiking and shaded-lounging. You will also find ‘Music on the Beach’ 3-4 days a week along with beach side morning yoga. For more thrills, rent a motorized boat for some shore cruising, water skiing or wakeboarding.

Trails, Adventure and More

If you prefer to stay on land, lace up your boots and hit the trails. Just beyond your campsite, you’ll find a network of trails leading to 124 acres of regional parkland, connecting to miles of additional trails for hiking, biking and wildlife spotting.

Zip-lining, ropes courses, picnicking, and stargazing opportunities are ready to explore there too. For those seeking backcountry, try nearby rock climbing areas, fishing, and remote excursions to make anyone’s adventure complete.

Tennis and pickleball are also within walking distance and golf courses are a short drive. If you wish to step out of nature’s nirvana, you will find casinos, nightly entertainment and dozens of dining options only moments away. 

Moments to Share

When the day’s adventures wind down, gather around a fire pit in our lakeshore communal area to share stories with fellow wanderers. Making new friends, bonding over shared experiences, roasting marshmallows, sipping cocoa–the ideal blend of solitude and social connection. An experience that traditional hotel stays simply can’t match.

As the night falls, lose yourself in the tranquility of the forest and marvel at the starlit sky, pondering the possibilities of tomorrow’s adventures. 

Lasting Memories

Whether you’re watching the sunrise over the lake, climbing a mountain, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of nature, Tent Glamping at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort creates memories that will last a lifetime. 

This summer find yourself on the beautiful northern shores of Lake Tahoe, at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort. So, book your camping stay, embrace the beauty of nature, and let the adventures begin.

Check out our Web Cam for up to date peaks at Lake Tahoe in every season.

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North Lake Tahoe This March: Your Ultimate ‘Go To’ for Slopes, Snow-Play and Beyond!

February 29, 2024 | Jill Amen

Straddling the state border between California and Nevada, high in the Sierra Nevada, North Lake Tahoe is where you come for the ultimate year-round vacation destination.  Where early spring means epic snow-play,  adventure and family fun. With downhill ski parks, dozens of snow-play adventures, indoor sports, and off-beat spots to wander, there’s an activity for everyone, of all ages. So grab your sense of adventure and your snow gear, and get the up-to-date inside scoop on all North Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Spring On the Slopes

The first signs of spring start to appear in March in North Lake Tahoe. Although the temperatures begin to creep upwards, the mountain pack remains for downhill skiing and boarding.  And, fresh powder keeps coming with an average of 11-12 days of snowfall during the month. Plus, most of our 11 North Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts expect to operate well into April with snowmaking equipment keeping the slopes packed and powdery.  

March can also be a good month to take advantage of lower prices for passes. The days get a bit longer with a full 9 hours of daylight; temperatures reach highs of 46°F (8°C). Maybe shed a few layers and enjoy some unbeatable mountain sun—with a little sunscreen, please!

This Spring’s Mountain-Side Festivals and Events

Many of our communities and ski resorts host fun events and festivals during the early spring season, adding an extra layer of excitement. From parades and costume parties to live music concerts and beer festivals, there’s always something happening on the mountain in the spring. 

North Lake Tahoe SNOWFEST. Thursday, Feb 29th thru Sunday, March 10, 2024. Not to miss! This 42nd annual celebration is one of the largest winter mountain festivals on the west coast. Here you will find forty different family-friendly mountain-town events all around Tahoe City and Kings Beach. 

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations. Wednesday, March 17th. Don’t forget to spread some Irish cheer while celebrating St Paddy’s Day at Auld Dubliner at Palisades Tahoe with over 100 whiskeys, Irish beer on draft, live music and good-old Irish fare. 

Diamond Peak’s Last Tracks. 12:30pm thru Mar 27 2024. As one of the most popular and unique on-mountain events, Diamond Peak hosts an awesome wine/beer-tasting event every Wednesday afternoon through the end of ski season on their Snowflake Lodge Deck. Tickets for this event include a half-day lift ticket leading up to the actual wine and beer-tasting event. 

WinterWonderGrass. The beginning of April (April 5th – 7th) brings WinterWonderGrass to Palisades Tahoe, an annual music and beer festival that combines bluegrass and acoustic music with craft beer tasting.

Conquer Your ‘Snow-Play’ in Lake Tahoe

Who says snow-play is just for kids? It’s time to unleash your inner child and let those snowballs fly.

From epic sledding to crafting the ultimate snow sculpture, there’s no shortage of family-friendly snow-play options in North Lake Tahoe. Just remember to check weather conditions, pack plenty of water, snacks, beanies, gloves, warm layers, and waterproof footwear for your adventures. Be sure to take a buddy for fun and safety. Always try to stay within boundaries so that you don’t wander too far in the elements. 

The Best Sledding Hills. Grab your sleds and prepare for some serious downhill action! Many resorts and parks offer groomed sledding hills perfect for families, with varying levels of steepness to accommodate all ages and skill levels. We’ve compiled a list of the coolest sledding areas in North Lake Tahoe. Don’t forget to bring some hot cocoa. You might need it after wipeout #3;). 

  • North Tahoe Regional Park: Our favorite! This park, situated in Tahoe Vista, is literally out the backdoor of Mourelatoes Lakeshore Resort and offers open snow terrain for the entire family and every level of activity. The park itself is free to enter, but there may be fees for parking.
  • Tahoe Donner Snow-Play Area: Located in Truckee, this area offers sledding and tubing fun for all ages. It’s part of the Tahoe Donner Association and typically requires a fee for access, but it’s a popular choice for families looking for a safe and enjoyable snow play experience. The terrain is a mix of gentle and moderately steep slopes suitable for families and children.
  • Tahoe City Winter Sports Park: This park in Tahoe City offers ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snow play opportunities. While there might be fees for certain activities like ice skating, the snow play area is often free to use. It’s a great option for families looking for a variety of winter activities in one location.
  • Truckee Regional Park: Similar to North Tahoe Regional Park, the gradient of the snow play areas at Truckee Regional Park will depend on the natural terrain and where visitors choose to sled within the park.

Friendly Snowballs, Frosty Creatures, Indoor Sports and Off-Beat Adventures

  • Snowman Building: Embrace your creative side and build the ultimate snow creature with your family! March snow in Lake Tahoe is typically perfect for packing, making it ideal for building snow sculptures. Bring along accessories like scarves, hats, and find natural elements for other features, giving your snowman personality. Don’t forget to snap a family photo to commemorate the moment. Check out Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort’s ‘Snowman Snowdown’ Contest with great prizes, running through March 31st.
  • Snowball Fights: What’s winter without a friendly snowball fight? Gather your family members for an epic battle in the snow, dodging and weaving through snow-covered trees and forts. Just remember to set some ground rules to keep the fun safe and enjoyable for everyone, and consider designating a safe zone for non-combatants to watch the action unfold.
  • Ice Skating: Lace up your skates and hit the ice at one of Lake Tahoe’s outdoor ice skating rinks! Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a beginner, ice skating is a timeless winter activity that the whole family can enjoy. Head up to Northstar Calfiornia for some ice skating in the village. Or, check out Tahoe City’s Winter Sports Park for a great day or evening of slipping, sliding and blading. 
  • Winter Wildlife Viewing: March is an excellent time for wildlife viewing in Lake Tahoe, as many animals are active in the snow-covered landscape. Bundle up and venture into the wilderness with your family to spot native wildlife such as deer, squirrels, and birds. Bring binoculars and a camera.  And, please remember you will be in their natural habitat; although we mentioned that it’s ok to feed the chickadees, please do not leave food and always keep your distance. 

Winter Picnics: Pack a thermos of hot soup or cocoa, along with snacks and sandwiches, and venture out for a winter picnic with your family. Find a scenic spot to relax, picnic and have some fun such as North Tahoe Regional Park and Kings Beach State Beach. Or, for guests staying at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, enjoy the 275 foot private beach with panoramic views.

  • Snow Yoga: Who says yoga is just for the studio? Take your practice to the snow-covered shores of North Lake Tahoe and experience the serenity of snow yoga! Bundle up and a find tranquil spot where you can strike a pose and find inner peace amidst the winter landscape. Embrace the challenge of balancing on uneven terrain, feel the soothing sensation of snowflakes falling gently around you.

Getting Around for Free

Like a “Mountain Uber” but free, TART Connect is North Lake Tahoe’s free curb-to-curb, on-demand shuttle service that follows a shared ride model and promotes sustainable transportation within the destination. Its the way to travel in North Lake Tahoe! To find a ride, download the TART Connect app or call (530) 553-0653.

The Ultimate Stay and Play Destination

at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort

Time to make lasting memories and enjoy the magical winter wonderland of North Lake Tahoe in March. It all starts with a stay at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, a cherished destination where families return year-after-year for the beauty of Lake Tahoe, personalized service and a big serving of Greek hospitality! So bundle up, venture out, and let the adventures begin! Use this booking code for the best discounts of the season: MLR2024.

-Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Your Tahoe Home – Your Basecamp for Tahoe Adventure. 

 

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Your Winter Adventure Guide: Exploring North Lake Tahoe this Winter – On and Off the Slopes

February 13, 2024 | Jill Amen

As snow blankets our shores and mountains this season, North Lake Tahoe emerges once again as a haven for winter adventurers seeking both adrenaline-pumping experiences on the slopes as well as cozy, family-friendly activities off the beaten path. 

It begins at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, a basecamp for all winter adventure in North Lake Tahoe. With dozens of options for every type of winter enthusiast, MLRTahoe is at the epicenter of it all—minutes from world class ski resorts, snowmobiling, XC skiing and all winter play, fun and entertainment. Whether you’re an avid skier, a snowboarder, mountaineer or simply love to play in the snow, there’s something for everyone this winter. 

Skiing and Snowboarding

North Lake Tahoe is renowned for its world-class ski resorts, boasting diverse terrain suitable for all skill levels. With 11 resorts in North Lake Tahoe, there is no shortage of options for skiers and snowboarders alike. Some of our resorts can see over 400 inches of snow in a given year, attracting skiers and boarders from all over the world.

Each resort has particular characteristics and features that attract certain ‘downhillers’. For example, for challenging slopes and runs try Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley and Alpine) and Mount Rose. Mount Rose’s Chutes offer some of the longest vertical runs in North America. And, we mean steep terrain. You will get 1000+ feet of north-facing slopes with pitches from 40-55 degrees. For family-friendly to expert try Northstar California, which is centrally located and near Truckee. 

Smaller resorts such as Homewood Mountain Resort on the West Shore are very family friendly and offer some wind protection along with awesome mountain and Lake Tahoe views. Diamond Peak offers jaw-dropping views of Lake Tahoe and a vertical drop of 1,840 feet, which make it the fourth longest drop in the Lake Tahoe area. It also caters to families of all abilities.

Boreal, Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs and Tahoe Donner–all near Truckee– also have some unique offerings. Boreal Ski Resort is the first and only all-mountain terrain park in the Lake Tahoe region. Sugar Bowl is a world-class mountain resort that features four peaks and 95 runs spread out over 1,500 acres. 

Backcountry

For those with a passion for adventure and craving that adrenaline rush, embark on an exhilarating journey through Lake Tahoe’s pristine backcountry where miles of untouched powder and breathtaking alpine scenery await. There are also great opportunities for split-boarding on your own up the mountain. Or, why not take a snowcat to get there? Either way, skiers, boarders and mountaineers can climb or glide down steep chutes, navigate serene forests, and challenge themselves on diverse terrain. 

The backcountry is beautiful and offers the ultimate winter adventure, but it can also be dangerous and challenging. It is important to know your terrain. Avalanches, elements and shorter days can be real considerations when going ‘back country’. The best way to experience the backcountry is with avalanche trained pros and experienced guides who will lead you to these hidden powder stashes and untouched slopes—all providing a safe and unforgettable adventure for thrill-seekers. 

Off-the-Slope Adventures

Take a break from the slopes. Beyond the ski resorts, North Lake Tahoe offers dozens of off-the-slope adventures waiting to be explored for both enthusiasts and families. And many offer free or low costs options compared to daily lift ticket prices.

XC Skiing and Snow Shoeing: There are so many benefits to these activities that we can’t list them all. These sports are great for kids and adults of all ages and fitness levels, with varying degrees of challenge depending on the terrain. Both engage the upper and lower body, as well as the core muscles, making it an excellent full-body workout. It  will definitely elevate the heart rate.  It can also be a safer alternative to downhill sports. Less speed, less crowds, less impact.  Plus, both of these sports are very accessible in North Lake Tahoe. They require less equipment and cost than downhill skiing, and are often enjoyed on terrain that is free or with nominal day passes. Just as importantly, XC skiing brings a direct connection with nature in peaceful and beautiful settings. 

Maybe it is time to embark on a scenic snowshoeing or cross-country skiing adventure through the region’s pristine forests and meadows. North Lake Tahoe rental shops offer cross-country skis and snowshoes rentals, while some resorts and tour providers, like Tahoe Adventure Company, offer guided snowshoe tours—even under the stars. 

Here is a list of some of the most popular and accessible snow parks in North Lake Tahoe: 

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center (TDXC). One of the top cross-country centers in North America, it spans more than 2,800 acres, and offers snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals, and lessons.  

TahoeXC. Located near Tahoe City this park has exceptionally well-maintained groomed trails in the midst of the forest with warming huts along the way. Great for classic and skate skiing. Some trails are even dog-friendly and there are also snowshoe trails as well. The park offers day and season passes for a small fee. Those under 19 and over 70 years are free.

Nevada Nordic near Mount Rose offers a local donation-based groomed trail and open meadow system accessible for everyone.

North Tahoe Regional Park is very family friendly, free and always fun for everyone. 

Fun for the Family

Sledding: For a fun afternoon, grab a sled –no charge for MLRTahoe guests–and head to one of the sledding hills close by such as North Tahoe Regional Park. Choose your thrill level and find the perfect photo op for the family’s snow play day! Also, try Tahoe City Winter Sports Park, but make a reservation during the high winter season. 

Build a Snowman: For a memorable family outing, try our ‘Snowman Snowdown’ Winter event and contest throughout the winter at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort. Build your own snow creature on the beach. Get imaginative with lots of fun tools, props that you can grab directly from the MLRTahoe resort office. 

Snowmobiling: For the ultimate winter thrill, embark on a guided snowmobile tour through the backcountry, where you can race through snow-covered forests and take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. 

Ice Skating: Head up to Northstar Calfiornia for some ice skating in the village. Or, head up to Tahoe City’s Winter Sports Park for a great day or evening of slipping, sliding and blading. Both are ideal for families.

Disco Tubing: Palisades Tahoe will offer Disco Tubing on select dates through March 9, 2024. Disco tubing features colorful LED lights and lasers, making for a unique sledding experience. 

Après Ski and Nightlife

After a day on the slopes, unwind and indulge in the vibrant après ski scene that North Lake Tahoe has to offer. Cozy up by the fire with a hot cocoa or craft beer at one of the many slope-side lodges, where live music and breathtaking mountain views create the perfect ambiance for relaxation. 

For those looking to continue the party into the evening, explore the lively nightlife options in the surrounding towns of Truckee, Tahoe City and Crystal Bay. From quaint pubs and wine bars to bustling breweries, casinos and concert venues, there’s no shortage of places to celebrate a day well spent on the mountain. Check out these dining options during your stay.

Feel the Local Vibe – Exciting Events for Winter 2024

Discover the region’s rich history and culture at the Tahoe Maritime Museum or explore the quaint shops and art galleries that line the streets of downtown Truckee and Tahoe City. Check out these 2024 Winter events and Festivals not to miss.

North Lake Tahoe SNOWFEST: Thursday, Feb 29th thru Sunday, March 10, 2024

This unique ten-day festival is one of the largest winter mountain festivals on the west coast. In its 42nd year, this event celebrates the best of North Lake Tahoe with over 40 events including live music, parades, snow golf tournaments, polar bear swims and dog pulling contests to name a few. 

WinterWonderGrass:  Friday, April 5th thru Sunday, April 7, 2024

An annual music and beer festival that combines bluegrass and acoustic music with craft beer tasting in a winter mountain setting at Palisades Tahoe. Beyond the music and beer, WinterWonderGrass often features other activities and attractions, such as art installations, food vendors, workshops, and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Easy Transportation

TART Connect is North Lake Tahoe’s free curb-to-curb, on-demand shuttle service that follows a shared ride model and promotes sustainable transportation within the destination. To find a ride, download the TART Connect app or call (530) 553-0653.

Your Destination Awaits at Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort

So, this winter gather your loved ones, head to the ultimate winter destination on the shores of North Lake Tahoe.  All you need to stay and play is here at  Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort, a cherished destination where families return year-after-year for the beauty of Lake Tahoe, personalized service and a big serving of Greek hospitality! 

-Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Your Tahoe Home – Basecamp for your next Tahoe adventure. 

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