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First Timer’s Guide to Skiing Heavenly Resort in Lake Tahoe

If you’re wondering why the Lake Tahoe resort is called Heavenly, you’ll know why a few minutes after boarding a ski lift. The resort has breathtaking views of the clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe below from many of its peaks. When the clouds clear and the sun peeks out, it truly feels like you …

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A Review of the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe in Winter

Ski vacations, especially with kids in tow, can involve a lot of inconveniences and logistics. In our travels, my family has found so much value in staying luxury hotels in ski destinations where the amenities and location can really make a difference in improving our travel experience. One of our favorite spots for a winter …

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The Complete Guide to Skiing Northstar California Resort with Kids

One of the best parts of traveling with kids as a parent is taking them to destinations that had meaning in your own childhood. For my family, Northstar California Resort in North Lake Tahoe is one such meaningful place. The resort is where my husband grew up skiing with his brothers (in their 1980s and early …

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Skiing Tahoe with Kids 2022: Comparing the Costs & Kid-Friendly Amenities of Every Tahoe Ski Resort

Since my family lives just three hours away from Lake Tahoe, we head up to the mountains fairly often to ski in the winter. While we have always carefully considered cost with a hobby as expensive as skiing, price is all the more important now that we have two skiing kids. We also love to …

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Tips for Driving to Lake Tahoe in Winter

The scene is familiar every Friday afternoon in winter in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Valley. Thousands of cars take to the roads with skis and snowboards up top, bound for the many mountain ski resorts of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is my family’s favorite ski destination, so we’ve made the drive along …

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First Timer’s Guide to Lake Tahoe

Located on the California-Nevada border in the Sierra Mountains, Lake Tahoe is a popular vacation getaway. Day trippers and weekend warriors from Northern California visit often, but Tahoe is a bucket list destination for travelers from all over the country and even the world as well. With skiing and winter sports in colder months and …

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First Time in Ski School: Challenges, Successes, & Lessons Learned with a Preschooler

It is no secret that my family loves taking ski vacations. Our now 8 year old daughter has been on the slopes since she was 23 months old. This year is all about teaching my 4 year old son to ski. While he briefly skied as a toddler, he had not yet celebrated a major …

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Northstar California Dining Guide for Families

Long days on the slopes on family ski vacations are bound to make you and the kids starving. If you are headed to Northstar California Resort in North Lake Tahoe, you definitely won’t have a hard time finding great food. Californians know their food and wine, but Northstar’s dining choices are the most extensive and …

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7 Tips for Skiing with Toddlers and Preschoolers

Taking a toddler or preschooler on a ski trip can be daunting for many traveling families. Ski trips are hard enough with older kids with the gear, logistics, and weather involved. Throw in the additional challenge of a little one, and it’s no surprise that many families decide to wait a few years. What’s a …

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