Amgen Tour of California 2016

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California returns to South Tahoe again this year making the 11th year guiding cycling’s elite riders, both women and men races, from San Diego to the Sierra Nevada through the heart of California. The Amgen Tour makes for some g… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, May 15, 2016 in Activities & Recreation, Summer in Tahoe, Tahoe Favorites

Fat Biking

Are you ready to try a new winter sport?  The conditions in Tahoe are ideal right now for a fat bike or a snow bike.  These mountain bikes have oversized tires making it fun to ride on snow covered trails.  Suit up in your warm nordic ski or running ap… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, March 6, 2015 in Activities & Recreation

North Lake Tahoe SnowFest!

North Lake Tahoe SnowFest! February 27th – March 8th It is time for the 33rd annual SnowFest! in North Lake Tahoe.  This will be the ultimate snow dance for the region.  Come snow or no snow, the 10 days following the opening ceremonies at Squaw Valley… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, February 24, 2015 in Activities & Recreation, Events

Apres Ski Fun: Sculpture on the Beach

For those seeking creative family recreation options in North Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach is the place to go. A portion of the Kings Beach State Recreation Area has recently turned into a gigantic display of public art.  Pair this with amazing winter sunse… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, February 17, 2015 in Activities & Recreation

Northstar is Open!

Following a dusting of snow on Thursday evening, opening day at Northstar this Friday was a great success!  With 3 lifts and 2 gondolas running and the sun shining, it is worth the trip to the mountain for some time… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, November 22, 2014 in Winter in Tahoe

Summer Concert Series in Truckee and Tahoe City

The full swing of summer is right around the corner and with that comes the sound of FREE summer concerts both in Truckee and Tahoe City.  These are great events for the whole family to join in and be part of the community as you dance the night away o… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, May 20, 2014 in Activities & Recreation, Events, Summer in Tahoe, Tahoe Favorites


The level bright home site privately located at the end of a cul-de-sac is a great find in Lahontan. As you design your home, you will enjoy views of Carson Range and Par 3 golf course. With a central location you are walking distance to the practice r… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, January 22, 2014 in Real Estate

How I Came to Tahoe

I came to Tahoe on day one of my life at Tahoe Forest Hospital.  My mom and dad came here in the 1970’s for “just one winter.” They met at Squaw Valley, and realized that winter is only the beginning of what Tahoe has to offer.  Many, many ad… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, November 17, 2013 in TMR

My Favorite in Tahoe: Riverside Studios

My favorite Truckee store is Riverside Studios located Old Town Truckee. This store, owned by 4 local woman artists, is the place to go for a handcrafted, inspiring, unique gifts for yourself or anyone else on your list. Two jewelers, one leather worke… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, June 23, 2013 in Tahoe/Truckee Community

Truckee Tahoe Trails Ready to Run/Ride

Are you ready to run in Tahoe? Well, there are a surprising number of trails that are ready for you to run or ride your mountain bike on. So, come and enjoy spring or fall while there’s not a ton of precipitation. Many of these trails take until June b… Read More

Katie Chappell Katie Chappell, April 27, 2013 in Tahoe Trails