Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Exclusive Resorts - Lake Tahoe

THIS....


...is the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Just in cast you haven't been there!


In March you get snow covered mountains...



a lot of them. I had never been there before and I really had no idea what to expect. I've only been skiing in Colorado and, to be frank, I had low expectations. Some of them were met and some were exceeded!

Let's start here.....with these guys! Chad and Jenny! Travel companions extraordinaire. We drank, ate, skied, shopped, drank, laughed, complained about the time zone, drank, ate, etc.......together!


So much fun.



The first morning, I woke up to this.....



Exclusive Resorts homes at Lake Tahoe are at the Trailside development which I can only assume are part of the new Ritz Carlton....which is fabulous, but we'll get to that in a minute.

The homes are all on one street that's about 50 yards from the Ritz. They are technically "ski in - ski out", but depending on what unit you're in, you may have to walk a few yards to hit the slopes. We were in unit 14008 and were about the furthest away from the run that took you to the gondola.



Homes are bright and open with tons of space.



A great patio out back.



With amazing views.



Ample room to put all of your ski gear and a nice space to remove the boots and store them.



If you're coming to Tahoe with chitlins, this is a great place for them. A spacious game room upstairs....



Master bedroom...



The upstairs bunk room has two bunk beads with the bottom beds being doubles. You can store lots of chitlins up there!



There are three bedrooms in the basement. A jr. master.......



one with a queen....



and one with two queens.



And an outside patio with a fire pit and a hot tub. We didn't fire up the pit, but we did fire up the tub!




So let's get to the skiing. The weather was great! A few days of snow and then a few days of 45 degrees and sunny! Can't beat that, right!



And Chad and Jenny's boys loved the terrain park.




Tons of jumps and pipes and ramps and.....whatever all those things are called. Ask Shawn White!



They also spent some time at the Northstar Village skating rink.



They preferred the slopes!!




I have to say that compared to the Colorado ski villages, this one was quite dead. No one around. So if you're looking for a lively apres ski.....this ain't your place!



No lines for ice cream.



And we kept trying it. Several times!



However, if the weather is nice, the place to hang out is the Ritz patio! Lots going on there! It's a fun place to grab lunch.....or a muffin....




Hang out with your kids.....



Or your best friend!



Listen to some music.....




Or go inside to the bar and order an adult beverage. Like their Tomatillo Martini....





Or my favorite....



We may or may not have spent a few hours there! I can't remember.



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