The Hive - January 2013
Check out this month’s 10 most “buzz-worthy” things to see and do in Reno/Sparks/North Lake Tahoe, according to our multi-generational, “What-To-Do Crew”:
Free Lake Tahoe Ski Shuttle
Getting to North Lake Tahoe’s snowy ski slopes just got a whole lot easier, thanks to the region’s first-ever Free Ski Shuttle, serving North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Donner Summit. The service runs between area lodging properties to 10 different ski resorts on weekends and holiday weeks through March 31, 2013.
"Get Icky with Somebody"
Great Basin Brewing Co.'s flagship beer, the "Icky," is a thirst-quenching IPA named after Nevada’s official state fossil, the Ichthyosaur. Just say, “Gimme an Icky!”
Mountain House Diner
Located right inside Reno Tahoe International Airport, this hip diner is a great stop on the way in or out. Try the delicious buffalo burger for a wild western treat.
Ski Mt. Rose
Reno’s own ski resort is less than a half hour away, and you don’t have to trade off terrain for convenience! Some of the best skiing in the Sierra Nevada awaits… and the scenic drive up is great too.
Bite On This!
Bite in Incline Village is the locals’ go-to place for American tapas. Favorites include the BLT – bacon, Maine Lobster and roasted tomato sliders and the grilled wild halibut silver dollar tacos with chipotle aioli, cilantro and lime.
A Cross Country Skiing Mecca
Over 330 km of pristine groomed trails and hospitable staff greet visitors at the largest cross-country resort in the United States – Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort – in North Lake Tahoe. Ski to Devil’s Peak if you dare to see some breathtaking scenery.
In the Moment Ski equipment
Made in the USA is a beautiful thing, but when it comes to top-of-the-line ski equipment, we can do you one better: Made in Reno Tahoe USA! Sparks is the home of Moment Skis. Making turns in handmade, local equipment is just better. Shop local!
Brasserie Saint James
There’s still no sign on the building, but it’s worth the effort to find this cool new microbrewery/restaurant just a block off of South Virginia in hip Midtown. Try, “The Snow Day” – tasty!
The Ultimate Snowmobile Adventure
For an exciting option for scaling the heights of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in style! Located in North Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours’ guides will lead you through fresh and packed snow on a fleet of new, top tier Ski-Doos!
Unwind in the Red Chair
Peruse a wide range of funky furniture, items for the home, jewelry, local clothing and handmade items like greeting cards and ceramics. It’s called retail therapy!