Monday, December 29, 2014

New Years Week: Cheers to 2014

Happy New Year

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow! Can you believe that 2015 is almost here?  There was a lot to be thankful for in 2014, great adventures, new projects and a healthy market just to name a few.

How will you be ringing in the New Year?  There are some fun parties happening here in Tahoe.  Below are some of my favorites for December 31, 2014. Be safe and I can’t wait to see you here at Northstar in 2015! 

NYE Fire & Ice Celebration
Where: Northstar Village
When:  12pm – 9pm 
What: DJ, live music by Petty Theft (San Francisco tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), a spectacular fireworks show, s’mores, drink specials, face painting, shopping, dinning, ice skating and more! 

NYE Celebration
Where: Squaw Valley – High Camp and Olypmic House
When: 6pm - 2am
What: High Camp: Kid friendly dinner at High Camp and celebrate the new year on East Coast time.
Olympic House: Those 21 and older can join in for a rocking party. 

NYE Torchlight Parade
Where: Tahoe Donner downhill ski area
When: 4:30pm 
What:  A family-favorite event that includes music, night skiing and snacks! 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Excitement at Northstar!

Holiday Excitement at Northstar! 

Thursday is Christmas Day and that brings us into the busy Christmas/New Years week here in Tahoe.  We are all gearing up and getting excited for all the fun.  

Be sure not to miss our annual holiday party at the TMR office in The Village at Northstar this Saturday, December 27th from 3pm to 6pm.  After a fun day on the slopes, join us for the Holiday party to enjoy friends, neighbors, cocktails and hors d’oeuvvres.  Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Click here for more information

Another annual holiday favorite is TMR's showing of the new Warren Miller ski and snowboard film.  This year "No Turning Back" will be on the big screen at the new Mountainside gathering place, Treehouse located just past the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe. 

Showing times: 

Friday, December 26th – Saturday, January 3rd (no showing Monday, December 29th)

Two showings daily at 2pm and 4pm

More fun things to check out this week:

Marshmology at the Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, 4pm daily

With a few big storms  and snow scattered throughout the forecast, the mountains are covered in white and the conditions have been fantastic.  Get out there and have some fun!

Happy Holidays!!

Katie Tyler

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Stellar Collection: Northstar Mountainside's Newest Addition

Northstar Mountainside’s Newest Addition

Mountainside Northstar is an exceptional example of the changing face of Northstar Resort and is rapidly becoming a premier destination for families seeking effortless access to the mountain and freedom to pursue unscripted and independent adventures – all in luxurious, private setting.

ELEVATED LOCATION: Mountainside’s elevated setting sets it apart from other Tahoe communities.  With spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, homes and homesites offer rare, direct access to the ski slopes, miles of hiking and biking trails and the serene beauty of the mountains.

A MOUNTAIN AT YOUR BACK DOOR: Every mountain activity is effortlessly accessible from your back door, with immediate trails that can take you directly from your home to The Ritz-Carlton or The Village at Northstar.  Activities are endless and include hiking, biking, skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, tubing, shopping, dining, skating and more! From Mountainside, peak experiences are closer.

TOGETHER AT TREE HOUSE:  Mountainside’s new Clubhouse is the perfect family and community gathering spot offering a game room, a great room, swimming pool, outdoor sports court, fitness area, men and women’s locker rooms, and more.

MOUNTAINSIDE’S 5-STAR NEIGHBOR: Having The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe at Mountainside’s doorstep gives owners access to signature service, luxury and amenities no other Tahoe community can offer.

EFFORTLESS OWNERSHIP: Well-managed Homeowners’ Associations are designed to ease homeowner maintenance concerns and are structured for long-term financial stability.

MOUNTAINSIDE SHUTTLE:  Exclusively for Mountainside owners and guests, a complimentary Dial-A-Ride shuttle service provides transportation throughout Northstar Resort, making getting to The Ritz-Carlton and The Village at Northstar a breeze.

Now it’s time to see Stellar Collection.  This is Northstar Mountainside’s newest addition and you do not want to miss out. 

    Stellar Residences – 6 Single-Family Residences

    Stellar Townhomes – 10 Townhomes and 1 Single-Family Residence

The new Stellar homes of Mountainside are slope side retreats for the Northstar of the 21st Century. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to be as cozily luxurious as they are thoughtfully progressive, Stellar Collection has floor-to-ceiling window walls that bring the outdoors in, blending home with nature. Built to achieve LEED-certification and smartly efficient, Stellar homes are a stroll from The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe and a quick gondola ride from the lively Village at Northstar.

 STELLAR RESIDENCES  - Now taking reservations
·       6 Single-family residences
·       4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths plus media and ski room
·       3,450 Sq. Ft.
·       Outdoor living space includes deck and patio with hot tub and fire pit
·       Large window walls with panoramic views of the Carson Range
·       Located directly on Home Run ski trail, adjacent to Tree House, and close to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
·       Includes 2-year family membership to The Ritz-Carlton Spa and membership to Tahoe Mountain Club

STELLAR TOWNHOMES – Now taking reservations
·       10 Townhome residences; 1 single family residence
·       3 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus loft and ski room
·       2,136 for Duplex Residences; 2,226 for Single Family
·       Large window walls with slope side and mountain views
·       Outdoor deck located on the ski way
·       Located directly on Home Run Ski Way, across from Tree House and close to The  Ritz-Carlton Hotel
·       Includes 2-year family membership to The Ritz-Carlton Spa and membership to Tahoe Mountain Club

Katie Tyler

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Where's Santa?

Holiday Happenings

Have you sent your letter to Santa yet?  If you’re in Tahoe and need to find Santa, he will be out and about along with other fun ways to get in the Holiday spirit.

Come to Northstar for Noel nights the next 2 Thursdays for the best Holiday event in the area.  Walk into the Village at Northstar and feel the the Holiday spirit all around.  A gigantic 35 foot Christmas tree in the center of the village, ice skating rink surrounded by warm fire pits and children roasting marshmallows and chestnuts roasting on an open fire.  That’s only the beginning!  Complementary one horse open sleigh rides trotting around, Santa sightings and photos, Great Basin Carolers and special performances each night.  

For a full list of activities click here 

If you’re hitting the slopes at Squaw Valley, December 22-24, be on the look out because Santa will be skiing!  If you miss him out on that big, wide mountain, meet him in the Village.  Santa will be warming up Apr├Ęs style with Great Basin Carolers, fire pits and warm hot coco.  Don’t miss him on the oversized Squaw Valley chair for your photo!   

Click here for all the Squaw Holiday happenings. 

Happy Holiday Season and I hope to see you here in Tahoe for all these fun memories! 

Katie Tyler

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Tahoe Truckee Market Update; December, 2014

Tahoe Truckee Market Update
December, 2014

After a brief lull, the Lake Tahoe real estate market is experiencing an unseasonable flurry of activity heading into ski season. November, typically the beginning of a real estate taper that runs through the new year, saw 126 properties transact, 15% more than the decade-long average and 10% better than the same month in 2013.  This is the first month in 2014 to show a gain in total transactions versus the prior year. 

Perhaps more significantly, the region has exceed $1 billion dollars in total transaction volume for just the second time since 2005.  Upon reaching just $9,000,000 in total sales this month, 2014 will surpass the previous year in dollar volume despite lagging in total transactions by 12%.  

This would indicate fewer overall transactions but an increase in high-dollar sales; a fact evident in the remarkable trajectory of the luxury segment. Year-to-date, 225 properties have sold above $1,000,000 and 96 above $2,000,000 compared to 178 and 63 respectively for 2013. Nearly a quarter of all transactions in November were at values greater than $1 million including 7 above $3,000,000. Included among these are Martis Camp homes at $6,950,000, $6,700,000, $3,250,000, $3,100,000 and $2,300,000. Additionally 3 Ritz Carlton Residences closed in Mountainside Northstar between $2,100,000 - $2,400,000. Also within the resort environment were a home in Northstar's Big Springs neighborhood for $1,415,000 and a condominium in Great Bear Lodge, the marquee building in the Village at Northstar, for $1,425,000. 

The snow currently falling in Tahoe has reinvigorated interest in resort properties as eight properties are newly pending in Northstar alone including another Great Bear Residence for $1,995,000. An additional 130 properties are currently pending sale throughout the region with closing dates scheduled for December. 

With the holidays approaching, Lake Tahoe will be reinvigorated with the energy of consumers returning to the market. Boosted by fresh snow, this will bring with it a refreshed perspective on the market as new Mountainside neighborhoods are introduced . As winter continues, expect to see significant activity as consumers seek to find the perfect mountain retreat for their families. In the coming month, look for new and exciting content from Tahoe Mountain Resorts including the much anticipated launch of the Stellar Collection found Mountainside Northstar as well as a fresh look  and new messaging from TMR. 

Until then, best wishes for a happy and enjoyable holiday season filled with abundant snow and joy. We look forward to seeing you at Northstar. 

Katie Tyler

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Northstar California's New GM

Northstar California's New General Manager
Beth Howard 

Northstar California is now up and running for the 2014/2015 season and  Mother Nature is starting to snow it’s winter white color.  This year, as Bill Rock steps out of his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Vail Resort’s three resorts in Lake Tahoe and moves onto Vail Resort’s new addition, Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons in Park City, Utah, we have a new face to turn to here at Northstar, Beth Howard.  Howard is now entering into her 30th year with Vial Resorts.  Her journey all started back in 1985 as a college intern at Beaver Creek chopping vegetables.  Many shifts, changes, positions and experiences have lead her to Northstar where she will be overseeing everything from mountain operations to village activities. 

Howard’s main focus for this year is to elevate guests experience.  This is everything from parking, off hill activities, grooming, lifts, food, lodging, service and everything that contributes the guests day at the resort.   

Building on the fun tradition of s’mores time every day at 3:30pm in the village where hot complementary s’mores are passed around , this year Northstar wis going to start an on mountain tradition called Toast.  Every day at 2pm (starting December 19) a commemorative toast of bubbly will be held on the East Ridge around a fire pit surrounded by adirondack chairs and warm blankets.  A little something so write home about.  

With Northstar California rated #8 this year by Ski Magazine for service and #24 overall in the West, Howard sees the advantage of building upon the solid foundation Northsar has built thus far as they are known for the elevated service and luxury lifestyle.

Pray for snow and we look forward to seeing you here this season to experience for yourself some of the new and exciting traditions that are starting here at Northstar California.  

For the full interview from the Sierra Sun with Beth Howard click here.

Katie Tyler

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