Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tahoe Summer Sports

How Many Sports Can You Do In A Day?

Tahoe is a mecca for summer sports. Each day spent here is full of more things to do than hours in the day or days in the week. This year there is one more to add in there, skiing. Squaw Valley has decided to stay open on Saturday’s as long as conditions permit.  One of my favorite days consists of trying to fit in as many sports in one day as you can. With the long days, how many can you fit in? Load up the car with all your sports gear and get ready for an epic day.

Boating Sports
As the sun rises, the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe are flat and clear. Get out on a boat and water ski, wake board or try out surfing behind the boat. Breathe in the clean crisp air, jump in and feel the rush of the chilling blue water.

Snow in the Summer Sports
With Squaw Valley open on weekends, it’s time to head to the mountain. Put on your best retro outfit, summer shorts or maybe a bikini. Take the funitel up to mid-mountain and then head to Shirley Lake chair. The slopes are North facing here and some good corn turns will be found.

Biking & Hiking Sports
With thousands of trails in North Lake Tahoe, an adventure out in the woods is waiting. At the base of Squaw Valley, Shirley Canyon trail is beautiful this year with a raging river and multiple waterfalls along the way. This is a hiking only trail. For biking, head out of Squaw Valley and pick up the Western Sates trail just outside the Squaw entrance on HWY 89 towards Tahoe City or head up to the Tahoe City nordic center for a web of fantastic trails that wind up the hill for Lake Tahoe views and endless wildflower viewing.

Swimming Sports
The hot summer is warming up at this point. It’s time to jump in the lake. My favorite is going to Donner Lake. The South side of Donner Lake where there are 37 public piers. Pick your favorite spot or on busy days, share with other patrons. Look out…. Cannon ball! SPLASH!

Paddle Board & Kayaking Sport
To top off the day head to Waterman’s Landing on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe and rent a paddle board or kayak. Get out on the water just in time for the sunset. Even better, plan it for the full moon and stay out as late as you can! This month, the full moon falls on Monday, August 7th.

You did it. You earned it. Now it’s time to eat. Close by Waterman’s Landing is Gar Woods, a great spot for dinner and their famous Wet Woody drinks. If you come back to Truckee, treat yourself to a dinner at Truckee Tavern where each cocktail is carefully hand crafted with top notch ingredients.

Katie Tyler

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wanderlust at Squaw Valley

July 20 – 23, 2017

Back for the 9th year, Wanderlust is a four day festival based out of Squaw Valley, CA.  This is a one-of-a-kind event that lets you choose how to find your happy or “true north" right here in the center of the natural beauty that surrounds us.  The 4 day event offers 4 different components.  When mixed together as you choose, it’s time for a weekend of inspiration. 

Yoga and Meditation
Whether you are a beginner or well-seasoned yogi, you’ll have an ideal day at Wanderlust.  Meditation sessions occur daily, and a wide range of yoga classes are offered all day in many different settings.  Relax in the studio with vinyasa flow or yin classes.  Branch out and challenge yourself with paddle boarding or aerial yoga.  Whatever you choose, you will be learning from the worlds best instructors. 

Live Music
Headlining music this year features Little Dragon, DJ Drez, Lettuce and Ron Artis II + The Truth. Listen, dance and enjoy the sounds in to the night with likeminded people.  The deep sounds of the music combined with the towering mountain backdrop makes for an unforgettable experience.

Get out into your surroundings.  Expert guides will be hosting trail runs, peaceful sunset hikes, electrifying bike excursions, stand up paddle boarding on Lake Tahoe and downhill mountain bike adrenaline sessions.

Immerse yourself in the inspiring ideas of thought-leaders at Wanderlust Speakeasy.  These are focused on intimate and casual lectures covering a variety of topics from health to politics to personal empowerment.  

The food co-op is a place for the best local vendors with offerings like superfood smoothies, kombucha and on the go food. Don’t miss out on the Farm-to-Table dinners offered.  A chance to enjoy a delectable organic meal with friends and panoramic views at the top of High Camp at Squaw. 

The Wanderlust venue is open to everyone in the Village at Squaw Valley.  All classes, speakers and music will require a ticket.  Tickets range from $20 for a one day music ticket to $505 for the full package of a 4-day experience.  

From Moscow to Vienna to Brooklyn, Wanderlust is taking the “true north” around the world.  We are lucky to have this in our back yard.  Take advantage this weekend and experience what everyone is talking about.  

Click here for more information. 

Katie Tyler

BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tahoe-Truckee Market Update

Tahoe-Truckee Market Update

July, 2017 

Contemplating a year wherein sales volume is down nearly 6% and average price flat compared to prior year does not often foretell of a banner year. Nevertheless, at midyear, 2017 appears poised to top all 12-month periods in recent memory for real estate activity in the Tahoe Truckee region. 

An overwhelming winter artificially restrained activity for the first two quarters despite exceptional demand for resort property. As such, many purchases have been deferred to the latter half of the year which traditionally produces 57% of annual sales in a “normal” year.   

With interest in the region surging and inventory steady at a balanced 6-month supply, it is not a stretch to imagine an even more exaggerated bias to the latter quarters.

Despite challenging conditions, price ranges and neighborhoods traditionally associated with primary ownership have been pulsing with activity including a rarely seen phenomenon of multiple offers driving prices above asking in many cases. Such activity during “shoulder season” often foretells similar results for resort property during peak summer months and into fall. At midyear, median price has risen by 8% for the entire region; an exceptional metric given that the most premium real estate transactions are yet to come. 

While mountain resort properties saw a meaningful boost as winter’s grandeur became increasingly apparent, the real impact is likely to be felt in fall as consumers make decisions based upon the season to come.

In the meantime, Tahoe lakefront properties, the historical standard bearer for elite homeownership, are experiencing a return to preeminence after having taken a backseat to Martis Camp’s astonishing rise. A number of magnificent waterfront properties, both turnkey and raw land, have pulled the wealthiest consumers back to the Tahoe Basin.

While the performance of real estate will be subject to various economic cycles, the majesty of the mountains will remain immune. Time spent with family and friends enjoying a setting among the most beautiful in the world is a value that defies price. 

Katie Tyler

BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 2017

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

July 8 – August 27, 2017

Are you ready to do something different? Ready to spend and evening in a location that will take your breath away? Ready to see world class performances in the most beautiful setting? The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is here for the next two months. A variety of live performances are set on the stage that is nestled in the rocks of Sand Harbor State Park on Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the warm summer nights with a good friends, a cold beverage in hand and a picnic dinner. Watch the sun go down behind the mountains as the stage is illuminated and the show goes on into the night.  

The spot light show this year is Shakespeare’s "Love’s Labour’s Lost" about a King’s court and a hysterical mess when a beautiful princess arrives after the court has been devoted to their studies and free of women. The other theatrical performance is "The Hound of the Baskervilles", a Sherlock Holmes story performed by three actors creating dozens of characters. Other shows to take part in are blues, jazz, world and rock music, ballet and a night of interactive history with Alexander Hamilton.  

The gates open at 5:30pm, and Shakespeare’s Kitchen & Bar is right inside to purchase dinner. Enjoy the meal before in the dining area or take it to your seats. Options include salads like crab & shrimp louie, smoked tri-tip sandwich, the black & blue hamburger or mahi-mahi tacos. Save time- you can order ahead when you buy your ticket and just simply pick up when you arrive.

Make it a good night. Go once or go see them all. The outdoor venue is gorgeous and unique. A Tahoe experience that truly should not be missed.

Click here for tickets and more information.

Katie Tyler

BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012