Thursday, February 22, 2018

Alpenglow Mountain Festival-Winter

We are in the midst of one of the most comprehensive and fun winter festivals that is hosted in Tahoe; the Alpenglow Mountain Festival​-Winter. The festival is focused on exploring some of the best human-powered activities that the Tahoe area has to offer. This is the fifth year of the festival that showcases more than 75 events that are designed for beginner and intermediate mountain recreation enthusiasts. The diverse offerings include back-country skiing and splitboarding, cross country skiing snowshoeing, natural history, yoga, live music, educational workshops, social gatherings, back-country cooking, dog friendly events, winter astronomy events and much more.

The festival started on February 17th and runs through the 25th. The lineup of events covers many different disciplines and is an excellent way to get into or learn about activities that are "off the beaten path". The best and most unique aspect of the festival is that many of the events are free for participants.

A major highlight event of the festival is Nachspektakel, a European-inspired uphill ski touring event. The evening starts at 4pm taking you on an uphill skinning adventure to the top of a mountain to enjoy Lake Tahoe views and a backcountry bonfire. The star-filled sky surrounds as participants enjoy a three-course mountaintop meal. Don’t miss this special night in the Tahoe backcountry.

Click here for full details on Alpenglow Mountain Festival and don’t miss out on the Alpenglow Mountain Festival Summer from June 16th – 24th, 2018.

Katie Ty

BRE 01442453
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Thursday, February 15, 2018


Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows
Saturday, February 17th – Saturday, February 24

It’s good to be a kid at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for President’s week.  Kid-O-Rama is a week of non-stop fun for kids of all ages.  Squaw will attract families with activities like the sky jump trampolines, the climbing wall in the tram building, mini snowmobiles and snow tubing at SnoVentures, a pool and hot tub perched atop the mountain at 8200 feet and lots of Olympic viewing in between.

The fun will be super-sized as Kid-O-Rama takes over.  Every day in the Village there will be a kids game and craft room open from 10am to 9pm featuring activities like ping pong, art projects, and ski movies with popcorn.

Each weekend day ends with live music on the Village stage and the Plaza Bar.  On the 17th, 18th and 24th, the night will end with a fireworks show over the  iconic KT-22 slopes.   Stay warm with a complimentary hot cocoa bar for the kids and full food and beverage menu for the whole family.  It is sure to be a good week to be outside and enjoying all the outdoor fun that Kid-o-Rama and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows are hosting.  

The highlight of the week will be Big Truck Day on Saturday, February 17th at Squaw Valley and Tuesday, February 20th at Alpine Meadows.  Big machinery like snow groomers, snowmobiles, fire trucks and snow plows will gather at the bottom of the mountain base areas.  The big trucks will be on display all day for viewing and kids can sit in many of the vehicles and see just how big they really are.  

New this year is Disco Tubing at the SnoVentures Activity Zone at Squaw Valley.  Every night throughout the week night tubing will be rocking the back of the parking lot.  Sledding after hours with colorful LED lights, lasers and live DJ’s is sure to be a blast.

Click here for all the details. 

Katie Tyler

BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tahoe Convoy

Tahoe Convoy is a new luxury weekend shuttle bringing Bay Area and Sacramento residents to Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Convoy travels eastbound on Friday nights and returns westbound on Sunday nights on a bi-weekly schedule. Greg Risen, a traffic engineer, transport planner and avid skier is the man behind this new business. He has partnered with Silicon Valley tech companies to use their employee shuttles that would normally be parked durning the weekend.

The luxury shuttles provide wi-fi, television a bathroom and plenty of storage for gear. Sit back and enjoy a cocktail while enjoying the view, take a nap or keep working for the duration of drive. The first trip up to Tahoe was on February 2nd and the next trip will be for the President’s Weekend. The return ride will be changed to come home on Monday vs. Sunday for the holiday weekend. As demand increases for the Tahoe Convoy service, they hope to expand to every weekend and have South Lake Tahoe as a stop as well. Currently the bus stops at 4 Bay Area locations and Sacramento for pick up and has 14 Tahoe locations for drop-off.

Click here for all pick-up and drop-off locations.
For only $49 each way, Tahoe Convoy is a great option to get in and out of Tahoe while enjoying the time on the road as a passenger instead of a driver.

visit for more information. 

Katie Tyler

BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Push

“The Push”-Showing This Friday at Northstar

The Push is an inspirational documentary about the power of never giving up. Grant Korgan is a world-class adventurer, nano-mechanics professional, and husband. On March 5, 2010, while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada back country, the Lake Tahoe native burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae, and suddenly added the world of spinal cord injury recovery to his list of pursuits.

On January 17, 2012, along with two seasoned explorers, Grant attempted the insurmountable, and became the first spinal cord injured athlete to literally PUSH himself nearly 100 miles to the most inhospitable place on the planet-the bottom of the globe-the geographic South Pole.

Grant and his guides reached their destination on the 100th anniversary of the first explorers to travel to the South Pole. Facing brutal elements, demanding topography and presumed physical limitations are just some of the challenges they faced along the journey. With this inspirational documentary, “The Push” team hopes to inspire people in all walks of life to achieve the seemingly insurmountable in their own lives, to push their own everyday limits, and to live their ultimate potential.

Prior to the films world premier at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival next weekend, Tahoe Mountain Club is hosting the very first showing of the film this weekend. Taking place at the Alpine Club in the Village at Northstar, this is going to be an intimate night with the Grant and the expedition team. For the full experience, add on a day experience with Grant Korgan and ski with an group at Northstar and enjoy lunch at Schaffer’s Camp.

Details below:

Located in the Village at Northstar


Movie Screening Details:
  • $150 donation per person. All Proceeds from the film benefit the High Fives Foundation
  • Intimate cocktail hour with Grant and Shawna Korgan, and members of the expedition team. Full bar and heavy appetizers included.
  • Private viewing of the film                                                      
Add on a Full Day Experience with Grant (Limit 8 people):
  • $500 donation per person. All Proceeds from the film benefit the High Fives Foundation
  • Includes all items featured under movie screening
  • A half day of skiing with Grant at Northstar California. Lift ticket is included. 
  • Lunch with Grant at Schaffer's Camp
With this inspirational documentary, The Push team hopes to inspire people in all walks of life to achieve the seemingly insurmountable in their life, to push their own everyday limits, and to live their ultimate potential. 

Please contact us at 530.550.2000 or to purchase tickets. 

Tahoe-Truckee Market Update: February, 2018

Tahoe-Truckee Market Update

February, 2018 

An early theme has emerged for the performance of Tahoe-Truckee real estate in 2018. Historically tight inventory combined with surging demand are resulting in a lesser overall quantity of transactions at substantially higher prices.

To quantify, January, 2018 posted 87 residential transactions. This compares to 92 in January, 2017; a 6% decrease in what is historically the slowest month for closings of any given year.  Conversely, the average sale for 2018 was a resounding $1,069,000 compared to $788,000 during the same period last year. 

While properties in the region have not necessarily appreciated by this 35%, the scarcity of available inventory has driven consumers toward higher priced properties that typically have a much longer marketing cycle. Major transactions in January included six Martis Camp homes from $2,450,000 to $8,800,000. Additionally, a lakefront home on Tahoe’s West Shore traded for $7,500,000; a figure that would have been the third largest California waterfront sale in all of 2017. Additionally, two Northstar properties sold upward of $2 million in addition to several lakeside properties enjoying activity transcendent of a typical winter.

In many ways, the modest snowfall has demonstrated just how robust demand for the region really is. While ski conditions have not warranted staying on the mountain from dusk till dawn, visitors have found sought other activities including ice skating, hiking, biking on low elevation trails or clear roads and even paddling in Tahoe. The combination of joyous time recreating and promising economic conditions; particularly in Northern California, are fueling a boom in activity.

The market currently shows 445 residential properties for sale ranging from studio condos for $175,000 to magnificent lakefront properties for $75,000,000. At 2017 absorption rates, this equates to just 3 months’ supply; a dramatic swing in favor of sellers. With the end of ski season, spring is often the time when most homes come to market in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Owners contemplating a move would be well-served to accelerate plans to market benefiting from greatly reduced competition and a willing pool of buyers. 

The theme of fewer but larger sales is likely to carry through the first quarter of 2018. 156 homes are currently pending sale with an average asking price of $856,000. Showing activity in luxury market segments are trending up considerably even surpassing the number of tours during peak summer months. This promises to be create interesting deal flow through the coming months.

Katie Tyler

BRE 01442453
c 530 277 1012