Ski resorts in the region are anxiously watching El Nino reports and most have tentatively pegged to open between Nov. 20th and Nov. 28th. The average snowfall for Lake Tahoe is 430 inches. How much we can expect this year is anybody’s guess, but here are a few sites where you can get up-to-date snow reports.
27th Annual Tahoe
Chocolate & Wine Festival November 6th, 5:30pm-10pm Hyatt Regency, Incline Village
This fundraiser for the Tahoe SAFE Alliance combines the elegance of the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village with the lure of gourmet chocolate created by Tahoe’s finest culinary artists! In vintage cabaret style, you can sample boutique wine from acclaimed California wine regions. Bid on tantalizing items in a live auction and exclusive raffle. More
Downtown Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting, Truckee, Friday, Nov. 20th beginning at 4pm with appearance by Santa More
Thanksgiving Dinner at High Camp, Squaw Valley,Thursday, Nov. 26th, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm seatings. More
Holiday Kick-off festival,Northstar, Nov. 27th–29th … sleigh rides, tree lighting, face painting & letters to Santa More
Premiere of Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” movie, Olympic Village Lodge, Friday, Nov. 27th & 28th More
And, of course, check out the ski resorts to see which runs are open!
TIME TO WINTERIZE!!!
Your water system is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to winterizing, but there are several items to put on your “to-do” list before winter comes roaring in to stay.
Have chimneys and stovepipes inspected and cleaned.
Have heating appliances cleaned and serviced.
Inspect snow blower and take maintenance steps.
Install snow stakes.
Check weather stripping around doors and use caulk on openings or outlets around pipes, foundation, windows, etc.
Check batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and alarms.
Check your roof for missing shingles, shakes or damaged metal. Check around roof vents also.
Now, on to that water system:
Disconnect outside hoses from water spigots and store them away. Drain irrigation system.
Put foam rubber insulation around hot and cold water pipes to increase efficiency.
In empty houses, set the thermostat at 50 degrees … this applies to vacationing homeowners as well as tenants when they leave!
If you are a second homeowner or if you are heading out for a long vacation, consider turning off your water completely when you leave. Open all faucets and flush all toilets to empty the excess water from lines and tanks.