The Ridge Tahoe

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by cporter0 on November 25, 2003

Best Things Nearby:
Skiing: Heavenly Valley, Kirkwood, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar

Touristing: Horsedrawn Sleigh ride, Riverboat cruise on the lake, Virginia City, Carson city and mint, snowmobile tours

Casinos and live shows: Bill’s, Caesar’s, Harrah’s, Harvey’s, Horizon

Shopping of all kinds

Dining of all levels, from McDonalds to gourmet

Best Things About the Resort:
The Ridge Tahoe is perched atop a ridge overlooking the Stagecoach Lodge Nevada entry to Heavenly Valley.

They have their own private gondola that takes you to and from the clubhouse right down to the Stagecoach Lodge for ticketing and access to the Nevada side of the mountain, and you can ski right to the gondola when you are finished.

This resort is located in Nevada, over the Kingsbury grade, which can be a problem if it is snowing, but shuttle busses pick up right at the front lobby for a trip to Stateline, and run until the wee hours of the morning for return.

There is a concierge on duty in the lobby who can make dinner and show reservations for you and who will keep you informed of bus trips to nearby resorts if you do not like to drive.

A very nice extra touch is that the parking is underground and fully covered, so your car is a little warmer and never snow and ice covered.

Resort Experience:
A world class destination resort, a world class ski resort just outside your door, 4 other world class ski resorts just a short drive away, casinos, live shows, gourmet restaurants, sightseeing for the non-skiers just minutes away. It just doesn't get any better.

The units are huge, well appointed, and immaculately maintained. Our kitchen had every convenience feature you could ask for, including a Jenn-Aire grilltop. The master bedroom had a large oval tub for soaking, just in case you didn’t want to venture into the community Jacuzzi, sauna or steam room. All of the units have a view of the surrounding area, some truly spectacular. Some of the units even have their own private sauna! One really nice bonus is that you can ski home from Heavenly Valley for a hot lunch without loosing much time on the slopes.

The resort itself is huge, 8 major buildings, yet compact enough that it is easy to walk between all of the buildings and the club house, where you will find a fitness center, saunas, indoor pool, racquetball courts, small market, an excellent restaurant, a coffee shop, movie rentals, day care center, and sometimes bus service to nearby ski resorts.

In some (maybe all) of the buildings there is a community jacuzzi which is very welcome for warming the bones cold from a day on the mountain.

Our son and I usually spend our days somewhere on Heavenly Valley or one of the adjacent mountains while my wife enjoys the sights and sounds of the casino area and shopping.

This resort is truly Gold Crown in every sense of the word. One word of advice, start with trades or reservations as early as you can, they are hard to get.

Ridge Tahoe
400 Ridge Club Drive
South Lake Tahoe, California, 89448
(775) 588-3553

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