By Wing and Water
June 03, 2012
Summer is the season for high-flying adventures on Lake Tahoe. Author Teddy Wayne takes off
Lake Tahoe remains the American West's glittering, aqueous jewel, a body of water of many superlatives. The freshwater lake has 192 square miles of surface area straddling Nevada and California, making it the perfect spot for water sports, while its temperate summer climate and easy access to the Sierra Nevada mountain range lend themselves to all-season resort activities.
With notions of an outdoorsy summer vacation in mind, my girlfriend, Jenna, and I visited The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for a slate of adrenaline-charged activities to knock us out of our East Coast complacency.
The first impressions one has of Lake Tahoe fall into classic Western rustic categories: tall pine-tree woods, the breathtakingly jagged mountains and, of course, the bounteous lake itself. The hushed woods and crisp mountain air enfold you.
While there are myriad recreational Tahoe activities, Jenna and I had decided on two that made use of water and air: a glider-plane ride and parasailing. Both seemed promising, but I was most looking forward to the weightless sensation of parasailing. …
Click here to read more in the Summer 2012 issue of The Ritz-Carlton Magazine