13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, California 96161 USA
Phone:  +1 (530) 562-3000   •  Map & Directions


Discover the magical beauty surrounding our North Lake Tahoe resort

At The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, guests will enjoy the best mountain adventures from slope to slope and season to season. With close proximity to Lake Tahoe, unlimited recreational opportunities exist including sailing and motor boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, waterskiing, jetskiing, wakeboarding and fishing. Enjoy an assortment of museums and quaint boutiques in the towns that line the lake’s scenic drive, easily accessible from our Northstar resort.


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Thunderbird Lodge Historic Estate Tour
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A unique castle tour, Panoramic Lake Tahoe views, Stunning architecture, the 55’ mahogany Thunderbird Yacht and history. George C. Whittell, Jr. Thunderbird Lodge National Historic District’s Thunderbird Lodge is open June through October. Tour prices start at $39 for adults, $19 for children ages 6-11.
Incline Village & Crystal Bay Visitor’s Bureau: (800) 468-2463 or (775) 832-1606
Group Tours & Events – (775) 832-8750
Soda Springs
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Western SkiSport Museum - (530) 426-3313
Tahoe City
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Gatekeeper's Cabin Museum - (530) 583-1762

Watson Cabin Living Museum - (530) 583-8717
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Tahoe Maritime Museum - (530) 525-9253
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Ehrman Mansion - (530) 525-7982


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Truckee Stores
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Backstreet Framers and Gallery
10099 Jibboom Street, (530) 587-1409
Tues- Sat 10am to 5pm
Featuring local artist and Edward Curtis prints. Custom framing - serving all your framing needs from French Matting to Conservation Framing. Knowledgeable staff servicing Truckee for over 9 years.

Book Shelf at Hooligan Rocks
11310 Donner Pass Road, (530) 582-0515
Sun-Thurs: 9:30am to 7:00pm Fri-Sat: 9:30am to 9:00pm
Carries several lines of candles, stationery and boxed notes, blank journals, and local and national magazines.

Bob Robert's Jewelers
10056 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-5757
Daily 10am - 6pm
Subtle creations with tiny human figures. People Jewelry is an original copyrighted design. Each figure is individually sculpted onto the setting to conform to the uniqueness of each stone. We can also provide custom designs with a particular setting size. This unique service allows you to design your own people jewelry setting from anywhere in the world and have your stones mounted locally.

Cabona's Clothing
10100 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-3161
Mon-Fri 10am to 5:30pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Men's & Women's Clothing

Cabona's Outlet
10116 Jibboom Street (530) 587-1548
Mon-Fri 10am to 5:30pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
50 to70% off price merchandise - Men's & Women's Clothing

Cigart Gallery
10020 Donner Pass Road, (530) 582-1580
Thurs-Tues 10am to 6pm
Cigars, Fine Art, nick knacks and GOOD CHEER!

Dave's Ski Shop (Winter only)
10200 Donner Pass Road, (530) 582-0900
Sat-Thurs 7:45am to 8pm, Friday 7:45am to midnight
Ski-Snowboard Rentals and Accessories

Down by the River
10130 Donner Pass Road, (530) 582-1916
Daily 10am - 6pm
Men's & Women's Sportswear, Bath & Body products

Emigrant Trail Museum & Bookstore
Donner Memorial State Park, 12593 Donner Pass Road, (530) 582-7892
Winter: 9am to 4pm, Summer: 9am to 5pm
Native American / Historical books and gifts, area information literature

Frank Rossbach's Glasforms
10072 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-8460
Daily 10am to 5pm
Frank Rossback has been blowing glass for over 25 years, 15 of them in the Tahoe area. He learned his craft from his father (glassblowing has been in the Rossbach family for about 300 years). Frank served his apprenticeship under master glassblowers in Thuringen, East Germany. Currently he is combining colored glass, lusters, and sandblasting techniques with clear glass to produce beautiful contrasting designs.

Inside Elements
10118 Donner Pass Road
Winter: Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm, Summer: Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
comfortable furniture for a relaxed life style

Jackass Ridge Ranch
10115 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-6660
Mon-Fri 10am to 5:30pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Gifts, Jewelry & Clothing

JoAnne's Stained Glass Gallery
10064 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-1280
Open 7 days a week / 365 days a year (please call for hours)
JoAnne's is a glass gallery/gift store/custom glass studio. The store is filled with unique jewelry, handblown glass, fused art glass, crystals, music and much more. Specializing in custom glass work for: leaded-beveled-stained glass windows/sand blasted-etched windows - custom original designs.

La Galleria
10112 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-5444
Winter: Sun-Thurs 9am to 6:30pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 8pm, Summer: 9am to 8pm
Jewelry & Gifts, decorator items from around the world

Marilyn's Catwalk
10058 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-7467
Daily 10am to 6pm
Women's clothing, cat items, jewelry & pottery

Molly's Cupboard
10122 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-7544
Daily 10am to 6pm
Fine gifts, home furnishings and LGB large scale trains

Mountain Hardware & Sports
11320 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-4844
Mon-Sat 7am to 7pm, Sunday 8am to 6pm
Fully equipped hardware store and MORE... bridal registry, camping, hunting & fishing just to name a few

Paco's Truckee Bike & Ski
11200 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-5561
Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Only year round professional bike shop and the west coast's largest specialty cross country store

Riverstone Home Gift & Garden
10344 Donner Pass Road, (530) 582-5549
Daily 10am to 5:30pm
garden accessories & bird houses, assortment of silk flowers, unique topiaries, large selection of handmade distressed furniture, bath and body accessories

The Sierra Mountaineer
10978 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-2025
Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm, Sundays 10am to 5pm
Specialized Rock Climbing, Mountaineering & Back Country Skiing

Sweet's Handmade Candies
10118 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-6556
Daily 10am to 6pm
Handmade Belgian Chocolates, Fudge, Gifts

The Tree House
10104 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-4883 or (877) 587-4883
Mon-Sat 9:30am 6pm, Sunday to 9:30am to 5pm
Distinctive clothing new born through 16 for boys and girls, wooden toys, puzzle, books, toys (children's cowboy outfits)

The Villager Nursery
10678 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-5083
Mon-Sat 9am to 5:30pm, Sunday 9am to 5pm
Great selection of gardening books & other great gardening gifts and supplies

Thousand Mile Outdoor Wear
10030 Bridge Street, Truckee (530) 582-5412
Daily 9:30am to 6pm
Innovative outdoor clothing, outerwear, gear and accessories for the real world. We manufacture quality using only the finest materials. Excellent selection and pricing on today's hottest goods. Other vendors include Salomon, Smith, Ray Ban, Mountain Smith, HB, Camp, Atlas and many more. Lifetime warranty.

Totally Board
10191 Donner Pass Road, (530) 582-1584
Winter: Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 6pm / Summer: Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 6pm
Skateboards, Wakeboards, Snowboards - and all related accessories

Truckee Books and Java Jungle & Coffee/Espresso
10009 West River, (530) 582-8302
Mon-Thurs 9:30am to 6:30pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am to 7pm, Sunday 9:30am to 6pm
New and Used Books

Truckee River Outfitters & Fly Shop (Summer only)
10200 Donner Pass Road, (530) 582-0900
Summer: Daily 8am to 6pm
Truckee River Outfitters: Retail fly-fishing, tackle supply & Guide Service
Reno Location - Reno Fly Shop

The Truckee Shoe Company
10118 Donner Pass Road, (530) 582-4074
Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm
Men and Women clothing, Timberland (hikers clothing and accessories), Dansko, Rockport & Teva

Truckee Sports Exchange
10095 West River Street, 530-582-4510
Skiing, snowboards, apparel, footwear, climbing, disc golf, kayaking, camping packs and more

Truckee Train & Toy
10156 Donner Pass Road
Winter: Sun-Thurs 9am to 7pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 9pm, Summer: Sun-Thurs 10am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 7pm
"greatest trains and toys on earth," large scale trains

Truckee Variety Company
10088 Donner Pass Road, (530) 587-3117
Winter: Daily 10am to 6pm, Summer: (extended hours)
Old Fashioned 5¢ and 10¢
Tahoe City Stores
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Alpine Heritage Antiques
(530) 581-5202

Bookshelf At The Boatworks
(530) 581-1900
Winter: Sun-Thurs 10am to 7pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 8pm, Summer: Daily 10am to 12 noon
North Tahoe’s largest selection of new books

(530) 583-0120
A hip, trendy, contemporary women's clothing store that also carries shoes and accessories for all ages

Fine 'N Funky
(530) 583-1400
Winter: Sun-Thurs 10am to 5pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 9pm, Summer: Mon-Sat 10am to 9pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm
men's and women's contemporary clothing

Geared For Games
(530) 581-4263
Winter: (varies) Mon-Thurs 10am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 6:30pm, Summer: Daily 10am to 9pm
games, toys, kids entertainment

Hair Works Salon
(530) 583-5663

Hemmings & Jarrett
(530) 583-8482
Winter: Daily 10am to 6pm, Summer: Daily 10am to 9pm

Hemming & Jarrett At Home
(530) 583-0408
Winter: Daily 10am to 6pm, Summer: Daily 10am to 9pm
home accessories and furniture

Mumbo's Mountain Outfitters
(530) 583-3800
Winter: Sun-Thurs 10am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 9pm, Summer: Daily 10am to 9pm
Featuring: Travel Wear - ExOfficio; Outdoor Sportswear - Royal Robbins, Woolrich; Hawaiian Shirts - Kahala, Paradise Found; Outer Wear - Mountain Hardwear, Columbia

Runs and Jewels
(530) 581-1644
Iva Winton of Runes & Jewels designs jewelry to create items of wearable beauty that evoke emotion and meaning. Her first two collections are designs she has worn and adored personally for years.

Steve Schimier's Jewelry
(530) 583-5709
Daily 10:30am to 5:30pm
Fine custom jewelry

James-Harold Galleries
(530) 581-5111
Winter: Sun-Thurs 10am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 9pm, Summer: Daily 10am to 9pm
ofine art - something for everyone

Sierra Shades
(530) 583-3294
Winter: Daily 10am to 6pm, Summer: 10am to 8pm
Sunglasses: Revo, Arnette, Maui Jim & watches

Tahoe Shoe & Clothing Co.
(530) 583-1279, Fax# (530) 546-8539
Mon-Thurs 10am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm - Extended hours during all holiday periods and from July 1st - Sept. 7th (4th of July to Labor Day)
children's shoes, seasonal shoes (boots & sandals), largest selection of Sorel, UGG & Dansko Clogs

Tahoe T-Shirtery
(530) 583-7495

Tahoe City Chocolates
(530) 583-6652
Mon-Thurs 10am to 6pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 9pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm - Extended hours during all holiday periods and from July 1st - Sept. 7th (4th of July to Labor Day)

Time For Wine
(530) 581-1302
Winter: Daily 10am to 7pm, Summer: Daily 10am to 9pm
fine wine & gourmet foods

Y.B. Uglee
(530) 581-4748
Cosmetics, skin and bath products


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Hiking, Mountain Bike Riding, Roller Skating and Shopping in the Village
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Enjoy the finest outdoor adventure while discovering the flora and fauna on Northstar Resort’s mountain. Nature hikes at Northstar Resort can be as advanced or as leisurely as you make them. Free scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking are offered daily at Northstar Resort through Labor Day weekend. Brush shoulders with old growth red fir and white pines or enjoy beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. Leashed dogs are welcome on several chair lifts and all hiking trails. Be sure and pack a lunch and bring plenty of water.

In addition to the variety of trails located on the mountain, guests visiting the resort can also take advantage of the Tompkins Memorial Trails. This trail system not only runs through the resort, but connects in to trails that travel through the Martis Valley.
Martis Valley trails cover flat meadows and gentle hills and offer a diversity of nature-viewing opportunities. Meadows near the willow-lined Martis Creek sport green grass in the spring and wildflowers in the summer.

Northstar-at-Tahoe Mountain Resort 

Hiking Around Northstar® Resort
Mountain Biking
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Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort has everything you need for summer mountain and road biking adventures. From beginner to advanced cross country and downhill mountain biking trails, lift-access, bike rentals and bike shop services, you can find it here. Vacationers and locals come together for fun Thursday night country bike races at Northstar® Resort. The Northstar Resort mountain bike park is open from end of May through September 

(530) 562-2268
Jogging & Running
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Walking & jogging trails are available near the town of Truckee & Tahoe City with paved roads as well as rugged natural trails adjacent to the Hotel Property. Maps will be provided by the concierge and bell desks
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Kings Beach Recreation Area – Kings Beach, CA - Located in the heart of Kings Beach off of Hwy 28, this beach features basketball, and volleyball courts. The beach is flat with lots of sand and good swimming. Weekly Farmer's Market on Tuesday, Thursday concerts and movies on Tuesday evening.

Commons Beach – Tahoe City, CA - Located behind the fire station in Tahoe City, this beach is home to free weekly concerts and movies throughout the summer. An extensive children’s playground and a grassy area are uphill from the sandy shoreline. The water is shallow, but good for young children to wade in. There are no concessions at the shows, picnic and bbq’ing are allowed. There is also a weekly morning farmer’s market in the beach parking lot. Boat rentals are available at the Tahoe City Marina which is less than a ¼ mile from this beach. Also located at this marina are sailing charters for those who want the quiet and serenity of gliding across Lake Tahoe under wind & sail.
Tahoe City Marina Boat Rentals (530) 583-1039
Tahoe Sailing Charters (530) 583-6200

Sand Harbor – Incline Village, NV - This beautiful sandy beach is located down the East Shore just outside of Incline Village. There is a fee, but the views of the sunset and the mountains on the Southwest end of the Lake are worth it. During the summer, outdoor music concerts, plays and in particular, the Shakespeare Festival, take place at the outdoor amphitheater overlooking the Lake.
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North Shore Parasailing (530) 546-7698
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Incline Village Tennis Complex
964 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV
(775) 832-1235
Horseback Riding
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Hot Air Ballooning
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High Sierra Balloon Company - (888) 359-8753
Fly Fishing & Lake Tahoe Charters
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(Fly Fishing – (530) 541-8208
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters
Sawmill Lake Fly Fishing
2705 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Hwy 50
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Charters – (530) 541-5312
Mile High Fishing Charters

Mickey’s Big Mack Lake Tahoe - (530) 546-4444

KingFish - (530) 581-4851

Truckee River Outfitters - (775) 825-FISH

Take The - (415) 383-6818
Water Adventures & Rentals
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Tahoe Aquatic Center - (530) 546-2419
Boat Cruises/Charters
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Tahoe Gal/North Tahoe Cruises - (800) 218-2464
Lake Tahoe Cruises - (800) 23-TAHOE
Tahoe Sailing Charters - (530) 583-6200
North Tahoe Watersports
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(530) 546-9253
Kings Beach, CA 96143
  • parasailing, aquacycle trikes, pedalboats, lake tours, kayak rentals
Tahoe Adventure Company
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(530) 913-9212

  • Inspiring high sierra adventures
  • Kayaking – Lake Exploration, Coastline Paddle, Sunset/Full Moon and Astronomy Paddle.

Mountain Biking and cycling – Truckee River Bike Excursion, Mountains to the Shore all down hill ride, Single track trail ride.
Multisport Trips (kayaking and mountain biking combination), Kayak rentals, Group and Corporate Events
Also available: customized adventures, team building programs, peak climbing, rock climbing, kayak delivery and snow shoeing.

Lake Tahoe Cruises
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(800) 238-2463 or

M.S. Dixie II and Tahoe Queen Mississippi-style paddlewheelers, Zephyr Cove Resort and Marina.

Ski Run Marina - Tahoe Queen, Tahoe Paradise, Tahoe Princess and Dockside Deli

Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina - M.S. Dixie II, boat rentals, restaurant, beach bar, shoreline events, cabins, RV park and campground, snowmobile center.

M.S. Dixie II Tours include: Glenbrook Champagne Brunch, Family Fun, Emerald Bay Sightseeing, Special Lunch Option, Emerald Bay Early Dinner, Sunset Dinner Dance, Show Boat in Concert, Host for special occasions.

Tahoe Queen’s Tours include: Voyage Through the Big Water, Mark Twain’s Tales of Tahoe, Afternoon Tea with Mrs. Lora J. Knight, Ports of Call Dining Experience, Captain’s Dinner Dance
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
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(808) 747-4697

- First-class theatre, gourmet dining and white sandy beaches combine for an unforgettable summer experience.


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Northstar California
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  • Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, shopping, cat skiing
  • Ice Skating, Northstar Village (800) 466-6784
Cross-Country Skiing
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Lake Tahoe Snowmobile Tours
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(530) 546-4280
Located on HWY 267 just south of Northstar Ski Area entrance
-1.5 – 4 hr tours available, lakeview or summit adventure tours, and group and private tours available. Open daily. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be secured over the phone with a credit card.
Tubing, Northstar California
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Pacific Crest Snowcat Skiing
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Ice Fishing
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Ice Fishing Trips - (530) 541-8208
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters