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Slopeside Resort Offers Decadent Holiday Gatherings, Creative Workshops and Family Experiences

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – November 14, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, the first and only AAA Five Diamond mountain resort in California, is thrilled to welcome guests for a merry and bright holiday season. Offering a variety of elaborate feasts, revitalizing spa treatments, interactive holiday workshops and seasonal family activities, guests will feel right at home at the enchanting property, located mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort.

In addition to traditional offerings such as the resort’s holiday dinners, family movie nights and visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe has added new festive programming this year, including a New Year’s Eve Dom Pérignon Celebration and New Year’s Day Brunch in Manzanita, a “Stars & S’mores” astronomy experience, and more.

Please see this year’s holiday amenities and events below:


Nightly at The Fire Pit: 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Learn about the history of the marshmallow and traditional s’mores ingredients from The Ritz-Carlton Marshmologist while enjoying s’mores featuring house-made marshmallows. Complimentary for resort guests

The Après-Ski Experience
Weekends, Daily starting December 22 at The Backyard: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Raw Bar – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join us outside near the resort fire pit – snow pants and all – for a lively après-ski, featuring Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, Blanc and Rosé and a raw bar of chef favorites, including chilled shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell and ceviche. À la carte pricing

Champagne Brunches
Sundays at Manzanita: 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a seasonally-focused brunch menu featuring a chilled seafood display, a carving station, salads, cheese and charcuterie, along with breakfast favorites and desserts. Unlimited Moët & Chandon and Bloody Mary Bar included. $79 adults, $25 kids (Ages 3 to 12)

Holiday Dinner
December 24 and December 25 at Manzanita: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Join us in Manzanita, featuring holiday-inspired specials designed by chef de cuisine Roman Garcia. À la carte pricing

Holiday Buffet
December 25 at The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom: Seatings from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Experience an extravagant buffet of seasonal, culinary delights with sumptuous favorites for the entire family. Pricing is exclusive of service and gratuity. $125 Adults, $50 Children (Ages 3 to 12)

New Year’s Eve Dinner
December 31 at Manzanita: Seatings from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Ring in the new year on this magical night with holiday-inspired menu selections. À la carte pricing

New Year’s Eve Champagne Bar
December 31 at The Living Room: 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the traditional beverage of choice, bubbly! The Champagne Bar offers a variety of sparkling, including Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, Blanc and Rosé by the glass or by the bottle. A plate of celebratory dessert treats will also be available. À la carte pricing

New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31 at Manzanita: 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
On New Year’s Eve, join us at Manzanita as we ring in 2018 in style with Dom Pérignon. Celebrate with family and friends as the resort’s signature restaurant is transformed into a lavish lounge with music, dancing, and a special Dom Pérignon menu of cocktails and bottle options. 21 years and older only. À la carte pricing

New Year’s Day Brunch
January 1 at Manzanita: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a holiday-focused brunch menu featuring a chilled seafood display, a carving station, salads, cheese and charcuterie, along with breakfast favorites and desserts. Unlimited Moët & Chandon and Bloody Mary Bar included. $110 Adults, $48 Children (Ages 3 to 12)

Meet local artists from Atelier Truckee for hands-on holiday workshops in the Living Room, perfect for crafting memorable keepsakes or unique holiday gifts for your loved ones.

Holiday Wrapping Paper
December 17 at The Living Room: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Get crafty with Atelier Truckee just in time for the holidays where you can design and hand stamp your very own wrapping paper. $20 per person

Pinecone Fire Starters
December 23 at The Living Room: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This workshop features pinecones from the area to make waxed fire starters. After dipping the cones in natural pine and vanilla scented soy wax, you will choose a salt to roll it in. These can be used in your next campfire or in your home as a keepsake. $25 per person, including three pinecones

Holiday Waxed Ornaments
December 24 in The Living Room: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
During this workshop, learn how to color and design your own Tahoe holiday-themed ornaments and preserve the delicate mulberry paper keepsakes by dipping into encaustic wax. $20 per person


Stars & S’mores
December 22 and December 29 at The Fireside Terrace: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tahoe Star Tours will introduce a new “Stars & S’mores” program at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe this winter. Participants are invited to meet at the resort’s Fireside Terrace for an engaging fireside astronomy session that includes a science-based conversation about the cosmos, poetry reading, and telescopic viewing with Celestron telescopes, followed by s’mores around the resort’s outdoor fire pit. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made online at $45 per person

December 23 and December 24

  • Holiday Ritz Kids with Santa and Mrs. Claus
    December 23 and 24 at Ritz Kids: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Reservations are required and must be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance with the Hotel Concierge at 530-562-3046. $200 per child (Ages 5 to 12)
  • Holiday Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
    December 23 at The Lower Lobby: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Story Time with Mrs. Claus
    December 23 at The Living Room: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Holiday Spa Treatments

  • Repair & Protect Facial
    Nourish and soothe while you help your skin defend against the cumulative effects of sun, wind, pollution and stress. This facial features the Natural Repair Complex, a powerful active blend that promotes faster cell regeneration to help treat damaged, sensitized skin that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy the elements again. ($300 for 80 minutes)
  • Twinkle Toes Manicure & Pedicure
    Treat yourself to this soft, glowing treatment inclusive of super fine body polish, soothing honeydew body lotion and hydrating calendula butter to protect new layers of your soft skin. A truly gentle and nourishing way to care for hands and feet. ($175 for 80 minutes)
  • Chai Spice Warmer
    Wrap yourself in the warm scents of chai spice and vanilla in this restorative body treatment. Ginger, cardamom, black pepper and clove warm the body and support circulation while soothing muscle and joint discomfort. Renew your skin with a body polishing scrub, followed by a loose wrap to encourage your body’s natural detoxification process with a chai body butter application. A soothing scalp and neck massage while wrapped will set your mind adrift and leave you feeling calm and cozy. ($235 for 75 minutes)
  • Après Ski Recovery
    After a day on the mountain return tight, aching muscles to peak condition with this focused, tension-relieving treatment which includes a take-home Arnica Turmeric Joint formula with extracts of ginger and frankincense. ($300 for 80 minutes)

Holiday Spa Shopping
Daily from December 22 – January 7 at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join us in The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe this season and enjoy a cup of seasonal tea and holiday treats while shopping for that unique and special gift for your party hostess, friend or love one. Give the gift of relaxation with a gift card to the spa for a massage or facial.

To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact your travel professional, visit or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333. All holiday dining reservations and events are limited and require advance reservations with Restaurant Reservations at 530-562-3051.