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In Addition to Skiing, Guests can Enjoy the Après-Ski Champagne Experience, a Winter Stargazing Snowshoe Tour, a Winter Vintner Dinner Series, and More

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – November 15, 2016 – This winter season, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, located mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort, will remain the top destination for the ultimate California luxury winter experience. Guests are invited to indulge in unparalleled, over-the-top, award-winning dining and culinary offerings, après-ski specials, invigorating winter fitness classes, winter events, and more.

With the introduction of new talented chefs to the culinary program – Executive Chef Mark Jeffers and Pastry Chef Shawna Peterson – the resort is more ready than ever to “wow” its guests this winter with some incredible culinary offerings.

Winter Season Programming

This winter and all year long, resort guests are invited to enjoy the resort’s signature Marshmology program, which takes place nightly at the fire pit from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A fun activity for skiers and non-skiers alike, guests can learn about the history of the marshmallow and traditional ingredients while enjoying complimentary s’mores with winter-themed marshmallows.

With the resort’s mid-mountain location at Northstar California Resort, guests enjoy the luxury of ski-in/ski-out access. After a long day on the slopes, guests can imbibe in the Après-Ski Champagne Experience, offered daily from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. by the resort fire pit for a lively après-ski hour, featuring Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial and a raw bar of chef favorites, including chilled shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, and ceviche. For those seeking a more active recovery, the Après Yoga & Stretch ($20 per person) fitness class incorporates gentle movements designed to rejuvenate tired muscles. And for those looking to unwind with a soothing spa treatment, the Après-Ski Recovery treatment ($275 per person, duration 80 minutes) returns tight, aching muscles to peak condition with a focused, tension-relieving treatment which includes a take home gift of Arnica Turmeric Joint formula with extracts of ginger and frankincense.

At the resort’s signature restaurant, Manzanita, brunch enthusiasts will love Sunday Brunch ($59 per adult, $29 per child, $19 unlimited sparkling wine and mimosas) from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. featuring a chilled seafood display, a carving station, salads, cheese and charcuterie, along with breakfast favorites and desserts. Daily in Manzanita December 19 to January 7 and on Saturdays throughout the winter season from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., skiers can fuel up with the Skier’s Lunch Buffet ($39 per adult and $20 per child ages 3 to 12), which features soups, salads, popular lunch entrees, seasonal vegetables and a children’s station. For a memorable dining adventure, guests can opt for the Winter Vintner Dinner Series ($125 per person), offered at 6:30 p.m. on January 12, February 9 and March 9. This delectable four-course meal will feature different Northern California wineries and fresh, local ingredients.

For a unique winter evening activity, the Winter Stargazing Snowshoe Tour ($63 per adult, $45 per child ages 10 to 12, plus $21 snow shoe rental fee) is available on December 21, December 28, January 14 and February 11 (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) to view the starry night on a snowshoe tour with local star guide and poet, Tony Berendsen. In addition to the tour, this activity also includes an educational presentation, a laser tour of the constellations, telescopic viewing, a fun space quiz with prizes, poetry reading, and more on the back patio of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

Specifically for families, the daily Winter Scavenger Hunt encourages kids to explore the resort for hidden objects waiting to be found by using a scavenger map, and results in winning a cool prize. Where is the Bear? is another daily activity that involves a teddy bear hidden in secret places in the Living Room for a fun hide-and-seek game. With a commitment to creating trips the entire family will remember, the Ritz Kids program offers activities throughout the week derived from four themes: Land, Water, Culture and Environmental Responsibility. This hands-on, interactive program allows kids to connect with our mountain setting in fun and creative ways designed just for them.

Ongoing Manzanita Programming

Additional culinary programming offered year-round at the resort includes Manzanita Chef’s Tasting Counter (starting at $115 per person), which is offered nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and features an interactive five-course tasting experience with views directly into the open kitchen and personal interaction with the chef. Designed for intimate dinners of up to eight guests, The Chef’s Table (starting at $175 per person) is a culinary journey featuring mountain-inspired California cuisine. Guests will enjoy a private table adjacent to the exposition kitchen and personal interaction with the chef, who will prepare a tasting menu reflecting the innovative offerings of Manzanita. Craft cocktail lovers can participate in Art of Mixology ($50 per person) every Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., an entertaining, educational experience that features freshly-cut herbs, classic ingredients such as bitters and infused liquors to create three unique cocktails paired with appetizers.

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