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NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – May 9, 2016 – The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, the first and only AAA Five Diamond resort in the region, located mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort, is excited to announce a healthy line-up of wellness focused events for the upcoming summer season, including the return of the annual Wellness Weekend from June 17-18, 2016.  Now is the perfect time to escape the crowds and head to North Lake Tahoe to focus on rejuvenation, physical fitness, and relaxation while drifting away in the opulent 17,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe.

With summer around the corner, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe has launched several new wellness inspired activities to spring guests into the excitement of the season.  First is the complimentary Rise & Hike series where resort guests will embark on a family-friendly guided hike to Sawmill Lake every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and take in the natural beauty of this (pristine or serene) destination.  Another soon-to-be favorite is Alpen Glo yoga, a customized class where beginners and experts will come together and focus on lengthening, strengthening, and toning the body while calming the mind and building confidence in the spirit.  The class will occur Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. on the Spa Terrace (starting May 28) with a fee of $30 per person, per class.  Also for the yogis, Mountainside Yoga promotes
breath-centered yoga that combines gentle, meditative movements, stretches, and deep healing for a complete restoration offered daily at 9 a.m. on the Spa Terrace.  For those looking to spend the weekend relaxing poolside, cabanas can be reserved for two people, and will offer the signature service and amenities of The Ritz-Carlton.

Guests also have the opportunity to explore the picturesqe areas surrounding the resort, private guided hikes are also newly available beginning on June 1 and will include two trail options.  The first option is the 11.75 mile Watson Wildflower Hike, where guests will ascend over 1,000 feet to Watson Peak and enjoy the spectacular wildflowers, majestic and towering Jeffery and Sugar pine trees and experience the stunning Incense Cedar.  The heart-pumping hike ends with a customized picnic lunch at a one-of-a-kind volcanic mountain lake.  The second option for outdoor enthusiasts is the eight-mile Lakeview Loop Hike, which offers spectacular views of Lake Tahoe.  Hikers will enjoy unobstructed lake views from 1,000 feet above and pass through White Fir and Jeffrey Pines.

This summer also marks the return of the annual Wellness Weekend at the resort.  During this celebration, guests will have the opportunity to experience all of the luxurious resort amenities and participate in several rejuvenating and uplifting experiences.  Weekend activities include customized fitness and spin classes, yoga, hikes, deep tissue massage specials, and pop-up chair massages.  Discounts will also be offered for personal training sessions during this special weekend and health conscious menus will be featured throughout the resort’s restaurants.  The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe will host trunk shows and provide Clarisonic demonstrations, and offer La Bella Donna makeup applications throughout the weekend.  The June 17-18 Wellness Weekend will be offered for $200 per person for the two day weekend, or $150 per person per day.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe is a 17,000-square-foot oasis and the ultimate destination for a rejuvenating spa retreat.  Signature treatments offered this season include the Barefoot Massage, the Olive Orchid Oasis, which offers a mineral bath soak followed by a warm stone massage, and the Revitalize Facial.  In addition, after hiking through the scenic mountains of North Lake Tahoe, guests can also indulge in the Green Tea and Peppermint Manicure and Pedicure.  A visit to the luxurious spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will awaken the senses, soothe the body and renew the spirit.

To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact your travel professional, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/LakeTahoe or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333.