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Why We Loved The Ridge Tahoe Resort – Ski-In / Ski-Out Resort In South Lake Tahoe

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Ridge Tahoe Resort is the best-guarded secret in South Lake Tahoe! I cannot begin to tell you how amazing of a stay we had up there and no picture can give it justice. You have to see it to believe it! Thanks again to Ridge Tahoe Resort for hosting our stay.

We had the best time at the resort and did not want to leave. Perched above everything else, on a ridge of the Sierra Nevada above Lake Tahoe, we felt on top of the world, literally!

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Ridge Tahoe Resort is actually a timeshare resort, where you can own a vacation unit, but also rent any of the luxurious accommodations – from deluxe hotel rooms to one- and two-bedrooms suites with full kitchens!

The resort itself is 11 acres and you will find the perfect accommodation for your family’s needs!

Two-Bedroom Suite At Ridge Tahoe Resort

When we walked into our suite, we could not believe how much space we had!

The two-bedroom suite at Ridge Tahoe can host up to 6 guests and was absolutely perfect for our family of 5!

Two of the kids slept in one of the bedrooms, while Christian and I shared the one off of the family room. Ava loved spreading on the huge sofa bed.

The suite was so spacious, there was more than enough space for all of us, all of the ski suits, and ample space left over to spread ourselves around the warm fire!

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I never thought we’d enjoy having our very own fireplace so much, but we ended up using it every day!

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We also loved having two bathrooms, a full washer and dryer, and a FULL kitchen! We actually grabbed groceries from the Ridge Tahoe’s Marketplace and cooked our breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, since everyone felt so tired from all of the snow fun we were having!!

So Much Fun Every Day!

There is sooooo much to do at Ridge Tahoe Resort, you can go from morning to night without missing a beat. And with the crazy kiddos that we have, we definitely did!

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All three kids LOVED the Kids Club.

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Francesca looked over them and had a whole crafts project set up for them. They spent an hour and a half there and did not want to leave when we came to pick them up. They had made the cutest little ornaments with pictures!

And that gave Christian and I some time to go an explore the resort and plan our day, which was AMAZING!

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After all the fun at the Kids Club, the kids begged for a snow ball fight and snowman building.

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Let me tell you… there is never too much snow, nor snowball fights, nor snowman building for those kids!

Once everyone was nicely tired, we had a filling lunch in the suite and headed straight over to the Club House’s Pool!

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This was the highlight of my day! The indoor / outdoor pool is heated and the kids loved it. But we spent most of our time inside the hot tub, with snow surrounding us and snowy peaks as background!

We ended our perfect day with a showing of Thor at the movie theater!

How is that for a resort day? It almost felt like we were on a cruise ship, but surrounded with jaw-dropping winter wonderland views!

Sports At Ridge Tahoe Resort

If you are the active kind, you will love all of the sports offerings at Ridge Tahoe Resort!

From indoor and outdoor tennis courts, to rock climbing, several pools and spas (including jaw-dropping rooftop ones!), access to snowmonbile tours, hiking and biking trails, you will need several days to explore everything Ridge Tahoe has to offer!

Skiing From Ridge Tahoe Resort

Ridge Tahoe is definitely a ski in / ski out resort.

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In 3 minutes, you can access the Heavenly’s Stagecoach chairlift, by using the self-operated Hilltrac Skier Express!

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From there, you will be on the Nevada side of the mountain and can easily hope over to the California trails and all of Heavenly.

Easy Access From South Lake Tahoe

We started our Lake Tahoe trip in South Tahoe and decided not to rent a car. Everything is amazingly close and convenient in the city so we came straight from the airport on the South Tahoe Airporter.

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Once in the city, we hopped on the free shuttle to Ridge Tahoe Resort at the Montbleu Casino. Just make sure to check the shuttle schedule and keep in mind that weather can alter pick ups and drop offs.

We Loved Ridge Tahoe Resort

It is so bitter sweet to write this article, as I know we won’t be back to this beautiful resort for a while. All five of us had the most wonderful time.

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I couldn’t get enough of the views. Relaxing in a hot tub, surrounded with fresh snow and starring at the Sierra Nevada was pure heaven.

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You will definitely want to spend several days there to enjoy the wonderful skiing, all of the activities and offerings, as well as the wonderful suites!

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ADDRESS: 400 Ridge Club Dr, Stateline, NV 89449

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39 Comments

  1. I know you have said how much you enjoyed it, but the pictures LOOK like you had an amazing time. Wow. It makes me want to pack my bags right now!

  2. I’m kinda snow adverse from living down South, but the scenery is stunning here.

    • Christian (hubby) is a little snow adverse because he is scared of injuring himself…. and we live in the South too, which doesn’t help 🙂 But he has a blast, like I never thought he would!! And just seeing the kids having fun in the snow made his days. You should give it a try for maybe just a few days and see how it feels!! It is definitely different 🙂

  3. This does look like a great place to stay. I’ve never been skiing before. I really should try it one day. I know my daughter would love it.

    • I’m sure she would!!! Skiing is wonderful but if you are not a skier, there are plenty of other fun options for a snow trip – snowshoeing can be amazing, ice-skating, sledging, tubing!!!

  4. This looks like it is so beautiful, and a really great place to stay! As a Floridian, I have been wanting to take a snowy vacation!

    • We’re from Florida too!!! I think our kids could have slept in snow… that’s how excited they were. They spent absolutely ALL DAY in the snow!! 🙂

  5. I would love to visit here.
    The photos are so beautiful! I have never seen real snow – we don’t get it where I live – so I need to travel for it 🙂

  6. This looks like a place that me and my family would really love to stay at! I’ve actually never been to Lake Tahoe!

    • It was our first time in Lake Tahoe and we were totally impressed. Everything is very family friendly, and the accommodation and non-ski activities are plentiful and wonderful!!

  7. I bet it was hard to get out of the hot tub. As you still had to step in the snow.

  8. Kids photos looked like they really enjoyed here. Wish I can visit this place sometime!

  9. A place to feel at home, enjoy your holidays in joy and enjoy 360 ° of the snow! I adore!

  10. I will definitely be visiting this resort soon. I love an open fire and I can sit there all day. I truly hope that you did not end up cooking the Moose Poop.

    • My kids had the biggest laugh at the poop assortment ;-D That resort was definitely one-of-a-kind and we spent so much time reading by the fire, disconnected, just focusing on one another. It was the most wonderful feeling!

  11. Dalene Ekirapa

    The Tahoe resort offers such a nice outdoor view of the snow and the forest! I love it! Anyway, it’s such a nice resort, the decor is beautiful.

    • Thank you!! It was such a stunning place and difficult to leave. The view of the snowy mountains contrasted by the dry and brown Nevada valley was so beautiful!

  12. What an amazing place to ski. I haven’t been skiing in years. Lake Tahoe looks like the place to go to enjoy a great getaway.

  13. i mean, i get why you love the resort so much. it looks amazing! and skiing there must be such a blast!

    • Yes!!! Skiing in that fresh powder was absolutely fantastic!! 🙂 And the resort was amazing, especially for families, with everything there is to do and the super large accommodations!

  14. this looks like the cutest little spot! loved the photos

  15. This looks incredible and I don`t think I would ever want to leave this place behind. Glad to read you all had an amazing time and why not, consider returning in the summer time.

    • That’s exactly what I told Christian! We need to go back in the summer time. It seems like there might be even more to do in the summer with all the mountain + lake activities!! 🙂

  16. What an amazing family vacation! It looks you guys had a ball

  17. The resort surely looks amazing and the view from the rooms is breathtaking. Also lovely pictures

  18. Omg, what a neat place to visit! Getting out of that hot tub was probably so cold!

    • Getting in was terrifying ;-D Getting out was surprisingly ok… the water was so warm that our bodies didn’t really feel the cold when coming out 🙂

  19. Aishwarya Shenolikar

    A ski in and ski out resort sounds so amazing!! I loved the rooms and that view is just so stunning. I’m definitely bookmarking this in case I go there any time!!

  20. Hi Daniel, We did have a wonderful time at The Ridge Tahoe! If you would like to work together, feel free to email me directly at laura@frugalforluxury.com or check our Work With Us page. Thanks!

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