Photo By The Kiwi Collection
A couple weekends ago I headed up to Lake Tahoe, California with a good friend and fellow photographer Jason. As it was early April we were expecting Spring snow conditions. In the few days preceding our arrival the forecast showed a large storm moving in. Besides our worry that the roads might close, we were very excited with the possibility of snow.
We set off Friday Morning from the Bay area. The drive to our surprise was easy and we stopped along the route to explore some freshly snow blanketed cabins. Around 3pm we made it to the Lake Tahoe Ritz Carlton which is where we were staying for the weekend. Upon arrival we were greeted with welcome drinks and snacks and shown to our rooms. Everything about the hotel was incredible from the decor to the atmosphere. We knew this would be a great weekend.
After settling into the hotel we headed down to the outside fire pit where the daily marshmallow event happens at the Ritz Carlton. This event was incredible, they had a professional “marshmologist” that taught us how to make the perfect s'more and taught us some fun facts about s'mores. As the snow started falling, I was in pure bliss sitting around the fire pit eating my perfectly cooked s'more. After a casual dinner down in the village we headed to back to the room.
The next morning we woke up to blue skies and a thick layer of fresh snow. For skiers this is a dream come true. We got our gear set up and headed for fresh track at Northstar Ski Resort. We didn't have to head far though since they have a ski out spot right outside the door of The Ritz Carlton. The skiing was phenomenal and a powder day in April was unreal. Even though it was a saturday, the slopes were almost empty. Around noon the snow started falling pretty hard and se enjoyed some back of the mountain runs in the increasing powder. We finished off our skiing with another set of smores and relaxed in the spacious and grand lobby of The Ritz.
That evening we ate at the signature restaurant in The Ritz Carlton called Manzanita. The dining experience was one to remember. From the beautiful design and open kitchen layout to the delicious high quality culinary experience, I highly recommend eating here.
Sunday was our last day in Tahoe and we spent this blue sky day checking out some popular photography spots such as Bonsai Rock and Emerald Bay. After a long day of shooting, we headed out of Tahoe very satisfied with our stay.