From summer marriage to skiing down the aisle at a winter wedding
LAKE TAHOE, USA. There are some obvious reasons why so many choose Tahoe South and Sierra Nevada for winter wedding. Lake Tahoe isn´t just a ski destination. Here they say: It´s a way of life – and the way to make a dream wedding a reality with The Lake as the backdrop for a special day. From summer weddings on the Lake to skiing down the aisle at a winter wedding.
Up the mountains. When we talk about winter in Tahoe, perhaps using “cool” in the same sentence isn’t the best usage of words because Lake Tahoe winters are cold. One of the coolest wedding sites on the south shore and where you will need a pair of skis is located on the top of Heavenly Mountains. Your adventure starts at the gondola where boarding of tram takes place and travel two miles up the mountainside. Further moving up the mountains takes place on a ski lift. From the top of the lift you´ll ski to an ideal spot situated at an altitude of approximately 9,000 feet or 2,750 metres.
Words fall short of describing the actual sight where vow exchanges take place, but the display of beauty before you consist of a view of the flawless exquisiteness of the lake and surrounding snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. It is truly a sight of untold beauty.
Cool wedding. What’s great about having a wedding in these cool places is that they’re informal, which means that in the midst of a chilly wintery day you can bundle up as warm as you like and not have to worry about snowflakes dropping down your backless wedding gown. It’s a fun way to get married and lends an opportunity to create spectacular memories.
Important. There is one important thing to keep in mind, though. That one important thing is to have an alternate plan. In other words, assimilate a plan that allows you and your guests a place of refuge in case weather conditions become so severe that you have to move the wedding indoors.
I might add that road conditions must be another consideration during the winter season, especially if you are planning to drive into the South Lake Tahoe area on the same day that your wedding takes place. You certainly don’t want to be late for your own wedding.
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Touch Down: Non-stop air-service into Reno/Tahoe International Airport from Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, and Denver adding to the recent non-stops from New York (JFK) and Long Beach.
Stay: One of the coolest wedding sites on the south shore and one in which you will need a pair of skis is Heavenly Mountain.
Eat: The Tahoe South philosophy: play hard, eat well! And there is no shortage of eateries to stay true to this motto. There are loads of locally owned cafes serving up signature dishes you’d die for the recipe. And because this is a true mountain town living in both California and Nevada, each has its own unique character and style
Play: The night’s not over until karaoke and arm wrestling enter the picture. Tahoe South is a fan of the kinds of vacations that make you say “I need a vacation from my vacation.
Mini Guide: Lake Tahoe is a three and one-half hour drive east of San Francisco (200 miles) and an hour west of Reno, Nevada (55 miles). Tahoe straddles the border of California and Nevada, although two-thirds of it sits within California’s boundaries. Tahoe has the largest concentration of alpine ski resorts in North America with 14 as well as a dozen cross-country ski centers around the lake. Snowmobiling, dog-sledding, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, and winter cruises on the lake provide endless variety.