These are some of SnowPals’ (SP) Favs & Saves–a gathering of our favorite places, cafes, restaurants, sporting goods, equipment rentals, repair shops, hotels, ski resorts, casinos and nightlife for the Lake Tahoe Area. It’s a huge list and we are doing the rounds to re-check these favorites and posting them here. Bookmark this page & check back for more specials and new postings.

This is a work in progress. We add more deals and places as we discover them. Members are encouraged to send in recommendations. Team SP will personally check them out and if we agree that they are, indeed, great recommendations, we’ll add them to this list.

Java Hut - We’ve been coming here for more years than we care to admit. Excellent java, good pastries, not a whole lot of seats, but we’re usually in a rush to get on the slopes. 8268 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA, 530-546-0602. Java Hut Review | Google 360 Degree Street View
"A memorable dining experience awaits you as you enter the Christy Hill Restaurant in the center of Tahoe City. The restaurant sits just 100 feet above the shoreline of Lake Tahoe on an elevated embankment offering diners a panoramic vista. The intimate setting offers guests a view that is only upstaged by the cuisine." Great value gourmet eats and happy hour specials - a great way to relax apres ski. Christy Hill Tahoe City Dining by the Lake
Craving for pizza or a cold beer apres ski? Stop by Lakeside Restaurant, Pizza & Sports Bar located in Tahoe City for good eats & spectacular views year-round.

Vist Lakeside Restaurant Sports Bar Tahoe City CA
Caliente is located in Kings Beach adjacent to the waterfront specializing in the flavor of the American Southwest. Check out their Tequila Thursdays Tastings and 1/2 off appetizers for happy hours. Visit Caliente North Lake Tahoe Kings Beach Southwest Mexican Restaurant and Bar
Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards(sales, rentals, service, repairs), since 1968, with four locations to choose from: two in Tahoe City; one at Kings Beach and one at Squaw Valley USA. Tahoe Dave's Ski & Board
The Ridge Tahoe Resort has something for everyone:
+ Luxury Accommodations
+ Resort Amenities & Spa
+ Gourmet Dining
+ Tahoe Ski Packages .

Check out the Ridge Tahoe Resort by Heavenly Ski Resort
"Tucked away on the eastern edge of spectacular Hope Valley, near South Lake Tahoe, Sorensen's Resort is an ideal home base for recreation and relaxation all year long." Sorensen's Resort Winter and Summer Recreation and Lodging



Support SP by ordering a VIP (Very Intense Pals) T-shirt.

If you like what we do, please order our VIP T-shirt ($15) to support what we do so that we can keep bringing you ever more deals and fun social events. Hanes white T-shirts available in S, M, L, XL. Free pick up at events or priority mailed for $5. Email tim [at] snowpals [dot] org to order.

This T-shirt is your VIP membership to all this season’s VIP social events and activities, mixers(informal pizza & beer meetup, wine bars meetup), Tahoe resorts’ apres ski & ride meetup, Bay Area biking and hiking outing. You’ll get 50% off on event entry fees of all events. There will be other perks as well, such as lift ticket raffles and special promotional discounts at local businesses exclusive to VIP members.



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