"We'd end our ski day by 4, then go to the Off the Wall Bar & Grille at the base of Kirkwood Mountain and have some beers. Off The Wall is a great place to visit after skiing. It has an incredible panoramic view of the mountain. During the day, you can sit in the outdoor patio and get a great view of the skiers and snowboarders coming down the hill. When the sun goes down, the temperature drops 20 degrees and we all assemble inside, where there are a bunch of wooden tables. It's very spacious, full of windows."
"If you're looking for steaks and seafood, head to the Chart House, which has a famously panoramic view of the lake.The Cantina has good Mexican food and great margaritas. A great place for a nice dinner is the Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. The resort has a marina and amazing views of the lake. It is a rustic and historic lodge that was originally built as a summer home in 1908. In 1946 it was turned into the Sunnyside Resort, but it wasn't until the success of winter sports at the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley that the lodge remained open year-round. They have delicious steaks and seafood."
"There are more than 20 golf courses in and around Lake Tahoe - and the majority of them are public courses. Designed by most of the major golf-course designers, the courses range from high mountain forest courses to flat land desert courses. I would play the Edgewood Tahoe. It is set along the shore of Lake Tahoe amidst the pines, with great views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and is the most popular course on the banks of Lake Tahoe."
One Cold Day in Lake Tahoe
"I am a big fisherman, and being able to fish year-round is a huge plus for me. There are several varieties of trout, also kokanee salmon, bass, and catfish in Lake Tahoe. On my last trip, we took a break from snowboarding and attempted fishing. Three friends of mine and I went to Zephyr Cove to fish for some mackinaw. We were determined to find our dinner out in the wilderness. None of us had ever fished during the winter, but because Tahoe is known for its fishing, we decided to give it a try. We were completely unsuccessful. While we were waiting for the fish to bite, one of my friends started telling us the Donner Party story. It's a tale about how a few families from Illinois headed west toward California. One of these men had suggested a shortcut through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The shortcut was no shortcut. If anything, it delayed their trip by weeks. They didn't take into account the winter conditions that lay ahead of them. They were unprepared to stay there, but had to remain, due to the snow. Hungry and cold, they resorted to cannibalism. As my friend was telling this story, we were also hungry and cold, and we decided to call it quits and head to Hoss Hoggs for the fire, ribs, and drinks."