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Spring’s Top 11 Things to Do in Reno Tahoe

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Ok, just take a look outside and you’ll see that spring has sprung in Reno Tahoe! Temperatures are warmer, trees and flowers are blooming and winter clothes are headed for storage, so that opens up a lot of fun activities and events for everyone to enjoy. That being said, here are our Top 11 picks for you and your family to check out!

1. Reno Aces Baseball – April 1st

Plaaaayyyy Baaallllll! It’s that time of year again, when the boys of summer take to the diamond, and begin a full season of America’s favorite pastime! The Reno Aces play (in our opinion) one of the most beautiful minor league parks anywhere in the country, and this season promises to be an exciting one as the Aces vie for the championship of the Pacific Coast League. So come out to the park, get a dog and a drink, sit back and enjoy a great evening of baseball!

2. Reno Jazz Festival – April 10-12

If you’re a jazz aficionado, this annual festival is the place to be! One of the world’s largest and most enduring celebrations of jazz, this three-day event hosts a variety of jazz artists, and this year be sure to see trumpeter Avishai Cohen and Grammy-nominated Kneebody.

3. Skiing, Golf and Grilling!

How many places anywhere in the world can boast of having great skiing and snowboarding resorts that are less than an hour away, and then have the option to end the day back in town, swinging the clubs or cooking outside in shirtsleeves and sandals? Well, the early days of spring in Reno Tahoe have all of that going for it! The snow typically stays fresh in the area ski resorts throughout the month of April, and the evening temperatures in the valley are nice enough to spend the evening outside, enjoying great food and great company. So fire up the grill, put on your best chefs apron, and try it – you’ll love it!

4. Virginia City Grand Prix – April 26-27

This outlaw motorcycle race is famous throughout the world and starts in historic downtown Virginia City. The racing heads out to the surrounding hills for more than four and a half hours of action-packed excitement, and the bikes reach speeds of up to 90 miles per hour! Catch some of the race, and then head to one of the many wonderful restaurants and bars in Virginia City – and also take in some of the great shopping that’s available there as well!

5. Reno River Festival – May 10-11

Few cities are lucky enough to have a river as beautiful as the Truckee wind through downtown, and every May there’s a festival to prove it! This premier outdoor event includes paddle sport whitewater competitions, yoga in the park, live music and entertainment, unique vendors selling their wares, and plenty of children’s activities. Dip your toes in the water, and join in the fun!

6. Go hiking and take in the wildflowers – all spring long!

The Reno Tahoe area is loaded with great hiking possibilities, so why not put on your boots and check out the beautiful scenery! There are some amazing overlooks, particular around Lake Tahoe, but you can stay closer to home and hike up some of the hills just outside of town! One of the added benefits of the spring season is the many beautiful species of wildflowers that seem to grow everywhere in a rainbow of different colors, so be prepared to be dazzled!

7. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series – May 30-31

The Lucas Oil series is a nationally televised off-road racing series that matches action sports celebrities against motocross champions and racing legends. The series is held at the Wild West Motorsports Park, which offers fantastic, unobstructed views from the grandstands and lets fans really feel close to all of the racing action! Just imagine 900 horsepower trucks battling it out – it’s like a full contact MMA fight on wheels!

8. Spring Fever Revival – May 30-31

If you’re into classic cars and some good old-time rock and roll, twist your way back to the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s during a fun-filled weekend in downtown Reno! There’s plenty of food and beverage booths, vendors showing their wares and live entertainment for people of all ages.

9. Street Vibrations Spring Rally – June 6-8

Has your Harley spent the winter locked up in the garage? It’s time to take it out, tune it up, and enjoy a weekend of pure motorcycle fun! Street Vibrations will be held throughout the streets of downtown Reno and there will be live entertainment, bike games, competition ride-in-shows, poker runs and walks, lots of food and street vendors selling everything from apparel to bike parts! It’s the ultimate weekend for motorcycle lovers.

10. Bike riding on the Tahoe Flume Trail

Are you a dedicated trail rider or a newbie who wants to try a challenging course with beautiful scenery? The Tahoe Flume Trail may just be the challenge you’re looking for! The Flume Trail is constantly cited in magazines and blogs as one of the most scenic trails for mountain bikers and trail runners anywhere in the country. Just remember to be safe, and you might want to take along a camera to shoot some beautiful vistas of Lake Tahoe.

11. Reno Rodeo – June 19-28

Widely considered the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West,” the Reno Rodeo features 10 nights of best rodeo competition in the country. The rodeo is held at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Center and features over 750 athletes competing in events including team roping, professional bill riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bronc riding. Also take in the Double R Marketplace for western shopping, great food, a carnival and mutton bustin’!

Well, that’s just a small sampling of what’s available in Reno Tahoe in the spring! For more ideas be sure to check our website at www.visitrenotahoe.com

Off-Road Racing Mecca of the West

JA Nugget, the City of Sparks and Wild West Motorsports Park to host Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree July 14-19, 2014

A new kind of special event is coming to Northern Nevada this summer. In July, JA Nugget, the City of Sparks and Wild West Motorsports Park will host 4-wheel and off-road racers from all over the Western Region at the first Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree, July 14-19, 2014.

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“With space for unlimited motorized recreational activities and hotel rooms to accommodate off-road racers and enthusiasts, Sparks is uniquely positioned to become the off-road and 4-wheel racing mecca of the West,” said Jeff Knoll, Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree Organizer.

A former producer of the popular King of the Hammers event in California, Knoll studied the area carefully before selecting Sparks to host the Silver State 4WD & UTV Jamboree. Participants will be provided with a host of recreational opportunities that highlight Northern Nevada. Fly fishing or floating the Truckee River, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, photography, UTV and 4WD trail riding are examples of the types of recreation available in the area. This event has nightlife, with OHV themed parties scheduled for most evenings in the Nugget Casino.

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In addition to racing at the Wild West Motorsports Park, Northern Nevada is close to two of the West’s most famous off-road trails, The Rubicon and Fordyce Creek Trail. Both are located within an hour of Reno-Sparks.

Motorized recreation, coupled with Northern Nevada’s hospitality industry, make the Silver State 4 Wheel and Off-Road Jamboree a unique opportunity to build an off-road event like no other.  Finally, an event the whole family can enjoy. Relax at the spa, have a drink poolside, take a Jeep or UTV trip, float the river, or just enjoy Nevada style gaming, this event offers the perfect summer vacation.

For more information, please visit www.janugget.com and www.silverstatejamboree.com.

LEX unveiled as name for Grand Sierra Resort and Casino’s new nightclub

Game-changing, 25,000 square-foot venue set to open in July

As part of its ongoing commitment to establish itself as the premier resort destination in northern Nevada, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) announced, today, the name and opening date for its unprecedented new nightlife venue. LEX, a 25,000 square-foot, $15 million nightclub will rival the country’s top nightlife venues found in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. With an adult, indoor pool, three full bars, 31 VIP tables and some of the top nightlife entertainment acts in the country, “elegance will become unruly” beginning this July.

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While specifics on LEX’ grand opening celebration will not be revealed until later this spring, GSR has promised, not only an unforgettable debut, but nightlife entertainment equivalent to what is found in other premier nightlife destinations around the country. Announcements on LEX’ entertainment lineup will be made in the next few months.

LEX is just the latest in a series of aggressive renovations and upgrades that GSR has made since 2012, which have totaled more than $30 million. In addition to the new nightclub, renovations have been made to a majority of the property’s more than 2,000 resort rooms, the casino floor and dining establishments. Last year, the property also introduced a brand new William Hill Race and Sports Book and luxury spa.

“We believe that Reno has a bright and prosperous future, and it’s important for all of us to invest in creating a world-class community to live, work and play,” said Rosen. “We are confident that LEX, coupled with our other ongoing investments, will provide opportunity for our entire region.”

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Spring Break in Reno Tahoe USA

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Looking for some excellent spring break ideas? There are many options for all types of spring breakers right here in late March and early April, so make Reno and Tahoe a spring break destination!

WARNING: Be prepared to pack your swimsuits, tank tops, heavy jackets, AND your ski gear! Reno Tahoe has a lot to offer, but there are no promises to what the weather is going to look like. Spring break is a great time of year to take advantage of all that northern Nevada has to offer, in both warm and chilly weather! Click here to see some more great pictures of Reno Tahoe in the spring!

Downtown Reno Wine Walk

The Riverwalk District
March 15  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The original and still the best!

Join fellow wine-o’s every third Saturday of the month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm when the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the popular Wine Walk  along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS.

Visit any of the participating Riverwalk District merchants on Wine Walk day to get a map of Wine Walk merchants.

Go to the participating merchant of your choice, and, for a $20 wine-tasting fee and valid photo ID, you’ll receive a wine glass and an ID bracelet that allows
you to sample wine at any participating merchant.

Enjoy a taste of the Riverwalk District…do the Wine Walk!

And if three hours of wine walking is not enough, the Leprechaun Crawl begins two hours later! Click here for more details on what will be known as the greenest pub crawl ever!

Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships

Squaw Valley
March 19, 2014 – March 23, 2014

Bring your cowbells!  The world’s best athletics go head-to-head for the National Title in Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom at Squaw Valley.

The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine National Championships will return to Squaw Valley Resort for five days of elite ski racing.  Over 250 national club athletes compete against the U.S. National Team to identify both a National Champion and tomorrow’s talent.   American Olympians from Sochi are anticipated to compete. Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics and is located just 42 miles southwest of Reno; it typically takes less than one hour to drive, depending on weather and traffic conditions.

RENO MARCH MADNESS BEER CRAWL

Downtown Reno
March 22, 2014 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Every 4th Saturday of every month, Reno goes nuts for the beer crawl. It is a lot like the Wine Walk, only with everyone’s favorite carbonated beverage!
For more details on how the beer crawl works, click on the picture above here for “how it works” and the official rules!

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The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpufThe enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre.
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf

The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpufThe enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre.

Pond Skim

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
April 5, 2014

This event held in front of the Winters Creek Lodge is a great way to enjoy spring skiing at the end of the season! There is a maximum of 50 entries and all participants are required to come in costume, ski or snowboard. It’s an event not to miss!
A local’s favorite and crowd pleaser, the Pond Skim attracts all kinds of people in costumes prepared (or unprepared) to brave the cold water in an attempt to make it to the other side.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno (just 25 minutes) and has the highest base resort in Lake Tahoe.

Be sure to check out the events calendar for all happenings in Reno Tahoe, during spring break and beyond!

Mardi Gras Celebrations in Reno Tahoe

Fat Tuesday feasts and Mardi Gras merriments are soon-to-be underway in Reno Tahoe. Come hungry, come thirsty, and come prepared for a wild weekend. Laissez les bons temps rouler!  Let the good times roll!

Come Hungry – and Thirsty

Silver Legacy – February 28-March 4

Let’s begin with they’re handing beads out in all of their restaurants!

Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse, Pearl Oyster Bar & Grill, and Café Central will be serving a Mardi Gras feast to mark the celebration. Enjoy delicacies like Gumbo Ya Ya, New Orleans BBQ shrimp with white rice and smothered cabbage with Andouille, blackened CAB rib eye steak, and Bailey’s and coffee cheesecake with praline syrup and Chantilly cream. Mardi Gras would not be complete without some quality adult libations – like a traditional Muddy Water or Hurricane!

JA Nugget – February 28-March 4

Enjoy a fun, party atmosphere with free, live New Orleans-style music, $5,000 in free play giveaways, face painting, a caricaturist, Cajun food and drinks, free Marti Gras beads, free party favors and free King Cake!

All of the Nugget’s restaurants will feature special, Cajun-style menu items during the Parti Gras event, including Duet of Cajun Rib Eye & Prawns Etouffee at The Steakhouse Grill, Cajun Chicken Andouille Pasta at The Noodle Hut, “Ragin’ Cajun” Dinner buffets on Friday and Saturday at the Rotisserie Buffet, a Parti Gras Brunch on Sunday at the Rotisserie Buffet, Oyster Bar Jambalaya and more! Traditional Marti Gras beverages, such as hurricanes, will also be available for purchase.

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Stay for the Party

Eldorado’s Mardi Gras Party – March 4

  • $250 Cash For the Person with the Most Beads!
  • Hurrican Shooters $2
  • Fireball $3
  • Patron $4
  • Who Dat Bomb $5
  • No Cover

Family Friendly Festivities

Northstar Ski Resort – February 28-March 4

Live Music

Saint Gabriel Celestial Brass Band will be performing on the Village stage from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. The American jazz & blues, soul & funk band was formed by Tom Wiggins in 1990 and has performed around the world.

Mardi Gras Mask Face Painting

Giggle & Grin Face and Body Art will be on-site three days over the holiday weekend to delight kids and adults with free Mardi Gras mask face painting. Face painting will happen inside Starbucks.

Spend Valentine’s Day in Reno Tahoe

Let your heart (and these Valentine’s Day specials) be your guide to Reno Tahoe! Freshly groomed last tracks, wine walk, spa specials, in-room champagne, three-day weekend… what’s not to love?

Matheney_K Lake Tahoe WestHere are a few specials you and your sweetheart will fall in love with this Valentine’s Day:

Last Tracks at Diamond Peak Resort

Couples who enjoy wine, skiing and Tahoe can soak up the views with Diamond Peak’s special Valentine’s Day Last Tracks event. Catch the last chairlift up to the mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge and enjoy wine and appetizer pairings by Francis Ford Coppola Winery. After enjoying views from the lake and sunset, guests will ski down the freshly groomed run. The event begins at 4:10 p.m., but Last Tracks tickets can be picked up at 2 p.m. to get some runs in before the event. Space is limited, so reserve your spot online today or contact Guest Services at (775) 832-1253.
Cost: $34, includes lift ticket (valid 2-4 p.m.) and Last Tracks event.

Stillwater Spa

The 20,000 square foot Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe offers Valentine’s Specials all month long for couples looking to relax and rejuvenate.

I Love Me

50 minute Stillwater massage, a 25 minute Lushly scrub, Moroccan Oil™ Shampoo & Blowdry, a complimentary champagne toast and when you spend $50 or more on retail, you will receive a $25 retail gift card.
Cost: $225 ($345 value).

I Heart You

75 minute couple’s escape massage, a 25 minute Moroccan Oil™ scalp massage and conditioning treatment, a complimentary champagne toast and when you spend $50 or more on retail, you will receive a $25 retail gift card.
Cost: $425 ($625 value).

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Spa Atlantis

February specials at Spa Atlantis.

Lovers’ Lomi Lomi

Celebrate love and relaxation this Valentine’s Day with our Lomi Lomi couple’s body treatment. The ultimate couple’s experience, this treatment begins with a coconut-infused sugar scrub to gently buff away dry, dull skin. Next indulge as you and your valentine receive a traditional Lomi Lomi massage. This specialty massage facilitates healing on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. This profound Hawaiian art focuses on the wellness as a whole, relieving stress and tension. Your blissful treatment concludes with a scalp treatment using organic coconut, argan-infused oil.

Couples 105 minutes – $400 | Single – $200

Sparkling Champagne Antioxidant Scrub

Protect your skin for the future with our antioxidant enriched body scrub. Indulge in an exclusive champagne, wine and grape blend specially formulated to preserve the appearance of youthful skin with rich antioxidants and nourishing exfoliates.

30 minutes – $70 | $95 with a 60 minutes Hammam Experience

Pure Love Pedicure

Treat the one you love to our signature spa pedicure. Their tension will be reduced with their choice of a cool or warm neck wrap while their hands are gently massaged with vanilla and wild plum body butter and completed with warm hand mitts to infuse moisture. While they sink into our massage chair, their feet will be pampered to perfection with vanilla and wild plum body butter and paraffi n wax booties before our technician begins our signature massage. As a fi nal touch, choose from our O.P.I. polish collection to make those toes sparkle.

60 minutes – $85

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Treat your sweetheart to a special night away from home; enjoy Valentine’s Day in a luxurious spa suite! Book a spa suite from just $99.99; which includes $40 in Resort credit to be used on adult libations or a little something in one of our diverse retail outlets. Or get a “Sweet Deal”, Valentine’s Day or all month, mid-week, in a spa suite from only $79.99.

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

The Grand Sierra invites you to “Celebrate the Month of Love” with a special package that includes a Summit Suite for the price of a Standard Room, a $30 dining credit at either the Charlie Palmer Steak House, Briscola or Rim and 25% off any treatment in their brand new Spa! This offer is valid through February 27th and is subject to availability.

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SUGAR KISS Surprise

Available February 1-28 at Spa Toscana.

  • 80 minute LaLicious Sugar Kiss Scrub and Massage
  • 50 minute LaLicious Sugar Kiss Pedicure

Valentines is the month to be “Kissed”. So with our “Sugar Kissed” inspired treat – you receive a 25 minute LaLicious Body Scrub followed by a 50 minute Classic Massage with warmed sugar kissed body oil. A soothing and relaxing Pedicure follows to relax those weary feet. A polish color of choice is applied at the end.

Cost: 130 min – $184.

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Love and wine often go hand and hand, so the Wine Walk the day after Valentine’s Day, on Saturday, February 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., is sure to be a day of love. The Wine Walk is a monthly event held on the third Saturday where you purchase a decorative wine glass for a $20 wine-tasting fee.  With wine glass in hand and a valid photo ID, you’ll receive an ID bracelet which allows you to sample wine at any of the twenty-plus participating merchant locations. Many of the businesses hand paint each individual wine glass which attendees get to take home.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Reno Tahoe

The 2014 Chinese New Year is upon us, marking the time for transition from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Horse. The horse is a symbol of travel and victory. So start the year on the right hoof, and giddy on up to Reno Tahoe to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

February 1

The closest ski resort to Reno (just 25 minutes away) celebrates Chinese New Year with food specials, a skiing dragon and other activities.

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Eldorado Reno

January 31-February 6, and Feb 15-17

The Eldorado Hotel Casino is busy preparing to make dozens of authentic Chinese specialty dishes to help ring in the Chinese New Year. Look for traditional Chinese specialties in The Buffet from January 31-February 6 and the magnificent White Crane Lion Dances February 15-17 in honor of the Year of the Horse.

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the new year begins on January 31 and marks the transition from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Horse. While the Year of the Snake was said to be marked by prosperity, gracious morality and great wisdom, the Year of the Horse is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things.

To usher in the Year of the Horse, The Buffet will serve dozens of ever changing appetizers, side dishes and entrees plus Chinese crispy roast pig every night. Some of the dishes planned include clams with black bean sauce, Thai hot and sour head-on shrimp, roast duck, cashew chicken, steamed mussels with ginger sauce, wok braised crab, Peking pork chop, Mongolian beef and more.

Each buffet guest will receive Lei See, a Chinese tradition of lucky money. Friday, January 31 and Saturday February 1 guests can enjoy the Chinese New Year buffet for $24.99 per adult and $12.99 per child 10 and under. Eldorado Gold Card members and above dine for only $19.99. Sunday, February 2 through Thursday, February 6 adults dine for only $18.99, kids under 10 for just $8.99 and Eldorado Gold Club members and above for just $13.99.

The Chinese Lion Dance has been an integral element of Chinese culture for over a thousand years and a beloved part of the New Year festivities. February 15-17, the White Crane Lion Dancers will begin on the mezzanine and wind their way through the casino for all to see. Saturday performances will begin at 2, 5, 8 and 11 p.m. Sunday dances will be seen at 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. with Monday dances at 1 p.m.

A Chinese concert starring Leo Ku will be held on February 16 at the Downtown Reno Ballroom at 8 p.m.

Honor the Year of the Horse and enjoy Leo Ku in concert, the brilliant White Crane Lion Dances and authentic Chinese dishes prepared by the Eldorado’s expert chefs.

Silver Legacy

February 7-17

Just as 2014 gets into full swing on the American calendars another celebration of the New Year begins.  According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar the New Year starts on February 7th and Silver Legacy Resort Casino is here to celebrate with food, concerts and fun!

Chinese New Year 2014 marks the Year of the Horse and Silver Legacy invites everyone to take part in the celebration!  A special Chinese Concert featuring Leo Ku will be held on Sunday, February 16th in the Reno Ballroom at 8 p.m.

2014 Lion Dance Performance Schedule:

Saturday, February 15–1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.

Sunday, February 16– 12 p.m., 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

Monday, February 17 –12 p.m.

The Lion Dance will be performed on Silver Legacy’s mezzanine level near the Mining Rig several times during the traditional 15 day Chinese New Year celebration.

From Friday, February 7th through Monday, February 17th, enjoy special Chinese delicacies at Café Central and Flavors! the Buffet.  Café Central will feature authentic dishes like Hunan Beef, Stir Fry Rice Cakes, Fat Choy, Prosperous Fish and more.

In Flavors, sample everything from hot and sour Soup and three flavors salad to main dishes like roast prime rib of beef, Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce, Peking pork loin, Hoison BBQ pork spareribs, Char Sui Bao, green mussels in oyster sauce, Char Siu Bao, red Thai curry chicken, baby Bok Choy with ginger sauce and more! Chinese entrees are served nightly in addition to our regular buffet menu items for $24.99 for adults and kids 6 to 12 eat for $12.99, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and for $17.49 for adults and $7.49 for kids, Monday through Thursday.

Reno Tahoe Travel Booms in 2013

Tourism officials announced that Reno Tahoe USA had more visitors in 2013 than any year since 2007!

In addition to strong sporting and convention business and new events – like the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, visitors are finding their passions in Reno Tahoe USA.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… Passion naturally thrives in Reno Tahoe USA. Maybe you’ll find it on one of our magnificent mountains. Or at a special event that truly lives up to its name. Or at one of our world-class spas, showrooms, rivers, lakes, museums, or fairways. For some, the main reason for coming here is our famously epic skiing and snowboarding. For others, it may be the slightly eccentric camel ostrich and zebra races. But no matter what the reason – or the season – there are over a thousand ways to pursue your passions in northern Nevada’s high desert playground.

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Watch the Big Game in Reno Tahoe USA

It’s going to be an epic match-up come Feb. 2. You’re going to want to watch the Broncos vs. Seahawks on the big screens, with food and drink specials, in Reno Tahoe USA.

Here’s a list of parties happening around town for THE BIG GAME:

Grand Sierra

One of Reno’s premier ticketed event to watch the Big Game XVLIII offers viewing on multiple 23-foot HD screens, all-you-can-eat stadium buffet-style food, $9.99 souvenir mug (while supplies last), which includes all-you-can-drink Coors Light refills, $1 Coors Light drafts, Coors Light girls, raffle prizes and giveaways including a 40-inch flat screen television and a leather chair with pull-out cooler. Tickets for this exclusive event are $29.99 for individuals or $250 for a table of 10. Click here to make reservations.

Peppermill

Watch the Big Game at Peppermill’s Tuscany Event Center on Sunday, February 2 at their Super Stadium Bash XLVIII!

View the game on large-format video screens and enjoy an all-you-can-eat stadium food buffet. Your ticket price includes a complimentary gift, complimentary Bud and Bud Light Beer at every table, 3 drink tickets, a meet and greet with the Budweiser girls, and exciting door prizes at every quarter!1800x642_SSB_Web

Enjoy an exclusive reserved seating area for your convenience!

Silver Legacy

You won’t miss a play, or the hilarious commercials, while watching multiple giant screens. Help yourself to an all-you-can-eat buffet; enjoy a complimentary drink and a big game hat for just $40!

The Silver Legacy Big Game Party has everything you need including plenty of prizes and Budweiser swag.  And that’s not all there is going on… start the weekend at the Grande Exposition Hall on Friday, January 31st with Blue Collar comedian Bill Engvall and enjoy country singer Martina McBride on Saturday, February 1st. Sounds like a well-rounded weekend!

Atlantis

Don’t miss a minute of the hard-hitting action at Atlantis! Party highlights include bigger and brighter 13′ LED Screens encompass you in 360 degrees of awesome, $2 draft specials and the chance to win tickets to next year’s big game in Arizona!

Circus Circus

Celebrate football the only way you can—watching the Big Game at Circus Circus Reno while having the chance to win great prizes! Circus Circus Reno has multiple TVs casino wide, great food deals and amazing prop bets.

During the game, be sure to join radio guests from ESPN Radio as they host a viewing party in the sports lounge.

Eldorado

The Big Game will be shown throughout the property including the Eldorado’s state-of-the-art race and sports book and adjacent Stadium Bar offering one of downtown Reno’s best sports betting and viewing options with a total of 35 plasma televisions ranging from 42″ to 70″ for the highest quality viewing possible. The newly redesigned Stadium Bar provides a relaxed environment to kick back, have a drink with friends and catch the big game. Fans can also catch the action at The Brew Brothers on fourteen 50 inch plasma screen televisions and four 58 inch plasma screens. During the game, chow down on delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads and gourmet pizzas and enjoy eight custom beers. The Brew Brothers opens at 11am.

Tahoe Biltmore

Enjoy tailgate style food & drink specials, giveaways throughout the game and an awesome prizeboard at the Tahoe Biltmore! Admission is FREE.

Reno Tahoe Athletes’ Road to Sochi

Some of the top athletes in the world call their home Reno Tahoe! Below are a dozen names to follow on their journey to Sochi for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, with excerpts from their bios. Go TEAM USA!

DavidWise_HeadshotDavid Wise

Reno, NV – freeskiing halfpipe
Growing up around Lake Tahoe has its advantages, especially if you’re David Wise. Cliff jumping, bouncing on the trampoline and mountain biking in the summer, plus world-class skiing in the winter, have helped Wise develop into one of the top young halfpipe skiers in the nation.

Wise started skiing at age three at Sky Tavern on the outskirts of Reno. From there he quickly moved on to ski racing at Mt. Rose, Nevada. After getting into trouble repeatedly for skiing the terrain park during racing practice, breaking expensive race skis on jumps and constantly nagging his parents, they finally let their son try freeskiing.

Maddie Bowman

South Lake Tahoe, CA – freeskiing halfpipe
Bowman’s first X Games gold in 2013, a bronze at X Games Tignes and victories at both stops of the VISA U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix made for a sweet ski season. Top it all off with her first AFP halfpipe title and that wraps it for the 2013 winter. With this kind of momentum, it’s looking good looking towards Sochi.

JuliaMancusoJulia Mancuso

Squaw Valley, CA – ski racing giant slalom, downhill, combined
Born in Reno, she has captured more major championship medals than any other American woman with eight – three Olympic and five World Championship.

Here’s the CNN-style highlight reel: podiums in four of six Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G races, finishing second in the standings when the final race of the season was canceled…super G bronze at the World Championships, the fifth Worlds medal of her decorated career…fourth in the World Cup overall standings for the second straight season…and to cap it, a record-extending 16th U.S. title with a giant slalom victory at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Whew!

Chas Guldemond

Reno, NV – snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle
Came from humble beginnings and became a pro snowboarder in 2006 after moving to Reno Tahoe.
Guldemond made some noise in 2013, starting off with a second at the Breckenridge Dew Tour in December and a solid win at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain in January. Then he placed fourth at X Games Tignes and third at the Burton U.S. Open to close off a strong season.

1526837_10151797712291174_1336164900_nJamie Anderson

Lake Tahoe, CA – snowboard slopestyle
The Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia has added her strongest discipline which is in slopestyle, giving her the opportunity to go strive for Olympic hardware. Her style and ability to charge enormous features sets her apart from the rest of the women’s field. She is a positive young athlete with a bright future ahead, at the young age of 22 she has already made a mark and is considered a veteran, in a sport she has helped advance and will continue to advance for many years to come.

Travis Ganong

Squaw Valley, CA – ski racing
The Squaw Valley charger posted top 30 finishes in all but two World Cup downhills last season, including a career best seventh on the gnarly Stelvio speed track in Bormio, Italy. Add it all up and he pinned a personal best 18th in the season-long downhill standings. He then celebrated by winning super G gold at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships held on his home snow in Squaw.

Big Mountain skiing is what it’s all about and what better place to learn than Squaw Valley.

MarcoSullivanMarco Sullivan

Truckee, CA – ski racing
Marco Sullivan grew up in Lake Tahoe with skiing in his soul. He learned to go fast on some of the gnarliest terrain at Squaw Valley and was a promising four-event skier before he started to concentrate on downhill. It’s all about the speed. For Sullivan, the 2013 season proved to be his best since he rocked his first World Cup win in 2008.

Nate Holland

Squaw Valley, CA – Snowboardcross
With seven X Games gold medals Nate Holland has enough precious metal to gild his driveway by now. Let’s see if he can collect a few more in Sochi.

Tim Jitloff

Reno, NV – Alpine Skiing
As told by the man himself, “Since I lived in Tahoe, I grew up freeskiing all my youth and in that freeskiing, I found I enjoyed the thrill of racing. I’ve been doing both ever since.”

Danny Davis

Truckee, CA – snowboard halfpipe
Now that Danny Davis has won the X Games Halfpipe Gold, he will focus on winning the Olympic Gold in Sochi.

Stacey Cook

Truckee/University of Nevada, Reno/Mammoth – alpine skiing
Cook started skiing at four with her father at various Lake Tahoe ski areas and races in the low-key Buddy Werner League events run by Truckee’s recreation department. “When I was about 10, I got a scholarshp to the Northstar (racing) program and I won the first race. That’s when I got serious.”

Karly Shorr

Truckee, CA – snowboard slopestyle

Trained and competed in gymnastics growing up, and entered first snowboarding competition in 2008.