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Valentine’s Day itinerary for Reno-Tahoe

pantailuar_treatmentReno-Tahoe offers the perfect romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day. Here are some options …

  • Spas abound

Dozens of Reno-Tahoe spas cater to every taste, from massage to healing mud baths. Two new additions in Reno offer world-class spa experiences: The Tuscan-theme Peppermill Resort Casino Spa Toscana offers customers an old-world experience with modern amenities, while the Spa Atlantis at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa provides indulgent luxury with unique services found nowhere else.

  • Dinner for two

Reno-Tahoe is known as an adventure, gaming and nightlife destination, but there are numerous options for the culinary curious. Try Sezmu, LuLou’s or 4th Street Bistro for high-end fair, or how about an Italian experience at La Strada, one of the fine dining options inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino. And don’t forget your red meat fix at Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino or The Steakhouse Grill at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. Check out all of Reno-Tahoe’s great restaurants online.

  • Vacation Packages

Travel deals are abundant right now in Reno-Tahoe, with getaway packages including lodging with skiing, spas and everything in between.

  • Take your love to a ‘higher level’ at Diamond Peak Ski Resort

Diamond Peak Ski Resort, located high above Incline Village on Tahoe’s sunny North Shore, is inviting couples to “Take your love to a higher level” this Valentine’s day.
For $285 – two people, all inclusive – lovers young and “mature” will be treated to an incredible five-course dinner paired with fine wines at the fabulous Snowflake Lodge at the top of the Lakeview Chair. There may be no better sunset view in all of Tahoe (and maybe the world).

Diamond Peak is located at 1210 Ski Way in Incline Village, Nev., just 45 minutes from Reno. To make reservations go online or call 775-832-1177

We have snow … now plan your trip

Visitrenotahoe.com has stepped up efforts by creating searchable ski-planning Web pages with up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and snow conditions, pricing and driving directions. Users can browse Reno-Tahoe’s 18 ski and board resorts based on everything from difficulty to location, and get access to special offers and discounts.

The snow has been falling consistently since Saturday, with healthy snow totals at all area resorts – high-elevation totals may exceed three feet by next weekend, according to the National Weather Service, guaranteeing some serious powder turns, especially at higher elevations.

Snow conditions are provided by Onthesnow.com multiple times daily, ensuring frequent, accurate results. Bookmark our site, and use us as to plan your sierra ski vacation this winter.

Summit elevations in Reno-Tahoe range from 7,350 to 10,100 feet, and most years we get a 20-foot snow pack and a ski season that can last until the Fourth of July.

Reno-Tahoe boasts the largest concentration of ski and snowboard resorts in North America, all located within 90 minutes of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Visitors can stay, play and experience a winter getaway with a unique mix of outdoor recreation, arts and culture, dining, entertainment and 24-hour Nevada-style gaming action right outside their hotel room door. Off the slopes you will find ice-skating, sledding, snowshoeing, or dog-sledding.

Orbitz: Lake Tahoe the most popular ski destination for 2008-2009

OrbitzLast year marked a record-setting ski season for U.S. resorts with 60.5 million skier visits, according to the National Ski Areas Association. As travelers begin thinking about where to find the best deals and the most snow for the upcoming season, Orbitz predicts Lake Tahoe will be this year’s most popular destination.

“While ski vacations are more popular than ever before, the current economy presents new challenges for travelers on tighter budgets than in past years,” said Heather Leisman, senior director of merchandizing for Orbitz. “Travelers looking for ski season savings need only a bit of expert advice on when and where to travel, and Orbitz has the insider knowledge to help them hit the slopes.”

2008-2009 Orbitz Insider Ski Index (Ranking* and average daily hotel rate**)

  1. Lake Tahoe, CA/NEV    $116
  2. Breckenridge, CO    $225
  3. Park City, UT    $239
  4. Vail, CO    $286
  5. Aspen, CO    $227
  6. Keystone, CO    $149
  7. Winter Park, CO    $193
  8. Whistler, BC    $292
  9. Banff, Canada    $189
  10. Steamboat Springs, CO    $204

*Based on hotel and vacation package bookings from 11/1/08 to 4/30/09 for bookings as of 10/14/08
** Based on average daily hotel rates from 11/1/08 to 4/30/09 for bookings as of 10/14/08