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Happy New Year! Welcome 2015!!!   Leave a comment

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Well, the coming year is off to a good start. We have much more snow than we had last year for the Holidays, our economy is picking up and housing sales aren’t down due to lack of interest, but due to lack of inventory. Proving what we who live here already know –  that Lake Tahoe and Truckee is the place to be!

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Historically, homes are put on the market in our area during the summer months, and taken off for the winter months – often to either take advantage of ski lease opportunities or the belief that home buyers aren’t interested in purchasing during the winter months.  If you’ve been thinking of selling your home but not acted on it because of the season, perhaps you might rethink that assumption. Tighter inventory means less competition for marketing your home to perspective buyers and more opportunities for your property to be seen amongst a much smaller pool of offerings.

So if you have a home you’re interested in selling or wish to purchase a home and join us in our wonderful community, give me a call and make 2015 your best year ever!

 

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

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Happy Holidays!   Leave a comment

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We here at Your Friend in High Places would like to wish all of you a joyous, memorable and safe Holiday. Snow has arrived, the ski areas are open, restaurants are bustling and the local shops are all ready to welcome visitors for a Very Merry Mountain Christmas.

As we in the Tahoe Truckee area gear up for the busy holiday weeks, it’s important to remember to take some time out to enjoy friends and family and partake of the season’s local festivities.

Here are a few happenings in the area:

 

SQUAW VALLEY

Dec. 24th and Dec. 26 –  The Great Basin Carolers will be singing your holiday favorites in the village from 4-7pm.

Dec. 26 – Dec. 31 – Ski with Jonny Moseley, 2pm at Gold Coast Demo Center

Dec. 31 – Torchlight Parade. Sunset at the base of Squaw Valley

Fireworks at 9pm. New Year’s Eve Party at Plaza Bar.

 

ALPINE MEADOWS

Dec. 26, 27, 29 and 30 – Ski with Jonny Moseley – 10am at Roundhouse

Dec. 26-28 – Moonlight Snowshoe Tour and Dinner – The Chalet at Alpine Meadows. 1 – 800- 403-0206

 

TAHOE DONNER

Dec. 25 – Breakfast with Santa- Pancake breakfast at 10am followed by a 1/2 day of skiing at the Downhill Ski Area.

Dec. 29 – Snowball launching contest. 1:30 pm at the Snowplay Area

Dec. 31 – Torchlight Parade – 4:30 pm at the Downhill Ski Area

January 3 and 10 – Equipment Demo Day – 11am- 3pm – at the Cross Country Center

Jan. 5-9 and Jan. 12-16 – Learn to Ski Weeks – at both the downhill and cross country ski areas.

 

NORTHSTAR

Dec. 26 and 27 – Star Gazing Snowshoe Tour – 5pm.

Dec. 31 – Annual Fire & Ice New Year’s Celebration – 7-9pm in the Village with music from “Petty Theft” (Tribute to Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers) Followed by fireworks at 9pm.

 

For more information on the happenings in the area, be sure to click the links to the left for all the ski areas for their full calendar of events as well as the links to the local news sources.

 

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

 

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THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

Focus on Local Business – Dave’s Deli – Squaw Valley   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

 

Caitlin works the register at Dave's Deli

Caitlin works the register at Dave’s Deli

 

The snow has finally made an appearance, (with more forecast on the way), and the ski areas are up and humming!

Located in Squaw Valley Ski Resort’s Olympic House, near the Funitel Gondola, is an iconic, long time local haunt known as Dave’s Deli. Started by Dave Mercer and his wife Liz almost 40 years ago, the deli has been run exclusively by Liz for the last several decades after Dave unexpectedly passed away at the age of 37.

In full disclosure, I’ll admit here that I work at the deli part time. It’s a fast paced, yet enjoyable environment that feeds my ‘foodie’ proclivities. (I should also mention that the ‘foodie connection’ is how I met Lynn Richardson. We both belong to the local chapter of the American Association of University Women gourmet group. Look for an upcoming post about the group.)

With few exceptions, Dave’s Deli makes all of their soups, sandwiches, salads and such fresh on the premises. (OK, so those single pizza breads come to the deli frozen, but the kids love ’em, so we keep ’em!)  We purposely bake fresh cookies in the afternoon, knowing that the wonderful aroma emanating from the kitchen will entice you in to buy some. (Yes, we’re absolutely shameless that way…)

Unlike most deli’s however, Dave’s is more of a grab and run scenario. Since most folks want to pick up something quick and get out there skiing, the sandwiches are made in the morning, ready and wrapped to go.  Saddle ’em up, Move ’em out, Rawhide!!! That’s our motto. Dave’s prides itself on making every effort to get a huge influx of people well fed, and quickly, so you don’t miss a minute of fresh powder.

Start your day with the deli favorite, The Rad Muffin. An English muffin with ham and cheese, heated. Most people add a scrambled egg to that, and you’re out the door in a matter of minutes with a hot and nutritious breakfast.

Lunch favorites are ‘The Fat Kid’ – a whole Avocado with sprouts and cheese on wheat bread, or Dave’s own signature chicken salad with cheese on wheat. And we have meatloaf sandwiches every day, not just on Tuesday!

 

Liz the owner prepping for a busy day at Dave's Deli

Liz the owner prepping food for a busy day at Dave’s Deli

 

Dave’s  also make lunches for your kids who participate in the various ski groups at Squaw, like their ‘Mighty Mite’ program. Order from Liz in the morning, and a hand packed lunch is delivered to the group at the top of the mountain. You can also purchase gift cards or family debit cards which are kept on file at the deli so your kids can order breakfast or lunch at Dave’s without you having to hand them wads of cash or a credit card and hoping they don’t lose it. (Not likely.) Problem solved!

Come in for a visit to Dave’s Deli the next time you’re at Squaw Valley. The decor is old and funky, but the food is fresh and delicious.

And the best bonus of all? For a ski area, the prices are actually reasonable!

Dave’s Deli is open every day from 8-4:30 during the winter. For more information on what’s on the menu at Dave’s, call: 530-581-1085

 

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