• Art · Featured
    Truckee Thursdays June 13-Aug 29
    Their mantra is simple.  Think local. Be local. Buy local. Give local. The feel-good summer mainstay, Downtown Truckee Thursdays will run June 13 t...
  • Made in Tahoe
    Soap (and lotions) Made in Tahoe
    Tahoe Mountain Soap Company was started by long-time locals, Dave Carr and Jan Carpenter, more than a dozen years ago in South Lake Tahoe. Their hand...
  • History
    Hwy 50 Wagon Train June 2
    Talk about keeping it real. The annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rides through South Lake Tahoe first weekend of June. Sunday they're riding from Zeph...
  • People
    Savoring the Moment with Slow Food Lake Tahoe
    So what is Slow Food? According to Slow Food USA, it's "an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousa...
  • Featured · Made in Tahoe
    Mitch’s All Natural Ointments
    I believe with the right thoughts, the right food, the right herbs, and exercise our bodies will perform like a finely-tuned organic machine for a lon...
  • Water Sports
    72 Miles of Pure Liquid Fun along the Lake Tahoe Water Trail
    The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is an endless 72-mile water route along the shoreline that connects public launch and landing sites, and features water saf...
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    South Shore Potter Fired UP: Barbara Wesson
    "I work with clay. Elements derived from the earth. Forms created through rhythm and motion. Like the process that completes my work, it fires m...
  • History · Word
    Dat So La Lee Washoe Basket Exhibit at Gatekeeper's Museum
    Without a doubt, she was Tahoe's greatest artisan. Dat So La Lee is considered one of the greatest basket weavers and designers among the Washoe peopl...
  • Made in Tahoe
    Locally made Longboard Skateboards
    Did you know...Tahoe has its own skateboard manufacturer? Tahoe Longboards was started by Chuck Vogt in 1997 in Kings Beach.  Chad Thomas, local ph...

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Lake Tahoe is home-base for world-renowned explorers and athletes. There's a good chance the guy or gal slinging your latté also sends V12 boulder problems.


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Thomas Wolfe

What is “mountain culture”? Lake Tahoe is a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.