Make Thanksgiving Reservations Now!

We’ve got snow, blue skies, open ski resorts, and a meadow ready for snowmen crafting or snowshoeing.  The big sparkling Lake has never looked more beautiful.  Time to make plans and book the Black Bear Lodge . . .




Come play and stay!

NEW! The ultimate guide for High Sierra adventurers


This 25th Anniversary (seventh) edition of Alpine Sierra Trailblazer includes the new Hope Valley Rim Trail, a 33-mile route that takes in all the streams, rivers and passes around the Sierra’s most pristine meadowlands. A historic tour of Markleeville joins five other new trailheads, dozens of fresh photographs, and a new color insert in this completely revised and updated 2016 edition.
Trailblazer also directs adventurers to the Yosemite High Country, all around Lake Tahoe, Grover Hot Springs, Carson Pass, Monitor Pass, Carson River, Wolf Creek, Ebbetts Pass, Bear Valley, Kirkwood, Mokelumne River plus, Desolation Wilderness, Sonora Pass, Bodie, Mono Lake, Tioga Pass.

Inside are:
93 different trailheads for more than 320 hiking and backpacking destinations for all levels
200 photographs, plus a 4-page color insert
51 cross country ski and snowshoeing spots
59 trips for mountain bikers, leisurely pedals and backcountry rides
72 spots for fishing in lakes, rivers and creeks
Directions to wildflowers, fall color and swimming spots
7 maps, including a master map
6 driving tours: Emigrant Trail, Bodie, Silver Mountain City, Virginia City, Pony Express route, cultural and natural history
ATrailblazer Kids section for family outings
Resource links for local campgrounds, resorts, restaurants, permits, accommodations, nonprofit groups, conservation organizations and events

To order go to Amazon (click here) or Trailblazer Travelbooks (click here)

SKI TAHOE this Thanksgiving


Bring the family, bring the turkey, bring your skis and snowshoes.  Our full kitchen and new bbq are waiting and if you forget something, the supermarket is minutes away. So is Heavenly Ski Resort, so is Nevada style gaming, so is Big Blue.  To make it super easy, here are links where you can make your reservations.