The designers of Zip Yosemite, Experience Based Learning, focuses on adventure and safety in building their courses, but they also take care to look after the environment. The company uses Professional Ropes Course Association–accredited builders, who anchor single cables to trees using the Eco-Wrap system, a bolt-free method that doesn't pierce the tree and invite criticism from its grandparents. Using this system, the company can string six ziplines up to 1,000 feet long at heights of up to 80 feet through the aromatic canopies of incense cedars and ponderosa pine trees. Guides take visitors darting down these single-cable paths and across three suspension bridges. Then, they rappel toward the forest floor at one of two rappelling stations. As visitors glide through the forest, they can catch glimpses of wildlife as well as the Fresno Dome and other natural rock formations.
At 6,200 feet above sea level, Sailing Ventures' certified captains lead small groups into Lake Tahoe's waters, teaching them the skills needed to navigate their own aquatic adventures. The instructors can ferry students from beginner to advanced levels, with lessons catered to everyone from families to seasoned sailors wanting to make practical use of their anchor tattoos. Alternatively, the crew charters yachts into the lake, leaving passengers to enjoy the scenery.
Carved by glaciers, Lake Tahoe's bays and coastline set the perfect backdrop for Sailing Ventures' expeditions. Snow-capped mountains and dense forests paint the horizon as boats float atop waters clearer than the windows at a dermatologist's office.
At Rosebud Beauty Products, head honcho Penny Cannon enthusiastically answers inquiries over the phone about the age-defying night cream she began using in place of pricier counterparts. Packed with seven anti-aging skincare therapies and ingredients such as vitamins and antioxidants, Penny’s night cream aims to tighten façades, diminish wrinkles and lines, and imbue faces with a youthful glow previously only attained in playoff games of hopscotch. Penny and her team at Rosebud also support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, donating portions of their proceeds each year to breast-cancer research.
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Avalon Lodge sits a walkable two blocks from several of bustling South Lake Tahoe's major attractions. After skiing, snowshoeing, and backstroking their way through Tahoe's heavy winter snowfalls, adventurers refuel with huge plates of eggs and potatoes at a locally beloved café situated near the lodge. A glass-walled gondola ride up Heavenly Mountain shows off bird's-eye views of the area's jaw-dropping scenery, and amateur photographers capture Tahoe's snow-capped peaks on guided photography tours. Groupon holders can sample wines at one of California's oldest wineries.
At night, the neon letters of the MontBleu's sign compete for attention with a legion of glittering lights along South Lake Tahoe's strip of casinos. An elevator lit with red and white bulbs slides up and down the external wall of Harvey's like a tethered rocket ship, and the horse and jockey statue outside Harrah's beckons photo takers and orphaned bookies. At daybreak, the lights dim and the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe take center stage. A short walk from MontBleu takes travelers to Heavenly Village, a timber-lined resort and shopping complex that operates a mountain gondola offering breathtaking views of the lake. The glass-walled cars sail over rugged mountain faces, ascending 3,000 feet to the summit, where skiing, hiking, and dining await. A 20-minute drive west along the southern rim of Lake Tahoe reaches Emerald Bay, touted as one of the most photographed sites in North America. Thick evergreen forests hug the bay's sapphire waters, punctuated in the center by an island on which sits Vikingsholm, a '20s-era summer home built in the manner of a medieval Swedish castle. The bay, a National Natural Landmark, faces northeast, making it the best site in Tahoe to watch the sunrise. Local microbrewery Mt. Tallac puts Tahoe’s famed waters to good use in perennial amber and pale ales as well as seasonal specialties such as Desolation Wilderness Wheat and the potent 10th-anniversary brew. The brewery, an off-the-beaten-path cinderblock building adorned with vivid murals, hosts daily tastings, at which pints cost only $3.