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.
Scuba Mood introduces certified divers to the aquatic wonders of Lake Tahoe’s crisp turquoise waters via altitude-diving trips and full-day private charters. Certified instructors and dive masters lead aqueous explorers of all experience levels through two tank dives, careening through the freshwater to depths of up to 7,000 feet with 100-foot visibility and infinite feet of Loch Ness Monster. Divers may float past sunken wrecks and Viking china, before surfacing for a sun-bathing session and lunch. The 26-foot Fish Rite Dive Custom provides underwater astronauts with heaters, a restroom, and cabin seating, and dances across the sun-sparkling waters at the expert direction of a U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captain. Those who opt for the private charter can engage in their choice of watery activities, including diving, snorkeling, swimming, or fishing.
A lone runner emerges on the horizon, covered completely in mud that falls from his arms in chunks. He soldiers up a hill, stopping only briefly before throwing himself between hanging car tires swaying from ropes. He’s smiling a big, goofy grin as he’s battered by the tires and exhausted by the distance—but he wouldn’t be here if he wasn't up for the challenge. Sierra Recon’s muddy courses traverse 4-, 7-, and 11-mile stretches with walls, beams, nets, and ice awaiting runners between the starting line and the after party. The race, which boasts at least two such creative obstacles each mile, attracts both daredevils and their enthusiastic entourages, who holler their encouragement from a dry deck with views of the course. Runners can choose both their difficulty and distance for the race, though all routes promise mud and creative obstacles built by licensed contractors.
At eFit & Sports, working out and playing games are combined into a single pastime. The center encourages kids to develop healthy habits with a roster of more than 150 heart-healthy activities, which range from Exergaming—a blend of mental and physical challenges—to circuit training and floor games. The team rounds out its offerings with more academic programs, such as after-school tutoring and nutrition education.
Silver Strike Lanes is a modern bowling facility with 26 lanes, arcade, full café, full bar with gaming. 4 lanes of our 26 are located in a private party room allowing us to offer small to very large parties for children and adults. New management took over January 1st of 2011 and many changes have already taken place
Surrounded by towering foothills and nestled next to the waterways of scenic Carson Valley, Sunridge Golf Club’s 18-hole, par 72 course stretches across 6,914 yards of picturesque vistas and challenging course play. The layout demands confident swings from the first tee box—the beginning of a 575-yard par 5—where errant shots will find an aquatic abyss to the right of the fairway. Tight fairways and intervening creeks supply the bulk of the challenge throughout the round, requiring golfers to summon sound course management, deft club selection, and one flutist versed in charming pond monsters. A relatively difficult course, Sunridge’s five tee options and photo-op-worthy topography make for an enjoyable round for golfers of all abilities. Players can warm up their swings prior to the round at the driving range, which offers both grass and synthetic-turf hitting surfaces, allowing players to choose whether to infuriate Mother Earth by tearing divots into her cherished dirt or by favoring her inorganic doppelganger.
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