Ski Butlers Blog - Sean Raftree

In Lake Tahoe......Life is Good

As summer races by, my excitement for this coming season grows with each new day. Although life at Ski Butlers is unrelenting, I am constantly reminded of this by the massive amount of snowpack that remains in the high country. And the prediction of another La Nina winter has me chomping at the bit for ski season to arrive. The funny thing is I actually sold 2 pairs of skis on August 5. Apparently, I am not the only one.

 
Despite the many new developments at Ski Butlers this year, my focus remains on strengthening our Lake Tahoe locations and delivering legendary service in a way never before experienced. From our company culture to our community involvement program, Ski Butlers is surely changing the ski rental industry. 
 
A quick overview of whats left of this summer's Lake Tahoe event calendar: Hot August nights is currently underway and will be in Reno by the weekend. Come check out the sweetest hot rods and classic cars. Phish will take the stage at Harvey's Outdoor Ampitheater for two nights, perhaps the most sought after concert of the summer. Also, don't miss the slough of SUP(stand-up paddleboard) events coming as well as the Tahoe Expo, a two-day event that showcases Lake Tahoe as a geotourism destination while educating the public on this regions sustainable practices. 
 
I hope summer is treating everyone well and that the heat wave hasn't kept you indoors too much. Lets soak it up and enjoy the rest of the summer before the snow flies again. Farewell from Lake Tahoe. I will be in touch in the fall with a breakdown of resort improvements for the 2011/12. Pray for Snow!
 
 

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Tahoe Summer at its Finest


Although heaps of snow are still visible in the Tahoe high country, summer is in full swing in North Lake Tahoe. After skiing on the 4th of July at Squaw Valley, our team members are excited to finally put their skis away for a bit and enjoy  all the exciting events that are happening. Winter is of course our favorite time of year, but do yourself a favor and enjoy all that North Lake Tahoe has to offer this summer. 
 
The best way to experience Tahoe is to get on the Lake. Rent a boat at Tahoe City Marina or go parasailing. Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is emerging as a popular sport for all ages. Check out Tahoe Nalu Paddle Festival in Kings Beach on Aug. 13th and 14th. There are also a wealth of great beaches and snorkeling spots throughout the area.  Don't forget about classic tubing down the Truckee river as well.
 
The Lake Tahoe Music Festival kicks off July 21 with the Blues Traveler at Northstar @ Tahoe. While you are there, check out the bike park for Tahoe's best lift-accessed downhill terrain. The following weekend (July 28-31), Squaw Valley will once again host the Wanderlust Festival.  Come enjoy yoga, incredible music and all that Squaw Valley has to offer. 
 
Lake Tahoe no doubt has an abundancy of recreational opportunities as well as great entertainment each summer. If you haven't yet been to Tahoe. Get here. It's absolutely amazing! And don't hesitate to call us if we can be of any help. Have a great summer!

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Spring Skiing at its Finest!

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