The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Offers 'Ten Days of Magic' Holiday Programming

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Offers 'Ten Days of Magic' Holiday Programming

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, a luxury AAA Five Diamond resort nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California Resort, welcomes guests this winter season to enjoy unrivaled mountain access and an extraordinary program of holiday celebrations and festive experiences.  As the only ski-in/ski-out destination in Lake Tahoe, travelers will indulge in unparalleled luxury with world-class ski valet services, gourmet dining, and decadent seasonal spa treatments to create lasting memories.  The resort will once again host ‘Ten Days of Magic’ over the holidays with a full calendar of interactive family activities, feasts, and celebrations.

From the moment of arrival, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe provides a seamless experience for the perfect luxury ski vacation.  Skis and additional gear are whisked away into ski valet for convenient future use, and guests can enjoy the ease of ski-in/ski-out access at Northstar California Resort, commonly known as the best ski resort for families in Lake Tahoe.  In addition to deluxe guestrooms and suites, the resort’s two and three-bedroom Luxury Residences are available to book for the ultimate home-away-from-home winter getaway.

Resort amenities are now open, with social distancing protocol in effect, including the property’s dining establishments, luxury spa and state of the art fitness center open seven days a week.  Advanced reservations are required for all amenities and are available at a first-come first-served basis.

Please see this year’s winter and holiday amenities and events below:


Northstar California Resort

Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe have privileged access to Northstar California Resort for all their on-mountain plans with its ski-in/ski-out access and ski valet services.  Hidden among the trees in the majestic Martis Valley, Northstar California is a pristine mountain escape for both the skilled and novice adventure seekers.  In an effort to abide by social distancing and safety guidelines, Northstar California Resort has implemented a new reservation system to limit the amount of guests on mountain per day.  Guests are recommended to reserve an Epic Day Pass in advance to access the mountain (with or without holiday restrictions).

Après-Ski Experience

Daily from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests are invited to the resort’s luxurious après-ski experience – wearing snow pants and all.  Après-ski will feature Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, Blanc and Rosé and a raw bar of chef favorites, including chilled shrimp cocktail, crab and caviar.


The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers exceptional dining experiences including the resort’s signature restaurant, Manzanita.  Manzanita offers guests and visitors an upscale dining experience of California mountain cuisine.  Champagne Brunch is offered on Sundays, serving a seasonally-focused menu featuring a chilled seafood display, carving station, gourmet salads, cheese and charcuterie, along with breakfast favorites and desserts.  An unlimited Moët & Chandon and Bloody Mary Bar is included.  Meals can be enjoyed on the restaurant’s expansive heated outdoor terrace daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Advanced reservations only.

The resort also offers more casual dining experiences, including Café Blue, a gourmet grab-and-go option, and The Backyard BBQ & Bar with American favorites with outdoor seating open daily. Guests can also take advantage of the gourmet in-room dining menu available daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.


The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe is available to guests seven days a week for an array of treatments including massages, facials, body wraps, and more.  This winter, the award-winning spa offers treatments designed to relax and ease discomforts often experienced during the season, including the Ponderosa Pine Winter Body Scrub, featuring pine bark to treat sore muscles and joint pain, and a creamy exfoliation polish to soothe the skin.  The Alpine Glow Facial and Eye Treatment begins with the Alpine Glow Facial with a face massage of essential Jasmine oil designed to lift the senses to the highest state of relaxation.  The facial peaks with the lift and glow ageless creamy mask to restore skin’s suppleness and youthful glow. Pricing available upon request.

TEN DAYS OF MAGIC - December 24 – January 2

Full Ten Days of Magic Schedule

Caviar, Crab and Shrimp, Oh My!

The Living Room | December 24, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

À la carte pricing | No reservations required

In addition to the signature Living Room menu, guests can indulge in an abundant Plateau del Mar presentation.  Guests can pair their favorite seafood selection with a glass of Champagne or a signature cocktail while listening to live music.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Manzanita | December 24, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

À la carte pricing | Advance reservations

Guests can countdown to Christmas in Manzanita with an elevated dining experience shared with family and friends.  Includes a complimentary glass of Champagne.  Resort guests only.

Christmas Dinner

Manzanita | December 25, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

$140 Adults, $50 Children (ages 3 to 12) | Advance reservations

The property welcomes guests to revel in holiday spirit and delight taste buds by joining a memorable fine dining holiday-inspired experience in the signature restaurant, Manzanita.  Includes a complimentary glass of Champagne.  Resort guests only.

Festive Chef-Action Station

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom | December 25, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$125 Adults, $50 Children (ages 3 to 12)

Resort guests can experience extravagant chef-action stations serving sumptuous favorites for the entire family.  Includes a complimentary glass of Champagne and featuring live musical entertainment.  Resort guests only.

Unbelievable Magic with Jacque

The Living Room | December 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Complimentary

Magician Jacque brings laughter and astonishment, guaranteeing amazing magic right under the audience’s nose.  Jacque is an expert at sleight-of-hand tricks and wild comedy with stage illusions.

Champagne Brunch

Manzanita | December 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Advance reservations

Visitors can partake in the elevated a la carte brunch menu including unlimited Champagne and Bloody Mary bar.

Toasty Libation Tasting

The Living Room | December 26-30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Complimentary tasting; signature cocktails available for purchase

The resort will feature a unique spirits companies each of the five nights to serve their distinct, time honored distillation such as Nonino Grappa, Frey Ranch Bourbon Whiskey, La Luna Mezcal, Loch & Union Gin, and Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Telescope Tuesday

The Fitness Balcony | December 29, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Complimentary

Guests can join Tahoe Star Tours and see the stars like never seen before. *Contact Concierge for times and exact location, weather depending.

The Art of Mixology

Manzanita | December 30, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

$60 per person | Advance reservations only

This entertaining, educational experience features freshly cut herbs, classic ingredients and infused liquors to create three unique cocktails to awaken guests’ senses.

Yuletide Yoga

Fitness Center | 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Offered Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Guests can take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle with this class targeting breath control and muscle rejuvenation.  Receive a 20% savings on Spa apparel with class participation.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Manzanita | December 31 | Advance reservations

First seating 5 p.m. | $125 Adults, $50 Children (ages 3 to 12)

Second seating 8 p.m. | $150 Adults, $50 Children (ages 3 to 12)

Resort guests can ring in the New Year with holiday-inspired menu selections complete with live music and a complimentary glass of champagne.  Resort guests only.

New Year’s Eve Champagne Bar

The Living Room | December 31, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. | À la carte pricing

Guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Champagne bar offering a variety of sparkling by the glass or by the bottle.

New Year’s Day Brunch

Manzanita | January 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

À la carte pricing | Advance reservations

Guests can start the new year right and savor a special recovery brunch menu featuring unlimited Champagne and Bloody Mary bar included.

To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact a travel professional, visit or call reservations toll free at 800-241-3333.