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Squaw Valley to host mountaintop Thanksgiving dinner

This Thanksgiving, visitors can enjoy a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the top of Squaw Valley while enjoying panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains. Thanksgiving guests can ride the resort's aerial tram up 2,000 vertical feet to feast at The Terrace, one of High Camp's mountaintop restaurants. Thanksgiving dinner at High Camp will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22.

Thanksgiving at High Camp will be served buffet-style and will include traditional dishes such as rosemary roasted turkey, honey roasted ham, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, bacon and apple stuffing, butternut squash bisque and sweet potato casserole. Guests can choose between two seatings, the first at 12:30 p.m. and the second at 3:30 p.m. To view a full menu or book a reservation please see squaw.com/thanksgiving.

Reservations for the Thanksgiving buffet are $39 for adults and $29 for kids 12 and under. Prices do not include aerial tram tickets, which can be purchased for $7 off adult rates as part of the Thanksgiving meal package. Tram tickets will be available for $22 for adults, and $12 for kids 12 and under. Those with a season pass or a lift ticket for the day can ride the Tram for free.

In celebration of the true Thanksgiving spirit, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows encourages guests to the mountain to consider giving to those less fortunate by participating in the resorts' Food Fight. Now through New Year's Day, guests of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows can donate to Project MANA through the resorts' online stores or as part of any lift ticket or season pass purchase. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to Project MANA, a Truckee/North Lake Tahoe hunger relief organization. For more information about Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, visit www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com or call 800-403-0206.

Thanksgiving dinner at Jake's

In addition to Jake's full dinner menu, Chef Scott Yorkey is plating a delicious traditional Thanksgiving turkey meal with trimmings for $25 per person ($15 per child) with two flat screen TVs in the Cafe for football. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 530-583-0188. View sample menu at www.jakestahoe.com. Jake's On The Lake is located at 780 North Lake Blvd., Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City.

Dining at Granlibakken

Granlibakken Resort offers a Thanksgiving Dinner served with all the trimmings. Let Granlibakken do the cooking and dishes to provide your family and friends table service for this traditional feast. Use the time normally spent cooking to play in the treetops at the Treetop Adventure Park or rent snowshoes and tour Granlibakken's 74 acres or the nearby Paige Meadows. Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov. 22, $45 adults, $15 kids 12 and under. Reservations required. Thanksgiving dinner included with lodging for two from $156/night. For more info and reservations 877-552-0185.

Leave cooking and cleaning

to the Hyatt this Thanksgiving

Extravagant buffets will keep you coming back for more and more while live music, Thanksgiving Day football and kids activities will keep the whole family entertained. Reservations for parties of two to 16 people are required and are $69/adult and $34.50 for children ages 5-12. Dine anytime between noon and 8 p.m.

Call 775-886-6693 for information.

Resort at Squaw Creek's Thanksgiving Buffet

offers children's dining discount

Resort at Squaw Creek's Thanksgiving buffet returns on Thursday, Nov. 22, 3-8 p.m., in the Grand Sierra Ballroom with culinary offerings to suit every taste. Once again, children 12-and-under can dine for half-price during the 3-3:30 p.m. seating. Reservations are required and space is limited.

The holiday buffet is complete start to finish with freshly-made salads to several decadent desserts, and everything in between. Some of the dishes on the menu this year include: house-smoked Pacific salmon cucumber dill salad; Napa chicken salad with shaved winter squash, watercress and bleu cheese; grilled line-caught Pacific swordfish with creamy heirloom tomato risotto; Heritage pork stuffed with Maytag bleu cheese and cioppilini onions. The carving stations will offer roasted Thanksgiving turkey accompanied by sweet onion and apple dressing, traditional sage gravy and homemade cranberry relish. These items are merely a sample of the items on the extensive gourmet menu.

In addition to the buffet, live music will entertain guests throughout the evening. Adults are $52; children ages 4 to 12 are $26; children 3-and-under are free. Prices are plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 530-581-6615.

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet

The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Thursday, Nov. 22, 1-7 p.m., adults $85, children $35 ages 4 to 10. Gather with family and friends and create new holiday memories over Thanksgiving Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The menu includes traditional holiday favorites such as hand-carved roasted turkey with all the trimmings and prime rib of beef, as well as an array of items including a chilled seafood display, ancho glazed pork belly, grilled swordfish and an assortment of salads, cheeses, breads and desserts. Advanced reservations are required for all holiday events. Visit www.ritzcarlton.com or call 530-562-3000 for reservations.

Dunn Vineyards Wine Dinner

Manzanita, Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:30-10 p.m., last seating at 8:30 p.m., cost is $150 per person.-

Spend an unforgettable evening enjoying exquisite cuisine and a selection of wines from Howell Mountain featuring a vertical of Dunn Vineyards Cabernet. This exceptional five-course dinner will be specially prepared under the hand of James Beard Award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins. Various elements come together in a wonderful symphony of wine, food, pairing and impeccable service.

Visit www.manzanitalaketahoe.com or call 530-562-3050.


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