New Year's Eve and Beyond at Northstar – by Nick Cisik

In the wake of this past year's widespread divisiveness, what better sentiment to focus on during our respective New Year's Eve celebrations than that of solidarity and unity. Furthermore, there can be no better time of year than New Year's Eve to reflect upon such a concept. Ideally, we use this fabled evening to reconnect with close friends through which our value systems seem to automatically recalibrate, and, if moved to do so, we establish some new line (the Resolution) of progress in our lives to augment our health and deepen our fulfillment. New Year's resolutions often times fall by the wayside. In most cases, the impact of vows made on this infamous night tend to lose their sheen of appeal as the fleeting euphoria of a clean new year's slate diminishes through routine and time. The invoking of these "best-laid plans" should not be devalued, however, despite their impermanence, for every so often something sticks and we find ourselves engaging with life through healthier habits and refreshed perspectives.

Point being, why not make this New Year's Eve in Tahoe a special one by utilizing the dedicated services and world-class curation of the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe? Situated high above any other point in the Tahoe Basin, the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is located at the mid-mountain level of Northstar Ski Resort. It is here that you and your loved ones will truly be able to unplug and reflect upon what will make 2018 an improvement on its predecessor. There will be the cleanest of air to breath, the deepest of rest to revive, and only the finest of hospitality services to aid in your end-of-year rejuvenation. Please read on and enjoy a complete holiday itinerary of all events taking place this New Year's Eve at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.

On New Year's Eve Day, December 31st, starting at 9:00 p.m. and going until 1:00 a.m., the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will hold a New Year's Celebration at the Champagne Bar in the Living Room. There will be a variety of sparkling by the glass or by the bottle, including Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial, Moët & Chandon Rosé and the new Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial. A plate of celebratory dessert treats will also be served, all at a la carte pricing. That same evening, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., enjoy the culinary expertise of the team at Manzanita as they cook up a holiday-inspired menu. Dinner at Manzanita, located on the mezzanine level at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, is offered at a la carte pricing as well with a required reservation.

The following day offers up an array of events and services sure to detoxify after a night spent in celebration. Start the day at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Spa & Restoration Lounge receiving a deep-tissue massage, reenergizing in the eucalyptus steam room, or reviving your senses in the dry-heat-lodge. Afterwards, take your time and enjoy a New Year's Day Brunch at the Ritz. There will be a chilled seafood display, a carving station, salads, cheeses and charcuterie, along with breakfast favorites and desserts. Unlimited Moët & Chandon Impérial will be available as well as an included Bloody Mary Bar.

And of course, we locals know that the best way to rid oneself of any type of hangover is to clip into your skis and hit the hill...hard. With the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe being conveniently located at the mid-mountain level of Northstar Ski Resort, you will be able to do just that with 3,170 skiable acres lying directly outside your door. And as you ascend the chairlift, the cold mountain wind reestablishing your strength and spirit, you will remember the oath you took just a few hours prior when you and your friends were in a different, and yet no less spirited, state of mind; that New Year's Resolution, assuming you made one, (it is not required that we do) to live well and be fulfilled as all of us should. From all of us at Carr Long Real Estate, here is wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2018. Cheers!

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