NORTH LAKE TAHOE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2013) - With its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe has always been a hub of adventure and an attractive training location for athletes competing in activities such as triathlon, endurance running, or other sports that require tremendous stamina. This season, Lake Tahoe is not only the place to train, the region is also set to host a number of high-profile events that will bring competitors to the area to participate in contests that include the ultimate in triathlon endurance races and extreme obstacle course events.
For those in need of acclimating to the lake's 6,224-foot elevation either to compete in or to prepare for one of these events, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers the ideal location and amenities for training and for relaxing post-event. Perched on the mountain at Northstar California Resort at an elevation of 6,950 feet, the resort's luxury accommodations are mere steps from the starting line of the most extreme obstacle course event in the region, and are located on the course route of the largest scale endurance race to take place in North Lake Tahoe.
Resort guests have access to state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness facilities with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, wellness programs and a variety of fitness classes. The 16,000 square foot spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe features 17 treatment rooms, separate men's and women's relaxation lounges with dry-heat-lodges, eucalyptus steam rooms, rejuvenating showers, and an outdoor co-ed heated lap pool overlooking the slopes, providing guests with opportunities to rejuvenate and relax tired muscles.
While training for, or spectating either of these events, athletes and their guests can refuel at Manzanita, the resort's signature North Lake Tahoe restaurant offering rustic California cuisine with mountain resort influences. Whether it's a carb-load or fresh, local ingredients that are desired, chef de cuisine Jeremy Grossman and his team can keep guests' appetites satiated.
To confirm hotel reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, please contact your travel professional, visit www.ritzcarlton/laketahoe or call reservations toll-free at 800-241-3333. For more information about events at The Ritz-Carlton, please call 530-562-3000.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is the first Forbes Four-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort in the Lake Tahoe area and the newest resort to be built in the region in decades. The 170-room resort, nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California, is a contemporary mountain retreat featuring slope-side ski-in, ski-out access in winter and mountain concierge services for golfing, mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Manzanita, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe's signature restaurant, features seasonally-inspired California cuisine with a regional mountain resort influence. The Highlands Spa is a 17,000 square foot spa and fitness center with treatments and therapies themed around water and the woods. Guests will also enjoy preferred tee times and access to Old Greenwood and Gray's Crossing Golf Courses in the nearby historic town of Truckee. An inter-mountain gondola connects guests between the nearby Village at Northstar and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe resort, situated a short 10 minute drive from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The year-round destination resort includes 170 guest rooms and 23 private Ritz-Carlton Residences.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md. currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (