The Bid for the Olympics

Nevada Lt. Gov. Krolicki details Reno-Tahoe Olympic bid
By Dylan Silver Tahoe Daily Tribune
Published in the Sierra Sun March 7th, 2012
STATELINE, Nev. — Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki has learned a lot in the past six years, particularly about what it takes to form a bid for the world’s largest winter sporting event: the Winter Olympics.
Krolicki, head of the Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition, spoke to a group of about 50 snow-sports journalists Tuesday on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, pushing the region’s effort to score an Olympic bid.
“We think this is an opportunity to seize, and this is the moment to seize it,” Krolicki said.
At least two groups are lobbying for a Reno-Tahoe bid for the 2022 winter Olympics. Though planning for a bid has already begun, it’s unclear whether the U.S. Olympic Committee will even put a bid in for the Winter Games.
“It’s all contingent on whether or not the USOC decides to submit a bid,” Krolicki said.
Nonetheless, the coalition is already working with partners to gauge the region’s capacity to host. Details like having exactly the right type of downhill slope for slalom races, the elevation of the nordic track and proximity of venues for the different competitions all have to be measured.
So far, the region looks like it could handle the event, Krolicki said. Even with some events in Reno and Sacramento, it would be a relatively compact venue compared to other Olympics, he added.
“The logistics of a Winter Games here are profoundly more simple than other venues,” Krolicki said.
A bid for the Olympics could cost around $5 million, Krolicki said. The coalition is working with the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee to put together the bid.
Denver, Salt Lake City, Lake Placid, N.Y., and Bozeman, Mont., have all expressed interest in hosting the 2022 event.
If the USOC chooses to do so, they will make a bid for the 2022 Winter Games in 2013. The host city will be awarded in 2015.

Tahoe Donner’s Lodge Restaurant Awarded a Diner’s Choice Award

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub's mountain ambiance, creative menu and excellent service is what people are talking about at Open Pictured here, a halibut fish taco, fireside.

The Lodge Restaurant & Pub’s mountain ambiance, creative menu and excellent service is what people are talking about at Open Pictured here, a halibut fish taco, fireside.
Courtesy Tahoe Donner

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Lodge Restaurant & Pub has been honored with a Diner’s Choice Award by the popular food website and reservations resource OpenTable. The award is given to restaurants which receive the highest ratings from their guests, like this one from the holiday weekend:

“Wow, were we surprised to find food this good so far from civilization! We normally eat at some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area and did not expect anything this good in the Tahoe area. Everything was great. My wife had the sea bass and I had the duck breast. Even the kids’ calamari was outstanding. The waiter was wonderfully attentive without being ‘too present.’ Highly recommend,” said the Feb. 16, 2012 review at

The Lodge, which is one of two restaurants at Tahoe Donner, has worked hard to continually improve the guest experience. So it’s not surprising the staff there is pleased with this recognition.

“We take guest feedback very seriously,” said Mike Peters, director of food and beverage for Tahoe Donner. “So when someone dines here and then posts an unsolicited, positive review on the Internet, it’s music to our ears.”

The Lodge is located at 12850 Northwoods Blvd. in Truckee, adjacent to the Tahoe Donner Golf Course. For reservations, visit or call 530-587-9455.

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