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Lole Meetup at TMS – Beach Ultimate Frisbee Friday Sept 28

Friday, September 21st, 2012


Kings Beach main beach, across from Tahoe Mountain Sports

Friday September 28, 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Tahoe’s very own women’s ultimate frisbee team (co-captained by Lolë ambassador Lis Korb) is hosting a Lolë meetup this month!  Join them for a game of beach ultimate frisbee on the sand across from Tahoe Mountain Sports‘ Kings Beach shop, and get a peek at the latest from Lolë. No ultimate frisbee experience or throwing skills needed. Just show up and we’ll show you the ropes!

Lolë, the Montreal-based women’s activewear brand, is the perfect partner for athletic pursuits, with technical fabrics and a smart and stylish design. See Lolë clothes in action, learn about ultimate frisbee and walk away with some special gifts.

Tahoe Mountain Sports will offer a free gift with purchases over $75 and 15% off all Lolë clothing before, during and after the event. Tahoe ladies, tell your friends you’re going on Lolë’s Facebook event page. See you on the sand!

For more info on Tahoe ultimate frisbee, visit Truckee Ultimate and Reno Ultimate.

Tahoe Girls Talk Bikinis

Monday, June 25th, 2012

When Tahoe Mountain Sports asked if we wanted to try on their summer swimwear and put it to the test, it was a no-brainer. We get to wear colorful bikinis and hang out on the beach?! Um, yeah — we’re in.

Like kids in candy shops, Melanie, Kendra and I got to pick several outfits each with different bikinis and hats. And while shopping for bikinis is often a lot like shopping for jeans (dreaded, and you never seem to find the right one unless you’re not looking for it), trying on bikinis at Tahoe Mountain Sports made us feel like the models they wanted us to be. That’s because these suits are designed to fit and flatter the women we are. That is, girls who are active, who go to the beach to lay out and kill it paddleboarding, surfing, in a volleyball match, or wherever. These are suits that won’t fly up when you dive off the dock into the lake. And not only do the fit well, but they look good, too.

After the morning on Speedboat Beach in Kings Beach, we all left with more than one bikini in mind that we were just going to have to buy. Funny how that happens.

Here’s what we all had to say about the bikinis we loved the most.


Melanie mastering paddleboard yoga in a Next halter bikini top and Oakley board shorts

“When picking out bikinis to wear, the first thing I considered was color and print. I love color and fell in love with the bright Next suit prints right away. From there, it’s all about finding the perfect fit. I really like athletic-fitting halter tops and bottoms with good coverage since I always seem to be doing something active in my bikini — like swimming, paddling, climbing on boulders…”

“My favorite suit was the pink and black Next suit. It was super comfortable, had bright colors, and I loved the wide fold-over waist band on the bottoms. The top was really cute and had great coverage and support, too.”

 “I actually bought the Oakley board shorts already, and will probably end up getting a new Next swimming suit as well to wear with the shorts.”


Kendra in all her natural beauty with a bikini by Carve Designs
“I look for comfort and support in a bikini first! Then, I hope that it is super cute too.”
“My body, like most girls, is all mixed up with sizes. I am larger on top and therefore am constantly in search of a supportive bikini bra. The Carve swim line does just this. I loved the support and comfort they offer and the patterns and fit are flattering to my shape.”
Lole and Oakley have some adorable prints and designs this year. Their fun, bright colors are super cute with a tan.”
“In all three brands of bikinis, I love the fact that I can look summer stylish and still go out and kill it on the volleyball court without worrying that I am giving a little show without even knowing it.”


Julie exploring Tahoe’s clear waters and boulders in a bikini by Carve Designs

“I love stripes. And Lole has some really cute prints with stripes and contrasting colors this year. Something about horizontal stripes — I think they’re really slimming.”

“When I wear a bikini, I want to feel confident and comfortable. So a suit that fits well, doesn’t slide up, covers my bottom, and gives me support up top is huge. At the same time, I’m always looking for functionality that’s fashionable. I think that Carve Designs, Lole, and Next all hit that market really well.”

“One pieces are my new thing. With deep neck lines and bare backs, a one-piece can be very sexy. And they are so comfortable. The Lole Madiera One-Piece caught my eye immediately. It flatters and fits well.”

“Where do I not wear a bikini?! Beyond the usual summer, hiking, and beach activities, I’ve gone ice skating in my bikini, skiing in my bikini, and recently raised some money for the Tahoe City fireworks in my bikini!”

Lole Carribean Bikini Bottom
Lole Carribean Bikini Bottom
MSRP: $33.95
Carve Designs Catalina Bikini Top
Carve Designs Catalina Bikini Top
MSRP: $43.95
Next On the Bar Sports Bra
Next On the Bar Sports Bra
MSRP: $54.95


The Summer Bikini Photo Shoot

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Summer showed up early in Tahoe this year. May was one of the nicest in recent memory  — especially compared to last year, when we got a powder day on Memorial Weekend. And here at Tahoe Mountain Sports, we are taking advantage. We have a great collection of summer bikinis by Lole, Carve Designs, and Next by Athena that will fit and flatter any body type.

One fine May morning, we took our line of California Swimwear and a couple Big Truck hats to the beach to try them out. Here’s a few photos of the morning we went to work at the beach. Girls in bikinis under Lake Tahoe’s bright sunny sky with a few paddle boards? What’s better?

Lole Paradise Tankini
Lole Paradise Tankini
MSRP: $54.95
Big Truck Classic Trucker Hat
Big Truck Classic Trucker Hat
MSRP: $26.95


Summer Bikinis for the California Girl

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

For the woman who wants to play in the sun all day long, Tahoe Mountain Sports has the collection of summer bikinis and athletic swimwear for you. Our bikinis and swimsuits fit in all the right places, feature bright colors and floral prints and look good on a range of body types. Our summer swimwear is designed to support your body and keep up with you for any adventure, be it on a backpacking trip to a High Sierra lake or a surf session on the California coast.

Carve Designs, Lole and Next by Athena are three of our favorite brands. Each celebrates the healthy woman who spends her free time outside. Here’s a closer look at what these three companies are all about when it comes to bikinis and the sunshine.

Carve Designs

Tired of functional clothing that didn’t fit right, the two women surfers behind Carve Designs set out in 2003 to make their own apparel that would fit well and would be “functional, feminine and flattering.” Their experience shows. Today, Carve Designs is all about California swimwear and surfing. Carve’s summer bikinis feature a range of styles from bottoms and tops with thicker strings to tankinis with cinched ties at the hips to one pieces with plunging neck lines. The bottoms cover up and stay put. The colors in this year’s line are inspired by coral pinks, muted greens and sea blues. While Santa Cruz-based Carve Designs is all about the surf, we love the functional, athletic design for our adventures around Lake Tahoe, be it paddle boarding, kayaking or hiking around the Basin.


The swimwear in Lole’s 2012 collection is all about playful colors and stripes, with different cuts including string bikinis, boy shorts, fuller tops, tankinis and graceful one-pieces. To design its swimwear this year, Lole was inspired by “beach volleyball, weekend getaways, water activities, sand and sun.”

Born in 2002 in Montreal, Lole embraces a philosophy of well-being and builds clothing that is technical, versatile and responds to the demands of the active, urban woman. Lole wants women to feel good in their clothing — even in a bikini. Which is why they pay attention to a cut that fits well but flatters, and stays put when you want to jump off the pier into the deep end.

The Lole woman is active every day and has a never-ending curiosity for things outdoors. She loves and appreciates her surrounding environment and embraces her innate femininity. Lole strives to use renewable resources and recyclable materials to build its clothing, including organically grown and processed cotton and polyester fiber made from recycled plastic bottles.

Next by Athena

If you’re a woman who wakes up in the morning, grabs a cup of coffee, runs out the door and doesn’t stop between yoga classes, stand-up paddle board sessions, and soccer practice with the kids, until a glass of vino at a barbecue with friends and family that night, then Next by Athena is your brand.

Next by Athena swimsuits are designed for active women who are on the go. The Southern California-based company offers an array of sporty swimsuits all built with NextFlex, a quick-dry material to ease the move from the pool to the grocery store. From supportive tops and tankinis with built-in sports bras, Next bikinis are transitional pieces. This year’s collection features teals and nautical hues, as well as richer purples, blacks, and pinks, with floral and paisley prints.


Carve Designs Vista Full Piece
Carve Designs Vista Full Piece
MSRP: $71.95
Lole Tropic Triangle Bikini Top
Lole Tropic Triangle Bikini Top
MSRP: $47.95


Mark the Calendar for Ladies Night!

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Hey ladies! Tahoe Mountain Sports is hosting a night of sales, wine and cheese just for you on Tuesday June 12 from 5 to 8 p.m.. Save up to 50 percent on footwear, swim and running apparel, as well as storewide savings with a portion of the profits going to Girls on the Run-Sierras.

The shelves at Tahoe Mountain Sports are stocked with swimwear from brands including Carve Designs, Lole, Next by Athena, Reef, Oakley, and Patagonia. Find the bikini to bring with you on your summer adventures.

Performance wear by The North Face and Horny Toad will also be featured. For every purchase over $50, get a free pair of Wigwam socks.

Deals aside, this is a night to hang with the ladies and support one of the leading female nonprofits in the area, Girls on the Run-Sierras. There will be a raffle with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting Girls on the Run-Sierras. Prizes include a complete outfit from The North Face and Horny Toad, as well as many more. Complimentary wine by Uncorked and cheese by Westminster Cheddar will be served.

Thanks to our sponsors The North Face, Wigwam, Horny Toad, Uncorked, and Westminster Cheddar!

RSVP on Facebook at our Ladies Night event. We’ll see you there!

Horny Toad Dizzie Dress
Horny Toad Dizzie Dress
MSRP: $61.95
The North Face Venture Jacket
The North Face Venture Jacket
MSRP: $98.95


Ladies Night is Back!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Mark your calendar: You don’t want to miss this night of shopping on Wednesday October 26.

We are devoting the whole store to ladies from 5 to 8 pm for exclusive shopping deals, and free wine and cheese. Uncorked will open up their best bottles for you, while Westminster Cheddar brings some nosh for pairing. Plus, our generous sponsors are donating free gifts to go along with every purchase. Look for freebies from The North Face, Wigwam and Lole.

15% off all fall/winter gear

20% off all fall/winter apparel

up to 60% off all out-of-season apparel

See you at the shop! See who’s coming and RSVP at our Ladies Night Facebook event.

Summer Sale on California Swimwear

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Our end of summer sale is happening now, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some new California swimwear, shipped to you fast from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe’s waters are warmest come September, so it’s the perfect time to dive in and stay awhile with stay-put, look-great active swimwear. Plus, it’s always beach season somewhere!

Our women’s swimwear selection is inspired by the beaches of California, capturing the spirit of the surf, blue water and endless sunshine. California swimwear fits and feels great in the water and on the beach, plus it’s made with UV protective fabric.

Here’s a rundown of the top brands we carry:

Lole: All Lole bathing suits are made with a nylon stretch fabric that’s designed to hug and flatter your body.  Suits have removable cups, are highly resistant to chlorine, quick drying and provide UPF 50 protection from the sun.  Full of style and designed specifically to fit a woman’s body, Lole swimsuits are loved by women all over the world.

Carve Designs: We love this California brand from Santa Cruz! Swimsuits and board shorts designed with great patterns by women for women who want something that fits well and looks great in the water and on the beach.  (more…)

5 Under $50: Holiday Gift Ideas for Women

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Don’t know what to get the lovely lady in your life this holiday? You’re in luck because Tahoe Mountain Sports’ buyer, Pam, has penned this Holiday Gift Ideas for Women guide using her trained eye in what women want, delivering you inexpensive gift ideas that are all under $50. Read on, buy, wrap and get ready to impress.

1. Outdoor Research Pinball Hat $33.95

The Outdoor Research Pinball Hat looks great on every head! This soft cable knit hat has a WINDSTOPPER ear band to keep the girl on your list toasty warm and a pom pom on top so she looks cute playing in the snow.

2. SmartWool Ultra Comfy Sock Trio $49.95

This gift pack of 3 SmartWool socks is guaranteed to be a hit. The luxurious merino socks are all natural and moisture wicking plus they come in beautiful colors and patterns, all in a smart box that makes giving extra easy.

3. Kavu Keeper $29.95

Brighten up your holiday with Kavu Purses under the tree. The Kavu Keeper is one of our bestselling bags, made of durable cotton canvas with 4 organizer pockets and an adjustable strap. These fun bags come in lots of bright, bold patterns. You’ll like it so much you’ll wish you had ordered one for yourself!

4. Lole Alexis Belt $34.95

A classic black leather belt from Lole makes a great stocking stuffer or is perfect for the office gift exchange. The Lole Alexis Belt is 100-percent leather with contrast stitching and a stylish silver buckle. This is sure to please even the pickiest girl on your list.

5. Black Diamond Moxie Headlamp $29.95

Give the gift of light with a headlamp! This great gift is also super practical. From camping to emergency roadside repairs, every gal needs a headlamp. We recommend the Black Diamond Moxie, loaded with features like 3 brightness settings and an adjustable head. Plus it comes in fun, feminine graphics at a price that fits your budget.

5 Under $50 is a monthly Tahoe Mountain Sports blog series dedicated to showcasing some of our more affordable products. Each month we pick a theme, then show you the gear. Suggest a topic in our comments if you need some shopping help, and check out more inexpensive holiday gift ideas for women in our Gift Ideas section.

Fourth of July in Kings Beach: Event and Gear Guide

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

It’s July 1st, just days from summer’s most popular holiday. Do you know what you’re doing this weekend? Put Lake Tahoe’s North Shore on your agenda and join us in Kings Beach. Tahoe Mountain Sports is staying open late (until 9 p.m.) on Saturday July 3, and we’re fully stocked with all your beach-going, fireworks-watching needs. Here’s where we’ll be hanging for the holiday, and what we’re taking with us:

FRIDAY July 2: The Music on the Beach summer concert series kicks off with local favorite the Blues Monsters in downtown Kings Beach, behind the playground area. We’ll be dancing to their combo of funk, jazz, blues and R&B starting at 6:30 p.m.

[our gear] Keen shoes that won’t slip on the dance floor but are comfy and cool

SATURDAY July 3: We’ll hit the beach, head back to the shop for the pre-fireworks rush, then get shore-side again for the official July 3rd Fireworks Celebration. The VIP viewing deck party at the North Tahoe Event Center starts at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30), with music from Under the Radar with Serina Dawn. The fireworks go off at 9:30 p.m. Don’t forget we’re open until 9 p.m. if you need us!

[our gear] lightweight beach blankets, with a shade structure and beach umbrella, for the day, then low-back, folding chairs (starting at $17.95 at the shop) for the fireworks

SUNDAY July 4: We’re sponsoring the Run to the Beach 5 and 10K along with the Big Blue Adventure Series, Vasque running shoes and Lole women’s clothing, so look for us panting across the finish line. Register to run with us!

[our gear] Vasque Mindbender Trail Running Shoes (I’m gonna need those trail-running outsoles as I cross that sandy finish line) and the Lole Step Tank Top, super lightweight with an integrated sports bra

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