2018 Holiday Special Events with the Borges Family Sleigh Rides

Holiday Celebration are underway with

free Sleigh Rides,

Twinkling Lights &

Jolly Ol’ St Nick!

Check out what might be in your neighborhood


Friday 11/16 thru Sunday, 11/18

3pm - 6pm

Welcome Winter Weekend at NorthStar

Friday, 11/23

3pm - 6pm Tree Lighting at

The Resort at Squaw Creek

7pm Community Tree Lighting

at Heavenly Village


Fridays 7, 14 & 21

5pm - 8pm

Noel Nights at NorthStar

Wednesday, 19 - Sunday 23

12 - 5pm

Merry Days & Holiday Nights at

Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows


Thursday, 11/29

4pm - 8pm

Town of Gardnerville Christmas kick off

Tree lighting & Fireworks.

Friday, 11/30

5pm - 7pm

Carson City Silver & Snowflakes

5pm - 8pm

Noel Nights at NorthStar

Saturday, 15

9am - 12pm

Breakfast with Santa at Old Greenwood

Tahoe Mountain Club

5pm - 7pm

Incline Village IVGID

Community Tree Lighting

5pm - 7pm

Lake Tahoe Historical Center

Update for January 12, 2018 until snow arrives

Mother Nature continues to offer Lake Tahoe beautiful warm sunny days well into the month of January. 

 Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at Sand Harbor State Park 

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides at Sand Harbor State Park 

We try to remember that the snow will come and 'Dashing' will again be a part of the program!

But for now-- No Snow = Safe Roads!  So, we encourage you to get out, drive around the lake and see the sight that might not be available if frigid temperatures and road controls were in our forecast.  Some of my Favs are:  Virginia City is like stepping into the 1800's, Genoa's Hot Springs - Love It!, Reno's River Walk (good food there and some Music Hot Spots, the National Automobile Museum is amazing & the Discovery Center (for those of you with children) Is Awesome! Kids should be the only ones to enjoy this....

Until then, the Borges Family will be offering horse drawn sleigh/carriage rides on wheel at both of our locations.  Stateline & Sand Harbor

North Shore at Sand Harbor State Park offers spectacular views.  The main entrance is off Hwy 28 and we are located inside the State Park by the Visitor's Center.  On Saturdays & Sundays many times you can stop by and go for a ride from 11am - 3pm.  Fridays & Mondays call first to be sure reservations available.  775-588-2953

South Lake Tahoe on the corner of Stateline Ave & Hwy 50 (4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd.) conveniently located between Harrah's Casino and the Heavenly Gondola.  We offer a city tour which will take you down to the Lake, along her shores and back.                                                  Thursday thru Monday from 11am - 3:30pm.  Reservation not necessary. 

We will offer a 30 minute group ride for $25 per adult, $10 children under 10 years old.

Our private 1 hour ride is $50 per adult, $20 children under 10 years old and $5 off for seniors, military & Students.

Good Morning and Happy New Year!

 From all of all of You!

From all of all of You!

Sleigh Ride Enthusiast are excited with the changes the weather pattern is forcated in the coming weeks.  Of corse, Mother Nature is slow is changing things up so the East Coast can get a breather from the Snow & Cold Temperatures and the West Coast can get their share of the Magic of Winter!

But until the raining pattern turns into snow at Lake Tahoe level (6,200 ft) we are on a Weather Hold.  This means we are not taking reservations until Sunday January 6th.  Dates after 1/6/18 are open as usual. 

As of Sunday, 1/6/18, Sand Harbor State Park will be open and accepting 1 hours reservation from 12pm until last ride at 3pm. 

South Lake Tahoe Carriage Rides have been open accepting riders on a First/Come - First/Served basis 11am - 3pm (last rides) on the Corner of Stateline Ave & Lake Tahoe Blvd. in front of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.

As soon as the White Fluffy Stuff arrives and Dashin' thru the Snow is available.  I will post it here!

Til then,


Happy Holidays with the Borges Family!

December 23rd thru 28th from 11am - 3pm.

Our HORSE-DRAWN Carriage & Sleigh rides, both the Santa type Sleighs & City Carriages are open today & everyday (weather permitting)  Unfortunately, nothing is on snow. Enthusiastic Riders can walk up and go for a ride on a First-Come/First-Served basis.  Our reservations are full and waiting list are no longer available. Our Narrated tours are pulled by horses and offer views of Lake Tahoe.  Most rides are group rides, however private rides might be available upon request.

Both location are open on wheels.  Mother Nature wasn't supply enough snow for 'Dashing through the Snow' this holiday season, but we are determined to have a 'Holly Jolly Christmas this Year!' 

Opened Locations

South Shore- 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd., in front of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.  No reservations will be accepted nor honored.  Group rides available for large families!

North Shore -at the Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, NV on hwy 28 in front of the Visitor's Center and will accept walk up after we have accommodate our reservations.  Smaller more intimate rides are available.

Rides Available & Prices

Our 30 minute ride, when available, is $25 for adults & $10 children 2-10 years old.

Our 1 hrs ride, when available, is $50 for adults; $20 for children 2-10 yrs and babies under 2 years old are always free.

The Mt Bleu location remains closed for the season.

An Hostess will be available at both locations to help you with question, seating & scheduling.  If you have any questions the best way to reach us is or leave a message at 775-588-2953

Thank you and Have a Safe & Happy Holiday Season!


December 21st, 2017 - January 1st of 2018

Happy Holidays to All!

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As you could imagine, we have been busy here at the Borges Family Sleigh Rides answering phone and doing our best to schedule activities you make your Holiday Season Happy & Bright.  Although Mother Nature hasn't been especially generous with Snow for Christmas, we still have a very enjoyable and scenic Horse-Drawn ride available at Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, Nevada at 2005 Hwy 28.  Go to the Main Entrance of the State Park to the Visitor's Center between 12pm - 2pm for your best chance of a ride. 

Our 30 minute ride is on a First-Come/First-Served basis.  $25 adults & $10 for children under 10 years old.  Babies under 2 years are always fee.  We can't always guarantee everyone will get a ride, but we will do our best depending on the crowds.  And an extra bonus is you do get to visit one of the Lake Tahoe's most Spectacular State Park!  Reservations are no longer available.

Unfortunately, the South Lake Tahoe locations have not opened for the season.  We are hoping that will change with any further storms that come our way.

We hope you enjoy your stay at Lake Tahoe and visit us again.

Thank you.

Closed Wednesday 12/20/17

The high winds, cold temperatures and icy road have forced us to closed today Wednesday 12/20/17 at all locations.

Plans are to open sleigh rides on wheel at Sand Harbor State Park.  The location is lovey and there is snow around the trails, but we will continue to operated there through the Holidays on wheels until Mother Nature bring us more of the white fluffy stuff.  


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November 2017

As the Fall Weather bring wind, rain & snow to the Sierra Mountains, our carriage rides are limited to weekends, Friday, Saturdays & Sunday weather permitting.  We will be open from 11am until last rides apx 4:30 pm.  I suggest giving us a call if you have any questions.

Thanks and Enjoy the Day!

Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

Due to above average temperatures and humidity and the smokey air quality in the Tahoe area we well be closed Tuesday Aug 1- Thursday Aug 3. We love our horses and employees as well as all visitors to Tahoe. We are always considering the safety and health of all 4 legged and 2 legged friends. Please be safe on your visit to Tahoe and stay cool.

-The Borges Family