According to the calendar, summer doesn't end for another two weeks.
But, with the Labor Day weekend in the rearview mirror, travel to the South Shore will ebb and businesses will start to prepare for Lake Tahoe's winter tourist season.
South Shore lodging numbers for July and August won't be available for several weeks, but business operators and officials reported a largely successful summer season Friday.
Hot weather in the Central and Carson valleys this summer also helped drive business to Lake Tahoe, said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.
Big travel holidays, like Fourth of …