North Lake Tahoe, California Things to Do

Find fun things to do in North Lake Tahoe, California. There’s a fabulous variety of totally fun tourist attractions and things to do in North Lake Tahoe to suit every taste, from skiing and snowboarding in winter to fishing and water sports in the summer. Plus, there is plenty of dining, shopping and activities when it’s time to come inside. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes or hit the shops, restaurants, spas or the casino tables, you’ll find it all in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. The Squaw Valley Lodge provides the perfect spot to experience it all!

This Week at Squaw: Powder, Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day Special

Powder Day at Squaw Valley; February 13, 2012

It’s a great Tahoe start to the week with fresh snow at Squaw Valley! The storm we’ve been eyeing for the past week finally rolled in last night, and left us with 6 inches of fresh powder. And there was even a break in the weather for bluebird skies – a nice powder morning here. What a way to kick off a jam-packed week! There are plenty of lift ticket specials to take advantage of, so here goes.

Squaw Valley just rolled out the new Tahoe Super 2 lift ticket deal: two unrestricted days of skiing and riding at either resort for just $49 per day.  Tahoe Super 2 has absolutely no date restrictions and is valid for any two days! As a bonus, you will also get two free unrestricted Friday afternoons of skiing or riding!  Be sure to get your tickets now.

And since we hope you haven’t been living under a rock, yes; tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Did you know on every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet? You can be a stellar romantic like Romeo too! Today is your last chance to pre-purchase $14 lift tickets to “share the love” on Valentine’s Day. Yep, that’s right. Ski or ride with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day for half the cost of a child’s lift ticket!  If you’re jetting last minute to Squaw for powder, and need to book your stay, get all the details here!

There’s snow on the horizon as we head into the end of the work week, and President’s Day Weekend is here! Always one of the biggest and best weekends skiing or riding at Squaw, we’ve got just the answer to your lodging needs. Starting Monday, February 20th, our standard room rates start at only $199! Pack up the kiddos for a fun-filled weekend, with Kid-O-Rama kicking off on February 18th and running through the week. Skiing, s’mores, tubing, face-painting, family movie night and crafts – is there a better way to entertain the whole family?

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Share the Love: $14 Lift Tickets on Valentine’s Day

We hope we never hear you say that Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows rarely show the love! Check out this incredible lift ticket steal.  A limited number of lift tickets on Valentine’s Day are going for $14/each!  That’s less half the cost of one child’s day ticket.

Lift tickets must be purchased in advance and are only available while supplies last.  Share the love with others, and enjoy a day of sweet skiing at Squaw Valley or Alpine!

Click here for more details and to purchase now!

And don’t forget the Valentine’s Package we have available to surprise your sweetie with a romantic day on the slopes, dinner for two, and Swedish massage to top off your day, and ease those tired muscles. Click here to book your Valentine’s getaway!


Tea Time at High Altitude: Tea, Scones and “All in this Tea”

If the cold Truckee-Tahoe evenings are getting to you, then join others for an early evening of tea at Cedar House Sport Hotel on Thursday, February 9th from 6pm-8pm [Tweet This!].  Tahoe Teas will host a dynamic evening of their proprietary certified organic teas and herbal blends. Learn about Tahoe Teas’ origins and the Slovenian cultural influence on its founder, Alenka Vrecek. Relish in freshly baked scones from Stella and dive into the first official Truckee-Tahoe showing of “All in this Tea,” a film by Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht.

“All in this Tea” follows American tea importer David Lee Hoffman to remote regions of China in search of the finest handmade teas. Not since Robert Fortune clandestinely made his way through China in 1843 (to steal plants and seeds for the British Empire!) has a westerner attempted to gain access to the world where farmers have been making tea for generations. Hoffman introduces the west to one of China’s finest cultural gems—the artistry and exquisite taste of fine, handmade tea.

The film is 70 minutes, and Gina Leibrecht will be on site to introduce the film and answer any questions by viewers.

Purchase your tickets ($18) here!


Uncorked at Squaw Valley Celebrates 5 Years

 

It’s the fifth anniversary of Uncorked at Squaw Valley and they are celebrating big time! Join others on Friday, February 10th from 5pm – 8pm for an outdoor event of winter warming proportions. Purchase your ticket ($40) and delight in wine tasting from Uncorked’s ten favorite wineries, a commemorative wine glass , lamb stew from Soupa, live music from Jazz Mafia, a massage tent, and fire pits!

Bundle up in a beanie and puffy, and mingle on First Street in the Village at Squaw with other wine connoisseurs.  Your ticket also goes to a great cause, benefiting High Fives Foundation: a local non-profit dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that suffer a life altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.

Buy your ticket now before sell out!

(Fun fact! Uncorked at Squaw will serve mimosas at noon on Saturday, February 11th as their “recovery party” from Friday night’s festivities!)  


Valentine’s Day Romantic Getaway Package

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. – Benjamin Franklin

Indeed Benjamin Franklin was onto something, and there’s nothing like a romantic getaway to rekindle the joy of relationship with the one you love.  Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with something more than the typical roses and chocolate: whisk away to legendary Squaw Valley and indulge in a two night stay!

Replete with your package is dinner for two at Grahams at Squaw Valley, complimentary bottle of red wine from award winning McDowell Valley Vineyards, and couples’ Swedish massage on-site at Squaw Valley Lodge [Tweet This!].  It’s the perfect way to wind down from a day on the slopes.   And remember, with your Tahoe Super Pass you can ski/ride at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.  A free shuttle runs daily between the two mountains, for your convenience.

Don’t lift a finger this Valentine’s holiday.  Surprise your sweetie with a snowy getaway in the Lake Tahoe winter sunshine. See below for details and book now!

  • Two Nights Lodging in a spacious Deluxe Studio Suite Condominium for two.
  • Dinner for two at renowned Graham’s at Squaw Valley: Graham’s three course dinner for two.  (Includes tax and gratuity. Beverages not included.  Reservations required.)
  • Complimentary bottle of red wine from award winning McDowell Valley Vineyards.
  • Swedish massage for two in Squaw Valley Lodge Massage Rooms.  (One hour Swedish Massage.)
  • Use of the Squaw Valley Lodge Indoor or Outdoor Whirlpools, Sauna, Steam Room and Health Club.
  • $625 total package cost midweek; Sunday-Thursday ($156.25 per person/per night, double occupancy.  Taxes not included.)
  • $699 total package cost weekends; Friday and Saturday ($175 per person/per day, double occupancy.  Taxes not included.)
  • Valentine’s Day dining, February 14th, with the current 15% off lodging, the package price is $181 per person, per night. $724 for two midweek nights with Valentine’s dining and massage.

Lodging discounts not valid everyday and are subject to change.  Based on availability.

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Multi-Media Jazz Concert: “Jazz Reach”

Marcus Strickland

Due to the lack of arts and music programming in schools today, there are organizations throughout the United States that have devoted themselves to the education of young audiences in this medium.  One of these non-profit organizations, JazzReach,  ”has developed a unique and diverse repertoire of substantive, high quality live educational programs for young audiences that are especially tailored to elucidate the art form and complement a broad range of students’ everyday classroom curriculum.”  Their multi-media programs are highly interactive, entertaining, yet informative.

On February 3rd, both young and old will have the opportunity to enjoy a remarkable evening of jazz, sponsored by the Cal Neva Resort.  This immersive, globally themed main-stage program features performances of all new commissions by prominent, internationally recognized jazz composers hailing from countries as diverse as, West Africa (Lionel Loueke), Israel (Omer Avital), Cuba (Yosvany Terry), Puerto Rico (Miguel Zenon), India (Rudresh Mahanthappa) and the United States (Marcus Strickland).

35 local jazz musicians from Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee have trained with these renowned musicians and will perform in the opening piece of the show.  The history of jazz will certainly come alive in the local Lake Tahoe community!

For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit Arts For the Schools!

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January White Sale: Ski Free Package!

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The holidays have come and gone, and January is one of the greatest times to ski without the packed crowds!  The sun is shining this month and we’ve got an incredible January White Sale: Ski Free Package going on!  You don’t want to miss this special.  See below for details.

The ski free offer starts from $100 per person/per night and is valid for stays January 9-February 1, 2012.   The starting rate is per person/per night, based on double occupancy, for a one night minimum stay in a Standard Room Sunday through Thursday.  Weekend rate is higher.  Offer not valid January 13-15 and 27-28, 2012.  Offer includes two adult single day lift tickets for Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows with each night booked.  January White Sale not valid with any other promotion. Subject to availability.

Also include in your package is a ½ price dinner entrée any day of the week at River Ranch Lodge and Restaurant! 

Speak with a reservation agent today to book! 

We also have the following promotions going!

“Regular Winter Season” 15/25 Promotion
Stay 4 or more nights and save up to 25%, stay 2 or 3 nights and save 15%.

Promotion Details:

  • 25% off Regular Winter Season reservations of 4 or more nights or 15% off for 2-3 nights from January 8 – February 16 and February 26 - April 30, 2012.
  • 15% off President’s Week, February 17-25, 2012. Deluxe Studios Only.

Promotion Blackout Dates Include:
January 13-15 (except Deluxe Studios), January 27-29, February 10-12, March 11-17 (Two Bedrooms only) and April 14-21.  Subject to availability and subject to change.  This promotion not valid with any other promotion.



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