Tahoe 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!

Snow Safety Tips: They Matter and They Can Save Lives!

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Snow safety keeps everyone safe! (Photo courtesy of Squaw Alpine Media.)

This past week a patroller with Squaw Ski Patrol had a fatal accident during avalanche control activities. We are deeply saddened by this incident. Our thoughts go out to the family and loved ones of Joe Zuiches, and the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol: women and men who risk their own lives to ensure the safety of all guests. Zuiches was an integral part of our mountain community, and we will continue to rally around his family in this time of need.

24 feet of snow in just a few weeks means it’s imperative more than ever to be safe while out riding. These tips can help to save lives, so take note if you’re new to the sport or have been skiing/riding for decades. If you want to learn more about avalanche safety, backcountry safety, or general tips on what do to in conditions like we’ve had (huge, wet storms!) check out Sierra Avalanche Center, which has various classes around the area, or this one geared specifically toward women: SAFE AS Clinic.

Below we’re sharing top (standard) tips from our friends at Sugar Bowl Resort (if you don’t receive their emails) because they’re excellent and we agree! Sugar Bowl is just a hop, skip or jump from us, and the skiing there right now is insanely good as well: sugarbowl.com

1. If you are unsure of your ability in deep snow, stay on groomed runs; do not go into the trees.

2. Always ski and ride with a partner.

3.  Always stay in visual contact so that your partner(s) can see you if you fall.

4. Stay close enough to either pull or dig out a partner should they fall in deep snow. If you have any question about what “close enough” to assist someone in a tree well is, hold your breath while you are reading this. The amount of time before you need air may be how much time your partner has to pull or dig you out of danger.

5. Remember, if you lose visual contact with your partner you could lose your friend.

It is important to know that most people who have died in deep snow or tree well accidents had been skiing or riding with “partners” at the time of their accident. Unfortunately, none of these partners were in visual contact so they were not able to be of help in a timely manner.

Always use good judgment, ski with a partner, maintain visual contact and have a safe and fun day on the mountain!

 


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Tahoe’s Epic January Snow and Rainstorm

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It’s the end of a BIG week of precipitation in the Truckee-Tahoe area, but wait — we’re still in the thick of it all. Let’s recap how 2017 went off with a bang! In the last seven days at Squaw, 94 inches of glorious snow fell, producing fun powder skiing/riding reminiscent of the late 90’s … well, for those who could partake mid-week. We were sold out, and we saw how much fun you had on the slopes. Keep in mind, prior to this crazy storm we had a very white Christmas as Mother Nature dumped a few feet of snow as well. We left 2016 with a good base to build on for the season, and then we got hammered again!

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Immediately following this week’s ‘Sierra Cement’ (Tahoe’s typically heavy, wet snow) was an atmospheric river the area hasn’t seen in over a decade, a warm wet front that’s pummeled the area and caused area flooding in Truckee, especially in Southwest Reno as the Truckee River overflows. With snow levels over 8,000 feet Squaw Valley acquired 11 inches on Saturday evening (January 7), but with avalanche and flooding danger at an all-time high, Tahoe ski resorts closed on Sunday January 8 for safety concerns. Local ski resorts have a lot of work ahead as tonight’s warm storm grows colder, and the mountains will see approximately another 6-12 inches; and with the impending storm Tuesday through Thursday another 3-4 feet of snow is expected by Friday. Looks like Squaw Valley Operations, Avalanche and Ski Patrol will work overtime this week. Make sure you show them some love!

With National Weather Service flood warnings still in effect, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are closed for operations on January 9, 2016. Stay tuned for operation updates into Tuesday and Wednesday. 

In the meantime, enjoy some shots of the beautiful winter wonderland captured by Squaw PR before the rains came … hang on tight, gang. To stay abreast of the local forecast we recommend tuning in with Brian Alegretto at Open Snow

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Santa’s Annual Fly-in at the Truckee Airport

Santa_Fly-In_300x300_APIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, the season of lights. Cold bluebird days on the slopes, apres ski by the firepit, s’mores and hot cocoa to warm your soul. For those who celebrate Christmas, it’s a time when children are writing their letters to Santa, anticipating winter break to run free in the snow. And as a perk to the season, Santa decides to touch down every year at the Truckee Airport for a little fun.

One of our favorite local events, Santa’s Annual Fly-in on December 10th is chock full of fun things for the whole family. Santa flies in on a special plane, and from 10AM to 3PM children can spend time with the jolly ol’ man himself, sipping on hot cocoa (there’s that favorite holiday drink!), holiday treats, crafts and more.

And the best part about this event is it’s FREE for all ages! To learn more, contact Marc Lamb at marc.lamb@truckeetahoeairport.com.


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2016/17 Squaw Alpine Ski Season Opening Day!

It’s finally here: opening day at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows! This morning we kicked off the 2016/17 ski season with three local favorites and powder-hungry riders at Alpine Meadows. A Martinelli first chair toast with Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows athletes Jonny Moseley, Travis Ganong and Cody Townsend while the snow fell was a picture perfect start! Let it snow and stay in the know about lift openings HERE.

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Here’s the latest on terrain opening:

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·       Thursday: Red Dog Lift is expected to open

·       Friday: Squaw Creek Lift is expected to open

 Alpine Meadows

·       Nick’s Run at Alpine will open tomorrow

With a break in the forecast Thursday and Friday, more snow is on the horizon this weekend so be sure to stay tuned in at Open Snow. While the snow stacks up, be sure to book your winter vacation – take advantage of our Winter Lodging Promo:

Three night reservations save 15%

·         Four night reservations save 20%

·         Five night reservations save 25%

·         Six night reservations save 30%

·         Seven + nights reservations save 40%

·         Christmas and President’s Week holiday periods, up to 15% off. (December 17, 2016 – January 7, 2017 and February. 17 – 25, 2017). 20% off is only valid for Deluxe Studio Condominiums during the dates December 26 – January 1, 2017.

·         Valid for winter reservations December 17, 2016 through April 19, 2017.

All Promotions above for Fall and Winter are subject to change, blackout dates, nightly minimums and inventory cutoffs.


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When will Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows open for the 2016/17 season?

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It depends.

That million dollar question comes up every year: when will you open for the ski season? When will the slopes be ready? We’re like you all, waiting for snow to return, crossing our fingers for a few large storms in November to ensure opening day by the time Thanksgiving rolls around.

We saw a good amount of precipitation in October, but then Mother Nature left us with warmer temperatures and all that beautiful snow made way for fall leaves to finish their colorful transformation (yes, it’s still autumn!). There’s no hurrying nature. As colder temperatures have descended on Tahoe, Squaw Valley’s 317 snowmaking guns have fired back up, and great news: we also have snow in the forecast! Did you know Squaw Valley can now make 9 times the amount of snow it could 10 years ago?

They’re working on it.

So, weather permitting Squaw Alpine will open November 23 just in time for all you snow turkeys headed up the hill to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. We’ll be sure to keep you updated! After Thanksgiving another stronger and colder system moves into the area, which should produce a greater amount of accumulation!

If you don’t have your Tahoe Super Pass yet, now’s the time to get one. Before you know it, December and powder will be here.


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First Tahoe storm! Do you have your 2016/17 season pass yet?

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We hope this doesn’t sound like a broken record: though we love the summers in Tahoe, there’s always an aching inside for the return of winter. Squaw Valley is stunning when it’s blanked by fresh snow, and it’s so much fun too in the heart of the season when the powder is deep and the runs are long.

The Reno/Tahoe got hit hard in mid-October with a big storm. In fact, the whole West Coast experienced this one – epic rainfall, 100MPH winds, and snow. I guess it’s time we officially dig out our skis and dust them off for the season.

This year Squaw Alpine has proposed their winter season opening on November 11 (weather permitting)! That means two things: 1. You need to purchase your season pass soon if you don’t already have it and 2. We need to keep crossing our fingers for more storms! In fact, there’s one headed our way this weekend. Our friends at Open Snow have forecasted about ONE FOOT of snow at 8,000 feet and above, and 6-9 INCHES at 7,000 feet.

And on top of all that, our winter lodging promotions are on their way! Stay tuned for what those are. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with some beautiful shots of October’s storm to scratch that snow itch  …

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Winter Lodging Sale Ends September 16!

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Every year our guests ask if our winter lodging sale will return in September, and every year we deliver, because we know one thing is true: Squaw on a bluebird day with fresh snow is hard to beat, and why not save a little for that winter getaway if you can?

Our winter lodging sale goes like this: you plan your winter vacation with your loved ones, give us a call, and we’ll let you know if your dates are not blacked out during the holidays; then we give you the good news: how much you’re SAVING! Some stays are up to 40% off! That’s more money in your pocket for things like lift tickets, apres ski hot toddies, new gear, and so on. T

The Winter Lodging Sales ends Friday, September 16 at 8PM PST. Be sure to give a call before then and secure your winter vacation while you can! Following is a break down of sale details:

Reserve multiple trips and watch the savings pile up!

  • Two night reservations save 10%
  • Three night reservations save 20%
  • Four night reservations save 25%
  • Five night reservations save 30%
  • Six night reservations save 35%
  • Seven + nights reservations save 40%

Christmas and President’s Week holiday periods, up to 20% off. (December 17, 2016 – January 7, 2017 and February. 17 – 25, 2017). 20% off is only valid for Deluxe Studio Condominiums during the dates December 26 – January 1, 2017. Valid for winter reservations November 18, 2016 through April 19, 2017.

Reserve online or contact a Reservation Agent today!


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