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!

Midweek is Best Time for Your Tahoe Getaway!

This record season of snow is still stacking up in the Lake Tahoe basin! Just when we get a break from the dumping snow – when the skies part and I-80 opens – another storm moves through. Will it ever stop? We don’t know. And we’re not complaining! (Scroll below to get a visual taste of the epic powder we’ve got!)

With 500 inches of snow this winter – 50 more than average annual Tahoe snowfall – weekend lodging is practically sold out for the season at Squaw Valley Lodge. We understand the convenience of weekend getaways, but as locals we can certainly make a case for midweek stays as the best time to visit. Here’s why:

Discounts, discounts, discounts! With our best rates of the season, you can SAVE up to 30% OFF your midweek stay. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are our lowest nightly rates! Bonus: if you book directly through Squaw Valley Lodge you can save even more with Granite Chief club rates (just ask a Reservation Agent for details). Click here to book direct.

Less crowds! A local favorite, there’s nothing like a fairly quiet Tuesday morning finding yourself on KT-22 first chair. They’ve happened more often than not this winter.

Less traffic! Rather than sitting in a long line of cars on Highway 89, zip into town quickly. If you need to head into Downtown Truckee for any supplies less traffic means you’ll have more time on the mountain. In the powder. In pure heaven. And as always, enjoy the pleasure of ski-in/ski-out lodging at Squaw Valley Lodge!

Questions about our midweek specials, event information for the area, or deals on Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows lift tickets, visit squawvalleylodge.com or contact our Guest Services.


Wild West Squaw Valley: Historical Things to Do in Tahoe

Explore the exciting Wild West history of the Tahoe area when you visit Squaw Valley. Discover relics from the mid- to late-1800s, including old mining towns, saloons, steam engines, and the opulent mansions of lumber and mining magnates.

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Favorite Local Après Ski at Squaw

Hitting the slopes is only half the recipe to the perfect North Lake Tahoe vacation. It’s the after-party that puts the cherry on top. Squaw Valley is the best spot for your Ski and Ski Après needs. Here are some of our favorite spots to consume adult beverages, brag about our mountain exploits and relax by a warm fire.

Le Chamois & Loft Bar

This classic Squaw Valley locale has been a standing tradition after a day on the slopes. Le Chamois is the perfect place to share a few beers, a few laughs and enjoy what Squaw Valley has to offer.

 Le Chamois

Rocker @ Squaw

If nachos and craft beer is your jam, check out the Rocker@ Squaw! It’s the perfect spot to refuel and brag about your mountain activities.

Check out the delicious menu here!

Uncorked Wine Bar

Craving a little more class? Uncorked is the perfect spot to sip on some pinot and reminisce on the day. The atmosphere is cozy and warm with knowledgeable staff to help you find that perfect glass.

Check out Uncorked Wine Bare here!

Throwback Après

Alpine Bar is the obvious choice for your après ski needs. But it gets better this December, with it’s final Saturday of Merry Days & Holly Nights Retro Après Ski Party! Grab your best retro après ski gear and head to Alpine Meadows Lodge for an unforgettable throwback party. Still living in the 80’s? The DJ’s got you covered!

Check out the party invite here!

Whatever your Ski Après needs are, Squaw Valley Lodge is the perfect place to experience it all. To reserve your next Tahoe adventure, go toSVL onlineor contact one of our Reservation Agents: 855.549.6742


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Plan Your Best New Year’s at Tahoe!

The countdown has officially begun. The holiday season is upon us and before we know it, 2018 will be gone. Now is the time to jump on your New Year’s Eve plans, before it’s too late.

Don’t know what to do this year? Don’t worry; we have a few ideas in the most beautiful spot on earth. Tahoe, of course!

Family time

Searching for kid-friendly New Year’s festivities? Hit up Squaw Valley on December 31st for the New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Alpine Meadows. The party begins with exciting activities for the entire family including Glow Stick Carnival games, live music, a Torchlight Parade and more!

Don’t think the kiddos will make it till midnight? No need! Take them to the East Coast Ball Drop celebration from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  For the bigger kids that still want to get to bed early, there’s an East Coast Ball Drop 21+party.

Dashing through the snow

What’s the point of going to Tahoe if you’re not going to play in the snow? Daytime events will be taking place at most resorts throughout North Tahoe. Check out your favorite spots and get one last ride through the mountain for the year.

Top it off with a New Year’s Eve Sunset Snowshoe Tour! Reserve your space now by calling 530-587-9484.

Celebrate in style

You’re invited to ring in the New Year at the best party in town, the High Five the Year party at Olympic Village Lodge. Find yourself at midnight dancing 2018 away and raising a glass to 2019.  Presented by the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, this event is one you won’t want to miss. As an added bonus, It’s all for a good cause.

Get your tickets now!

Whether you’re in the mood to party it up, enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland or hit the slopes and shops, Squaw Valley Lodge is the perfect spot to experience it all. To reserve your NYE Tahoe adventure, go to SVL online or contact one of our Reservation Agents: 855.549.6742


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30th Annual Tahoe Chocolate and Wine Festival

Like peanut butter and jelly, chocolate and wine go together so perfectly. It’s probably one of the reasons why Tahoe’s Annual Chocolate and Wine Festival is so popular, and has held strong for 30 years!

This fan favorite returns on Friday, November 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Lakeside Ballroom from 6PM to 10PM. This year’s theme ‘Denims and Diamonds’ features an evening of chocolate by local Lake Tahoe culinary artists, bespoke wine tasting from notable California wines, hearty appetizers, a silent and live auction, and the chance to vote for your favorite chocolate and wine.

The Tahoe Chocolate and Wine Festival benefits the Tahoe SAFE Alliance, a local nonprofit that provides free programs and services to survivors of violence and abuse, and also educates area youth and community members on violence prevention and healthy relationships.

Table and ticket sales are live now ($1250/table or $125/ticket) and you can also purchase tickets at the door for $150/each. Be sure to reserve your spot as this event can sell out!


2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Trip Planning

If you’ve never stayed at Lake Tahoe during the Thanksgiving holiday, you are missing out on one of the most fun seasons of transition. The area shifts from quiet fall days, where town feels deserted to full-blown winter ‘buzz.’ Many years there’s snow on the ground by Thanksgiving and Red Dog is up and running at Squaw; some years we have just a dusting on the ground. But it’s all worth it!

You’ve scratched the idea of cooking, baking and hosting this year – we don’t blame you! A long-standing Thanksgiving tradition is dinner at Squaw Valley’s High Camp, served buffet style in the Terrace Room, with stunning views of Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. You can feast at 12PM or 3:30PM. Tickets on sale shortly: https://bit.ly/2z8mvu2 If you don’t feel like celebrating Thanksgiving at 8,000 feet, here are some other fun places around Tahoe you can enjoy turkey and cranberries with your loved ones:  https://bit.ly/2PkhUPV

On Thanksgiving morning you might be looking for a way to burn some calories before – if you’re not out on the hill, you can get in a strong flow at Wanderlust Yoga in the Village at Squaw, or try a great full-body workout at The Bar Effect in Downtown Truckee.

Round out the weekend with Squaw’s Winter Party, which truly is a the official holiday season kick-off celebration! Welcome to Winter Party on Saturday, November 24 has offers free photos with Santa, live entertainment, a Plumpjack Sport fashion show, and the Squaw Tree Lighting ceremony at 5PM.

To reserve your Thanksgiving weekend lodging, visit SVL online or contact one of our Reservation Agents: 855.549.6742


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2018/19 Squaw Alpine Ski Resort Opening Day

Of course we love spring, summer and fall, but it’s never too early to think about winter. It’ll be here before you know it, and the great news is we have an opening date for Squaw Alpine – November 16! There’s something so electrifying about Opening Day at Squaw Alpine before the Thanksgiving holiday. Stay tuned for all kinds of fun things happening in conjunction with lifts running in mid-November.

If you don’t have your season pass lined up yet, check out the IKON Pass, which affords you awesome skiing/riding at Squaw Alpine but also 35 other destinations across North America! What a great way to enjoy the slopes on your favorite local mountain, but take advantage of other resorts you have yet to ski/ride!

If the IKON Pass is not quite up your alley right now – perhaps you’re still learning to ski/ride – then you could take advantage of the Tahoe Super 4-Packs, which are on sale now! The 4-pack is four lift tickets valid any four days at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows this winter season with no blackout dates. Ski/ride for as little as $93 a day for adults and just $64 a day for kids. Make sure you purchase your 4-pack before October 20, 2018 when prices go up!


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