Lace up your sneakers and walk or run a 10K from Squaw Valley Ski Resort to Alpine Meadow Ski Resort. With the terrains of road and a trail run, challenge yourself by climbing the base of the Knob Hill on the majestic Snow King Mountain.[more...]
Tahoe Things to Do
With summer fruits in season, it’s usually one of the best times of year to whip up delicious desserts for the whole family. You’ve hand-picked strawberries from the farm, snagged some juicy peaches at farmers’ market, or maybe even harvested pie cherries from trees in your own backyard. Though you probably have favorite dessert recipes you’ll always put to use, it’s fun to learn from a professional!
On Wednesday, August 19th from 6PM-9PM join the General Manager of PlumpJack Cafe, Steve Lamb, for a course on crafting simple yet elegant desserts. There’s actually a science behind cakes, short dough, and pectin, and you get to learn all three! Reserve your spot online and for $95.00/person you’ll make pie dough, jam, shortcakes and bake Fresh Fruit Galette, Gateau, Jam and Shortcakes.
Ready to impress your family and friends at your next dinner party? Sign up now – it may be the best three hours spent with the fine dining geniuses at PlumpJack Cafe!
Did you know that PlumpJack Cafe is right across the street from us in the Village at Squaw? Well, it’s more like a small stone’s throw. Contact one of our Reservation Agents to book your room, or check out accommodations online, and you’ll have only a short stroll over to class. And after all that baking, a relaxing spa under the stars is just the thing you’ll need to unwind.
Sounds like a midsummer’s night dream …
There is a great sense of childlike magic for adults and children alike when it comes to hot-air balloons. You could be three, thirteen, or thirty years old, and watching them fire up and take flight is still exhilarating and beautiful. Watching hundreds of balloons fly through the sky, aglow with bright colors on a crisp late summer morning is something every kid (at heart) should experience.
Every September the Reno-Tahoe area is treated to the largest FREE hot-air balloon event in the world at the Great Reno Balloon Race. This year’s event is held September 11-13, 2015 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, Nevada.
The festival is packed full of outdoor events that start as early as 5:15am on September 11. We’re talking a famous Glow Show (this is a MUST-SEE!), Pajama Party, Balloon Mass Ascension, and much more. Since the balloons take flight at dawn we do suggest hitting the hay early, and ensuring you have some way of accessing hot coffee or a hot beverage in the morning as you take the short drive from Squaw Valley into Reno. Watching the sun barely rising over the Sierra Nevada Mountains is a sight to see, and another treat before watching all the hot-air balloons ascend! Pack snacks for kiddos, dress warmly in layers, and don’t forget to bring your camera!
September is a great time to visit the Tahoe area, and you don’t want to miss out on our low-season rates! Check them out online, or contact one of our Reservation Agents for lodging deals or assistance with choosing the right accommodations. We can probably even help with ideas on where to get hot coffee at 5am. We like early mornings around Squaw Valley. It’s a beautiful time to be awake and enjoy the great outdoors!
Visit www.squawvalleylodge.com for lodging deals and the latest happening the North Lake Tahoe area.
When the sun sets on Wednesday and Thursday nights, come out and catch a feature film during the Outdoor Summer Movies Series. The free events are the perfect way to spend a warm evening enjoying family-friendly fun near our Lake Tahoe hotel.[more...]
Every year in late June Squaw Valley is flooded with some of the premier endurance athletes from around the world. They flock to the area for one of the largest ultra-marathon races, that actually starts in our backyard (just steps from the Squaw Valley Lodge). The runners travel 100 miles on foot from Squaw Valley, California to Auburn, California in the snow and sunshine–depending on what Mother Nature gives them that year.
This year’s competitors did not face snow, rather, intense heat for June 27, 2015. There were 371 starts and 254 finishers; Rob Krar defended the men’s title with a finish of 14:48:59 and the women’s first place went to Magdalena Boulet at 19:05. What phenomenal times for a race where temperatures reach the low 90’s.
Though we do lodge a lot of athletes for the race, it’s a great time to visit and watch the action live! Especially if you are an early bird and want to rise before dawn with a hot cup of coffee to send off our runners!
Click here for rates and reservations: http://www.squawvalleylodge.com/
Why not celebrate the birth of our nation on the scenic shores of its largest alpine lake, sunning on the beach before a rainbow of fireworks shimmer off the water in the cool mountain air? Fourth of July celebrations don’t get any better than this…[more...]
Why not try something a little different this summer? A BBQ with friends by the Truckee river is fun, or a romantic night out in the Village at Squaw, but how about switching things up even more? Soak in the stunning view at the base of Squaw Valley with an open-air mountain dinner. Gather around a farm table at Olympic Village Lodge’s garden setting, just a few steps from Squaw Valley Lodge, watching the gondola glide overhead and the sun set in the valley.
Enjoy a fresh taste of local produce with food prepared by MTN ROOTS Food Truck. Farm to table dinners begin July 3; through July 31 run 6:30pm-8:30pm and August 14-28 dinners run 6-8pm. Make your RESERVATION now while seats last!
A few cool things about this summer event:
1. This is a family-friendly event. Children are welcome! $29/each.
2. You get to take home a featured wine glass!
3. You can check out the whole menu online here: http://bit.ly/1LaJ02m
Need a place to crash after you’ve stuffed your belly with delicious food and drink? Check out our summer rates, or contact a Reservation Agent today.