family activities

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!

Lake Tahoe Farmers’ Market 2013

Farmers MarketsIf you’ve been waiting for that fresh summer produce to stock your fridge while on vacation in Lake Tahoe, then be sure to mark your calendars for the opener dates of Foothill Farmers Markets in Tahoe City! Make note of the mid-summer location change in Tahoe City due to other events on Commons Beach.

Contact our Front Desk for directions while staying with us.

Tahoe City: Commons Beach on Thursdays

Commons Beach Road and North Lake Blvd.

8am-1pm, May 23rd-June 20th & August 29th-September 26th

Tahoe City: Tahoe Lake Elementary School on Thursdays

375 Grove Street

8am-1pm, June 27th-Aug 22

If you want to check out other markets in the area, then head over to Truckee (15 minute drive from Squaw Valley Lodge) or Kings Beach (20 minute drive from Squaw Valley Lodge).

Truckee: Truckee River Regional Park on Tuesdays

10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267

8am-1pm, June 11th-Oct 8th.

Kings Beach: Kings Beach SRA on Tuesdays

Highway 28 at Bear Street

9am-1pm, June 25th-Aug 27th


North Lake Tahoe 2012 Winter Expo

Next Level Women's Freeskiing Camp, 2011. An event you can sign up for this year! Winter Expo is a great place to learn about winter activities!

Are you curious about what’s new for winter gear this season? Wondering what you can do with your family while on a Tahoe winter getaway? Then come check out the North Lake Tahoe 2012 Winter Expo — admission is FREE!

  • Get the skinny on winter activities, gear and services from over 50 exhibitors.
  • Enjoy a Winter Fashion Show!
  • Taste exceptional local food.
  • Door prizes!
  • Free admission and parking.

When:

November 15, 2012 | 4pm to 8pm

Where:

The Olympic Valley Lodge  | 1909 Chamonix Place in Olympic Valley


2nd Annual Tahoe Fall Fest

Tuesday, October 16 | 6pm | $85 

The seasons are changing with the cooler weather, and it’s time to enjoy the outdoor chill! The 2nd Annual Fall Fest, in Incline Village, takes it to a whole new level at this Western-inspired boot stompin’, finger lickin’ event. So break out that flannel, pull on your boots with spurs, and get ready to giddy up into fall!

The Lowdown:

Purchase your tickets HERE!


Winter Flash Sale! 40% Off Squaw Valley Lodge!

Save up to 40% on your winter reservations. Why not book your winter vacation while the savings are here? You’ll ski and save when the powder hits! These unprecedented discounts will happen just one time. Guaranteed!

  • Reservations must be made via phone only. Not available anywhere else.
  • Call our Vacation Planners beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 10 for this special sale.
  • Flash Sale reservations can be made 8:00am – 8:00pm daily, Monday September 10th through Friday September 14th. Nightly minimums and unique cancellation & deposit policies apply.
  • Regular Winter Season 2012-2013 (November 21-April 30, 2013, except for Holiday Season and President’s Week): 40% off for 3 or more nights
  • Holiday Season. (December 21, 2012-January 5, 2013): 30% off (Valid for Deluxe Studio Condominiums only December 26-31, 2012)
  • President’s Week (February 15-23, 2013): 30% off

Flash Sale Deposit & Cancellation Policies: Two night deposit is due at time of reservation. Non- refundable balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.The entire reservation amount is non-refundable within 60 days of arrival. No Exceptions. Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance offered and encouraged. Changing dates, shortening stay or downgrading to a smaller condominium is not allowed after final payment is made.There are no refunds for late arrivals, early departures or no shows.

*Winter Flash Sale subject to change and availability. May not be combined with any other offer


Take Flight: The Great Balloon Race 2012

2011 Photo Contest Winner: Diane Disney

September 7-9 | Times Vary

When the nation’s largest balloon race says “dawn patrol is worth the wake” they really mean it. Arise with the birds, put on a pot of coffee, grab a comfy blanket and head out to the most beautiful sunrise event of your life.

With 150,000 other spectators, feast your eyes on balloons of all shapes and colors, and be prepared to be enchanted. It’s no surprise The Balloon Race has raked in numerous awards over the years, such as ‘Best Special Event in Reno’ and ‘Best Special Event in Northern Nevada.’ 

With three days of events, there are plenty of opportunities to be a kid again, and here’s our number one tip: do your best to attend the Glow Show. Yes, we know it’s early at 5:00 AM, but you won’t regret it!

And if you really want to go all-out, enter to win The Great Reno Balloon Race Amateur Photo Contest! Prizes to be announced soon.

Have you ever taken flight in a hot air balloon?

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Truckee-Tahoe Air Fair and Family Festival

Bring your little ones for some creative face-painting time!

July 7 | 7am to 4pm 

Truckee-Tahoe Air Fair and Family Festival is a FREE inaugural event, complete with live music, kid-friendly activities, a food court and beer garden, aircraft fly-bys, static aircraft displays with pilot docents, free FAA Chapter 1073 Young Eagle flights for kids ages 8 to 17. You can even ride your bike and park at the free Truckee Trails Foundation Bike Valet, from 7am to 4pm.

Opening Ceremony kicks off at 11am. Kids fly for free 8am to 12pm.

Presented by the Truckee Tahoe Airport District.


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