North Lake Tahoe

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!

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe 2013

IRONMAN slots generally sell out, as Lake Tahoe 2013 did in 19 hours.

General entries are sold out! But are you really that surprised?

Ten days ago the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association announced it will host the first full-distance IRONMAN® event in California since 2001, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Registration opened Monday, June 18 at noon PST and filled in just 19 hours!

We can understand the demand for the first full-distance IRONMAN event in California in over 10 years.

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe will start with a two-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the pristine waters of Kings Beach, California. Athletes will enjoy a lakeside transition before starting a two-loop 112-mile bike course that is challenging and comparable in difficulty to the bike routes at IRONMAN Lake Placid, IRONMAN Canada and IRONMAN Wisconsin. Cyclists will travel along the lake into Tahoe City before following the Truckee River past Squaw Valley and into Historic Downtown Truckee.

From there, the course turns south back toward Lake Tahoe, has a short loop in Martis Camp, continues past Northstar California and climbs to Brockway Summit. After a decent back down to Kings Beach, athletes will complete a second loop, and then a final, flat 17 miles to finish the bike course at Squaw Valley. Definitely a gorgeous loop, but not for the faint of heart!

With a transition to the running portion at The Village at Squaw Valley, runners will proceed along the Truckee River bike path into Tahoe City, and continue south along the shores of Lake Tahoe to a turnaround in Homewood, California. The flat course traverses one of the most scenic lake vistas in the world before finishing back at the heart of the Village at Squaw Valley.

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe will bring approximately 2, 500 athletes to the region, and is also a multi-year contract for the Tahoe region.

Are you an IRONMAN? If so, does Lake Tahoe sound like an appealing course?

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Art, Wine & Music Festival at Squaw Valley

Sip, stroll and scope your way through the Village at Squaw.

The Art, Wine & Music Festival is a perfect combination of three of your five senses: the burst of colorful art, the taste of delightful red and white wines, and the sound of premier performers and musicians. The two day event features two performance stages, restaurants and shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits.

Hunt for new art. Taste refreshing vino. Soak in live tunes at the Village Plaza — who’s in?

When: July 14 and 15 11am to 5pm; Wine tasting 2pm to 5pm,

Where: The Village at Squaw, Olympic Valley, CA

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Live Show: Donavon Frankenreiter and After Party w/ Dad’s LPs


Friday, June 8, 2012 | 9pm

Crystal Bay Club Crown Room, Crystal Bay, NV

The mellow dreaminess and island-breeze acoustic tunes of Donavon Frankenreiter might remind you of Jack Johnson. That’s okay because they’re life-long friends, musicians and surfers. In 2002 Frankenreiter signed with Jack Johnson’s label, Brushfire Records. He released his first album in 2004 in Australia, where he gained notoriety from his support gigs with Jack Johnson and his own surfing career with Billabong.

Yesterday Frankenreiter released his fifth full-length album worldwide: Start Livin’.  In Frankenreiter’s words, “Start Livin’ is basically a love album. Most of the songs are about my wife and our two boys, and the life that we’ve built together in Hawaii.” Frankenreiter co-produced the record with Matt Grundy and Adam Ableman.

Each ticket holder will receive a copy of Start Livin’ upon entry to the venue.

If you’re looking for a little “surf rock” live music in Tahoe, then purchase your tickets now. For advance purchase tickets ($21) click here. Or purchase at the door for $24.

What’s your favorite Donavon Frankenreiter song?


North Lake Tahoe Golf Course Openings

It’s that time of year when we tuck away our skis and boards, and pull out our sticks! Due to the unseasonably lower precipitation this year golf courses are open a bit earlier, not to mention the winter golfing that went on well in January.

Make your tee times, and get out there! And remember, there are tons of twilight deals, so be sure to check first with each course to save!

Old Brockway: Open

Ponderosa: Open

Tahoe City: Open (As of April 25, 2012)

Old Greenwood: May 9, 2012

Incline Mountain Golf Course: May 11, 2012

Incline Championship Golf Course: May 15, 2012

Northstar: May 18, 2012

Coyote Moon: May 25, 2012

Tahoe Donner: May 25, 2012

Resort at Squaw Creek: Memorial Day Weekend

*Openings are subject to change, and weather permitting.


Annual Spring Paddle

Lake Tahoe Water Trail hosts their Annual Spring Paddle on Saturday, May 19th. Participants will launch from Commons Beach in Tahoe City, Ca and paddle their way to Blackwood Creek, followed by lunch at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, to enjoy the lakeside view and tasty cuisine. If you haven’t tried kayaking — or perhaps it’s become your favorite summer workout — either way, this is the event for you! Interpretive guides will also provide educational insight into the Lake Tahoe natural environment.

The lowdown!

When: Saturday, May 19th at 9:00am. Check-in is 8:00am! Lunch at Sunnyside Restaurant at 12:00pm.

Where: North Lake Tahoe. Commons Beach, Tahoe City, Ca.

Cost: $30/single or $55/couple

For more information and to register now, visit Lake Tahoe Water Trail!


April Speaker Series: REI and Tahoe Rim Trail Association

You may love the great outdoors of Lake Tahoe, the virtually untouched back-country of the Sierra Nevada, but that doesn’t mean you’re always prepared. If you’re wondering what the latest is on gear, and how you should prepare for hiking this summer, then look no further!

REI-Reno is pleased to partner with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for the return of the April Speakers Series; every Wednesday this April. The presentations this year will give special attention to hikers and mountain bikers. The TRTA will also give insightful local tips on the best places to go, what the bring, and what to expect from the trails and conditions.

“The Properly Equipped Hiker,” Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 to 8pm.

This presentation is essential for both segment and thru-hikers. REI hiking experts will discuss gear, clothing and back country skills that will help you enjoy your time on the trail. They will also help you to distinguish between essential gear versus what gear is nice to have. Gear and clothing selections will also be reviewed for weight, cost, durability and ease of use considerations. This session will also serve as an unveiling of the newest in 2012 gear. Backcountry skills will focus on hydration techniques, navigational skills and Leave No Trace principles. Combine this class with the first class and you will be ready to hit the Tahoe Rim Trail this summer, dressed and outfitted for success.

Admission to each presentation in the series is FREE!

Location:

REI Reno

2225 Harvard Way

Reno, NV 89502

Click here for more information and to learn about the Tahoe Rim Trail Association!


April Snow and Savings at Squaw Valley Lodge!

Ready for sun, snow and spring skiing at Squaw? Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

Winter and Spring Collide! Come help us celebrate the spring season at your home away from home, Squaw Valley Lodge. Save up to 30% on your April Getaway!

  • Starting Sunday, April 8th, reserve three nights and save 30%, or reserve one or two nights and receive 15% off. Starting rate is $129.*
  • Call Squaw Valley Lodge at (855) 335-8998 or visit our website to reserve your spring vacation!

*Spring Promotion blackout dates include: April 15-18, June 20-22. Subject to availability and subject to change. *$129 rate is a Standard Room, per night, midweek for 3 or more nights.

April Events

April 7, 2012

Squaw Valley US Ski Team Day Join your favorite Olympic skiing legends on the California slopes this April for the inaugural Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows U.S. Ski Team Day!

April 8, 2012

Easter and Egg Hunt at Squaw Valley Hunt for colored eggs all over the mountain. The lucky winner who finds the GOLDEN EGG will score a Bronze Season Pass to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows.

April 10, 2012

Squaw Valley Institute Presents a Lecture by Kenny Broad National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year, Kenny Broad, shares his insights. Tickets are on sale now for $15. Board Member and Student Tickets available at a discounted price, $10.

April 15, 2012

Billy Dutton Uphill The Billy Dutton Uphill is Squaw Valley’s “use any gear” uphill race. The course climbs over 2000′ and 3.2 miles from the base of KT-22 to High Camp!

April 20-21, 2012

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day at Squaw Valley Celebrate and promote the region’s unique beauty at this Earth Day Festival. Attendees will learn how to preserve the earth’s natural resources. Live music, raffle prizes, and even a “Trashion” show!

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