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’s First Big Storm For 2015/16 Ski Season

Fall snow at Squaw Valley Lodge

Earlier this week fall quickly faded into winter, as over a foot of snow fell at Squaw Valley. It was a beautiful way to kick off November, blanketing the mountain in fresh powder. With the California drought and lower snow levels from the past four years, it was a hefty storm for fall, and a pleasant surprise for the area.

Since we received so much snow on Monday, November 2, Mt. Rose Ski Resort opened for the season on Wednesday (November 4) as the first ski resort open in the Tahoe basin, and Boreal Mountain Resort opened today as the first ski resort open for the season in California! The colder temperatures this week also meant Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was able to get in tons of snow making. Squaw Alpine is still slated to open Wednesday, November 25 in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.


PC: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Media


PC: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Media


PC: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Media


There are two things we do need to point out considering the early snowfall: 1. If you don’t have your Tahoe Super Pass yet, you’re blowing it big time and need to purchase one stat. You can do that HERE. 2. If you haven’t booked your winter ski getaway, you need to do that stat. And also take advantage of our insanely good fall rates we have going on right now. You can still ski/ride in the area if you stay with us, and also take advantage of everything happening at The Village at Squaw.

Book online or contact our Reservation Agents to learn more:

Ladies Night at Tahoe Mountain Sports With Michelle Parker


With winter on the horizon, it doesn’t matter if you’re a lady or gent–you’re thinking about, dreaming up, and hoping for snow.

But if you’re a gal about town in Tahoe on a Saturday night, and looking for something fun to do before the powder hits, join fellow ladies in the area for a fun night at one of our favorite local outfitters. On November 22, Lake Tahoe native and pro-skier, Michelle Parker, will host a FREE evening at Tahoe Mountain Sports (Tahoe City, CA), leading a motivational discussion on her career and what it takes to be a successful action sports athlete.

Doors open at 5:00pm for shopping specials. There are great discounts on gear and clothing only ladies will enjoy during this event! There are also fabulous raffle prizes, including a Ghost Whisperer hooded down jacket ($300 value) from Mountain Hardware, and so much more to check out! The official program begins at 6:30pm.

All proceeds from this event benefit the SAFE AS Clinics, a local non-profit organization that heightens the awareness of community snow safety and avalanche awareness for women in an open and welcoming environment.

You can RSVP to the event on Facebook HERE!

Michelle Parker; photo captured by Ben Meester. Image via

Michelle Parker; photo captured by Ben Meester. Image via

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.


November 15, 2012 | 4pm to 8pm


The Olympic Valley Lodge  | 1909 Chamonix Place in Olympic Valley

North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts’ Opening Day 2012/13

First snow on 10/22/12 left Squaw with a 28" base.

With 2 to 3 feet of fresh snow on the ground in the past 24 hours, of course the only thing on our mind is Opening Day around Lake Tahoe.

We’re ready to ski. We’re ready to ride. We’re ready for bluebird days. We’re ready for our first KT lines. We’re ready for après ski, basking in the Tahoe sun; a cold brewskie or a hot toddy in hand.

Here’s the skinny on dates:

Alpine Meadows: December 7

Boreal: October 26 

Diamond Peak: December 13

Donner Ski Ranch: TBD

Homewood: TBD

Northstar: November 16

Squaw Valley: November 16

Sugar Bowl: November 17

Have you heard about Squaw/Alpine’s new partnership with Sierra-at-Tahoe?! New and existing gold and silver passholders will now be able to ski/ride Sierra-at-Tahoe Sunday-Friday, non-holiday. Be sure to get your Tahoe Super Pass Plus!

Work and Ski in North Lake Tahoe!

Need a job?

Want to combine your passion for skiing and getting a paycheck on the slopes?

Have you been pining to experience the life of a lift-op? To ski and ride for free?

Then check out some of the upcoming job fairs in the area at several North Lake Tahoe resorts! Who knows. You could be on first chair for a powder day this winter — that’s if you’re not working.

In chronological order:

Northstar California Resort: October 13th

Boreal Ski Resort: October 20th

Diamond Peak Ski Resort: October 20th

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort: November 3rd

Squaw Valley Ski Resort: November 3rd

Homewood Ski Resort: November 17th

If you had a season of being a “Tahoe Ski Bum” where did you work? Lots of awesome Tahoe stories start off with, “The winter I moved to Tahoe…”

2-Night Ski Giveaway: Sweet Skiing Sweepstakes!

With the 56 degree weather, and bluebird days at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, spring is definitely in the air. But don’t think we’re out of the snow woods just yet. (We know, we know. We haven’t been deep in them, but it’s only March!) We have another set of big storms on the horizon, which means more powder for your play!

So don’t pack away your gear just yet.  Especially if you want to come ski/ride Squaw and Alpine on us! We’re giving away a 2-night package at Squaw Valley Lodge, a Sweet Skiing Sweepstakes that’s sure to treat you right, both your powder legs and sweet tooth.

There’s no trick or gimmick to winning. Simply ‘like’ our Facebook page, fill out a short entry form (60 seconds short!) and check back on March 19th to see if you’re the lucky winner.

Be sure to share with all your family and friends!  Because if you don’t win, hey – maybe your spouse or best friend will. And that could amount to a nice little spring sweep at Squaw for you! You have until March 16th at 11:59pm to enter!

January White Sale: Ski Free Package!

Photo Credit Squaw Valley Lodge

The holidays have come and gone, and January is one of the greatest times to ski without the packed crowds!  The sun is shining this month and we’ve got an incredible January White Sale: Ski Free Package going on!  You don’t want to miss this special.  See below for details.

The ski free offer starts from $100 per person/per night and is valid for stays January 9-February 1, 2012.   The starting rate is per person/per night, based on double occupancy, for a one night minimum stay in a Standard Room Sunday through Thursday.  Weekend rate is higher.  Offer not valid January 13-15 and 27-28, 2012.  Offer includes two adult single day lift tickets for Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows with each night booked.  January White Sale not valid with any other promotion. Subject to availability.

Also include in your package is a ½ price dinner entrée any day of the week at River Ranch Lodge and Restaurant! 

Speak with a reservation agent today to book! 

We also have the following promotions going!

“Regular Winter Season” 15/25 Promotion
Stay 4 or more nights and save up to 25%, stay 2 or 3 nights and save 15%.

Promotion Details:

  • 25% off Regular Winter Season reservations of 4 or more nights or 15% off for 2-3 nights from January 8 – February 16 and February 26 - April 30, 2012.
  • 15% off President’s Week, February 17-25, 2012. Deluxe Studios Only.

Promotion Blackout Dates Include:
January 13-15 (except Deluxe Studios), January 27-29, February 10-12, March 11-17 (Two Bedrooms only) and April 14-21.  Subject to availability and subject to change.  This promotion not valid with any other promotion.

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