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:

Squaw Ski Season Closing Weekend And Fresh Powder!

squaw valley spring snow

Image taken April 25, 2015 via Squaw Alpine Media.

Well look at that.

It’s closing weekend at Squaw Valley, and we have 12 inches of new snow to celebrate! A typical Tahoe spring: late season snow. If you’re not ready to toss in your gear yet for the season, then hurry up and enjoy the last of it while you can! Right now Squaw Valley Lodge spring weekend rates start at just $135/night! You can book online HERE or contact one of our reservation agents at 855.549.6742. Looking for other fun things to do while you’re here? Check out GoTahoeNorth for activities and events in the North Lake Tahoe area.

It’s also not too late to purchase your Tahoe Super Pass for the 2015/16 ski season! The Bronze Pass is almost sold out, so you’ll want to secure yours as soon as possible:

New to the Tahoe Super Pass–which gives you access to four resorts (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl Resort)–is rollover days! Read all about it HERE.

32 Inches Of Snow and New Lodging Deals!

Photo credit Hank dVre.

Photo credit Hank dVre.

It’s been a long wait, but when Mother Nature shows up, she shows up good. The lodge has been buzzing with happy skiers, which we love.

This weekend North Lake Tahoe had white-out conditions and fresh, glorious powder days with 32 inches of new snow at Squaw Valley and 28 inches at Alpine Meadows! What a great start to another Miracle March in Tahoe. We’ve got another couple inches of snow on it’s way tomorrow as well!

It’s the best time right now to take advantage of the new snow and savings on lodging and lift tickets!

Photo credit Jeff Engerbretson.

Photo credit Jeff Engerbretson.

Photo credit Jeff Engerbretson.

First reserve you lodging at (877) 345-5807 or online at

  • 20% off winter reservations of 2-3 nights for travel through April 11th.
  • 25% off winter reservations of 4 night nights for travel through April 11th.
  • 30% off winter reservations of 5 or more nights for travel through April 11th.

Second, purchase the Tahoe Super 2 Pack online HERE for the best lift ticket discounts.

Third, pull out your powder skis – you’re going to need those puppies! Need help with your ski or snowboard set-up? Check out Granite Chief OR Squaw Valley’s rentals.

And remember, we’ve got some spas-with-a-view just waiting to be enjoyed. Your tired muscles will thank you!


Two Feet Of New Snow At Squaw Valley

DSC02210 February New Snow Squaw Valley Upper MountainWhat love from Mother Nature! In the last week Squaw Valley got 23 inches of fresh snow, and more snowfall is on the way! It’s actually lightly snowing at the base as we scan the horizon. Lots of hugs and kisses to the local weather forecasters, who are calling for more snow next week. It’s an early Valentine’s Day around North Lake Tahoe!

The time is right for a stay at Squaw Valley Lodge, where you have easy ski-in/ski-out access, just steps from the Village at Squaw, were you can wine and dine your sweetie all weekend long after tiring your legs on the slopes.

Reserve online or call a Vacation Planner today: (844) 865-5753

Wondering how to stay entertained when you’re not out skiing or snowboarding? Check out all the local hype HEREHERE or HERE.

 Stay 2 nights and save!  Rates for February reservations are $159 per night midweek and $199 per night weekend. Stay longer and save more!*

• Presidents Week. Limited availability exists on certain dates next week and special rates are available. Call a Vacation Planner or go online to reserve.

*Rates and promotions are subject to change, blackout dates, nightly minimums and inventory cutoffs. $159/$199 quoted rates are for a Standard Room, two night minimum, not valid February 13-21, 2015. Only a certain percentage of our inventory is available at these discounts. Based on availability.

Twilight Snowshoe Tour at North Lake Tahoe

Sun setting SV cam 3

There is nothing like the mountains at sunset. The alpen glow is enchanting. One of the most beautiful and invigorating things about Lake Tahoe in the winter time is a chilly night under the stars. On a clear night – oh the stars! They light up the sky.

Though skiing and snowboarding are such fun at Squaw Alpine, why not try something new like snowshoeing? Twilight Snowshoe Tours are going on this winter at Northstar Resort, where you’ll enjoy a guided evening tour under the stars and through Sierra Nevada trees at mountain top. The 2 to 2.5 hour trek starts out at the Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center at 5pm, and caps off the evening around a fire pit with s’mores and hot cocoa. How about an adventure for the whole family before you have to tuck the kiddos in for the night?

Upcoming January Dates

January 10, 17, 18

For information on rates and reservations ($52/adult, $36/child ages 10 through 12) visit Northstar California Resort.

Squaw Valley Opening Day And Big Tahoe Storm Ahead!

It’s almost here! We’ve waited all year for new snow, and last week we received 6 inches. With cold temperatures in the area the Squaw Alpine snowmaking team was out in full effect with their guns blazing!

Guns blazing this past weekend at Squaw Valley!


Just in time for Opening Day tomorrow, November 26th! To find out more about Opening Day, lift operations, and other activities, click here.

Although we’ll see some mild (warmer) temperatues this week, a significant storm is headed our way Sunday through Tuesday. If the models line up just right, we could be look at 2-3 feet in the mountains, and possibly 4 feet along the crest. Do you have your Tahoe Super Pass yet?

A look at the heavy precipitation headed our way on Sunday.
A look at the heavy precipitation headed our way on Sunday.

If you’re not going to be in town for Opening Day, next week could be some of the best powder we’ve seen in a long time! Remember you can save on your booking with our current Manager’s Special–up to 33% off your stay! Check out how to book and save for your next family ski vacation at Squaw Valley Lodge!

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

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