Squaw Valley

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!

Fall Into Autumn Around Lake Tahoe

Autumn Leaves in Truckee

The Truckee River aspens on fire on a cozy, fall day.

Tahoe locals like to talk about the three seasons you’ll find here: winter, summer, and construction. Although it may seem like Mother Nature skips over fall and spring, we’d like to reveal one of Lake Tahoe’s best kept secrets: autumn.

The aspen trees are ablaze in yellow–endless meadows and vistas of orange. The days are still long enough to hit the trails after work. Highway 89 isn’t a parking lot. Local restaurants and grocery stores are not zoos. There is a slight chill in the air, the Tahoe sky is on fire with cotton candy sunsets, and the hopeful anticipation of an epic winter is palpable. The animals are preparing to hunker down while you sip spiced lattes or mulled wine by the fire.

Here are some fun family activities and events to check out in Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, and Truckee!

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine, September 5-7

Lake Mary Cabin Dinner Series, September 7

“Trattoria” Opening Event for Tahoe Art Haus + Cinema, September 5-6

Ironman Lake Tahoe, September 21

Cadillac Ball, September 27

Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley, September 27

Donner Party Hike, October 4-6

Tahoe City Oktoberfest, October 4

Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop, October 4

Foothill Farmer’s’ Market: Truckee Location, Tuesdays through October 14

Truckee Haunted Historic Tour, October 16

Truckee River Day, October 19

Gatekeeper’s Museum Spooky Ghost Walk, October 31

Remember, this is a great time of year to take advantage of low rates at Squaw Valley Lodge! Let our Reservation Agents help you book your fall respite today.


New Snow and Lodging Deals! January 30, 2014 Storm

Ending a 34 day dry spell, Mother Nature dumped over 10 inches of snow in the Truckee-Tahoe area, Wednesday evening into Friday morning. Today, skiers and snowboarders enjoyed some sunny runs with fresh powder. If you haven’t dusted off your skis or boards and booked a winter getaway yet, now’s the time!

Browse accommodations at Squaw Valley Lodge and book reservations (at our reduced rate, $159/night) here!

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Squaw Valley Lodge Wine Series Reception on January 11

Please join us for a wine reception on Saturday, January 11 at Squaw Valley Lodge from 4:30PM to 6PM.

Truckee River Winery will serve their local and delicious wines. Taste a delicious array of wines and appetizers to wrap up your day of top-to-bottom skiing at Squaw Valley and/or Alpine Meadows. The wine tasting is a gift for Squaw Valley Lodge guests and owners!

Go ahead, treat yourself!

Check out what Truckee River Winery will be serving!

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Powder Day! December 7, 2013 Snowfall

If photos speak a thousand words, than we don’t have to say much. Except there’s two feet of new snow at Squaw Valley! What are you waiting for?

Book our 2-night/3rd-night free special.

Purchase your Tahoe Super Pass before prices go up.

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December Snow: This Week at Squaw Valley

Mother Nature kicked off December right with fresh snow at Squaw Valley on December 3, 2013 — though not a large storm it was just another reminder that winter is here! Time to do your snow dances for an epic year like the winter of 2010/11!

Check out our photos from the storm here!

With really cold temperatures (we’re talking in the negatives!) Squaw did a great job of blowing about 18-24 inches of snow for its base. Talk about cold winter riding out there this week.

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Squaw Valley’s High Camp webcam is also a highlight, where you can watch the daylight take shape at 8,200 feet and get powder stoke from your desk chair. Our favorite is watching the sunset over Squaw: here are a couple snippets from tonight’s winter sunset before the storm!

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As of tonight (December 7) a winter storm warning is in effect until tomorrow morning at 10am PST. The area should receive 1-2 feet of new snowfall. Did someone say powder day? Get ready for more photos coming your way!

If you haven’t purchased your Tahoe Super Pass yet, you have until December 15 to save before prices go up on December 16!


Squaw Valley Holiday Events

Squaw Valley Village Christmas TreeAh, winter.

The slopes will be packed before you know it, and there’s nothing quite like the energy of bustling holidays at Squaw Valley … especially if there’s fresh snow. Regardless if it snows or not, adults and kids alike won’t be short on the jolly fun! Whether you prefer kicking back with hot cocoa by the Village fire pits and enjoying complimentary s’mores, bringing your little one to meet Buddy the Bear while ice-skating, or taking a snowshoe tour, the holidays at Lake Tahoe are the best time for Kodak winter moments.

Click on the following resorts for further details.

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Holidays at Squaw: 12/14/13 to 12/31/13

  • Santa on the Slopes
  • Great Basin Carolers
  • Complimentary S’mores
  • … and much more!

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Gingerbread Village Unveiling & Grand Tree Lighting: 11/29, 5-8PM

  • Visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Sleigh Rides in porte cochere 4:30-8:30PM

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9th Annual Magical Memories: 11/18/13 to 1/4/14

  • Fun with Buddy the Bear on Ice Skating Rink
  • Winter Wonderland stories with Mrs. Claus
  • Snowshoe Tours
  • … and much more!

What’s your favorite holiday activity at Squaw Valley?


Early October Snow at Squaw Valley!

There is nothing better than waking up to fresh powder at Squaw Valley. Locals and visitors alike awoke on Monday, October 28th to 10-14 inches of snow around the Lake Tahoe area. Although no ski resorts were open at the time, it didn’t stop winter-lovers from playing in the snow! We’re looking forward to an epic winter!

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What are your predictions for snowfall for the 2013/2014 season? Please leave us your response below! We might even reward the best guess at the end of the season …

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Check out that mixture of autumn and winter: orange leaves on aspens, heavy with powder!


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