Squaw Valley 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!

Valentine’s Day Romantic Getaway Package

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. – Benjamin Franklin

Indeed Benjamin Franklin was onto something, and there’s nothing like a romantic getaway to rekindle the joy of relationship with the one you love.  Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with something more than the typical roses and chocolate: whisk away to legendary Squaw Valley and indulge in a two night stay!

Replete with your package is dinner for two at Grahams at Squaw Valley, complimentary bottle of red wine from award winning McDowell Valley Vineyards, and couples’ Swedish massage on-site at Squaw Valley Lodge [Tweet This!].  It’s the perfect way to wind down from a day on the slopes.   And remember, with your Tahoe Super Pass you can ski/ride at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.  A free shuttle runs daily between the two mountains, for your convenience.

Don’t lift a finger this Valentine’s holiday.  Surprise your sweetie with a snowy getaway in the Lake Tahoe winter sunshine. See below for details and book now!

  • Two Nights Lodging in a spacious Deluxe Studio Suite Condominium for two.
  • Dinner for two at renowned Graham’s at Squaw Valley: Graham’s three course dinner for two.  (Includes tax and gratuity. Beverages not included.  Reservations required.)
  • Complimentary bottle of red wine from award winning McDowell Valley Vineyards.
  • Swedish massage for two in Squaw Valley Lodge Massage Rooms.  (One hour Swedish Massage.)
  • Use of the Squaw Valley Lodge Indoor or Outdoor Whirlpools, Sauna, Steam Room and Health Club.
  • $625 total package cost midweek; Sunday-Thursday ($156.25 per person/per night, double occupancy.  Taxes not included.)
  • $699 total package cost weekends; Friday and Saturday ($175 per person/per day, double occupancy.  Taxes not included.)
  • Valentine’s Day dining, February 14th, with the current 15% off lodging, the package price is $181 per person, per night. $724 for two midweek nights with Valentine’s dining and massage.

Lodging discounts not valid everyday and are subject to change.  Based on availability.

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Squaw Valley Lodge Spa: Relax and Unwind

Photo Courtesy of Alena Grace Photography

Everything is truly at your fingertips when you lodge slope-side with us.  And we don’t mean just the skiing.  After a long day on the slopes, afternoon sledding or ice skating with the little ones, soak your aches and pains away at our complimentary Health Club & Spa.  Vacation is hard work with all that outdoor play!

Why not treat yourself to the best vacation activity of all: spa-ing?  That means everything from the mountain view hydrotherapy pools or  the fireside indoor spas, to Swedish Massages or energizing facials.

Did you know the many benefits of massage?

  • Helps athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Increases joint flexibility.
  • Pumps oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduces spasms and cramping.
  • Relaxes and softens injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Releases endorphins: amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.

Lake Tahoe Massage Therapy

Relax and unwind surrounded by the majestic views of Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe with a rejuvenating Swedish massage or a deeply relaxing combination Swedish/Sport massage. Our certified massage therapists are available to sooth away stress, leaving you calm, refreshed and totally at ease.

Swedish Massage

Enjoy a relaxing full body Swedish massage improving your circulation, easing muscle aches and releasing tension. This massage (in-room or massage room) removes built-up toxins, reduces stress and creates a euphoric feeling of well-being.

Swedish Massage Rates

  • 1 Hour: $100
  • 1.5 Hours: $150
  • 2 Hours: $200
  • Additional $15 Fee for “In-Room” Massages

A 24 Hour Notice/Cancellation Policy Applies. Room charges are available. Rates are subject to change.

Combination Massage

If you are in the need of more detailed bodywork, this essential massage is for you. Enjoy a healing combination of Swedish, deep tissue, and sports-therapy techniques in a full body massage. Therapists work deep into the cartilage and collagen fibers of the ligaments and tendons to release deep-seated tension. This massage is highly effective for chronic or sports injuries and stress.  

Combination Massage Rates

  • 1 Hour: $110
  • 1.5 Hours: $165
  • 2 Hours: $205
  • Additional $15 Fee for “In-Room” Massages

A 24-Hour Notice/Cancellation Policy Applies. Room charges are available. Rates are subject to change.

To learn more, or add a spa treatment to your stay, please speak with a Reservation Agent or Front Desk. 


The Village at Squaw Valley Après Ski Music Series

You’re spent.  You just relished in a day of skiing the slopes of Squaw Valley.  It’s been a blast, but now you’re ready to unwind at après ski.  Then grab a hot drink and snack, and relax at The Village Events Plaza where you can enjoy live music from 3pm to 5pm! Below is the line up for the 2012 winter/spring season:

  • January 7, 2012- Chuckie Dunn
  • January 14, 2012- Jeff Jones
  • January 15, 2012- Emily Tessmer
  • January 16, 2012- Ben Fuller
  • January 21, 2012- Chinese New Year Celebration
  • January 28, 2012- Ben Martin
  • February 4, 2012- Ben Martin
  • February 11, 2012- TBD
  • February 19, 2012- Jeff Jones
  • February 20, 2012- Please Do Not Fight
  • February 25, 2012- Emily Tessmer
  • March 3, 2012- Ben Martin
  • March 10, 2012- Jeff Jones
  • March 17, 2012- The Blarney Band
  • March 18, 2012- The Blarney Band
  • March 24, 2012- Emily Tessmer
  • March 31, 2012- Jeff Jones
  • April 7, 2012- Ben Martin
  • April 14, 2012- Jeff Jones
  • April 21, 2012- Earth Day Celebration featuring Ten Mile Tide
  • April 28, 2012- Ben Martin
  • May 5, 2012- Jellybread

Please keep in mind, performances are subject to change due to weather.

If you’re looking to grab a hot drink in the Village or sustenance to refuel from your long day on the mountain, then head over to The Auld Dubliner and order their famous “Snowshoe Thompson,” or  how about a tasty red at Uncorked at Squaw? And if you’re looking for something quick to warm your belly then grab a cup of homemade soup at Soupa! To explore other restaurant or bar options at Squaw Valley, click here.


Holiday Events at Squaw Valley: Magical Memories

Photo courtesy of Alena Grace Photography

Snow, steaming hot cocoa and sleigh rides. There is so much happening this year at the 7th Annual Magical Memories, we don’t know where to begin!

Resort at Squaw Creek has crafted a bevy of holiday activities for all ages, which runs from November 25, 2011 to January 8, 2012. We’ll just whet your appetite for winter wonderland galore with these options: holiday caroling, cookie decorating, wine and cheese tastings, s’mores roast and hot cocoa by the bonfire, breakfast with Santa, stories with Mrs. Claus in the lobby, snowman making competition, sleigh rides and more!  To see a detailed list of events by date and more information, click here!

If you are music buff, then be sure to set aside these dates and get your ticket while you can! Handel’s “Messiah” in the Grand Sierra Ballroom is a local’s favorite, and not one to miss.

Musical Event Details:

11/30, 12/7, 12/14 at 5 PM: Live Local School Performances. Complimentary!

12/10 and 12/11: The Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College presents “Sing Christmas”;  for tickets click here.

12/16: The Orchestra and Community Chorus of the Tahoe Area (TOCCATA) presents a special version of Handel’s “Messiah” in the Grand Sierra Ballroom. Buy your  tickets here!


Thanksgiving on the Mountain

If you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving at Lake Tahoe this year, why not head up to High Camp at Squaw Valley and feast with a view? You can enjoy a traditional dinner in the Terrace Room, taking in the expansive view of Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe in the distance. Freshly carved turkey and prime rib, as well as your favorite fixings, await you. Choose from an array of delectable desserts. One non-alcoholic beverage is included in the price of dinner.

When: Thanksgiving Day! 11:30am-3:30pm

Where: Squaw Valley USA (High Camp)

Cost:  $27 for adults. $17 for children 12 and under. Please note price does not include cost of Cable Car tickets. These may be purchased on site.

Squaw Valley requires reservations for your dinner seating. Please email abarker@squaw.com to make reservations.


Squaw Valley Women’s Film Festival: LUNAFEST 2011

If you’re looking for a fun girls’ night out and are a film buff, then head out to the LUNAFEST film festival at Squaw Valley this year. The festival is centered on short films by, for and about women. You’ll also enjoy sampling cuisine from top local chefs and wine from California wineries, as well as a silent and live auction. All proceeds benefit the local Girls on the Run -Sierras, a prevention program for young girls ages 8-13, promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

The Lowdown:

When: Thursday, December 8th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Squaw Valley USA, The Olympic Village Inn

Tickets: $35 in advance for sale at Wild Cherries in Truckee, CA or online! Tickets are $39 at the door.

Lodging: Receive 30% off your room rate for 3 or more nights, and 15% off for 1-2 nights through December 15th at Squaw Valley Lodge. Book with us now!


Elegantly Spooky: 33rd Annual Cadillac Ball

If your years of trick-or-treating are over, but you still hanker to celebrate Halloween in style, then be sure to get your tickets now for the 33rd Annual Cadillac Ball! Hosted every year by The Rotary Club of Truckee, this year’s ball will be held at The Resort at Squaw Creek on October 29, 2011.

This isn’t your typical Monster Mash. In fact, it’s a classy affair featuring a gourmet dinner, a silent and live auction, live music by Five Point O, and an astounding raffle worth $23,000 in cash prizes! Now that’s no trick – what a treat! And don’t forget to dress in your finest “Elegantly Spooky” costume, as indicated by this year’s theme.

For more information visit www.CadillacBall.com or contact Rick McConn, Cadillac Ball Chair (530)582-4663; or Ed Windham, Ticket Sales (530) 412-1550 at The Rotary Club of Truckee.


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