Squaw Valley Skiing

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!

Independence Day: Tahoe’s True Summer Start

In most areas, the June Solstice marks the start to summer. The school year has finally ended, temperatures rise as flowers bloom, lawn sprinklers are out in full effect, and suddenly; the seasons have changed.

That’s not the case in Tahoe. There are years when locals endure snowstorms into late June, perhaps even July. If there were many snow days for local schools, then children study away as June passes by. The air feels different; it should be summer; it should be warm. They why is town still so quiet? The crowds have yet to descend.

And then it happens in a flash. 4th of July weekend — Tahoe comes alive! The grocery stores are packed. Donner Pass Road, Highway 89 and North Lake Tahoe Boulevard become LA thoroughfares. Bumper to bumper traffic of cars, vans, and trucks packed with rafts and bike racks. Aw, summer in Tahoe. You have returned in full force.

Whether you flock here for the premier golfing, or the emerald green waters; to ski Squaw in July or sip a pint at the Auld Dubliner; to hike or boulder; to lounge by the Donner Docks or ride The Tahoe Queen; Tahoe is definitely the place to be for 4th of July. And this year, Squaw Valley is serving up The Ultimate Independence Day Weekend!

Here is a lowdown of what’s lined up at Squaw this weekend, and how to squeeze out every last bit of fun! (Don’t forget to pack your winter gear! You’ll need it for skiing/riding Saturday-Monday).

  • Because of the killer winter season, there’s still great snow to be enjoyed. This is the fourth time in Squaw Valley USA’ s history to open for Independence Day. Take a few runs in the morning, and hit up High Camp in the afternoon for a swim, or relax poolside while the DJ spins. You could also check out Gold Coast from 12pm-2pm for some live music – still a chance to kick back.

  • Easy like Sunday morning, enjoy brunch in the Village and head over to The Cushing Pond for the 21st Annual Cushing Crossing.  This is the first ever summer pond-skim, opposed to spring, so it should be lots of fun to not shiver in the cold like years past. Also on the docket is Big Head Todd and the Monsters before the big show at 9:15pm.

  • Don’t fight the traffic or the crowds, and catch the Squaw Valley Fireworks Show at 9:15pm from anywhere in the Village!  Lounge by the pool at the Lodge and take in the brilliant sight.

We promise you won’t be disappointed at Tahoe’s true start to summer!

Tribute to Shane McConkey – Pain McShlonkey Classic at Squaw Valley

Dust off your snowlerblades and put on your brightest one piece as we remember the legendary Shane McConkey.


Squaw Valley Ski Clinics Just For Women

Are you ready to improve your skiing skills in a postive and encouraging group of women, taught by Squaw Valley’s top female instructors? Then, you should check out Just For Women ski clinics.


Squaw Valley Advanced Skiing Clinics

Squaw Valley’s Advanced Skiing Clinic is perfect for the intermediate and advanced skier ready to break through to the next level. Learn to ski proficiently in any condition, on any snow or type of terrain.


Free Steep and Deep Avalanche Awareness Clinic at Squaw Valley

Enjoy multi-media presenations by local guides, extreme skiers and forecasters about weather conditions, terrain analysis, snow stability and more. This is a free event that could save your life.


Squaw Valley USA Ski Resort

Squaw Valley USA has the most skiable acres of any ski resort in Tahoe and is located in North Lake Tahoe, California.


Squaw Valley Outdoor Activities

Host of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, most skiers have a lifelong dream to hit the slopes in Squaw Valley. From downhill and cross country skiing in North Lake Tahoe to snowboarding in the winter and Truckee River rafting and championship golf in the summer, Squaw Valley offers year-round adventure.


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