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!

Squaw Valley Institute 2nd Annual Local Celebrity Golf Tournament

Squaw Creek

Event Location: Resort at Squaw Creek

When:

  • Monday, September 16, 2013
  • 10AM-8PM

Cost:

  • $125/single ticket
  • $400/foursome

It’s not just a day for a round of 18, but your chance to golf with local celebrities, such as Daron Rahlves, Tamara McKinney, Sherry McConkey and many others! It’s a great way to ring in fall (almost), enjoy a lunch and evening cocktail reception, and possibly win a prize from the evening’s auction as well! (Each celebrity brings their own prize to be auctioned … should be good ones, then!)

Click here to purchase your ticket, or save by purchasing a foursome, if you have friends who want to play as well!

All proceeds benefit the Squaw Valley Institute.

Are you a fan of golf tournaments?


Summer at Lake Tahoe: Artist Feature

Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

There are some years when we see snow in June, but with temperatures rising into the upper 70′s and low 80′s this week, summer has truly arrived at Lake Tahoe. Squaw Valley summer operations open June 14th, and we thought what better way to gear up for the summer season than a little Lake Tahoe eye candy? Since photographs speak a thousand words, we’ll just let the beauty of this region and season speak for itself. 

Alena Grace Photography has kindly shared some of her favorite summer shots, but if you’re itching for more, connect on Facebook, or check out her website! We sat down with landscape photographer, Alena Saporsky, for a local’s take on summer at Lake Tahoe:

1. What is your favorite thing about shooting in the summertime?

I love shooting ALL seasons at Tahoe. Summer provides more daylight for all shooting days, and warmth so you can be out in the early morning or late evening. The beaches’ 99% pure water is magical in summer. I soon plan to purchase an underwater camera and shoot at lake level/underwater images while I am actually in the lake!

2. What locations in the Tahoe region tend to photograph the best, or do your clients like the best?

I have found it funny over the years my favorite images and clients’ favorite images vary greatly. I am not sure why this is–simply preference? My best sellers have been reflection images (where the mountains/trees/etc. reflect in the lake on a glassy lake day), photos of piers, and wildflowers have been great sellers as both prints and greeting cards. Most of my revenue from summertime in Tahoe has been weddings. I photographed a small beach wedding on the South Shore in 2010 and the images turned out lovely–Nevada Beach at sunset did not disappoint!

3. Any tips for visitors who want to capture the beauty of Tahoe, or local spots people must see?

If you are visiting the Tahoe basin this summer and are not familiar with the area, I recommend taking a photo tour with a company such as Tahoe Photographic Tours (tahoephotographictours.com). The locations I recommend would be the top of the fire road above Crystal Bay, Nevada, Sand Harbor or Hidden Beach on the East Shore, Eagle Falls and Emerald Bay, and Shirley Canyon at Olympic Valley. If you’re willing to hike, take the trail at the top of Mount Rose Highway and go half way to the summit. There you will find a gorgeous valley with mountain lupine and a gorgeous waterfall. And if you’re willing to take a drive, Hope Valley, south of South Lake Tahoe, is the rugged side of  the Tahoe basin. Complete with sweeping meadows, the Carson River, and granite peaks; this area does not disappoint!

And as we promised: phenomenal Lake Tahoe region eye candy courtesy of Alena Grace Photography.

Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

tahoe city surf (1024x671)

Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

tahoe city reflection (1024x762)

Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

spring squaw (683x1024)

Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

sand harbor pine (683x1024)

Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

purple sunset (1024x682)

Photo Credit Alena Grace Photography

Summer’s just about here: come and get it! If you haven’t booked your lodging yet, we can help, and save you 30% off your stay! 


Chasing Ice Film Screening at Squaw Valley

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After enjoying a day of sunshine at Squaw Valley, come spend an evening “Chasing Ice” in support of the Squaw Valley Institute. Learn more about the reality of climate change and gain insight on what’s happening with unusual climate shifts (hey–whatever happened to long, powder packed winters?!) from a panel of experts.

Get your tickets today at Alpenglow for only $5, or $10 at the door! Click here for further details.


McConkey Movie: Premier at Tribeca Film Festival


The documentary trailer for McConkey opens with early video of Shane McConkey, “there he is: the man, the myth, not a legend yet–he’s too young.” Today, Shane McConkey has certainly obtained legendary status at Squaw Valley and within the international ski community as a whole. McConkey, a film by MSP Films and Red Bull Media House that examines Shane’s legacy as a pro-athlete, does not officially release until October 2013. However, it recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Read more about McConkey in the words of Ingrid Backstrom: http://bit.ly/15CGhLl

Stay tuned for more details on the kick-off film tour at Squaw Valley this fall.


St. Valentines Day Celebration in the HEART of Squaw Valley

 

Don’t forget to mark that day on your calendar. We’re not talking about Sweetest Day here. This is the one, real, holiday dedicated to love. In case you haven’t heard, it’s called Saint Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, and it found its romantic beginnings in the 15th century, a time when chivalry reigned supreme. It comes as no surprise that the population of Europe increased exponentially during this time. But before you buy two plane tickets to Europe and rent a chariot, why not just honor the occasion by expressing your love to someone special, right in the heart of Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley. Celebrate the occasion by enjoying a glorious getaway to the mountains of Squaw Valley, overlooking the bright blue waters of Lake Tahoe. With its sunshine filled days, star-studded nights, and crisp mountain air, you will find more than enough reasons to get romantic. From your room at the Squaw Valley Lodge, you will be minutes away from the most famous slopes in the area. Experience some of the most breathtaking views after days spent rejuvenating in a spa massage room, or heating up in a soothing sauna. For more information on Squaw Valley, visit squaw.com.


Become a Black Diamond in the Rough Terrain of Squaw Valley

 

Do you love skiing? Do you want to take your skills to the next level? Say goodbye to bunny hills and hello to black diamonds. Take part in Squaw Valley’s newest and most innovative women’s skiing program: Women of Winter (WOW). WOW will improve your skiing skills, build your confidence, and inspire you to take on new challenges. This exciting program is perfect for advanced female skiiers who love to ski, yet have hit a plateau in their abilities. The experience involves a ton of skiing, whether you sign up for a 2 ½ hour session or a 3-day immersive program. Learn from top pros who will take it to you, both mentally and physically. WOW offers Wednesday programs for advanced and expert women looking to improve their performance on black diamond ski runs. 3-Day programs are designed for Strong Intermediate skiers, advanced skiers, and experts. The WOW pros invite you bring the mountain to its knees and conquer your fears.

Participants are asked to meet in front of the Funitel 15 minutes before lesson time. 3-Day Camp programs begin with a Tuesday night orientation and ends on Friday afternoon. This features full days of skiing. To purchase individual or group tickets, visit squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/women-winter-2013.

 


Squaw Season Passholder Village Preview Party: Beats and Flow

 

The snow has fallen; and it’s the perfect time to get our bodies and souls warmed up for another fun season on the slopes. Get a start on your holiday shopping at the Passholder Village Preview Party, and receive 15%  off your entire purchase when you present your Squaw/Alpine pass! And while you’re in the Village…

Lululemon has just the thing to get you jazzed for the new season! Join Shaelah Morris from Studio Tahoe and DJ Nate Spross for an après ski DJ’d yoga class in the Mountain Stream Room. After stretching out from your day of skiing or riding,  check out the Lululemon trunk show, replete with Bella Bucha and Uncorked Squaw wines.

The Haps

What:

DJ’s Yoga Class: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Lululemon Trunk Show: 4:30pm to 8:00pm

Where:

Squaw Valley Resort, Mountain Stream Room

Cost:

Nada! Complimentary.

Have you ever practiced yoga to unwind from a fun day of skiing/riding?

 


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