Things to do in Truckee

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!

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 squawvalleylodge.com

  • 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!

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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.


2014/2015 Squaw Valley Opening Day: November 26th

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Once fall descends on the Lake Tahoe region it’s only a matter of time before the first snow of the season blankets Squaw Valley. As you prepare for another winter–pulling out your gear, perusing a ski swap or two, waxing your fat skis for powder days–we’d like to remind you of one gloriously good piece of news …

Opening Day: November 26, 2014

Photo Credit Squaw Valley PR

Photo Credit Squaw Valley PR

That means you could be skiing at Squaw Valley less than 40 days from now. Of course we make no guarantees for what Mother Nature will do between now and November 26th. Please note it’s likely there will be a limited amount of lifts open (lower versus upper mountain). If you don’t have your Tahoe Super Pass, it’s time to get on the ball and save while you can! Prices increase after October 21, 2014. If you plan on getting on the slopes even a couple times this winter, the Tahoe Super Pass will pay off big time for you and your family.

Purchase your Tahoe Super Pass here, and while you’re at it, check out our deals for winter lodging at Squaw Valley Lodge!


Tahoe Super Pass On Sale: Shred the Gnar and Save Big!

Photo Credit Squaw Valley PR

Photo Credit Squaw Valley PR

For some people it doesn’t matter what season it is – they’re always dreaming of winter.

Of course summer in Lake Tahoe is an epic adventure—full of water sports and rounds of golf, late night ice cream trips with the family, outdoor movie showings at Squaw Valley, July 4th fireworks and floats down the Truckee River— but snow makes everyone here giddy.

Now that summer has officially waned, the countdown for Old Man Winter is on! This means if you haven’t lined up a Tahoe Super Pass, you still have time to save big before it’s time for first tracks. If you already have vacation days blocked off to ski or snowboard, why not snag your ski pass now? In fact, the pass could pay for itself in only four days of riding. Remember, The Tahoe Super Pass is valid at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Sugarbowl Resort!

Tahoe Super Pass sales prices are guaranteed through September 8, 2014 – that’s tomorrow, folks! Since Squaw Valley Lodge is perfect for your next ski-in/ski-out getaway, we suggest you jump on the savings now, and while you’re at it, check out our reduced rates for this winter.

See you out there ‘shredding the gnar’!

[Click here to purchase your Tahoe Super Pass.]


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: Last Chance For Summer Family Fun!

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View of Sand Harbor looking toward South Lake Tahoe. Image via Alena Grace Photography.

The dog days of summer are winding down with kids back in school (or on their way this week), which means it’s the perfect time to soak up every last drop of fun! There are still many family friendly activities and things to do in Lake Tahoe or Squaw Valley before the school bells ring. Do you love theater? Do you love being outdoors? How about a beautiful sunset at Lake Tahoe with a delicious picnic and glass of wine? How about all three!

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor is one of the region’s most sought after summer events for the whole family, held at “the most scenic venue in the world.” That’s a bold statement, but not a stretch, as you gaze across the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe during the show – it’s an enchanting cultural experience that shouldn’t be missed!

The 2014 season featuring Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “As You Like It,” closes tomorrow, Sunday, August 24. Ticket are still on sale here! For a guide to the festival, with everything from seating to parking to food, click here.

Since the plays generally end around 10:00pm, you’ll need a place to rest for the evening. Our Squaw Valley Lodge Reservation Agents are ready to assist you with the best rates possible! Contact us today.


Historic Downtown Truckee First Fridays

Of all Truckee events, First Fridays offer the best opportunity for visitors to experience all that Historic Downtown Truckee has to offer.  The local stores and restaurants extend their hours on every First Friday leading to a jovial and festive atmosphere.  The local businesses also offer special promotions, sales, activities, and demonstrations every First Friday.  All visitors have to do is look for the tell tale First Friday flags flying from local businesses to see who is taking part in the festivities.

Final Fridays are merely a sampling of the finer things to do in Truckee.  Participating shops and restaurants take it as an opportunity to showcase some of their latest and greatest dishes. In order to keep the Truckee events fresh and entertaining, every month has their own theme.  Theme inspirations range from historic to artistic to seasonal, ensuring that there’s always something new to do.

In 2012, Truckee First Friday Events have included:

•           July – Historic and Patriotic Truckee

•           August – Locally Inspired – Art, activities and demos with a Truckee flare

•           September – Colors of Truckee

•           October – Taste of Truckee

•           November – Hot Toddies and Sweet Treats

•           December – Holiday Fridays – Holiday festivities and specials every Friday in December


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