Winter 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!

Lake Tahoe’s First Big Storm For 2015/16 Ski Season

Fall snow at Squaw Valley Lodge

Earlier this week fall quickly faded into winter, as over a foot of snow fell at Squaw Valley. It was a beautiful way to kick off November, blanketing the mountain in fresh powder. With the California drought and lower snow levels from the past four years, it was a hefty storm for fall, and a pleasant surprise for the area.

Since we received so much snow on Monday, November 2, Mt. Rose Ski Resort opened for the season on Wednesday (November 4) as the first ski resort open in the Tahoe basin, and Boreal Mountain Resort opened today as the first ski resort open for the season in California! The colder temperatures this week also meant Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was able to get in tons of snow making. Squaw Alpine is still slated to open Wednesday, November 25 in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.


PC: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Media


PC: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Media


PC: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Media


There are two things we do need to point out considering the early snowfall: 1. If you don’t have your Tahoe Super Pass yet, you’re blowing it big time and need to purchase one stat. You can do that HERE. 2. If you haven’t booked your winter ski getaway, you need to do that stat. And also take advantage of our insanely good fall rates we have going on right now. You can still ski/ride in the area if you stay with us, and also take advantage of everything happening at The Village at Squaw.

Book online or contact our Reservation Agents to learn more:

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

  • 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!


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.

Wanderlust Yoga Studio at Squaw Valley (Not Just The Festival!)

Photo Credit Squaw Valley  USA.

Photo Credit Squaw Valley USA.

If you’re a skier or snowboarder then you know the necessity of warming up for a big day on the hill, or the joy of cooling down those achy muscles from a long day of playing hard. Yoga is just the thing; and you’re in luck because there’s a fabulous yoga studio just steps from Squaw Valley Lodge in the Village at Squaw. Climb out of your comfy bed at 7am and come “flow” while watching the snow fall at Squaw. Follow your class with a hot cup of tea and breakfast and explore Upper Mountain with muscles rearing to go! Or maybe you’re someone who would like to work out their kinks on a day off from the mountain. Either way, you’ll find it at Wanderlust Yoga Squaw Valley.

If you’re not a local, or don’t plan on a membership.  you can always drop in at any class! In fact, with a Squaw Alpine Season Pass you’ll save with the Passholder Drop In Yoga Class – only $13.70 a class versus $17.00. Click here for more details!

If you do plan on practicing yoga a lot this winter while you’re making use of your season pass, there’s also a great discount available for passholders: $79.20/month for the 3 Month Commitment (originally $99/month). Click here to learn more.

Twilight Snowshoe Tour at North Lake Tahoe

Sun setting SV cam 3

There is nothing like the mountains at sunset. The alpen glow is enchanting. One of the most beautiful and invigorating things about Lake Tahoe in the winter time is a chilly night under the stars. On a clear night – oh the stars! They light up the sky.

Though skiing and snowboarding are such fun at Squaw Alpine, why not try something new like snowshoeing? Twilight Snowshoe Tours are going on this winter at Northstar Resort, where you’ll enjoy a guided evening tour under the stars and through Sierra Nevada trees at mountain top. The 2 to 2.5 hour trek starts out at the Cross Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center at 5pm, and caps off the evening around a fire pit with s’mores and hot cocoa. How about an adventure for the whole family before you have to tuck the kiddos in for the night?

Upcoming January Dates

January 10, 17, 18

For information on rates and reservations ($52/adult, $36/child ages 10 through 12) visit Northstar California Resort.

Lodging Deal! Squaw Valley Lodge Winter Cookie Madness Package

Wildflour cookies are a taste of heaven after being on cloud nine at Squaw Alpine all day.

Wildflour cookies are a taste of heaven after being on cloud nine at Squaw Alpine all day.

You’re not the only one dreaming of winter. With the lows in our fall temperatures, last week’s snow storm really solidified how close we are to winter. That means it’s time to reserve at Squaw Valley Lodge for mad savings, and Cookie Madness!

With snow on the we we’re craving skiing, snowboarding and Wildflour Cookies (hot out of the oven after a long day on the slopes)! Squaw Valley Lodge is the closest lodging to Wildflour’s famously good cookies – and you all thought ski-in/ski-out was our best feature. Now that is madness!

Reserve your special Squaw Valley Lodge Winter Cookie Madness Package while you can! Rates start at $165* per person/per night for a three night midweek package. You must book by November 20th for this special package, and the clock is ticking!

Reserve online or contact one of our Vacation Planners today: (844) 378-5227

The Winter Cookie Madness Package includes:

Three nights in a Deluxe Studio. Two night stays available as well.
Two Day Lift Tickets at SquawAlpine for two people.
Two 10-punch Cookie Passes from Wildflour Bakery. Passes are good for all Wildflour’s delicious menu items.
Free room upgrades upon arrival. Based on availability.
Valid December 1 through April 16, 2015*.

Custom packages are available. Changes can include: different room types, number of lodging nights, massages, equipment rentals, or removal of lift tickets if you have a season pass or other tickets.

*Quoted rate is based on double occupancy for the full midweek package: two, 2-day lift tickets, two 10-punch cookie passes, and three midweek nights in a Deluxe Studio. Two Night Midweek Package is $248 per person/per night in a Deluxe Studio, based on double occupancy.  All promotions are subject to change, blackout dates and availability. If the package does not work for your vacation, other discounts or promotions are available. Current blackout dates include December 19- January 4, 2015; January 16- 19; February13- 21, 2015.

Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley: Drink In The Autumn Season!

Oktoberfest beer steins and Bavarian dancers at Squaw Valley

Grab your stein of beer and enjoy Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley!

This time of year at Lake Tahoe seems to sneak up on us. We’re in the thick of summer and all its glorious events, and in one fell swoop summer suddenly collapses in fall. With the crisp, cooling temperatures and leaves rapidly changing colors, it’s time to ring in the season with Oktoberfest at Squaw Valley on September 27, 2014! Taking down a large stein of beer will get you ready for those long winter nights of cozying up by the fire after an epic powder day on the slopes. Sure winter is on the horizon, but let’s be sure to enjoy fall first!

What to expect at Squaw’s Oktoberfest? All the standard greats: Traditional Bavarian music and folk dances, Benefit Beer Garten, Brats & Kraut, and games from 2-6pm. Your $10 admission includes a specialty glass and first beer (choose wisely). After that it’s only $5 for additional beers in your stein!

Don’t worry, wine is also available if you’re not a beer lover. (We’ll forgive you for that one at Oktoberfest.)

Click here for more info, and be sure to check our site for the Manager’s Special rates during Oktoberfest. No drinking and driving, folks!

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