It may not feel like it here in Los Angeles just yet, but winter will soon arrive, and it’s the perfect time to start planning your active snowy getaways. There's no better way to keep fit when the temperatures drop than by getting your blood pumping on the slopes.
Internationally recognized Squaw Valley Resort, located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, is gearing up for opening day on November 27. New things to look forward to this season include classes at the beautiful new Wanderlust Yoga Studio, $1.2 million in lodging improvements, electric car chargers, food trucks and a mid-mountain beer garden at Alpine Meadows.
The breathtaking landscape that awaits boasts one of the most extensive lift systems in North America and features over 4,000 acres of skiable terrain, 316 trails and 57 lifts spread across six majestic mountain peaks. There’s something for every experience level here, starting with an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Oh, and the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks.
Clearly, when it comes to winter at Squaw, the real question is, what isn’t there to do? From skiing and snowboarding to dog sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, there definitely is no shortage of ways to stay active and have fun doing it. All day lift tickets include Lake Tahoe’s most extensive and adrenaline pumping night skiing terrain, including the 3.2 mile Mountain Run under a special-made floodlight system that lets you shine on the snow. And since one day just isn’t enough, you can get your hands on a Tahoe Super Pass for access to three resorts (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Sierra-At-Tahoe) and indulge in powder turns and groomers for days. The resort is making continued on-mountain investments in snowmaking, grooming and terrain parks to ensure impeccable snow surface conditions regardless of Mother Nature’s plans.
At 8,200’ you’ll find High Camp, where you can discover panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, ice skating and dining. To get there, a scenic ride in the Aerial Tram brings you up 2,000 vertical feet to your destination.
With so much to do, you'll want to be sure to stay close to the action. The Village at Squaw Valley sits conveniently slope side at the base of the Sierras and it’s the place to stay for slopeside comfort that keeps you close to the action. They offer recently upgraded one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate lodging experience. With a full kitchen and heated slate tile floors to keep those tootsies toasty, you may never want to leave.
Down in the village, there’s plenty to do and discover. If relaxation is what you’re feeling, there are over 20 shops invite you in from the snow, or you can choose to take a seat around a fire pit with something warm to sip on. Time on the trails is sure to stir up an appetite, but with 6 restaurants and bars at your doorstep, they’ve got you covered. And of course, a luxurious spa is on-site to ease tired muscles and get them primed to hit the slopes tomorrow.
For more information and to start planning your winter wonderland adventure, visit www.squaw.com.