Snow Castle in Squaw Valley, Kid-O-Rama Week February 2013

Snow Castle in Squaw Valley, Kid-O-Rama Week February 2013

Snow Castle in Squaw Valley, Kid-O-Rama Week February 2013 Squaw Valley is known for its premiere skiing, and luxury resort living.  This week, February 15 – 23, Squaw Valley will host a week long children event with their Kid-O-Rama extravaganza, featuring a real life sized snow castle!

The Kid-O-Rama extravaganza is just in time for the President’s Holiday weekend!  What a great way to spend the winter holiday than by enjoying all that Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley have to offer!

Don’t let the name fool you, the Kid-O-Rama event will offer non-stop fun for kids of all ages. New this year is an enormous castle made entirely of snow located at the SnoVentures Activity Zone, which is located by the Far East Express chair lift at the east end of the Squaw Valley Village parking lot in Olympic Valley, California 96146.

The snow castle is 5,000 square feet and was built using 30,000 cubic feet of snow and features four towers, three slides, and four staircases.

The Kid-O-Rama Castle is now open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is FREE to tour.  The castle will remain open provided weather conditions permit use.

Here is the schedule of some of the other Kid-O-Rama events in Squaw Valley this week:

Kid-O-Rama Week, Squaw Valley, February 15 – 23, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013,  2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Kid-O-Rama Street Party  Meet in the Events Plaza at the Village at Squaw Valley for the Kid-O-Rama Street Party featuring, a DJ, face painting, and glow sticks galore.

Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, 2013, 5p.m. – 7 p.m.  SnowVentures Party and S’mores  After checking out the Kid-O-Rama Castle, enjoy s’mores.

Saturday – Saturday, February 16 -23, 2013, 9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Teen Group Ski or Snowboard Lessons – Teens (ages 13-18) can ski, or snowboard on Squaw Valley’s terrain with friends their own age and similar ability levels every morning of Kid-O-Rama week.  Special pricing – $89 for lesson only, or $149 for lesson and lift ticket.  Save $20 by booking online three days in advance.  Call 1-800-403-0206 to book a reservation.

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 3p.m. – 5p.m. Kid-O-Rama Big Truck Night  Who isn’t impressed by a big truck, or the massive machinery that it takes to make the ski mountain a great place to be.  This is your chance to check out the big trucks and equipment that make the mountain work.  Meet the drivers who operate these machines at the Tram Promenade (next to the Funitel) in the Village at Squaw Valley.

Friday, February 22, 2013,  1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Kid-O-Rama Dance Party on Ice The party on ice will take place at the High Camp in Squaw Valley.  Ice skating is $12 for adults, $6 for kids.  Fee includes skate rentals, but does not include the Tram Ticket fee to get to High Camp.

Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11 a.m. –  12:30 p.m. Snowbomb Lil’ Air Mountain Festival Children 12 and younger can show off their park skills.  Registration is $10 on the day of the event and there are prizes for all participants.  Meet at the SnoVentures area at Squaw Valley.  Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., ad practice is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

All Week Long – February 15 – 23, 2013, The Crafts Room will be Open The kids craft game room will be open all week in the Palisades Room in the Village at Squaw Valley.  Kids can play ping pong, air hockey, foosball, and cornhhole, along with arts and crafts.  Game room is $10 per child, and complimentary to Village guests.  For more information www.squaw.com/the-village.

For more information on the Kid-O-Rama week click here.

Take advantage of the upcoming holiday weekend and check out the Snow Castle in Squaw Valley, during Kid-O-Rama Week February 2013!

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Snow Castle in Squaw Valley, Kid-O-Rama Week February 2013

Graham’s at Squaw Valley, California

Graham’s at Squaw Valley, California

Graham’s Restaurant at Squaw Valley, California Graham’s at Squaw Valley in a hidden gem!  If you’ll be up in the greater Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley) ski resort area and are looking for dining options, Graham’s at Squaw Valley in the place to have a wonderful meal and evening!

Graham Rock is the owner and restaurateur of Graham’s at Squaw Valley, and he personally oversees all of the operations and takes great pride in providing a wonderful dining experience.  His smile and warmth always make me feel like I am family each and every time we’ve been at his restaurant.

Graham’s at Squaw Valley, California Graham’s is one of my favorite places to have dinner here in the North Lake Tahoe area.  You’ll love the atmosphere and old world charm that the restaurant offers.  The wood burning fireplaces are warm and inviting in the winter.  In the summer you’ll enjoy dining on the deck and the views of the majestic mountains, so it’s a place you’ll enjoy all year long.

Graham’s at Squaw Valley, California Graham’s at Squaw Valley features California Cuisine influenced by Old World Mediterranean recipes from Europe.  Their menu varies with the seasons and they have an extensive wine list.  Where Grahams really shines for me is with their amazing staff and service.

Graham’s at Squaw Valley, CaliforniaThey customized several dishes to meet my dietary restrictions last week when we had dinner at Grahams at Squaw Valley.  Check out this vegetable dish with a parmesan cheese crisp.

Graham’s at Squaw Valley, California

We also had the Ahi appetizer and the Buffalo Rib Eye at our table.

Graham’s at Squaw Valley, California

Save room for dessert. While Graham’s always has a nice selection on the dessert menu, the Tarte Tatin is a home run winner and shouldn’t be missed!  I would have had a picture of it, but it looked and smelled so amazing when it was served at the table that we had already eaten most of it before I realized I hadn’t taken a photo to share with everyone – simply delicious!

If you’ll be in the greater Olympic Valley – Tahoe City area and are looking for a place to have a wonderful dinner check out Graham’s at Squaw Valley.

Graham’s at Squaw Valley – 1650 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, California 96146. 

For dinner reservations or private parties call (530)581-0454 

Enjoy a wonderful meal and evening at Graham’s at Squaw Valley!

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com ,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

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Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report – January 13, 2013

Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report – January 13, 2013

Lake Tahoe continues to get more new snow, and the skiing and winter sports conditions are amazing.  If you haven’t made your winter vacation plans to come to Lake Tahoe, now is the time to do it.

All of our winter sports are in full-swing and it promises to be excellent for the upcoming Martin Luther King holiday weekend.Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report January 13, 2013

Welcome to the Lake Tahoe 2013 Ski Season!

Here’s a list of local Tahoe area ski resorts with their open status and snow base amounts.  If you’d like more up-to-date information check out my website.

Base totals as of January 13, 2013:

Ski Resort

Open Status

Base Inches

Location

Alpine Meadows

Open

69″ -97″

Alpine Meadows, CA
Boreal Mountain Resort

Open

188″ – 233″

19749 Boreal Ridge Road
Soda Springs, CA
Right off I-80
Diamond Peak
Open

36″ – 60″

1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV
Donner Ski Ranch
Open

NA

19320 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA
Granlibakken

Open

40″

725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA
Heavenly

Open

72″ – 226″

3860 Saddle Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Homewood Ski Resort
Open

75″

5145 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA
Kirkwood

Open

86″ – 106″

35 Miles SW of South Lake Tahoe
Off Highway 88
Mt Rose Ski Tahoe

Open

75″ – 125″

22222 Mt Rose Hwy Highway 431
between Incline and Reno, NV
Northstar

Open

41″ – 93″

Off Hwy 267, Truckee, CA
Sierra-At-Tahoe

Open

46″ – 104″

1111 Sierra-At-Tahoe
Twin Bridges, CA
Highway 50
Soda Springs
Opening
Dec 14, 2012

91″ – 137″

10244 Soda Springs Road
Soda Springs, CA
Squaw Valley USA

Open

68″ – 130″

1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA
Sugar Bowl

Open

79″ – 147″

629 Sugar Bowl Road
Donner, CA
Tahoe Donner Downhill
Open

45″ – 75″

11603 Snowpeak Way
Tahoe Donner
Truckee, CA
This winter season should be amazing here in Lake Tahoe, California. For more specific ski resort information, check out their websites. Now is the time to plan a trip to Lake Tahoe, and have some winter fun.

Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report January 13, 2013

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Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report January 13, 2013

The Olympic Heritage Week, North Lake Tahoe, California – January 2013

The Olympic Heritage Week, North Lake Tahoe, California – January 2013

The Olympic Heritage Week, North Lake Tahoe, California – January 2013 In 1960 the Winter Olympics were held at Squaw Valley and on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.  A group of community organizers and individuals have worked hard to remind everyone of the Tahoe Olympic legacy.

The Olympic Heritage Celebration Week is held the second week in January and concludes on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Olympic Cross Country Ski and Biathlon events that were held in the area.  Can you imagine cross-country skiing, or following the trails that past Olympians traveled?  This is your chance to do just that!

This year, the week-long event will start on Sunday, January 13, 2013 and end on Monday, January 21, 2012.

The Olympic Heritage Week, North Lake Tahoe, California – January 2013 We have new snow on the ground today, and with the excellent snow conditions that we already have, now is the time to come up and enjoy the winter fun here in Lake Tahoe and take advantage of the Olympic Heritage Celebration Week activities.

Here is the schedule of some of their events:

The Olympic Heritage Week, North Lake Tahoe, California – January 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013 – 12 noon  Historic guided XC and Snowshoe tours of the 1960 Olympic Trails at Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoma, CAMeet at the snow trailhead on the campground side of the park.  State Park Volunteers, Dave Antonucci, author of “A Snowball Chance:  The Story of the 1960 Winter Olympics” and Rob Weston, owner of West Shore Sports will be leading the 2 hour program.  The event is FREE, but parking is $10.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Gatekeepers Museum, Tahoe City  The Gatekeepers Museum is hosting the Robbie Burns Olympic Mixer/Reception featuring Highland Piper and Olympic Exhibits.  The event is FREE.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 6 p.m.  The Scholastic Ski Day and the Grand Opening of an exhibit on the 1960 Winter Olympic Games on the second floor of the Boat Works Mall.  The event is FREE.

Friday, January 18, 2013 – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Olympian Dinner at the Granlibakken Resort’s The Cedar House.  The Olympic Trails Restoration Committee will benefit from this dinner as 50% of all proceeds will go to benefit the group.  For cost and more information call 530.583.4242 for more information and reservations.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 – 11 a.m. The Eagle Wings Pageant Dancers The Eagle Wings Pageant Dancers will perform next to the Visitors Center in Tahoe City.  Event is FREE.  I saw them perform last year and they were amazing.  Take a look:

Sunday, January 20, 2013 –  12 noon Closing Ceremonies Come out to Squaw Valley and enjoy the Closing Ceremonies and take a walking tour of Squaw Valley. Meet in front of the Tram building at the Village at Squaw Valley.  The event is FREE.

Monday, January 21, 2013 –  10 a.m. Tahoe Center Winter Sports Park (Tahoe City Golf Course) – Citizens Against the Clock Biathlon For more information call 530.525.7232

For more information on The Olympic Heritage Week activities check out the Sierra State Parks website at www.SierraStatePark.org.

We’re already enjoying a great winter season here in Lake Tahoe.  Now would be a great time to check out our area and enjoy the Olympic legacy our area has to offer you!

See you at one of the Olympic Heritage Week events this week in North Lake Tahoe, California!

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The Olympic Heritage Week, North Lake Tahoe, California – January 2013 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks – Squaw Valley, California – December 31, 2012

New Year’s Eve Fireworks – Squaw Valley, California – December 31, 2012 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks - Squaw Valley, California – December 31, 2012  If you’ll be in the Squaw Valley area on December 31, 2012, plan to be at the KT Base Bar area to watch the Free Fireworks that will start at 9 p.m. After the fireworks, if you’re over the age of 21, the Olympic House will be the place to be.  A $10 cover charge at the door will get you in and you’ll be able to keep the party going and bring in the New Year in style!

Here is the schedule of their events:

New Year’s Eve – Squaw Valley, California – December 31, 2012 

9 p.m. Fireworks at the Squaw Valley Village.  Best viewing area will be at the KT Base Bar area, but if you have a view of the Squaw Valley ski slopes you’ll have a view of the fireworks!

9:30 p.m. until Closing – The Olympic House $10 cover charge must be 21+

For more information on events at Squaw Valley check out their website at www.squaw.com

Happy New Year!

There are a lot of ways to get home safely.  Check out the Tahoe area bus system for their expanded night service for a free ride.  Service will run until 2 a.m.  Be safe, don’t drink and drive!

Check out the fireworks at Squaw Valley, California tonight, December 31, 2012! 
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New Year’s Eve Fireworks – Squaw Valley, California – December 31, 2012 

Tahoe Ski Resort – Snow Report – December 22, 2012

Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report – December 22, 2012

Ho, ho, ho, Lake Tahoe has new snow! On the West Shore of Lake Tahoe  this afternoon I measured about 18″ of new snow here at the lake level, so you can just imagine how much more snow they’ve recieved at the ski resorts!

This monster snow storm will continue through Monday, and most Tahoe ski resorts  are expecting to receive another 5+ feet of new snow.  We should have amazing skiing conditions for  the Christmas – New Year’s holiday week!Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 13, 2012

The Tahoe 2012-2013 Ski Season has arrived!

Here’s a list of local Tahoe area resorts with their open status and snow base amounts.

Base totals as of December 22, 2012:

Ski Resort

Open Status

Base Inches

Location

Alpine Meadows

Open

39″ -68″

Alpine Meadows, CA
Boreal Mountain Resort

Open

49″ – 65″

19749 Boreal Ridge Road
Soda Springs, CA
Right off I-80
Diamond Peak
Open

24″ – 36″

1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV
Donner Ski Ranch
Open

NA

19320 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA
Granlibakken

Open

30″

725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA
Heavenly

Open

30″ – 53″

3860 Saddle Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Homewood Ski Resort
Open

55″

5145 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA
Kirkwood

Open

52″ – 61″

35 Miles SW of South Lake Tahoe
Off Highway 88
Mt Rose Ski Tahoe

Open

52″ – 94″

22222 Mt Rose Hwy Highway 431
between Incline and Reno, NV
Northstar

Open

21″ – 67″

Off Hwy 267, Truckee, CA
Sierra-At-Tahoe

Open

33″ – 73″

1111 Sierra-At-Tahoe
Twin Bridges, CA
Highway 50
Soda Springs
Opening
Dec 14, 2012

44″ – 65″

10244 Soda Springs Road
Soda Springs, CA
Squaw Valley USA

Open

18″ – 80″

1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA
Sugar Bowl

Open

38″ – 97″

629 Sugar Bowl Road
Donner, CA
Tahoe Donner Downhill
Open

15″ – 45″

11603 Snowpeak Way
Tahoe Donner
Truckee, CA
The holidays should be amazing here in Lake Tahoe.  Get ready to enjoy our new snow!  For more specific ski resort information, check out their websites. Now is the time to plan a trip to Lake Tahoe, and have some winter fun.

Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 13, 2012

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Tahoe Ski Resorts – Snow Report December 22, 2012

Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012

Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012

Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012If you’ll be spending the holidays here in the North Lake Tahoe area, one local Tahoe favorite is to watch the Torchlight Parade at Squaw Valley, California on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2012.

The Torchlight Parade will begin at 6 p.m. and the best viewing will be at the KT Base Bar area.  Events do start on time, and if you do get there a little early you’ll have time to grab a hot chocolate from Starbucks in the Squaw Valley Village, or to get a libation at the KT Base Bar.

Dress warmly as the weather is forecasted to be cold and with the big winter weather snow storm we are about to get in the next few days right before the big holiday, you may need extra time to just get around.

My family went last year, so check out last year’s Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade video in Squaw Valley.  Get ready for some Tahoe holiday magic!

Here are the details:

Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012 Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012

Where: KT Base Bar, The Village at Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, CA.  While you’ll be able to see the Torchlight Parade from any location that has a view of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort Mountain, being at the KT Base Bar is going to give you a great place to view the event.

When:  Monday, December 31, 2012 –  6 p.m.

For more information on all of the holiday events going on in Squaw Valley, check out their website: http://www.squaw.com/

If you’ll be in the greater Tahoe City area for the holidays make sure you watch the holiday Torchlight Parade in Squaw Valley this year!

See you at the Torchlight Parade on Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California!

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Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012