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!

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.

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

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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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.

Torchlight Parade – Christmas Eve in Squaw Valley, California 2012

The Resort at Squaw Creek – Gingerbread Village

The Resort at Squaw Creek – Gingerbread Village

The Resort at Squaw Creek  – Gingerbread VillageThe Resort at Squaw Creek will unveil their Gingerbread Village and light their Grand Tree with Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Gingerbread Village and Grand Tree lighting event promises to be a festive and fun holiday evening with live music, carolers, ice skating performances by local children, free hot chocolate, and roasting s’mores.

No holiday event would be complete without a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and their merry elves, so be ready to enjoy the magic of the holidays.  This year Santa will arrive by Fire Truck so you won’t want to miss out on his grand entrance to kick-off the event off!

The Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, CA This annual holiday tradition at the Resort at Squaw Creek is free and open to the public.  Here are the details:

The Resort at Squaw Creek  – Gingerbread Village

Where: The Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, California.

When:  Friday, November 23, 2012 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:  FREE Open to all Guests and the Public

For more information on the upcoming holiday events check out The Resort at Squaw Creek’s website at www.MagicalSquawCreek.com

See you at The Resort at Squaw Creek  – Gingerbread Village and holiday Grand Tree Lighting Event tonight, Friday, November 23, 2012!

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The Resort at Squaw Creek  – Gingerbread Village

Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent

Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent

Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent - Rubicon BayMaking an investment in Tahoe Real Estate is more than just about buying a home, or condo in your price range.  It’s my job as your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent to help you find the right property and location so you can “Live the Tahoe Lifestyle ~ Your Way!”

I’m here to help you put the massive amounts of real estate data, information, and listings you are finding on the internet into perspective.  

My job is to help you understand the different Tahoe neighborhoods, locations, features, and choices.  What adds value, things to consider that are unique to our area, and finding the right opportunities for you.  

You know what you want, so let the experience that a Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent / REALTOR® has, help you to find the right property.      

Here is what to expect when you work with Laura Allen, Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent / REALTOR®.

Initial Meeting:  At our first meeting you will receive my Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Welcome Packet, which includes the following:

     Local Area Map Guide & Information Book:  Buyer tips and Tahoe information.

     Newsletter: If numbers and market data are your thing, you’ll appreciate this newsletter.

     Sample Contract Documents:  Agency, California Association of REALTORS® Residential Purchase Contract, and local disclosures.

     Special Disclosures:  Information on Short Sales, Bank Foreclosure REO Properties (special disclosures).

 

I will also have a special Tahoe Property Tour Guide for the day, which includes the following:

     Property List:  A detailed list of all Tahoe properties we are going to see that day. 

     Property Details: Detailed property information on each property.

     Property Map:  A detailed area map showing you where each property is located.

     Professional Presentation: Your information is printed in color and is bound together so you’ll have it available for you to write your   notes in.  You’ll know which properties you liked, and which ones you didn’t like.

 

On-Going Service:  I will set you up for automated property alerts for all Tahoe properties in your price range that meet your needs to be sent to you as soon as they are entered into our system.

 

Remember, as your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent I can represent you on:

     Any property in our MLS system regardless of who the listing broker is on

     the property.

     Any property you find on the Internet.

     Any neighborhood property you find driving through the area.

     Any For Sale By Owner property.

 Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent - Kings Beach Public BeachesContract:  I will prepare your contract for you, but together we will figure out what terms, conditions, and contract items are important to you so they are addressed in your Tahoe property offer. 

 

Contract Negotiations:  You should know that I have extensive experience in negotiating in multiple offer situations, short sales, REO’s, estate sales, and the standard equity sale for single family homes, condominiums and vacant lots.  I’m here to help guide you through the entire buyer-seller negotiation process. 

 

Property Investigation/Buyer Due Diligence:  In escrow I’ll be there to help you through the Buyer Due Diligence phase and your physical investigation of the property. 

 

You’ll need local home inspectors, pest inspectors, contractors/trade professionals and I have people ready for you to select from.  You’ll find that you’re not alone, and that I’ve surrounded you with skilled professionals.

Closing Escrow:  Once it’s time for the transaction to close, I’ll be here to help you with the final details.  Perhaps it’s getting meeting a delivery truck, or letting a contractor in to do some repairs or make some upgrades.  I understand that as a second home owner, this level of service is what you’ll need to make a smooth move into your new Tahoe home.

Cost of a Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent – $0:  Typically there is no additional charge, fee, or commission paid by the buyer when you have your own Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent.  Most sellers include a buyers’ agent fee in their selling costs and we are paid at the close of escrow through the Cooperating Broker Provision in our local Multiple Listing Service. 

Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent Agent -Kingswood Estates Looking towards Brockway PointBuyer Myth:  A common buyer myth that many believe is true is if they use the same agent the seller has (listing agent) that they will get a better deal with the seller because the commission on the buyers’ side is saved by the seller. 

Commissions are negotiated before the home was put on the market.  If there is any commission saving to the seller it is often a commission reduction of 1%, or less when the sellers’ agent represents both sides. 

With such a small savings, what is the negotiation really costing you when you don’t have your own Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent? Using the agent that is working directly for the seller can be beneficial, but buyers really need to think about what their goals are by using the same agent as the seller.  

As your Tahoe Buyer’s Real Estate Agent my goal is to put money in your pocket, not the sellers’ pocket.  My loyalty is not divided between you, the buyer, and the seller, it’s all about you, my buyer! 

After the Purchase:  After the escrow is over, I’ll be here to welcome you to your new home.  You may find in the weeks, months, even years after you’ve closed on your new Tahoe home that you may need local assistance.  I’m just a phone call, text message, or email away.  I’m here to help even after the sale is completed.

As Your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent / REALTOR®, my goal is to be your local advocate, provide exceptional service, add value to your real estate transaction, and to provide support.   My job is to make the entire process enjoyable, organized and informed. 

Not all Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agents are the same.  In the Lake Tahoe – Truckee, California real estate market, you’re expecting more, and I want to exceed those expectations.  These are just some of the things that I will do when I work for you as your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent! 

Everyone should have representation; talk to Laura Allen your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent.

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Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

If you’re into yoga and music then check out Wanderlust in Squaw Valley, California this coming weekend, July 26 – July 29, 2012.  Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

 

This is the fourth year that Squaw Valley will be home to the Wanderlust Festival.  This year promises to be even better than ever with yoga teachers, wellness experts and green leaders, along with a wide variety of live music and DJ’s.   

Experience Wanderlust by attending one of the many events.  Special events are the Farm to Table Dinners, Winederlust (wine tastings), Healing Sanctuary, Speakeasy Lectures, Wanderlust Kids Program, Hikes and Outdoor Expeditions. 

 

Get ready for yoga talks by Sean Corn, Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, Waye Dyer and many more.  Music by Ziggy Martin, Shpongle presents the Masquerade, Beats Antique, Krishna Das, MC Yogi, Eskmo, Quixotic, Shaman’s Dream and so much more.    

 

Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

The Wanderlust Festival is a blend of yoga, music, organic dining, and inspirational speakers all set in beautiful Squaw Valley.  What a way to get back to nature.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a yoga pro, or just curious about learning more about more a more organic lifestyle the Wanderlust Festival has something for everyone.  Come out and enjoy a wonderful day in Squaw Valley!

Tickets to all events are on sale now for Wanderlust.

See you at one of the Wanderlust Festival events in Squaw Valley this weekend!

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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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Free Summer Movies in Squaw Valley

Free Summer Movies in Squaw Valley

Summer is a great time to be Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley, California.  On Thursday nights in July and August check out the FREE Summer movies in Squaw Valley.  The free outdoor movies are presented in the Events Plaza at the Village at Squaw Valley and a new movie is presented each week. All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. weather permitting.

 Free Summer Movies in Squaw Valley

Here is the free summer movie Squaw Valley schedule:

 

Squaw Valley Free Summer Movie Series

 

July 5: Kung Fu Panda– (91 min)

July 12: Puss in Boots– (90 min)

July 19: Hugo–  (127 min)

July 26: The Muppets– (103 min)

August 2: The Adventures of Tintin –  (107 min)

August 9: Captain America:  The First Avenger– (124 min)

August 16: Happy Feet Two–  (100 min)

August 23: Transformers:  Dark of the Moon– (154 min)

August 30: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off– (103 min)

 

Movie goers are encouraged to:

Wear warm clothing – sweaters and jackets are highly recommended.

Bring a blanket.  Summer evenings are cool in Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe!

Arrive early to get a good seat.  The movie begins at 8:30 p.m.

Come out and enjoy a wonderful evening underneath the stars and watch a free movie in Squaw Valley!

See you at one of the Free Movies in Squaw Valley this summer! 

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