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.

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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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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

Shop Local Contest – North Lake Tahoe

Shop Local Contest – North Lake TahoeShop Local Contest – North Lake Tahoe

Get ready to shop, find unique gifts, and win great prizes in North Lake Tahoe, California.  The 6th Annual Shop Local Contest in North Lake Tahoe begins on black Friday, November 23, 2012.

There are so many reasons to shop local and support the North Lake Tahoe business community.  Not only are you supporting local employers, saving gas money by staying in the area, you’re also putting your money back into the local community, as dollars spent here, tend to stay here.

According to the www.VisitTahoeCity.org web site on their Shop Local Contest information “Researchers have proven that for every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend the same amount in a national chain, only $43 stays here and if you spend it online there is NO BENEFIT to our local community.”  Keep your holiday shopping dollars in our state, county, and community!

Need more reasons to shop locally, how about a chance to win one of these Grand Prizes:

  • $500 Tahoe Dave’s Gift Certificate
  • Homewood Mountain Season Pass
  • Northstar Ski Package
  • 1-Night Squaw Valley Lodging & Lift Package
  • $300 Squaw Valley Retail Gift Card valid at Squaw Valley Retailers
  • Two Rounds of Golf at The Resort at Squaw Creek
  • Diamond Peak Season Pass
  • 4 Rounds at Incline Village Mountain Golf Course
  • Plus additional prizes ….

Here’s how you can shop to win:

  • Contest Period – Black Friday, Friday, November 23, 2012 through Christmas, December 25, 2012
  • Pick up a Shop Local Contest Card at participating retailers in Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Village at Northstar, and the Village at Squaw Valley.
  • Participating retailers are listed online at www.ShopLocalNorthTahoe.com
  • For every $25 that you spend at a participating retailer, you’ll receive a sticker for your contest card.  Turn in your card with 3 or more stickers and you’re entered to win.
  • Contest cards with 13 stickers or more will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.
  • Non-winning contest cards from the Grand Prize drawing and all other contest cards with three or more stickers are eligible to win additional prizes.
  • Turn your contest cards in by Friday, January 11, 2013 at the locations listed on the card and you will be entered into the drawing.
  • Drawing winners will be contacted and announced in January 2013.

For more information contact www.ShopLocalNorthTahoe.com or call 530.581.8727.

If you’ll be in the North Lake Tahoe area over the holidays, here’s your chance to shop locally and win in the Shop Local Contest!

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Tahoe Sierra Century Bike Ride

Tahoe Sierra Century Bike Ride

The 10th annual Tahoe Sierra Century will be held this coming Saturday, September 22, 2012 in the greater Lake Tahoe area.  This ride is known for its scenic beauty and riding challenges!

Everyone will begin and end in Squaw Valley, California.  Depending on the riding distance you’ve chosen 30 miles (novice), 60 miles, or 100 miles (The Century Ride), your route will take you on a great adventure in the Lake Tahoe – Truckee area.

For those that go for the Century Ride (100 mile ride) you’ll start in Squaw Valley and then ride along the Truckee River (Highway 89 South) to Tahoe City.  From Tahoe City, you’ll ride along the thirteen miles of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Once you arrive in Kings Beach, you’ll take Highway 267 and climb up to Brockway Summit. Once you reach the top of the summit, you descend into Martis Valley, passing by Northstar and into Truckee, California.  You’ll make your way through Truckee and head up a strenuous 8-mile climb into Tahoe Donner.

Tahoe Bike RidingAfter Tahoe Donner, you descend back into Truckee for a 5-mile ride along Donner Lake and then you’ll climb back up Old Highway 40 over Donner Summit.  You’ll be ready for lunch at Cisco Grove.  After lunch, you’ll head back up the Donner Summit and back down to Donner Lake.

Your last fifteen miles will be along the Truckee River corridor (Highway 89 South) taking you back to Squaw Valley.

This will be a great day of riding for everyone.  Once the ride is over, a dinner will be served at the end of the event from 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. with live music provided by North Tahoe High School (NTHS) and North Tahoe Middle School (NTMS) Bands.

Here are the details:

Tahoe Sierra Century Bike Ride

When:  Saturday, September 22, 2012

Check in opens at 6:30 a.m.

 Start Times:

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. 100 Miles
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 60 Miles
10:00 a.m. 30 Miles

Registration: The Inn Shop of Squaw Valley at PlumpJack’s is where registration will take place. Registration/check-in is Friday, September 21, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday September 22, 2012 beginning at 6:30 a.m.

*Safety Requirements: A properly fitting, US CPSC-approved helmet is required of all riders at all times. Carry a pump, a spare tube, and patch kit. Bring an extra water bottle. Always carry your ID with emergency contact phone numbers for yourself.

All riders must be 14 years of age, or older, except for tandem stoker (back) rider.

Cost:  Early Bird:  Registration through September 21, 2012

Single $55 (60-mile or 100-mile routes)

Single $45 (30-mile route)

Tandem $100 ($80 if stoker under 14 years of age)

Family $110** for two riders, $40 for each additional

** Immediate family members only

Day of Event: On-Site Only Registration – September 22, 2012

Add $10 per rider

Register online at:   http://www.tahoesierracentury.com/registration.html

Note: online registration closes at midnight September 20, 2012.

Bike riders of all abilities are invited to take the ride.  Come out and enjoy a wonderful September day of bike riding, while supporting the music programs at the North Tahoe Middle and North Tahoe High School.

Get ready to enjoy the Tahoe Sierra Century bike ride!

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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Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley If you haven’t made plans for this weekend, you may want to check out the Brews, Jazz and Funk Festival in Squaw Valley, on Saturday and Sunday. 

 

This beer festival will start around 2 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. at the Village at Squaw Valley both days.  There is a $5 donation at the door – entry fee and beer proceeds go to benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, and then beer tickets will be on sale for $4 each.  You’ll get the chance to sample beer from over 40 different breweries, while listening to a great line up of music both days.

 

Picture a hot summer day here in Tahoe sampling ice cold beer, while listening to some great jazz music.  This could be the perfect combination to beat the heat, while you’re supporting the local Tahoe-Truckee Humane Society at the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley this year.

 

Here are the details:

 

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest

When:  Saturday and Sunday, August 11, 2012 and August 12, 2012

Where:  Village at Squaw Valley

Time:   2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:    $5 Donation, $4 per beer ticket

Come out and enjoy a wonderful day, or evening great jazz music and beer in the Village in Squaw Valley, California! 

See you at the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest in Squaw Valley this weekend!

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