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

Alpine Meadows Homes for Sale and Market Report

Alpine Meadows Homes for Sale and Market Report

Alpine Meadows, CaliforniaAlpine Meadows, California is a small, low-key, ski resort community that is just south of Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and just a few miles north-west of Tahoe City, California and Lake Tahoe.

Alpine Meadows is known for its beautiful mountain setting and small-town resort feel.  Serious skiers love the challenge of the mountain and excellent snow conditions.

Alpine Meadows is known for its great winter skiing, but Alpine Meadows property owners also have access to the Alpine Springs Community Park which provides great summer activities such as a swimming pond and beach area, BBQ area, tennis courts, and volleyball court area.

Alpine Meadows is a wonderful area to own a vacation-resort second home because it gives provides owners some distance from commercial developments, yet it is close enough to still enjoy all that Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, and Lake Tahoe have to offer.

Alpine Meadows Homes Sold Market Report:

Alpine Meadows has had 19 single family homes sales for 2012.  Alpine Meadows single family home sales prices have increased by +17.7% to an average median homes sales price of $565,000.

Alpine Meadows Homes for Sale and Market Report

Cash sale transactions for the Alpine Meadows home market have decreased to 32%, which is close to the Tahoe-Regional average of 34%, or 1 out of every 3 home sales.

The current absorption rate is at 3.5 months, which indicates a Sellers’ market.

Distress sales (bank foreclosures- real estate owned (REO’s) and short sales) have improved and now only account for 5% of all homes sold in 2012, which is an improvement over 2011, and 2010 distressed levels.

There were 7 Active – available homes for sale in the Alpine Meadows area as of 11/29/2012.  They ranged in price from $350,000 to $1,929,000.  Of the 7 homes offered for sale there is one (1) short sale, no REO listings, which may be a sign that the market is stabilizing.

There is one (1) pending sale in this exclusive ski area and it is listed at $490,000.

Alpine Meadows, CA 96146 Real Estate Market Report Summary

Sold Single Family Homes

 Year  Homes
Sold
Median Average
Sales
Price
Lowest
PriceSold
Highest
Price
Sold
 %
Cash
Transactions
Absorption
Rate
< 5 months Sellers Mkt5-7 months balanced>7 months Buyers’ Mkt
DistressedSales Breakdown
of distressedSales
2012 19 $565,000 $100,000 $950,000 32% 3.5   monthsSellers’   Market 5% 0   REO’s1
Short Sale
2011 19 $480,000 $260,000 $1,200,000 42% NA 16% 1   REO’s2
Short Sales
2010 19 $590,000 $390,000 $1,210,000 31% NA 21% 1   REO’s3
Short Sale
2009 18 $664,000 $435,000 $1,425,000 17% NA 0% 0   REO’s0
Short Sale
2008 13 $890,000 $628,000 $1,885,000 23% NA 0% 0   REO’s0
Short Sale
2007 12 $757,500 $485,000 $1,931,000 33% NA 0% 0   REO’s0
Short Sale
2006 12 $865,000 $625,000 $1,600,000 0% NA 0% 0   REO’s0
Short Sale

*YTD period is 01/01/2012– 11/29/2012.  Data Source:  Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service.

Use caution when only a handful of sales are available in a neighborhood.  The market changes can be significant.

If you’d like more information on the Alpine Meadows area, or would like to know what your Alpine Meadows home may be worth, call Laura Allen at 530.414.1260

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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.

Alpine Meadows Homes for Sale and Market Report