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April 21, 2014 | 02:37 PM

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe adds Ironman 70.3 event

IRONMAN has just announced a new event as part of race weekend here in Lake Tahoe - IRONMAN 70.3. The scenery that will take your breath away if the 6,000 ft altitude doesn't.

For triathletes everywhere, the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe experience is considered one of the most challenging. Well, the finish line just got a little bit closer with the announcement of IRONMAN 70.3.

At half the distance of the full course, IRONMAN 70.3 will allow even more athletes to compete in one of the most exhilarating race destinations around the world. Lake Tahoe's IRONMAN 70.3 course mirrors the path of the full IRONMAN event with a swim that begins in Kings Beach, a bike course that goes through Tahoe City, Truckee, and Northstar, and a run from Squaw Valley to Tahoe City and back.

From the official IRONMAN web site: "As IRONMAN expands globally, there is an increased desire for athletes from all regions to have similar opportunities," said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for IRONMAN. "Lake Tahoe is the perfect venue for this program as it allows athletes with different fitness levels and goals to experience everything Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region has to offer."

Athletes and their families are welcome to stay at host hotel Resort at Squaw Creek, minutes from the finish line and along the running course. Suites with kitchens begin at just $249 and a complimentary late check-out allows athletes a full day of recovery with access to their room and all resort amenities. Book online and ask for your late check-out upon check-in.

 

Photo Credit: IRONMAN Lake Tahoe

April 09, 2014 | 03:46 PM

Trail running season in Lake Tahoe

As the snow melts off the trails, revealing Tahoe's soft carpet of sandy soil and pine needles, trail runners rejoice. With impossibly blue skies, mild summertime temperatures, breathtaking views around every corner, and miles and miles of perfectly graded backcountry trails, Lake Tahoe is a trail runner's paradise. 

At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, Lake Tahoe sits in a basin carved by glaciers. Ringing the basin are some of the most scenic miles of singletrack in North America - most of it with a view of the lake itself. The views make the miles go by, as a recent article in Condé Nast Traveler highlighting Lake Tahoe trail runs points out.

Tahoe trail runners love the easy access to great trails - you feel like you are 10 miles out of town after a short jaunt from the trailhead - as well as the terrain and the weather. Casual and serious runners alike find it easy to motivate themselves to get out on the trail, even while they are on vacation. Plus, there's nothing better than a day relaxing on the beach after a great run.

One of the oldest and most famous endurance trail runs, the Western States Endurance Run, begins right here in Squaw Valley. Looking for something a little shorter than 100.2 miles? Check out the Tahoe Trail Running Series that takes place from early June through October at locations all around Lake Tahoe.

Or simply ask the team at Resort at Squaw Creek how to get out on the trails. We have several passionate runners on staff who would be happy to give you tips on how to experience Tahoe's best trail runs.

Photo from Condé Nast Traveler Daily Traveler

April 08, 2014 | 01:14 PM

Lake Tahoe spa offers ultimate in Spring rejuvination

With spring in the air, California spas are rolling out treatments to help you make the transition to sunshine and warm temps. Spa at Squaw Creek, a spa in Lake Tahoe, is offering the ultimate spring rejuvination treatment for your skin.

Spring cleaning, detoxifying internal cleanses, an abundance of seasonal fruits and veggies . . . there are so many ways we help our bodies spring forward when the clocks change.

The Detoxifying Salt Glow at Spa at Squaw Creek can help you bring in the spring with a pampering body treatment that will wash away winter's dull dry skin and leave you glowing.  

An exuberating mineral scrub blended with herbal extracts and aromatic essential oils exfoliates and awakens your healthier skin. The exfoliation is followed by a full body massage using a detoxifying aromatherapy massage oil mixed with body purifier bath salts. The oil and salt combination is focused on detoxification for spring renewal and seasonal therapeutic benefits.

Benefits of this type of treatment are myriad. Mineral scrubs have been used in California luxury spas for years to cleanse and buff the skin. The skin naturally responds to the deep cleansing by regenerating itself creating a healthy, fresh and vibrant glow. When mineral and sea salts are combined with herbal extracts and essential oils and massaged into the skin, they not only exfoliate and condition the skin, but also assist the body’s circulation and lymph flow.

Book your treatment before June 19, and save 20% on any single treatment, or 30% on any two treatments. Make your appointment for the Detoxifying Salt Glow today either online or by calling 530.583.6300.

April 02, 2014 | 11:19 AM

Surf and Turf Trio is a top choice from the banquet menu

Dining at Resort at Squaw Creek is an elegant and varied affair. The myriad North Lake Tahoe restaurants offer everything from casual patisserie breakfasts for guests-on-the-go to sumptuous five course dinners for families and friends reconnecting amidst the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

For meeting and event guests of Resort at Squaw Creek, the banquet menus offer a resplendent display of culinary options, many of which incorporate local and regional ingredients.

The Surf & Turf Trio is one of our banquet guests most popular choices for elegant dinners. Featuring an 8 oz. beef tenderloin, jumbo prawns, and a lobster tail, the Surf & Turf Trio is sure to impress.

We've included the recipe below so you can recreate it in your own kitchen for special occassions.

 

Surf and Turf Trio 

Ingredients

1 ea                             8 oz Beef Tenderloin

2 ea                             Jumbo Prawns – U12, peeled and deveined

½ ea                            Lobster tail – 3 oz total weight

1 clove                         Garlic

2 tablespoons              Lemon Juice

2 tablespoons              Chopped Parsley

1 ½ tablespoons          Butter

TT                                Salt and Pepper

4 oz                              Starch - of your choice

4 oz                              Vegetable - of your choice

Preparation

In a large saucepan, add butter and heat over medium high heat.  Add shrimp and lobster tail and cook until golden brown on one side then turn, about 3 minutes.  Turn the shrimp and lobster tail then add the garlic and lemon juice and cook until the garlic is fragrant but shrimp are still translucent, 1-2 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Meanwhile, grill the tenderloin to desired temperature.  To compose the plate, place the prepared starch and vegetable in the center of the plate with the tenderloin atop.  Place the lobster tail to the side and cascade the shrimp from the tenderloin to the scallop.  Spoon some of the pan juices over the prawns and lobster tail then garnish with parsley and enjoy.

 

March 31, 2014 | 09:38 AM

Adding Local Culture to your Destination Meeting

Finding the right destination with an inspiring location and enriching local culture can create a memorable experience for your event attendees. A multitude of factors contribute to events that people talk about for months afterward – among them fun local happenings that give a flavor of the community.

Plan your meeting around one of these local North Lake Tahoe events for added flavor. 

April:

Wild & Scenic Film Festival - 04/11/2014 to 04/12/2014

Located right here in the Olympic Valley, this event spans two nights with two venues presenting films to inspire audiences to protect and preserve our earth for future generations. 

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day 2014 – 04/19/14

Celebrate Squaw Valley’s unique beauty at the annual Tahoe Truckee Earth Day 2014 festival. This event educates the public on how to preserve and protect our Earth.

June:

Tahoe City Wine Walk - 06/21/2014

This event features samples from gourmet Lake Tahoe restaurants, regional wineries, and local boutique shops.

July:

Art, Wine, & Music Festival in Squaw Valley - 07/12/2014 to 07/13/2014

This festival showcases fine art alongside musical performances and delectable wine tastings.

Find more community and signature events throughout North Lake Tahoe at our online event calendar.

Resort at Squaw Creek is nestled in the heart of Squaw Valley - replete with work spaces that inspire communication, motivate healthy lifestyles, engage the mind and the body, and energize creativity.  The spectacular location is surpassed only by the number of on-site amenities, both of which ensure attendees will be able to seamlessly blend work and play and leave feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. Find your perfect meeting destination at Resort at Squaw Creek.

March 26, 2014 | 01:29 PM

New Outdoor Wedding Venue in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe weddings are among the most stunning in the world. Brides now have even more choices for outdoor Lake Tahoe wedding locations with the addition of the golf course at Resort at Squaw Creek.

Set back slightly from the Resort patios, and adjacent to the Squaw Creek chairlift, the new golf course venue offers the wedding party and guests the feel of soft grass underfoot, cool shade from towering pine trees, and sweeping, uninterrupted views of Squaw Valley and the meadow.

Available after 5:00 p.m., golf course ceremonies will also take advantage of gorgeous Lake Tahoe sunsets. The new venue accommodates up to 100 guests.

See all of the Lake Tahoe wedding locations at Resort at Squaw Creek and learn more about our wedding packages online at www.squawcreek.com.  

 

March 19, 2014 | 09:56 AM

Meetings at Lake Tahoe Resort Available from $149 Through June 30

Incentivize, motivate, and recognize your team in 2014 with a corporate retreat at Resort at Squaw Creek, a California luxury resort.

Resort at Squaw Creek is nestled in the heart of Squaw Valley - replete with work spaces that inspire communication, motivate healthy lifestyles, engage the mind and the body, and energize creativity. Our spectacular location is surpassed only by the number of on-site amenities, both of which ensure your attendees will be able to seamlessly blend work and play and leave feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. 

Whether you are looking to plan a major corporate meeting, or a small retreat for a niche team-within-your-team, our Hot Dates make an escape from the office realistic in 2014. 

April 13 - 23, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $149

May 9 - 12, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $159

May 26 - June 4, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $159

June 8 - 16, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $169

July 6 - 12, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $179 weekday/$209 weekend

August 23 - 28, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $189 weekday/$209 weekend

September 1 - 4, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $149

September 7 - 10, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $179

October 24 - November 8, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $159

December 1 - 24, 2014
Deluxe guestrooms from $159

 *Dates and rates subject to change. Rates are per night for new business booked between now and June 30, 2014. Must have a minimum of ten (10) guestrooms per night for a minimum of two (2) nights to qualify. Above rates do not include resort fee or applicable tax. No applicable with any other offer or discount.

March 17, 2014 | 04:19 PM

Why August 29, 2015 is the Perfect Night for your Lake Tahoe Wedding

Choosing just the right venue for your wedding in Lake Tahoe is a very personal journey for every couple. But sometimes the universe makes it easy to choose exactly the right date.

Lake Tahoe weddings are generally gorgeous affairs. With the endless sunshine, impossibly blue skies, and picture-perfect mountain backdrop, Tahoe is the ultimate California wedding venue. After all, nature looks good on everybody.

And on August 29, 2015, Mother Nature is throwing a little extra glitter on the affair with a full moon.

Not only will you be treated to spectacular daytime views of Squaw Valley's six massive granite peaks, surrounded by towering pine trees, and comforted by all the amenties of a four diamond resort, but when the moon and stars come out, you'll feel like the universe is putting on a fireworks show just for you and your new spouse.

To give you a taste, here's a photo of last night's full moon as it set this morning behind Squaw Valley's peaks. 

Summertime Saturday night + full moon + Resort at Squaw Creek = perfect wedding plan.

March 12, 2014 | 09:09 AM

Nightlife in Lake Tahoe

Wondering what to do after the sun goes down in Lake Tahoe? Options are as plentiful as the stars in the night sky.

Known for having an over-abundance of outdoor activities in both summer and winter, Lake Tahoe is a recreational mecca for visitors of all ages. From the beach and boating June through September, to the incredible skiing, snowboarding, and winter fun December through April, not to mention hiking and mountain biking perfection in September and October, there is no shortage of ways to fill your days on a trip to Lake Tahoe.

But what do you do when the sun goes down? Not to worry! There are plenty of nightlife options to keep you busy when the stars come out.

A veritable army of local bars and restaurants await in Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, and Truckee. You can find something that suits just about any taste or any atmosphere. From fine dining, an urban-feel, and high-end cocktails, to local hangout, craft beers, and simple food, North Lake Tahoe has it all.

Families will find an abundance of casual, kid-friendly dinner spots around Squaw Valley and Truckee, while an awesome playground on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City is a great before-dinner activity to work out that last pint of energy.

And for the late-night crowd, there is live music all over town. From headliners to local acts, the venues in North Lake Tahoe host a lively music scene that can keep you busy every night of the week.

And if you want to keep it uber-local during your stay at Resort at Squaw Creek, stick to the Squaw Village, rated the #3 on USA Today's list of Top 10 Ski Resorts for Nightlife.    

March 07, 2014 | 09:47 AM

Spring Spa Specials in Lake Tahoe

With so many gorgeous spas in Lake Tahoe to choose from, how does one decide? Our Lake Tahoe spa packages offer a delectable array of treatments, but one way to really make the most of your California spa vacation is to take advantage of seasonal treatments.

This spring, Spa at Squaw Creek is offering two seasonal treatments at 20% off that are just perfect for helping your skin make the transition out of winter.

The Anti-Aging Pear and Fig Facial ($165 for 50 minutes) uses organic products brimming with antioxidants to combat premature aging and leave the skin with a healthy glow. A nourishing treatment for any skin type using a pear and fig peel loaded with natural enzymes, jojoba beads, and alpha-hydroxy acids, the Pear and Fig Facial helps revitalize dull, dry skin by generating your skin's cell renewal, thereby restoring your natural beauty.

The Orange Blossom Sugar Scrub ($150 for 50 minutes) nourishes and exfoliates your skin and helps you relax with the aroma of exotic nut oils and orange blossoms. The raw cane sugar rub reveals new healthy skin while strengthening elasticity. Replenish moisture to your entire body as nutrient rich body butter infused with coconut oil is massaged into your skin, leaving you satiny soft with a radiant glow.

Both seasonal treatments are available through June 19, 2014 and are 20% off the listed price.   

Lake Tahoe spa packages

 

 




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