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May 24, 2016 | 10:37 AM

Soul to Solstice Wellness Retreat Lake Tahoe - Health for Body and Mind

Resort at Squaw Creek is excited to host our first Soul to Solstice Wellness Weekend this June 17 - 19, 2016 here at the resort. Organized by the Spa at Squaw Creek, the weekend includes yoga, pilates and fitness classes; motivational speakers; gourmet healthy dining; life coaching; guided mountain hikes through Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley; and of course, spa treatments!

Book day passes or a full weekend package to indulge in a full weekend of wellness focused on creating balance between a healthy body. mind, and soul. This program is designed to offer participants education, inspiration, and individual experiences, which will allow for personal growth and discovery. 

Why Solstice?

During the summer solstice, we experience more light (it's the longest day of the year) and we'll come together to boost our energy and regenerate our body, mind, and soul. 

The weekend will be at your own pace and schedule. Expect a true soul journey and look to explore the possibilities of breaking through personal boundaries.

Weekend Highlights Include:

  • Friday night Wellness Welcome Reception, featuring a "Healthy Happy Hour" (wine, snacks, a speciality cocktail, a non-alcoholic speciality cocktail and mini spa treatments
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet/Wellness Lunches
  • Saturday night wine tasting reception
  • Various yoga and fitness classes – including sunrise yoga, vibrant vinyasa, mellow flow yoga, pilates, and more.
  • International Speaker and renowned author Donna Hartley presents “Fire up your Life: A Journey of Transformation” followed by book signing
  • The first documented woman to solo Mount McKinley, Norma Jean Bowers presents “Denali Solo: Breaking boundaries”
  • Vision Board Workshop and individual life coaching sessions led by Life Coach Kathleen McNichols
  • Guided Hikes led by Norma Jean Bowers.
  • 20% Discounted Spa Treatments

Guided Mountain Hikes

“Soul of Squaw Valley” This two hour hike leads you along the historic Western States Trail. Wind your way through old growth forests and take a bird’s eye view of Squaw Valley. Lead by Norma Jean Bowers, Lake Tahoe local outdoor enthusiast and first documented woman to solo Mt. Mckinley.

“Nurture through Nature” will lead you through Shirley Creek. Experience waterfalls, wildflowers, and sweeping vistas of the Sierras and Lake Tahoe. Lead by Norma Jean Bowers.

Yoga and Fitness Classes

  • Sunrise Yoga: Empower your day!
  • Vibrant Vinyasa
  • Mellow Flow Yoga 
  • Mat Pilates
  • Roll and Restore

Check out full class descriptions

All Instructors come to you from Tahoe Mountain Fitness

Tahoe Mountain Fitness is co-owned by Truckee, CA locals Holly Hust and Jonathan Van Roo, and has an amazing & well-educated staff that specializes in fitness, martial arts, yoga & pilates.  

Voted Conde Nast Top 5 Award-Winning Spa, The Spa at Squaw Creek is home to some of the most experienced massage therapists in the North Lake Tahoe area. Include spa treatments in your weekend retreat and receive a 20% discount on all services offered. If you are attending the wellness weekend with a group of friends, inquire about our Tranquility Room, which can host up to four spa treatments at once and includes wine or champagne, luxury teas, and small bites.

Keynote Speaker, Donna Hartley

A former Miss Hawaii and television actress, Donna Hartley has shared her compelling story on NBC, ABC, PBS, and in The New York Times. A sought-after expert on surviving challenges and developing heart centered leadership. Donna is a member of the National Speakers Association, Screen Actors Guild and the owner of Hartley International. She is the author of Fire Up Your Life!, Fire Up Your Intuition!,  Fire Up Your Healing! and the Healing Meditation CD and accompanying Insights workbook and has published six stories in the Chocolate for a Women's Soul series and two stories in the Chicken Soup series. 

Speaker, Norma Jean Bowers

In 1990, Norma Jean became the first documented woman to solo climb Mt. McKinley, now called Denali, to the summit of 20,320 feet. Follow her ascent up North America’s highest peak during her slide show presentation and lecture that describe what compelled her to begin the ascent and the controversy that followed her success. 

May 20, 2016 | 01:21 PM

Spa at Squaw Creek Donates Spa Treatments to Local Businesses

Have you ever noticed how massage therapists radiate kindness? Aestheticians emulate grace? One of the best parts of the spa is the immediate vibe of calm, gentle relaxation that you feel the second you walk through the door. At the Spa at Squaw Creek, that feeling only magnifies as you chat with everyone from the spa coordinator, to your spa therapist, to the spa manager.

People that work with people, especially in the intimate environment of a spa, exude warmth – their hands have a healing touch and their smiles are ever-present.

That staff at Spa at Squaw Creek decided to give back to the Lake Tahoe community and donate their time and skill to help to alleviate the everyday stresses of a group of local employees who work for The Family Resource Center of Truckee.

A non-profit, the Family Resource Center of Truckee is an organization dedicated to promoting social and economic success in their community by providing education, mobilizing resources, and advocating for change. They annually serve more than 1,000 local families through one-on-one services in the areas of civil legal aid, healthcare enrollment, food assistance, health education, accessing mental health resources, parental support and other safety net services.

Their team works hard to support the needs of the Tahoe Truckee community’s most marginalized and under-served members and the work is challenging and can be stressful. Spa at Squaw Creek is thrilled to be able to provide spa services to the Family Resource Center’s hardworking staff, and it’s an opportunity that our spa plans to take advantage of bi-annually, which means a new, deserving organization will get to enjoy spa treatments on the house, twice a year.

May 04, 2016 | 08:36 AM

Resort at Squaw Creek Wins 2015 North Lake Tahoe Regional Marketing Award

Resort at Squaw Creek won the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Regional Marketing Award for 2015, due to exceptional work on our marketing campaigns that reveal North Lake Tahoe as the best vacation destination in California.

Lake Tahoe is one of the top travel destinations in the US, and Squaw Creek is proud to call it home. We’re excited to promote tourism so that visitors can enjoy the Sierra Nevada mountains, quaint towns, and of course, the lake.

Resort at Squaw Creek is a four diamond resort located in Squaw Valley with ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, fly fishing, hiking, biking, ice skating, trail running, dog sledding, paddle boarding, kayaking…and need we go on? We crafted advertising, public relations and social media campaigns that highlight the fact that Squaw Creek is a comfortable, relaxed resort where travelers can stay and easily access everything that Lake Tahoe has to offer, right out the resort front door. We aim to inspire people to want to visit Lake Tahoe and provide them with fun, accurate information on what to see, do, and eat while they are here.

We are honored to win the NLTRA marketing award and want to say a large thank you to all of the people and businesses in the North Lake Tahoe community who all have a role in making Lake Tahoe the special place that it is. We want to recognize that all of the businesses here work hard to provide great service to both residents and visitors alike, and we are all beyond proud of this beautiful place that we live in. As we move through 2016, Resort at Squaw Creek continues to work hard to showcase everything Squaw Valley and North Lake Tahoe have to offer, and we’re looking forward to providing innovation, service excellence, and positivity within our community.

April 21, 2016 | 12:00 PM

Earth Day is this Friday, April 22nd, but Resort at Squaw Creek Honors Mother Earth All Year Long

Squaw Creek works on a number of green initiatives all year long to keep Lake Tahoe Blue and our earth green. Recycling and saving water is ultra-important to North Lake Tahoe and promoting sustainability is at the top of our list. Energy conservation is the common denominator in all our eco efforts. Here’s a list of all the things we do to celebrate Earth Day in Lake Tahoe.

We are encouraging guests to save energy, water, and paper and reduce air pollution by:

  • Turning off lights & closing drapes in guestrooms
  • Requesting room confirmations sent via email
  • Participating in our decline service program
  • Using our free shuttle service to the Village at Squaw or enjoy a nature walk through Squaw Valley’s meadows

Resort at Squaw Creek, an eco-friendly resort practices green initiatives daily.

  • RSC is recognized by Audubon International as a Certified Cooperative Sanctuary & uses ecologically sound maintenance practices to ensure a safe haven for both people and wildlife
  • RSC is in the process of installing a hydroponic garden on the roof to grow veggies, herbs and salads right in our backyard
  • RSC is introducing a bee program to produce our own honey
  • We offer charging stations to overnight guests arriving in Hybrid vehicles
  • Housekeeping has an opt-out service and in return, guests receive a $5 coupon to redeem in outlets
  • We have recycle bins and donate retired linens to charity
  • Our spa products are made from natural herbs and organic ingredients

April 11, 2016 | 03:10 PM

Fun Things To Do in Lake Tahoe in April

"April showers bring May flowers" is null and void here in Lake Tahoe where on average, we get 307 days of sunshine per year! 

Spring activites in Lake Tahoe range from spring skiing in the morning, to paddle boarding in the afternoon. Spring is the one time of year when you can ski the slopes, bike, and boat or relax by the lake in the afternoon. So take advantage of your time here, make sure to pack both winter and summer clothes, and use our handy list to guide your spring Lake Tahoe vacation.

Spring Skiing

Spring skiing is at the top of our list. The resort is, after all, located at the base of Squaw Valley, which is projected to stay open through May 30. Lather on the sunblock and dress in layers because the mornings are cool and the afternoons are warm! Prime skiing is from 9 am to 1 pm. Relax by the Squaw Creek pool for apres!


After skiing, jump on your bike and cruise around Squaw Valley or even ride to Tahoe City for lunch and a look at the lake. Resort at Squaw Creek begins renting bikes the week of April 18 and we have both cruisers and mountain bikes.

Snow Golf

Check out Alpine Meadow's 33rd Annual Snow Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Alpine Meadows ski area. The event tees off at 9 am and the course starts at the top of Summit Chair and ends at the base of Alpine Bowl Chair. It's free to enter and the grand prize is roundtrip airfare for two on Alaska Airlines. There will be an after party and costume contest - great people watching!

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival 

On Saturday, April 16 at the Village at Squaw Valley. This free event is from 11 am to 5 pm and gives kids and adults the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, and sustainability through hands-on activities that the whole family can enjoy.

26th Annual Cushing Crossing

Sponsored by Alaska Airlines, GoPro, and KTKE 101.5, North Tahoe's local radio station, this iconic pond skimming event returns to Squaw Valley for its 26th consecutive year on Saturday, April 23. Participants must cross the pond on skis or a "snowboard-based-vessel," which always results in amazing people watching! People swimming with skis on, hilarious costumes, and creative contraptions designed to help skiers cross the pond all add up to some great Lake Tahoe fun. Starts at 1 pm and the pond is next to Squaw's KT Base Bar. If you want to compete, it's $20 to register and you'll win amazing prizes, but trust us, the event is fun enough to simply attend and cheer everyone on!

Spring Music Series

Live music will be every Saturday and Sunday through April 24 on the deck at Alpine Meadows Lodge, from 1 - 4 pm. These free outdoor shows are the perfect ending to a day on the slopes! View the complete band lineup.

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