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May 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM

Opening Day on the Links at Squaw Creek in North Lake Tahoe

It's Opening Day on the Links at Squaw Creek (psst - tee times are just $59!) and this North Lake Tahoe golf course is in fantastic shape! While the golf will be excellent again this year, we wanted to take a moment to address some of the factors that make the Links at Squaw Creek one of California's most environmentally sound golf courses.

In preparation for this year's Tahoe golf season in midst of the California drought, the ValleyCrest grounds team has been busy upgrading our sprinkler systems and enhancing the way we landscape in a continued effort to lessen our environmental footprint.

We have replaced approximately 80 sprinklers with Toro 835 Adjustable Arc sprinklers, which will allow us to water only targeted areas (and avoid watering cart paths). We have also installed 30 new Toro VP Satellites which allow for complete control over each sprinkler head from a central location. 

We are now using drip irrigation for our landscaping and have spread bark mulch to keep water in and weeds out. Drip irrigation feeds water directly to the plants and not to an entire area, which reduces our over all water usage.

We have always used a minimum of organic fertilizer, and nothing else, to help green up the course. So there is no toxic runoff into Squaw Creek or our ponds, which are stocked with trout for the fly-fishing program.

With these irrigation upgrades and the weather last weekend, the course is ready for another great season of high mountain golf. 

Tee times are $59 through June 7, 4-Packs are valid any time and are just $199, or Unlimited Season Passes are just $619. See you on the tee box! 

May 18, 2015 | 03:28 PM

Things to do over Memorial Day weekend in North Lake Tahoe

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer in North Lake Tahoe and there is plenty to do at the Resort at Squaw Creek to kick things off.

The Links at Squaw Creek opens for play on May 20. Tee times are just $59 and the course is in great shape. Nike rental clubs are available in the golf shop. 

Six Peaks Grille opens for the summer with a seasonal menu, signature cocktails, and the first of our 25th Anniversary mixology dinners on May 24.

The Made in Tahoe Festival at Squaw Valley features dozens of local artisans, food vendors, and musicians. 

When you're not out and about, there are plenty of family friendly activities to keep you busy right here at Squaw Creek. 

The fly fishing is terrific right now - learn a new sport with Matt Heron Fly Fishing. Cast in our two private ponds or venture out onto local waters. 


April 27, 2015 | 04:59 PM

Coming to North Lake Tahoe for a "race-cation"

Yes, North Lake Tahoe is one of Northern California's best beach destinations in summertime. But becoming even more popular for individuals and groups of friends are weekend "race-cations" focused on the big event weekends like IRONMAN and the USA Cycling Championships.

Amateur athletes have always traveled to compete in events, and with North Lake Tahoe hosting more of them each summer, Resort at Squaw Creek is becoming a second home for athletes in training. 

The USA Cycling National Championships roll into town June 24 - 28, 2015. Individual time trials, tandem time trials, a criterium, and road races will be held all over the region during the course of the five day event. Cyclists will not only be in town for race weekend, but many will come for training weekends to get familiar with the destination and the altitude. At over 6,000 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe presents a unique challenge to athletes from other parts of the country. 

Considered one of the toughest events on the circuit, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe tests the limits of every athlete who participates. With a swim, bike, and run, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe touches every part of the destination. The course moves through some of the most gorgeous scenery in Northern California. Training weekends are a big part of success in IRONMAN, because if the scenery doesn't take your breathe away, the altitude will.

Athletes are always welcome to stay at Resort at Squaw Creek - a perfect home base from which to train in the area. Miles of road cycling and running trails start right from our door, and Lake Tahoe is a short drive (or bike/run) for open water swim practices. On-site restaurants and suites with kitchens mean you don't need to over-complicate your weekend with reservations or finding a place to eat on Yelp. And the full service Spa at Squaw Creek is the ultimate place to recover from your workouts. 

Plus, we offer a full compliment of Four Diamond amentities to keep your friends and family entertained while you train. They'll be waiting for you at the finish line. 

Photo from of the running course along the Truckee River

April 17, 2015 | 03:24 PM

Trail Running season is underway in North Lake Tahoe

With spring already here, and summer close behind, the trail running season in Lake Tahoe is already well underway. 

Spring and summer races will be here before you know it. Add a little high altitude training to your workout to get a leg up on your competitors - or just get your heart racing a little faster.

The trails that surround Resort at Squaw Creek are legendary among trail runners and ultra runners alike - the Western States trail leaves practically from our doorstep. The paved Truckee River trail is another you can jump on straight from the resort - a level 8 miles to Tahoe City along the river. Other gorgeous trails, like the Rubicon trail along Lake Tahoe to Emerald Bay, or the Burton Creek trail are close by.

Competitive runners should check out the Tahoe Trail Running series. With 11 events that span early June through late September, the series offers runs from 5k to 50k. All levels of athletes are welcome. 

And when you're back from your run, check out the Sports Massage at Spa at Squaw Creek - designed to help flush impurities, stretch tight muscles and aid in speedy recoveries. Excellent right before or after exercise. 

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April 14, 2015 | 11:26 AM

California Craft Beer Summer Series

After day spent exploring Tahoe's great outdoors, few things taste as refreshing as that first sip of a cold draught beer. Plan your stay around one of our Craft Beer weekends this summer and drink up some of that California sunshine.

We'll be hosting a complimentary tasting in the lobby on Friday evening along with a beer pairing dinner menu in Sandy's Pub on Saturday evening.

Each weekend will feature a different brewery, with a selection of beer available on draught throughout the weekend, as well as in bottles. Join us for one or all of the special weekend events, or simply sit back at the pool and savor a California craft beer while you enjoy the view of Squaw Valley.

California Craft Beer weekends include:
June 19 - 20
July 10 - 12
August 7-9

Beer pairing dinners are open to the public and will be on Saturdays, June 20, July 11, and August 8.

April 13, 2015 | 04:38 PM

Summer Mixology Dinner Series in North Lake Tahoe

This summer, Six Peaks Grille, a fine dining restaurant in North Lake Tahoe, will host an outdoor summer dinner series that will include a seasonal mixology demonstration and a local farm to table menu designed in partnership with Tahoe Food Hub.

The mixology demonstration will feature a different local distiller at each event. Moonshine, Tequila, and Whiskey along with other contemporary liquors will be showcased by the distilleries. Guests will learn about the alcohol itself, including the distillation process, as well as a few good cocktail recipes. There will be plenty of tasting, and the demonstration will finish with a welcome cocktail for all participants.

The dinner menu will be designed in partnership with Tahoe Food Hub to source local ingredients including produce, meats, cheeses, and seafood.

Dinners will be held on May 24, July 3, and September 6 on the patio of Six Peaks Grille, overlooking the massive peaks that surround Squaw Valley. Guests can bask in the warm sun for cocktails, watch the alpenglow take over the valley during dinner, and see the stars come out in time for dessert.

Reservations are highly recommended - 530.583.6300. Valet parking is always on the house. Children welcome.

Summer outdoor dinners at Six Peaks Grille

April 02, 2015 | 01:05 PM

Celebrating Mother's Day in Lake Tahoe

This Mother's Day, treat the mom in your life to a sumptuous brunch with bottomless mimosas, then send her to the spa to relax for the afternoon.  

Our family brunch includes all the traditional favorites like house-made pasteries, eggs benedict, and made-to-order omelets, plus our signature California breakfast bar with house-made granola, seasonal fresh juices, and other healthy options.

All mothers can enjoy complimentary bottomless mimosas during the brunch. Dads can choose from the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, or join mom for a mimosa. Kids love to mix and match the seasonal juices (and sometimes even sneak a little extra candy from the top-your-own-waffle bar).

After brunch, send mom to the Spa at Squaw Creek for a little pampering. All treatments are 20% off. After an afternoon relaxing in the Sanctuary and enjoying a massage, facial, or skin treatment, she'll feel rejuvinated and ready for another year of being a mom.

Call the Spa to book a treatment at 530.583.6300 and mention the Spring Spa Sale to save 20%.  

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