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December 17, 2014 | 01:43 PM

Dogsledding and Sleigh Rides in Squaw Valley

Visitors to the Olympic Valley in North Lake Tahoe can experience the magic of Tahoe's winter terrain from a horse-drawn sleigh or the back of a dogsled at Resort at Squaw Creek. 

For children and adults alike, the chance for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through snowy meadows and forested paths is a winter delight not soon to be forgotten. Borges Sleigh Rides offers trips over the river and through the woods right from Resort at Squaw Creek's Nordic Center daily during the winter season, weather and conditions permitting. Each antique sleigh has warm blankets for snuggling, but you should still plan on dressing warmly for the experience. Make a reservation directly by calling Borges Sleigh Rides at 530.580.8439 or simply speak to our Concierge. 

For something completely new, take your family on a dogsled ride through Squaw Valley's meadows with Wilderness Adventures Dogsled Tours. Take in the views of the six massive peaks of Squaw Valley, meet the Alaskan Huskies who pull the sleds, and learn about the sport of dogsledding from the friendly, experienced guides. Dog Sled Tours are offered daily in the winter, weather and conditions permitting. Make a reservation directly with Wilderness Adventures by calling 530.550.8133 or simply speak to our Concierge. 

For children who love animals, meeting the sled dogs and the carriage horses is a magical memory they will cherish for years. 

December 05, 2014 | 12:26 PM

Girlfriend Getaways in Lake Tahoe

Here are five ideas to help you plan the perfect girlfriend getaway to Tahoe this winter. 

1) Just pack up and go. Wing it. Fly by the seat of your ski pants. Get your favorite girls in the car, head up to the mountains, and let Mother Nature (another of our favorite girls) do the rest. Whether it's skiing, snowshoeing, or a snowmobiling adventure, our concierge can help you make the rest of your plans once you arrive. 

2) Did someone say Spa? Massages, facials, and body treatments at Spa at Squaw Creek are an excellent way to spend an afternoon. Lounge in The Sanctuary before your treatments and catch up, then head out for an intimate dinner at Six Peaks Grille. Finish the day in the hot tubs under the stars. 

3) Boutique shopping in Historic Downtown Truckee. Local artists have set up shop, local boutique owners have an eye for the unique, and local restaurants are putting their own contemporary spin on mountain cuisine. Spend a few hours walking and talking around Truckee's local shops and restaurants. 

4) Take your skiing to the next level with Squaw Valley's Women of Winter three day clinic on March 1-3, 2015. Top off your weekend by enjoying our Four Diamond service and luxuriously appointed ski-in/ski-out suites. Pick up a picnic dinner from Sweet Potatoes Deli and relax after your day on the slopes.

5) Make a mountain of memories with Mom. Bring your daughter, your mom, or all three generations up to the mountains for some serious girl time. Drink hot chocolate for breakfast, make a snowman, ski wherever you want, go ice skating on our private rink, roast s'mores in one of our outdoor firepits, float in the heated pool while you catch snowflakes on your tongue, and get dessert before dinner (we won't tell). 

Women's Clinics at Squaw Valley. Photo credit: Squaw Valley

November 17, 2014 | 12:52 PM

Mountain Biking in Lake Tahoe

Fall is absolutely the best time of year for a weekend of mountain biking in Lake Tahoe. Explore some of the best alpine mountain biking trails in the country, with some of the best views in the world. 

It's no secret autumn is a fantastic time of year to get outside. Crisp mountain air, cool temps, and tacky dirt make it more fun than ever to be on two wheels in the backcountry.

These last few weeks before winter lays her fluffy blanket down over the Sierra Mountains are the perfect time for a dirt-focused getaway to Lake Tahoe. So throw the bikes on the car, or rent them on-site when you get here, but make sure you make one last fall foray into the mountains. 

For some great descriptions of local trails including Emigrant Trail, the Flume Trail, Hole in the Ground, and Sawtooth Trail, check out TruckeeTrails.org

Or, if you want to ride some of the incredible trails in South Lake Tahoe, including Mr. Toad's and Corral Trail, check out TAMBA's trail descriptions

We'll see you out there. 

Photo by CT Perez




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