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 IRONMAN.com of the running course along the Truckee River