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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. 

Photo from TahoeTrailRunning.com

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%.  

March 20, 2015 | 12:02 PM

4 Things To Do in Tahoe this spring (that all start with the letter B)

Happy Spring! In honor of the Equinox today, we're posting four of our favorite things to do in spring that begin with the letter B. Time to get outside! 

Bocce. Gather the troops for a little friendly competition and reserve a bocce court at the Truckee River Winery. Pick up a picnic in Sweet Potatoes Deli and pair it with a bottle of wine or a glass of beer at the winery. 

Bike Rides. Grab a bike from our brand new fleet of Giant Bikes and spend an afternoon cruising the bike path along the Truckee River to Lake Tahoe.

Beaches. The sandy shores and clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe, surrounded by the peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, provide a unique and breathtaking beach experience in any season. Our favorites are Sand Harbor, Moon Doons, and Commons Beach (which also has an excellent playground).  

Beer. Enjoy that California sunshine a little more with a craft beer. North Lake Tahoe has seen several craft breweries spring up in the last few years.

The Truckee River from the bridge by Resort at Squaw Creek. 

March 13, 2015 | 12:14 PM

Craft Breweries in North Lake Tahoe

If there is one culinary tradition shared by mountain towns everywhere, it's great beer. North Lake Tahoe has seen several new craft breweries pop up in the last few years. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Fifty Fifty Brewing Company in Truckee, California. One of the first breweries to lead the recent resurgance in locally made craft beer, 5050 makes the award-winning Eclipse barrel-aged stout. A full menu and large dining room make this a great option for families.

Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company in Tahoe City & Truckee. Relatively new to the craft brewing scene in Tahoe, it opened in 2012, Tahoe Mtn Brewery in Tahoe City is located right across from Commons Beach and has a great outdoor seating area for watching the passing scene. The Brewery & Tasting Room in Truckee hosts a happy hour with live music every Thursday.

Lake Tahoe Brewing Company, based in Carson City, has just opened a location in downtown Truckee. A full menu of handcrafted brews, with inspired, locally sourced food to pair with them makes this a great spot for lunch or casual dinner. 

Alibi Ale Works is a little further afield, in Incline Village, Nevada. Owned by a Tahoe locals who have been brewing for years, their beers are brewed with water from Lake Tahoe in small batches. Food is not currently served, but picnics are welcome at the bar.  We recommend stopping for happy hour if you are coming back from a day at Sand Harbor. 

Mellow Fellow in Truckee. Great for families with a super simple menu. Mellow Fellow doesn't brew, but they have over 40 American craft beers on tap and they serve locally made sausages and tasty sandwiches. 

March 04, 2015 | 10:12 AM

Are you a S'mores Traditionalist or a S'mores Innovator?

If there is one culinary creation that pairs perfectly with fresh mountain air, it is S'mores. Marshmallows roasted over an outdoor fire until they are perfectly gooey, then squashed between two toasty graham crackers and wilted chocolate - it's the ultimate in high mountain cuisine.

But lately, a division among S'mores connoisseurs has fostered a debate. Stick to the tradition? Or innovate?

Traditionalists make the point that there is no need to improve on perfection. S'mores have already acheived the ultimate ratio of marshmallow-chocolate-graham cracker. Why mess with a good thing?

Innovators counter that S'mores have been stuck in a rut for several decades, and, while there is place for the traditional recipe at every campfire, that new ingredients and creative combinations are bringing the nostalgic treat up to date.

Where do you fall in the great S'mores debate?

Chocolate chip cookies and Thin Mints are innovative additions to the traditional S'mores. Photo and quality control by Lynne Mackenzie.




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