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December 18, 2014 | 12:56 PM

Warm Up By The Fire With These Winter Cocktails

Two creative winter cocktails from Six Peaks Grille, a North Lake Tahoe restaurant, will change the way you order dessert this season.

The Melting Snowman is not just a fancy hot chocolate. This is a total reinvention of the winter warmer concept. Created with Belgium White Chocolate, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur, and Courvoisier, then topped with whipped cream and a chocolate snowman, the Melting Snowman will make you want to melt right into your glass.

The S'Mores Martini is equally decadent. Crafted from Godiva White & Chocolate Liqueurs, and marshmellow vodka, rimmed with graham cracker encrusted chocolate ganache, and then topped with a toasted marshmellow, the S'mores Martini doesn't just tingle your tastebuds - it explodes on the tongue with a burst of chocolate flavor and subtle marshmellow undertones.

Order either cocktail this winter in Six Peaks Grille and we promise you'll be delighted.   

The S'Mores Martini

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

December 03, 2014 | 12:46 PM

Resort at Squaw Creek In the News in 2014

The media took notice of Resort at Squaw Creek in 2014, including us in several articles throughout the year. Here are a few of the highlights.

USA TODAY - Hobby Trip: Plan a vacation around your favorite pastime 

Perfect your fly fishing at Squaw Creek's Cast N' Catch class. The resort offers instruction for beginners and advanced fishermen. Fee includes instruction and guide fishing near Lake Tahoe, Calif.


California Meetings & Events - Mountain Magic 

Work and play share equal billing at the Resort at Squaw Creek near Lake Tahoe.

The A Postion - Cool Waters, Cool Squaw

A great write-up of the Links at Squaw Creek.

LA Times - Have Fun, Mom

Mother's Day fun at Resort at Squaw Creek - What You're Doing Wrong On Your Family Road Trip

One family's story of a road trip from LA to Resort at Squaw Creek with their toddler. 

7x7 Magazine - Five Delicious Tahoe Spa Treatments

Indulge all five senses with these five heavenly spa treatments at the lake. You will want to lick yourself clean.



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

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

November 14, 2014 | 01:46 PM

10th Annual Magical Memories Facebook Contest

Share one of your family's most magical memories on our Facebook page for a chance to win a two night stay plus lots of extras from Resort at Squaw Creek! 

We want to hear about your family's magical memories during our 10th Anniversary Magical Memory celebration this December.

The best story will win a trip to Resort at Squaw Creek that includes:

  • two nights* in a Valley View Fireplace Suite
  • a 60-minute professional photo shoot w/ flash drive of all images
  • sled, snowshoe, or cross-country ski rentals for two days
  • $100 food & beverage gift certificate
  • S'mores welcome basket upon arrival in your suite
  • valet parking

*Stay must begin and end between January 1 and April 30, 2015. Based on availability.

Enter by posting your own magical memory (you can include a photo if you like) on our Facebook page at Entries must be received between December 1 and December 31, 2014.

We will select the best story by January 15, 2015 and notify the winner by tagging him/her in a status post on our Facebook page.

You can also post your story to our Magical Memory Pinterest board (we'd love it if you did), but you must post to our Facebook page to be eligible in the contest.


Now for the details:

This contest does not have a connection with Facebook in any way and is not sponsored, supported, or organized by Facebook. The recipient of the information provided by you is not Facebook, by Resort at Squaw Creek.

Resort at Squaw Creek Magical Memories 2014 Contest
Official Rules Terms & Conditions:

1. TO ENTER: There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter the Contest, the person entering the Contest for the grand prize (an "Entrant") must be 18 years of age or older and enter online by December 31, 2014 following the below instructions:

(a)    Type in the address bar of your internet browser, which will take you to the Resort at Squaw Creek Facebook page, follow the on-screen instructions, enter the required information and submit; Entrants who enter the Contest through this method (and only through this method) will be eligible in the contest.


(a)    Selection of winners will be made by Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 by January 15, 2015.  Winners will be notified not later than January 20, 2015. 

(b)   The odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. The winners will be notified via a tagged post on Facebook. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash, credit or merchandise. If any prize becomes unavailable for any reason, Resort at Squaw Creek  reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value. Entrants agree that Resort at Squaw Creek has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this promotion and that a decision by Resort at Squaw Creek is final and binding. A list of winners will be available at not later than January 20, 2015. A list of winners may be obtained for a period of four (4) years after the date of the drawing by mailing a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA 94146.

Entering the Contest constitutes permission to Resort at Squaw Creek to use the winner's names, voices, pictures, likenesses, and city and state of residences and any information provided (with the exception of address and phone number) including images taken during the awarded 60-minute photo shoot without further compensation (except where prohibited by law) in any medium of communication, including print, Internet, radio and/or television for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Resort at Squaw Creek and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners.

A potential winner may be requested to provide Resort at Squaw Creek with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of Facebook account associated with the winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the entry will be deemed ineligible. After claiming the prize, the winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release that must be returned within 14 days of attempted notification or an alternate winner may be chosen.

3. PRIZES: The contest period runs from December 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 

One winner will be drawn at random to receive the Grand Prize of:

  • Two nights accommodations in a Valley View Fireplace Suite, valid January 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015 based on availability.
  • Sled, snowshoe, or cross-country ski rentals for four for two days
  • $100 food & beverage credit valid at Resort at Squaw Creek restaurants
  • Valet parking
  • S’mores welcome basket
  • 60-minute professional photo shoot with digital copies of images


  • If the prize winner does not claim the prize by April 30, 2015 or does not want the prize, then no compensation or alternate prize will be awarded.
  • Reservations are based on availability and blackout dates may apply. All travel must be completed no later than April 30, 2015.
  • Acceptance of reservations is based upon availability at the time reservations are made. Instructions on making reservations will be provided to the winner at the time the prize is distributed.
  • The prize is for 2 nights lodging for two adults and two children and cannot be broken up into smaller trips or separate trips (i.e. it cannot be separated into two trips of 1 night each.)
  • Resort credit cannot be exchanged for cash. If total credit is not used, it is forfeited and will not be given as cash.
  • Transportation is not included. 
  • Once the resort lodging reservations are made, the package is not transferable to different dates. No refunds or reimbursements of any kind or in any amount will be made except as specifically stated in these rules.

The Grand Prize winner's travel companions must be 18 years of age or older, or if any companion is a minor, the winner must be such minor's parent or legal guardian and each such companion (or such minor companion's parent or legal guardian) must sign and return a liability/publicity release prior to making reservations.  

5. ELIGIBILITY:  The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. The Contest is void where prohibited by law or restricted. The Contest is not open to employees (or their immediate family members) of (a) Destination Hotels and Resorts, Inc., (b)., Sabre Hospitality Solutions (c) other participating partners in the promotion, or any of their respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated entities.

6.  ENTRANTS CONSENT TO RECEIVE EMAIL MARKETING:  By entering the Contest, Entrants are agreeing to receive email offers from Resort at Squaw Creek, its subsidiaries and its affiliates, together offers from the entities that own or control the properties that any of them manage from time to time.

7.  PRIVACY AND SHARING OF ENTRANT’S INFORMATION.  All information submitted by Entrants will be subject to the privacy policies pertaining to data collection and guest information contained on the Resort at Squaw Creek website available at, except that information submitted by Entrants will also be shared with Sabre Hospitality Solutions, and while in their possession will be subject to their respective privacy policies, if any.

8. DISCLAIMERS: None of Resort at Squaw Creek, Sabre Hospitality, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries or affiliates, participating destinations and partners are responsible for errors in printing or electronic presentation of the Contest. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned on any website, including infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of any of the foregoing entities which corrupt and affect the administration, secrecy, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Resort at Sqauw Creek further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Contest. Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility of any servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. Resort at Squaw Creek in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the website. Use of “bots” or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Resort at Squaw Creek. In the event of a dispute regarding on-line entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the email account submitted at the time of entry. Authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by the Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization that is responsible for arranging email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Rules are subject to any requirements/limitations imposed by the FCC. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.

9.  INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.  Winner and travel companions, by acceptance of the prize, agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Resort at Squaw Creek, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliate entities, participating destinations and other participating partners in the promotion, and each of their employees, officers, directors, representatives, contractors, sponsors and advertisers, from any and all liability, injuries (including without limitation emotional distress or death), loss, damage, costs or claims related to any allegation regarding the award of, the receipt of, or the use of their prize. Resort at Squaw Creek, Saber Hospitality Solutions and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, participating destinations and other participating partners in the promotion, and each of their employees, officers, directors, representatives, contractors, sponsors and advertisers are not responsible for personal injury (including without limitation emotional distress or death) or property loss or damage of any prize winner or travel companion incurred in connection with the use of any prize. Winner assumes all applicable tax liability for his or her prize.

10.  GOVERNING LAW AND MANDATORY ARBITRATION.  These Contest rules shall be interpreted pursuant to the federal laws of the United States and the laws of the State of California to the extent not in conflict therewith without regard to any provisions of California law that would require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction.  Any dispute or controversy arising out of or concerning the Contest shall be fully and finally adjudicated by binding arbitration before a single arbitrator in Los Angeles, California under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association (available at  The arbitrator’s fee shall be split evenly among the parties.  Each party shall pay for his, her or its attorneys’ fees, experts’ fees and other costs. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties and may not be vacated or modified except to the extent permitted by the Federal Arbitration Act. The arbitrator shall issue written findings of fact and conclusions of law within thirty (30) days after conclusion of the arbitration.  The arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind or in any amount.  Discovery by oral deposition under oath, production of documents and admission of facts shall be permitted.  Judgment may be entered on the arbitration award in any court having jurisdiction.


November 10, 2014 | 03:00 PM

Spa at Squaw Creek offers $99 Signature Treatments

Through December 19, Spa at Squaw Creek will offer two signature treatments for $99 each.

The 50-minute Swedish massage uses a combination of light stokes to relax the body and improve circulation, relieving tension and restoring balance to the body. 

The Signature Organic Facial is an anti-aging aromatherapy facial that treats the skin with organic ingredients in order to reverse the effects of sun damage and premature aging, restoring your skin at the cellular level. 

See full treatment descriptions here »

Please call 530.583.6300 to book the $99 Spa special. Please note the Spa at Squaw Creek will be closed from November 10 - 25, 2014 for deep cleaning and minor renovations. 

November 03, 2014 | 12:22 PM

Resort at Squaw Creek supports 3 local charities with Magical Memories

North Lake Tahoe residents and guests of Resort at Squaw Creek can join the community effort to support three local charities by participating in the 10th Annual Magical Memories festival this holiday season.

"We strive to be a valuable member of the North Lake Tahoe community. These types of events are a win-win - both for the people they benefit, and for our associates, who are passionate about helping people and animals in our town who could use a boost around this time of year," said Eric Sather, General Manager. 

The 10th Annual Magical Memories celebration will kick off on November 28 with the Gingerbread Village Unveiling and Grand Tree Lighting ceremony. Representatives from all three charities will be on hand to speak about the work of their organizations and the benefits to the local community.

From November 26 through December 21, 2014, bring a new, unwrapped toy to the front drive to receive complimentary valet parking for the day. Toys will be donated to Tahoe Safe Alliance, a local organization that provides assistance to survivors of intimate partner/domestic violence and sexual violence, and provides the only safe house in the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee area. 

Resort at Squaw Creek associates will also be adopting families through the Tahoe Safe Alliance, providing clothing, household items, holiday decorations, and presents so that everyone can enjoy a merry holiday season.  

On December 11, animal lovers can Dine Out for Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe. It will be a fun evening with delicious food in Six Peaks Grille, Resort at Squaw Creek's signature restaurant. Ten percent of all proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Truckee Tahoe Humane Society. Reservations are suggested - 530.581.6621. Don't forget to bring a toy for complimentary valet! 

On December 18, Sandy's Pub will host Dine Out for High Fives Foundation, an organization that provides support to winter athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury. Ten percent of all proceeds from the evening will be donated to High Fives Foundation. No reservations required - just come on by. Don't forget to bring a toy for complimentary valet. 

Additionally, Resort at Squaw Creek has given over $100,000 of in-kind donations in 2014 to local organizations, including school groups, PTAs, medical needs, community providers, and more. 


Resort at Squaw Creek associates & Tahoe Safe Alliance will make sure ten local families have a tree and gifts this holiday season. 

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