‘Magical Memories’ Holiday Celebration Returns to Tahoe Resort
B&B package starts at $179 per room, per night
Olympic Valley, Calif. – Resort at Squaw Creek’s popular annual holiday program, “Magical Memories,” returns on November 24 when the AAA Four-Diamond resort rolls out an impressive array of family-oriented activities, which continue through January 2, 2011. In celebration of the event, a special $179 “Magical Bed & Breakfast” package featuring a Deluxe Guestroom and breakfast for up to two adults and two children (12-and-under) has been released. This offer is valid November 22 through December 16, 2010, and is subject to availability. To book a reservation, utilize promo code: MAGICRSC at www.visitsquawcreek.com, or call 800.401.9501.
“Magical Memories” moves into high gear when the resort becomes a fully-illuminated winter wonderland at the Gingerbread Village Unveiling and Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony. Drawing hundreds upon hundreds of people each year, this kickoff celebration on November 26 will include an appearance by U.S. Freestyle Team Member Shannon Bahrke, Tahoe native and two-time Olympic medal winner (Salt Lake City and Vancouver). In addition to the appearance by Shannon Bahrke, live music, carolers, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus and Santa’s merry elves, ice skating with Buddy Bear, complimentary servings of hot chocolate and s’mores roasts under the stars will be part of the extravaganza. For the official tree lighting, Santa arrives via classic fire engine. This event is free to resort guests and the public.
Subsequent days will feature events such as breakfast with Santa, live music, a film festival, children’s holiday crafts, winter wonderland stories, ice skating with Buddy Bear, moonlight snowshoe tours, broomball Mondays, snowman making contests, elf tuck-Ins, movies for the kids, and ski film movie nights in Sandy’s Pub. Major musical presentations are offered on December 11 and 12 with a holiday performance by the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus, and on December 19 with Handel’s Messiah performed by TOCCATA in conjunction with the Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus.
On New Year’s Day, from 11 a.m. to noon, a legion of brave souls will greet 2011 with an icy splash into one of the resort’s unheated swimming pools for the Polar Bear Plunge. Of course, the heated main swimming pool and hot tubs will offer a warm-up following the dip. Hot chocolate will be awaiting the participants afterward, and a prize. Throughout New Year’s Day the traditional football bowl games aired on big screen televisions at Sandy’s Pub.
Resort chefs are creating holiday meals on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and a family-friendly dinner and gala takes place on New Year’s Eve in the Grand Sierra Ballroom with a sparkling cider toast with balloon drop at 9:00 PM for children and an adult-oriented champagne toast at midnight.
The resort’s ski-in, ski-out chairlift to Squaw Valley USA provides quick access to more than 4,000 acres of terrain served by an extensive network of 33 lifts including North America’s only Funitel and the world-famous KT-22 Express lift. Visitors also can enjoy a host of other activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sled tours, horse-drawn sleigh rides and an on-property ice skating rink. Plus, the property’s on-site ski shop provides ski and snowboard rentals, expert boot fitting, lift tickets for purchase and complimentary ski lockers. Squaw Valley USA traditionally opens in late November.
For reservations, call (800) 401-9501, or for more information about Resort at Squaw Creek and/or Magical Memories, visit www.visitsquawcreek.com.
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