Tours with Olympians Offered at Meetings at Lake Tahoe’s Resort at Squaw Creek
Olympic Heritage Season Coming Up
Olympic Valley, Calif. – Resort at Squaw Creek’s new director of sales, Cory Carlson, a former member of the U.S. Ski Team, has ushered in new offers at Resort at Squaw Creek for the upcoming season. To personalize meetings and conferences, Resort at Squaw Creek will offer the opportunity to add on-mountain tours of Squaw Valley USA with one of several past World Cup and Olympic athletes. Tamara McKinney, Bill Hudson, Bob Ormsby, Hansi Standteiner and Kristin Krone are among the many options for Olympian-led tours or team building events that can create that one-of-a-kind experience.
As it happens, this year marks the 50th Anniversary of 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley USA. To commemorate the auspicious occasion, events will take place all season long at Squaw Valley USA and Resort at Squaw Creek. A dedicated Olympic Heritage Celebration will take place January 8 through January 17, 2010 with a myriad of events, re-creations of Olympic events, parties and other festivities. Olympians, past and present, from the Lake Tahoe region will be making appearances during this celebration.
“I’m not aware of any other resort in the country that offers tours and team building events with such an esteemed group of recognized athletes,” said Carlson. “Having led these types of tours in Colorado in the past, I know these on-mountain experiences place that unique touch for a select number of guests at meetings or conferences.” The on-mountain tours typically accommodate up to 12 people per group. Generally, a skiing ability of intermediate or above is recommended.
For groups looking to reach a larger audience, the athletes are available for team building events. Additionally, Tamara McKinney is available for inspirational and motivational speaking engagements. Carlson also noted that Resort at Squaw Creek-based meetings can be created with an entire Olympic theme.
For information on Olympian-led tours, team building events, or speaking engagements, call Cory Carlson at 530.581.6609.
AAA Four-Diamond Resort at Squaw Creek offers 360 luxurious rooms and suites, 33,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service spa, and year-round pool and hot tub complex.
Resort at Squaw Creek also offers ski-in, ski-out access to Squaw Valley USA, providing 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. The resort features a host of non-ski 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 for skiing and snowboarding in late November.
For more information visit www.visitsquawcreek.com.
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