Lake Tahoe is one of the best vacation destinations in the world and many travelers who will visit the region this weekend won't have a BBQ to celebrate Labor Day. So we came up with a list of our top five must-do's this weekend for visitors in Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe. Local insider tips included!
1. Get excited! And get hungry. Six Peaks Grille is preparing their best Summer Mixology Dinner yet. Part of the 25th Anniversary Summer Dinner Series, this Saturday night’s dinner kicks off with cocktail hour at 6 pm, leading right into dinner at 7 pm. Resident mixologist Tam French has crafted "garden to glass" cocktails featuring Hangar One vodka that she'll pair with each course of the dinner. Chef Charles Trexel has designed a detailed menu, carefully sourcing food from sustainable and regional farms, and to be frank, the food is going to steal the show! Don’t miss dining on fabulous food and sipping on Tam's latest, unique cocktails all while gazing at stunning Sierra Nevada mountain views. Call our concierge at 530-583-6300 to reserve.
*Bring the family. A four-course children's menu will be served with "mocktails!"
2. Get outside! As late summer turns into fall, Tahoe’s air gets a little crisper and the smell of pine trees wafts a little stronger, making this Labor Day the perfect time to hike and enjoy the hundreds of trails in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Explore the Shirley Canyon Trail, which is right outside the resort door in Olympic Valley. Shirley Canyon will lead you straight to the top of Squaw Valley’s High Camp, where you can catch the aerial tram for a scenic ride down. The Tahoe Rim Trail and the Rubicon Trail are also fantastic day-hike adventures. Our recreation department also offers guided hikes and is a great resource for all outdoor-related questions.
*Hiking alternative: cruiser biking along Tahoe City’s bike paths or mountain biking along the famed Flume Trail.
3. Get wet! Go jump in the Lake! It might be your last chance this season and the chilly water will feel refreshing. Not so into chilly water? Jump in the Resort at Squaw Creek pool. We have three outdoor heated pools, and the resort even has a water slide. Take the plunge and enjoy the last days of summer with a swim.
*Swim in one of the alpine lakes that surround Squaw Valley. Five Lakes is moderate hike from the resort. Shirley Lake and Eagle Lake are also a short trek away.
4. Get relaxed. Enjoy a massage or rejuvenating facial at the Spa at Squaw Creek. Located right outside our guest tower, you can stop in the spa after a day outdoors. The perfect way to wind down the day.
5. Get down and dance! If you’re so inclined, the 27th Annual Alpen Wine Fest will be at the Village at Squaw Valley this Sunday, September 6, from 2 – 5 pm. Enjoy wine tasting from over 40 vineyards, live music, a silent auction and a raffle. Entry into the event is a donation to Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness and education for people with Multiple Sclerosis.