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Welcome to the Resort Blog. We wanted to give you a place to share your favorite Squaw Creek memory or experience in Squaw Valley. Read, post, share and become part of the community.

April 21, 2014 | 02:37 PM

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe adds Ironman 70.3 event

IRONMAN has just announced a new event as part of race weekend here in Lake Tahoe - IRONMAN 70.3. The scenery that will take your breath away if the 6,000 ft altitude doesn't.

For triathletes everywhere, the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe experience is considered one of the most challenging. Well, the finish line just got a little bit closer with the announcement of IRONMAN 70.3.

At half the distance of the full course, IRONMAN 70.3 will allow even more athletes to compete in one of the most exhilarating race destinations around the world. Lake Tahoe's IRONMAN 70.3 course mirrors the path of the full IRONMAN event with a swim that begins in Kings Beach, a bike course that goes through Tahoe City, Truckee, and Northstar, and a run from Squaw Valley to Tahoe City and back.

From the official IRONMAN web site: "As IRONMAN expands globally, there is an increased desire for athletes from all regions to have similar opportunities," said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for IRONMAN. "Lake Tahoe is the perfect venue for this program as it allows athletes with different fitness levels and goals to experience everything Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region has to offer."

Athletes and their families are welcome to stay at host hotel Resort at Squaw Creek, minutes from the finish line and along the running course. Suites with kitchens begin at just $249 and a complimentary late check-out allows athletes a full day of recovery with access to their room and all resort amenities. Book online and ask for your late check-out upon check-in.

 

Photo Credit: IRONMAN Lake Tahoe

April 09, 2014 | 03:46 PM

Trail running season in Lake Tahoe

As the snow melts off the trails, revealing Tahoe's soft carpet of sandy soil and pine needles, trail runners rejoice. With impossibly blue skies, mild summertime temperatures, breathtaking views around every corner, and miles and miles of perfectly graded backcountry trails, Lake Tahoe is a trail runner's paradise. 

At 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, Lake Tahoe sits in a basin carved by glaciers. Ringing the basin are some of the most scenic miles of singletrack in North America - most of it with a view of the lake itself. The views make the miles go by, as a recent article in Condé Nast Traveler highlighting Lake Tahoe trail runs points out.

Tahoe trail runners love the easy access to great trails - you feel like you are 10 miles out of town after a short jaunt from the trailhead - as well as the terrain and the weather. Casual and serious runners alike find it easy to motivate themselves to get out on the trail, even while they are on vacation. Plus, there's nothing better than a day relaxing on the beach after a great run.

One of the oldest and most famous endurance trail runs, the Western States Endurance Run, begins right here in Squaw Valley. Looking for something a little shorter than 100.2 miles? Check out the Tahoe Trail Running Series that takes place from early June through October at locations all around Lake Tahoe.

Or simply ask the team at Resort at Squaw Creek how to get out on the trails. We have several passionate runners on staff who would be happy to give you tips on how to experience Tahoe's best trail runs.

Photo from Condé Nast Traveler Daily Traveler


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