Summer Fun at Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley USA!
By Sharon Gay
Make a reservation at The Resort at Squaw Creek or Village at Squaw Valley to enjoy late summer golf, mountain sports, hiking, great dining and some outstanding events at the Village at Squaw Valley USA!
Here is a list of some of my favorite restaurants and late summer - early fall events that will take place at Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley USA. Lodging packages are available for all weekends and events.
Squaw Valley Top Restaurants
The Lake Tahoe-Squaw Valley-Truckee area is the best mountain dining destination in the US and rivals large cities with stellar chefs, fantastic food, and charming restaurants.
- Six Peaks Grill at The Resort at Squaw Creek $$$ Steakhouse, Brunch 400 Squaw Creek Rd
- 22 Bistro & Bar $$$ Base of KT-22 New American cuisine, Small plates, Upscale Bar, Wine list, Outdoor patio. Olympic Village
- ROCKER@SQUAW $$$ Base of KT-22 American cuisine, Burgers, Outdoor patio. Olympic Village
- PlumpJack Cafe $$$$ American, Organic, California-French Gourmet, Wine list. 1920 Squaw Valley Rd Olympic Valley
- Mamasake $$ Asian, Japanese, Sushi Traditional and inventive new-style sushi, Extensive offerings of saki and beer, Outdoor patio. Fountain Court Olympic Village
- Auld Dubliner Irish Pub $$ Great sandwiches, Contemporary Irish cuisine in authentic Irish Pub, Outdoor patio. Open daily noon to 2am, Live music on weekends. Olympic Village
- Graham's at Squaw Valley $$$$ California cuisine, Mountain gourmet, Deck, Wine list. Open Fri-Sun 6-10pm. 1650 Squaw Valley Rd Olympic Valley
- River Ranch Restaurant $$$ Olympic Valley - American, California 2285 River Rd
- Fireside Pizza $$ Pizza Olympic Village
- Soupa $ Homemade soups, salads, grilled cheese panini sandwiches, baked desserts. Open 11am-4pm, Breakfast Saturday & Sunday 8-11am. Limited seating. Ice Cream Olympic Village
Squaw Valley Top Lodging
The Village at Squaw Valley Hotel
1750 Village East Rd., Olympic Valley, CA, United States
Book online or call: +1 866 248 5388; +44 (0)203 564 5561
Resort at Squaw Creek
400 Squaw Creek Rd
Squaw Valley USA Summer Events
Peaks & Paws August 24 & 25 12-6 p.m.
If every dog has its day, then Peaks & Paws at Squaw Valley is it! This year’s event will feature two days packed full of pet friendly elements and activities. Guests will find an incredible variety of animal themed artists & vendors, wine tasting with some of California’s best boutique wineries, amazing microbrews and live bluegrass music on two stages! This year there will be a greatly expanded music lineup, with some of the best national and regional bluegrass/Americana bands around. Everyone will be howling along as the sun sets on the peaks of Squaw Valley. $5 entry donation. $20 wine tasting ticket. Beer will be available for $4 per beer. All proceeds benefit Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Annual Foam Fest August 31 2-6 p.m.
Hosted by Disabled Sports USA Far West, a craft brew festival complete with rockin' blues music. This event is one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the Tahoe area. Beer enthusiasts can sample from more than 50 craft beers while supporting a great cause. The famous "hit the slopes" raffle will feature great prizes including season passes, lift tickets, skis, snowboards and winter gear.
Annual Alpen Wine Fest September 1 2-5 p.m.
Wine Tasting, Live music, Silent Auction & Raffle – Join us from 2 to 5pm for a benefit wine tasting, $40 includes a Spiegelau crystal souvenir wine glass and tastings from over 40 Vineyards. Also peruse the huge silent auction & raffle, and enjoy free live music all to benefit Can Do MS, a foundation providing wellness & education for people with Multiple Sclerosis Click here for details. Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings September 6; 6-10 p.m. A night of epic monstrous chicken wing proportions. Bands and restaurants will square off against each other in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences. Wing vs. Wing, Band vs. Band, it is a night you will not want to miss in The Village at Squaw Valley. The battle will begin at 6pm and go until 10pm. Be there, or be square. For event schedule please visit.$5 entry fee to participate and receive wing and drink specials.
Fat Tire Festival September 13–15
The Tahoe Fat Tire Festival returns to Squaw Valley for the second year! Enjoy mountain bike races, sweet single track rides both on and off site, awesome movies, MTB clinics, and plenty of beer from New Belgium Brewing! This is one mountain bike event that you don’t want to miss!
Tahoe Sierra Century September 14 7 a.m.
The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60 and 100 mile routes), full support services, great food and incredible music. We look forward to making the 2012 ride an enjoyable, memorable experience for all. The Tahoe Sierra Century is a local Tahoe fund-raiser with all proceeds benefiting the Music Programs at North Tahoe Middle and High Schools.
IRONMAN Lake Tahoe September 22 5 a.m.
Debuting this year, IRONMAN comes to Lake Tahoe, and the race finish comes to The Village at Squaw Valley. Athletes are looking forward to this pristine venue that draws thousands of visitors each year. See website for complete course information, race day details, and spectator information.
Oktoberfest September 28 2-6 p.m.
Held in conjunction with the 2013 Laxtoberfest Tournament, The Squaw Valley Oktoberfest Celebration hosts traditional Bavarian Music and Folk Dancers, Benefit Beer Garten, Brats & Kraut & games from 2 to 6 pm. All entertainment at the event is free. Fundraiser for the Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association. $10 admission includes specialty glass and first beer, $5 for additional beer.
Top Lodging Packages
For great late summer lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit squaw.com.
Village at Squaw Valley
Free Summer Tram - Pool, and Hot Tub
When you book your stay directly with the Village at Squaw Valley you'll get 2 free adult Aerial Tram and pool tickets - that's an $84 value! Some restrictions apply.
Wine, Dine, & Shop
Be in the heart of the action when you stay at The Village at Squaw Valley. Stay in a spacious one bedroom condos complete with a full kitchen and cozy fireplace starting at $124pp/pn. Relax and unwind at the Village's wine bar, Uncorked, and indulge in unique wines from California and beyond. Along with the wine tasting, you'll receive two $50 vouchers good at participating Village restaurants and boutiques.
Lake Tahoe is a hikers paradise. Explore the numerous hiking trails in Squaw Valley and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. When you stay at The Village at Squaw Valley you'll get Aerial Tram & pool tickets, guide book for local hikes, free guided hikes from High Camp, lunch, bottled water and sunscreen.
Lake Tahoe Romantic Getaway
This romantic getaway includes a two night stay in a one bedroom condo with two 50 minute massages at Trilogy Spa. You'll receive champagne and chocolates when you arrive and late check-out may be available.
Every Tuesday in July and August, enjoy a free blues concert during Bluesdays at Squaw in The Village from 6-8:30pm. Dance in the late summer afternoon sun while you sip a cold drink. After the concert, stay in the Village to round out your Tuesday.
Art, Wine & Music Festival
Squaw Valley's base village will burst with color, taste, and sound as fine artists, crafts makers, performers and musicians come to participate in this fun, two-day annual event. The Art, Wine & Music Festival features two performance stages, restaurants and shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. Stay at The Village at Squaw Valley and take full advantage of this fun-filled summer event. You'll receive two glasses for wine sampling during one day of the festival.
Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest
With a great selection of beer for festival goers to sample and an incredible line-up of music both days the Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest is your chance to make great summer memories. Make the most of this summer bash and stay at The Village at Squaw Valley. You'll also get 6 beer sampling tickets to use on either day of the festival.
Peaks & Paws
Guests will find an incredible variety of animal themed artists & vendors, wine tasting with some of California’s best boutique wineries, amazing microbrews and live bluegrass music on two stages! Stay in the heart of the action. Dance to blues music then leisurely stroll to your room, just steps from the concert. Includes 2 adult tickets to Peaks & Paws festival ($50 value).
Alpen Wine Fest
Wine Tasting from over 40 wineries, live music, silent auction & raffle. The Alpen Wine Fest is the perfect time to sip wine under the warm California sunshine. Meander through the Village, then stay in one of our newly rennovated condos above the action. When you stay at The Village at Squaw Valley, you'll receive two wine tasting tickets for Sunday event ($80 value).
The traditional Bavarian festival is back! Enjoy music and folk dancers, Benefit Beer Garten, Brats & Kraut & games. All entertainment at the event is free. Stay at the Village at Squaw Valley and you'll receive 4 beer tickets to be used at the event on Saturday.