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Fun is always in season at PlumpJack Squaw Valley.

We won't think any less of you if you just want to bring a book and curl up by the fireplace or sit out by the pool. Then again, it would be a shame to waste an opportunity like this. Our staff loves to get outdoors and would be delighted to help you plan an awesome Lake Tahoe adventure.

Squaw Valley is where the 1960 Winter Olympics took place, so it's no surprise this is a prime skiing destination. But Lake Tahoe is a splendid place to be outdoors any time of year. Some of the most beautiful trails in California are right out our front door, and the weather in summer and fall is perfect for hiking and mountain biking.

PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn is just a couple of miles from the Truckee River and less than 8 miles from the lake. You can also take an extraordinary ride in the Squaw Valley Aerial Tram to elevation 8200 feet where you’ll find breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe. And of course our location just steps from The Village at Squaw Valley puts you in close proximity to shopping and dining.

Ready for adventure?

Find out where the fun is, winter or summer:


Local Events

  • January

    January 7-9 - AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Certification 
    8am-4pm
    Learn the basics of snow science, how to access and read the avalanche advisory, how to operate standard avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, and shovel) and, most importantly, how to make good decisions. Must be 13 or older. Rate $389

    January 9 - All-Mountain Excursion & Custom All-Mountain Excursion Clinics
    9:30am-12pm Fridays, January 9-March 27, 2015
    Discover the nooks and crannies of Squaw Valle, you won’t find on the trail map. Your experienced guide will share tactical tips as you explore the best conditions of the day. Open to strong intermediate and above skiers and snowboarders. For more information email lesson@squaw.com or call 530-452-4349 / 800-403-0206. 

    January 9-11 Advanced Skiing Skills Camp
    The Advanced Skiing Skills Camp is a 3 day event featuring top notch instruction. Skiers will learn the concepts and techniques to improve overall performance on a variety of snow conditions and terrain. Inclusive camp is available to high intermediate and advanced skiers. Rate with ski lift ticket is $1,209. For more information email lesson@squaw.com or call 530-452-4349 / 800-403-0206

    January 10 - Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event  
    9am-3 pm
    Join us for the 9th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event, North America's largest venue for all things alpine touring, telemark and split board! Alpenglow Sports has once again partnered with Alpine Meadows to provide its highly anticipated annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event. This is a free event.  

    January 11- Avalanche Awarenes 1 Day Clinic 
    9am-4pm
    Learn the basics of snow science, how to access and read the avalanche advisory, how to operate standard avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, and shovel) and, most importantly, how to make good decisions. Rate $149. For more information call 800-403-0206

    January 17- Mountain to Mat 
    Begins at 8am
    Take a day to ski on the mountain & unwind during our ski + yoga workshops. The Mountain to Mat Workshop includes a half day of skiing or riding with professional instructor, athlete focused yoga class, locally sourced breakfast and lunch and a mini spa treatment with wine at Trilogy Spa. Cost: $229 with lift ticket or $169 for pass holders. 

    January 17- Ice Bar Kick Off Party
    12pm
    Celebrate the opening of Alpine Meadows’ legendary Ice Bar, recognized as one of Tahoe’s most unique spots to hang out with friends and soak up the California sunshine. Ice Bar’s atmosphere is unlike any other ski scene is the Sierra, boasting inevitable and hilarious snowball battles, live on-snow music and tasty barbecue sandwiches.

    January 17- Clicquot in the Snow
    3pm-5pm
    Enjoy Champagne specials, DJ, snow games, giveaways, photobooth and more! Monthly champagne events featuring Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and NV Rose

    January 17- Gallery Keoki Special Event 
    6pm-8 pm 
    Special Reception: Join us in welcoming the Points North Heli Guides as we feature clips from the recent Warren Miller film shot in their backyard. Event details here

    January 17-18 Squaw Cup 
    9pm-4pm
    This is a competition open to participants in the Squaw Valley Freeride/Freestyle teams. Event details here  

    January 24 Far West Racing Association Open
    Singles & Sierra League Giant Slalom 
    9 am
    For all ages. Must be a member of Far West Racing Association, Open League, Singles League, or Sierra League. If you are interested in participating more info can be found here

    January 28 - Master Sommelier Wine & Dinner Series   
    Featuring Sara Loyd MS. Enjoy Somm selected wines and Chef Wyatt’s tasting menu along with discussion on the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Deductive Tasting Method. More info here

  • February

    January 31 - February 1 Tahoe League Race Series Alpine Meadows Giant Slalom
    9 am-4:30pm
    The Tahoe League is a developmental alpine ski race league for athletes from age 7 to 18. The Tahoe League has been a fixture in the Tahoe basin for over 30 years and provides an opportunity for young skiers to have fun and compete in quality competition while learning racing skills. More info on the series here

    February 7- North Lake Tahoe Bridal Faire
    11am-3pm
    Come meet North Lake Tahoe wedding professionals including florists, DJs, musicians, photographers, and representatives from various Lake Tahoe wedding locations. You'll gather ideas and have the opportunity to ask your questions. At the event we will have raffles with fun prizes and free giveaways. Location: Olympic Village Lodge, 1901 Chamonix Place

    February 14- Pain Mcshlonkey 
    8am 
    Dress up in your most outrageous ski duds and come out to Squaw Valley for a day full of belly laughs, camaraderie and philanthropy in celebration of legendary skier Shane McConkey. Festivities include the Extreme Small Mountain Invitational and a downhill race, where pros and amateurs battle it out on snowblades for the highly coveted Golden Saucer trophy and ultimate bragging rights.

    February 14- SAF Family Fun Race Fundraiser
    8:30am
    Join us for this inaugural community event, a race for the whole family! All proceeds benefit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation, a non-profit which funds winter sports athletes and coaches. Event details here 

    February 14- Ice Bar Party
    12pm
    The grand opening is Alpine’s way of celebrating the Ice Bar, it’s inevitable snowball battles, live on-snow music, and casual inviting ambiance usually reserved for the beach. Skiers and riders who migrate to the Ice Bar (located at the base of the Sherwood Chair) can kick back in a lounge chair with a cold beverage and barbecued bratwurst and dance to some great DJ beats.

    February 14- Mardi Squaw 
    8pm
    Presented by Sunset Promotions. Celebrate Mardi Gras and dance the night away at Squaw Valley until 2am.  

    February 14-21 Kid-O-Rama
    8am-4pm
    Squaw Valley comes alive with a week-long kid’s extravaganza. Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids of all ages. As part of Kid-O-Rama, kids can check out Big Truck Night in the Village featuring fire trucks, snowplows, and grooming machines, as well as street parties and kids’ concerts. 

    February 19-22 International Freeskiers Association Race
    9am-4pm
    The International Freeskiers Association (IFSA) was established in 1996 by freeskiing pioneer Shane McConkey. Since then, the sport of freeskiing has grown rapidly and each of the disciplines have evolved into strong individual sports. Today the IFSA is centered on junior and adult big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding competitions and is now known as the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association. Registration info here 

    February 21- Clicquot in the Snow Comes to PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn 
    2-5pm 
    Enjoy Champagne specials, DJ, snow games, giveaways, photobooth and more!Monthly champagne events featuring Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and NV Rose

    February 21- Squaw Valley Prom
    8pm-2am
    The Squaw Valley Prom is back for its eleventh year! The event is hosted by the High Fives Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the High Fives Foundation.  

    February 21- Rahlves' Banzai Tour
    7am
    Big mountain freeride action meets ski & boarder-cross strategy in a mad-dash race for cash! Wax the gear up; get your game face on and get ready for a good time. Sign up here

    February 21-22 Bernard Cup
    8:15am-4pm
    The 2014 Bernard Cup, held annually at Squaw Valley, home area of masters founder Bob Bernard, will feature 3 races in 2 days. The overall weekend title for the Bernard Cup goes to the fastest man and women based on Bob’s age-handicapping formula. Register for the event here  

    February 21-22 Bernard Cup
    9am-4pm
    This is a USSA Far West Masters (age group racing) race consisting of two slalom races Saturday, and a Giant Slalom race on Sunday. For information regarding the race, and on how to join Far West 

    February 25 Master Sommelier Wine Dinner Series
    Featuring Reggie Narrtio MS. Enjoy Somm selected wines and Chef Wyatt’s tasting menu along with discussion on the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Deductive Tasting Method. More info here

    February 26-March 1 USSA U16 Super G at Alpine Meadows 
    9am-4:45pm
    Ages 14, 15. Must be a USSA member and a member of a ski team in the Far West Division of USSA. If you are interested in participating more info can be found here

    February 27- SnowFest Opening Ceremonies & Fireworks
    1pm
    Squaw Valley kicks off the 34th annual Snowfest!, a celebration of North Lake Tahoe and all of the region’s winter activities. The fun-filled week starts at Squaw Valley with a colorful fireworks show, and live music. Check out the full Snowfest! Schedule at TahoeSnowFestival.com.

    February 28- Gallery Keoki Special Event 
    6pm - 8pm Book Release: Join us as we kick off the Elemental Book pre-release purchase event. Event details here 

     

  • March

    March 4-8 SBX & SX World Cup
    8am-4pm
    Catch the world’s best Snowboard Cross and Ski Cross athletes as they battle to be crowned champion at the only US stop of the World Cup Circuit. Spectators will be treated to world-class racing, live music and a vibrant village. Located at Squaw Valley

    March 10-14 North America Ski & Snowboard Cross
    9am-4pm
    This is a FIS Ski and Snowboard Cross event. 

    March 14- Vertical Express for MS
    8am
    Teams of three skiers/riders raise a minimum of $500 to enter the Vertical Express for MS. The day's activities include on-snow events, exciting prizes, complimentary lift tickets, food and goodie bags. Proceeds from the event allow people with MS to live full, productive lives 

    March 14-15 USSA Open Series March Madness Giant Slalom and Slalom  
    9am-4pm
    Ages 14-15. Must be a USSA member and a member of a ski team in the Far West Division of USSA. If you are interested in participating more information can be found here

    March 14-15 Tahoe League Race 
    9am-4pm
    The Tahoe League is a developmental alpine ski race league for athletes from age 7 to 18. The league consists of approximately 15 teams representing ski areas and clubs in the Lake Tahoe, California vicinity. Event details here

    March 15, 21 & 28- High Camp Pool Party
    12pm-3:30pm
    Come relax pool side while you take in breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe, and enjoy refreshing beverages while soaking up the California sun. Great music, food and drinks can be enjoyed. 

    March 17- Live St. Patrick's Day Music 
    1pm-3pm
    Come enjoy traditional Irish music in the village.  

    March 20-22 WinterWonderGrass Tahoe
    9am-11pm
    Come enjoy 3 days of world-class Bluegrass/Acoustic Roots music on three stages, California craft breweries and beer tasting all under the snow covered peaks at Squaw Valley. It's going to be an epic weekend bringing together those who love music, 
    mountains and a good time. Buy tickets here

    March 21 & 28- Spring Music Series 
    1pm
    This spring, unwind and soak up the rays every Saturday with Alpine Meadows’ Spring Music Series. Enjoy the tunes of local, talented musicians while kicking up their boots on the deck of the Alpine Meadows Lodge. The whole family is invited to attend the free concert series performances.  

    March 22-28 U14 Championships
    9am-4pm
    This is the Far West Skiing's Alpine U14 (ages 12 and 13) Championships, March 26th - 29th. Event detail here

    March 21- Clicquot in the Snow Comes to PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn 
    2pm-5pm 
    Enjoy Champagne specials, DJ, snow games, giveaways, photobooth and more!Monthly champagne events featuring Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and NV Rose

    March 21-22 Far West Racing Association Open
    9am-4pm
    All ages. Must be a member of Far West Racing Association, Open League, Singles League, or Sierra League. Event details here

    March 25 Master Sommelier Wine Dinner Series
    Featuring Peter Neptune MS. Enjoy Somm selected wines and Chef Wyatt’s tasting menu along with discussion on the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Deductive Tasting Method. More info here

    March 26-29 Far West U14 Championship
    8:30am-4pm
    Schedules and race information here

    March 28- Ice Bar Party
    12pm
    Inevitable snowball battles, live on-snow music, and casual inviting ambiance usually reserved for the beach. Skiers and riders who migrate to the Ice Bar (located at the base of the Sherwood Chair) can kick back in a lounge chair with a cold beverage and barbecued bratwurst and dance to some great DJ beats.

    March 30- Skinny Ski A Thon
    8am
    The skinny ski-a-thon is all about supporting a great cause while having a great day on KT-22. Participants will first get pledges from family, friends and businesses for each lap they ski. They will then strap on a pair of skinny skis (70mm or less) and see how many laps they can complete in a day. All proceeds benefit the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation.