Things to Do
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:
Oct 3rd- 4th: Spartan Race World Championships
8:00am - 5:00pm
For the first time in Spartan history, the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship will take place right here in Squaw Valley. The world's best athletes will collide on the course with a shared goal: to be the Spartan Race World Champion. The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing.
Oct 8th - 11th American Whiskey Weekend at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn
Join bourbon experts, chefs, barmen (women) for a long weekend in the Sierra Mountains for a fun and intensive, long, Whisky Weekend. Enjoy a three-night bourbon and culinary-focused getaway that is fit for the enthusiast and perfect for those who want to get more acquainted with American Whisky.
EVENT DETAILS & BOOKINGS
Social Hour at PlumpJack Cafe
Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sept 6th Foam Fest
2:00pm - 6:00pm
?Join us for one of the most anticipated beer and music festivals of the year! This year's music line-up includes Dead Winter Carpenters and Zebuel's Smoked Out Soul. In addition to music from these two incredible bands, there will be unlimited tastings available from 40 breweries showcasing their best, including The Brewing Lair, Alibi Ale Works, The Brewer's Cabinet, Knee Deep Brewing, TW Pitchers, Firestone Walker, Ballast Point, 101 North Brewing, and Sierra Nevada, to name just a few!
Aug 4th: Bluesdays Tuesdays
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This popular and free outdoor concert series at the Village at Squaw Valley features acclaimed blues musicians, great grab and go food offerings from Village restaurants and a Blues bar with beer, wine & spirits available in the Events Plaza. During the summer Bluesdays series get discounted Aerial Tram and activity packages, food and drink specials, and lodging sales every Tuesday.
Aug 5th-26th Yoga Squaw'd
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Breathe and stretch with us every Wednesday this summer on First Street in The Village at Squaw Valley. This free yoga class features special guest appearances from well known yoga instructors through the end of August. Forget your mat? We've got one you can use.
Aug 6th, 13th, 20th Truckee Thursdays
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday night in Downtown Truckee is a special experience for people of all ages. Explore the vendor village that features local businesses, artisans and food along with live music from local favorites. Say hello to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows and learn about summer activities and happenings.
Aug 8th to 9th Bews, Jazz and Funk Fest
2:00pm - 8:00pm
The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will once again return to Squaw Valley. Festival-goers can sip on a wide array of tasty beers from 40 different breweries, as well as enjoy an incredible line-up of music both days. All proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Aug 9th Free Concerts at Commons Beach Tahoe City
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Every Sunday evening over summer, sit by Lake Tahoe and enjoy free live music at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. Local food and drink vendors sell beer, wine, soft drinks, ice-cream, sushi, barbecue, salads and more.
Aug 12th Summer Meditation Workshop Series
6:45pm - 9:30pm
Look within and bring your inner goddess to life during our summer meditation workshop. Workshops are lead by Kali Kathie.
Aug 19th: Cooking & Baking Class at Squaw Valley Inn
6:00pm - 9:00pm
The last class of summer featuers farmer's market desserts. Learn to bring the bounty of summer fruit home to make simple elegant desserts. Learn the science behind cake, short dough, and pectin. You will make pie dough, jam, shortcakes and bake fresh fruit galette, gateau, jam, and shortcakes.
Aug 20th Gallery Keoki Special Events
Keoki Flagg is an award winning, internationally published fine art photographer based in Lake Tahoe. Stop in to Gallery Keoki at The Village at Squaw Valley for special events all summer long.
Aug 22nd Squaw to Alpine 10k Trail Run
7:30am - 12:30pm
Test your endurance or just walk in the natural beauty of the mountains. Come out and participate in the annual 10k run (or walk) from Squaw Valley to Alpine Meadows. Race benefits the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (SVAMF). SVAMF is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young amateur athletes interested in developing skills in snow sports in a Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows competitive or non-competitive ski or snowboard team.
Aug 22nd Peaks & Paws
11:00am to 7:00pm
The Village at Squaw Valley is paying tribute to man– and woman’s –best friend with the 6th Annual Peaks and Paws Festival. Dogs and their Masters can enjoy live music, delicious food, and wine and beer tasting (people only!) amid Squaw’s stunning mountain setting. The all-day event also has dog-friendly guided hikes up Shirley Canyon and Granite Chief Trail. All of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.
Aug 29th Yoga and Sound Healing Workshop.
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Experience a gentle Vinyasa flow yoga class followed by yin/restorative poses (deep stretching) while being taken on a sound journey of healing and transformation. Yoga instructor Kate Leist will lead you through poses that will warm up the body and calm the mind and Tibetan Singing Bowl Healer Gyongyi will play singing bowls throughout the class to guide you into deeper states of relaxation and help release blockages. Expect Gyongyi to occasionally come around and place singing bowls directly on the body to encourage healing with sound. This workshop is open to all-levels, beginners are welcome.