The summer heat wave has been brutal across most of the United States this year. Several states are seeing temperatures with heat indexes in excess of 100 degrees for consecutive days. While you escape to the A/C to get through the day, think about the perfect get-a-way, the ski resorts of Lake Tahoe.
A quick google image search of Lake Tahoe’s beautiful water and snow covered mountains will have everyone battling the summer heat looking to book a ticket. Lake Tahoe sits beneath the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, which offers countless vacation options. With over 400 inches of snow on average each year, the perfect family or friends vacation awaits.
The ski culture has been a part of the area since the 1960s when it hosted the Winter Olympics. Now featuring over 100 lifts the Squaw Valley is a must explore destination for all ski and snowboard enthusiastic alike. If you’re looking for a Lake Tahoe resort, Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows, at over 8,200 feet above sea-level, it is home to breathtaking views, mountain hikes, and countless family activities at the resort itself. If you are looking to bring a group to the resort as part of a family reunion or company retreat, there are great group sale discounts starting as low as $31 per person, and $15 for children.
The park features 270 different runs ranging from beginner level (25% of the runs) to advanced terrain runs (32%), as well as 6 terrain parks to learn and practice new skills. There are 23 different lifts, and trams, to make sure you are back up to the top of the mountain and skiing or snowboarding again in no time. Squaw Valley is only 47 miles from the airport, so you won’t have to travel long, but also will be far enough away from any congestion to ensure a wonderful vacation.
If you are looking to get away sooner, the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort is built for year round fun. During the summer months there are aerial tram rides, pools, biking trails, rock climbing, spas, golf courses, yoga classes, and so forth.
Check out the Squaw Valley blog for descriptions of recent activities, park updates, and interesting reads from guests to staff (http://squawalpine.com/explore/more/ski-blog). Packages start as low as $149 a night for hotel stay and activities, as well as expanded deals for romantic trips, and wine, dine, and shop planned vacations.