Photo Guide To Food and Amenities at The Village at Squaw Valley

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows offers travelers enticing itineraries, amenities and food whether you stay there during summer, winter, spring, or fall.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows restaurants run the gamut from casual to fancy, so there is something for everyones palate. Families can fill up with tasty goodness and have energy to snowboard, or hike or swim for days.

Lodging in the village is also extremely convenient to all of the fun.  They have standard rooms starting at 250 sq. ft. all the way to three bedroom suites at 1350 sq. ft. The studio suites and above all have full kitchens stocked with cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and range.

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Amenities & Services

The family friendly amenities and services at The Village ensure you’ll never have to look far for anything.

  • 8 outdoor hot tubs
  • Slope-side convenience
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities on every floor (and in each 3 Bedroom suite)
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Whirlpool spas and dry saunas
  • Complete fitness facilities
  • Convenient ski and sport lockers
  • On-site entertainment media room with big screen television and game consoles
  • Children’s game room
  • Billiards lounge
  • Complimentary, heated underground parking
  • Conference facilities that accommodate over 500 for your wedding, corporate meeting, banquet, or other special event
  • Vibrant village atmosphere with Shops and Restaurants
  • Full Service Trilogy Day Spa

Dining Photos at The Village at Squaw Valley

The Village isn’t just a place to sleep; its design anticipates your every need. Stone walkways flow through the center of a European-style village with an array of shops, boutiques, restaurants and entertainment venues. Below is a list if restaurants and some of the entrees you can order.

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High Base Restaurants

The restaurants at high base have everything from burgers, to salads to kids meals. The restaurants include Alexander’s Cafe (serving lunch and dinner), Terrace Cafe, Terrace Bar, Bar North Poolside Cafe (have a cocktail and soak up the sun by the pools), and Wildflour too (serving baked goods).

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Fireside Pizza

The favorite meal option of pizza gets the expert touch at Fireside Pizza Co. The same mastermind who brought you California Pizza Kitchen and Boston Market is now bringing perfect pizza cuisine to you through Fireside Pizza Co.

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Dessert in The Village

Indulge your sweet tooth with Gelato, frozen yogurt, specialty candies and chocolates at Euro Sweets. If the kids have something else in mind purchase a S’mores pack and roast it over one of the fire pits in the Village.

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For a full list of restaurants please visit: Squaw Valley Restaurants.

Squaw Kids Adventure Camp

During the summer you can let your child explore and discover adventure at Squaw Valley alongside experienced counselors and other kids. The Squaw Kids Adventure Camp is offered on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays through June 17 – September 5, 2016 from 9am-3pm.

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Watch a movie

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Families and friends can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen in the Events Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley. A different movie shows every summer Thursday starting July 7. All movies start at 8:30pm, weather permitting. Blankets and warm clothes are recommended.

Get Social

Follow Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows on Facebook and Twitter.

Family Adventure Guide For Summer In Squaw Valley

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Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, lies a gorgeous mountain resort called Squaw Valley.  Squaw Valley offers an amazing selection of activities for the whole family, even when the mountains are not blanketed with snow.

Adventure awaits you with over 10 outdoor activities that are fun, therapeutic and suitable for nearly everyone in your family!

Let’s start with taking the Tram to High Base Camp because there are several activities and you can spend the entire day up there. High base camp is a mountaintop playground for the whole family!

Aerial Tram

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In order to get to high base camp you will need to take the Aerial Tram. This panoramic 10 minute ride climbs 2,000 vertical feet and soars above a mountainscape of granite rock, waterfalls and the iconic Tram Face.  Once you reach your destination at High Camp, located at 8,200′,  you will breathe in the fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in the High Sierra.

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Now that you are at high base camp lets talk about all the fun activities. First up is Roller skating! Kids and adults alike will love feeling the wind on their face as they skate at the top of the valley. The skating arena offers unmatched panoramic views of the Squaw Valley Meadow, beautiful Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountain range.

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Video of The Skating Arena

Next up is the High Camp Pool and Hot Tub. Soak up the sun at the beautiful oasis in the sky. There are changing rooms, and a bar, and 1 towel is included with entry. Our kids were enrolled at Squaw Kids (more on that in another post) and the counselors were extremely vigilant about watching them in the water.

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Blogger Tip:  Get a waterproof case for your cell phone if you do not want to bring your DSLR. They are inexspensive and you can take pics without worrying about your phone getting wet.

Olympic Museum

 

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Take a trip back in time and learn about the 1960 Winter Olympics that took place at Squaw Valley. The recently renovated Olympic Museum, located at High Camp showcases a unique collection of memorabilia, news articles and video presentations detailing the many magical moments that took place at Squaw Valley. Admission is free with your Aerial Tram ride.

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Activities at Low Base Camp

Now, lets visit some activities at Low Base Camp.  There is so much exciting stuff to do at the base of the Village that you may even need 2 days to do it all.

Ropes Course

If there is only one activity you do during your stay in squaw Valley, please please please do the ropes course. It is the single most exciting and challenging activity I have done on vacation in a very long time. You can conquer your fears on this course and really get to know yourself.

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You see that red speck up top in the picture? That is my 5 year old daughter conquering the ropes course like a boss! She had no fear and was really proud of herself. The minimum age is 5 so if you have kids under 5 they cannot participate but there are other things for them to do.

Blogger Tip: Invest in a gopro camera for this trip.  This kind of vacation is what go-pros are made for. (action, adventure, etc..) You can mount it to your helmet for first hand footage.

Dates:  Open Daily June 21 through September 1, 2014. Open May and October for groups of 8+ by reservation.

Hours:  2 hour sessions start hourly from 9 am to 5 pm daily

Price:  Youth 5-12 $40, Adult 13+ $50

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Miniature Golf

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This one-of-a-kind 18 hole miniature golf course winds throughout the Village at Squaw Valley. Custom built for the Village at Squaw Valley, this course is open during the summer and incorporates many of the fun elements from other courses and fits perfectly into the beautiful scenery in Squaw Valley.

Fun for the kids and challenging for adults, try a round on this course!

Sky Jump Trampoline

The Sky jump is a great activity for anyone between 20 and 220 lbs. All ages are welcome. The friendly staff gives tips and pointers to anyone wanting to learn how to do a front or back somersault.

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Hiking

There are easy to moderate, and moderate to difficult hikes from Base Camp. We took three kids ages 14, 10 and 5 on a two mile hike up some rocky terrain and saw a spectacular waterfall. It is such a nice way to breath in the fresh mountain air and take in some beautiful sightseeing.

If your kids are at Squaw Valley Kids Summer Camp, the counselors there may even take your kids on a hike. They are so patient and playful with the kids.

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For more information about Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows visit them on Facebook and on Twitter.

Summer Guide For The Resort At Squaw Creek

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Nestled right at the entrance road to Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe lies a stunning ski resort surrounded by soaring pine trees, endless mountaintops and breathtaking views that will make you crave another visit with each seasonal change. This is The Resort At Squaw Valley.

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On a recent visit to the resort we were taken away by the sheer beauty of this property. It’s one of those places where you are left speechless when you first see it. Not only that but it is great for families because they offer a lot of activities to keep everyone in the family happy.

Pool and Waterslide

There are two outdoor heated swimming pools, private cabanas, three hot tubs, and a children’s pool with a 120’ waterslide.  The family-friendly pool is perfect for a summer day in Lake Tahoe.

Pool Cabanas

Want some extra shade for the kids? You can lounge by the pool in a private cabanas, which comes with a mini-bar and enjoy tasty appetizers from Oasis Grille.

Kids Chillax Spa

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Trust me when I tell you that  this is a very special treat. My kids indulged in one of these sessions when we visited and it was seriously one of the cutest things I have ever witnessed. The session is designed to allow children to take the time to slow down, relax, and be mindful. Mom and dad can also get some restful services in the Spa at Squaw Creek.

Family Golf Special

Families can play a quick and easy game of golf on Links at Squaw Creek’s front nine holes from the family tees.

Family Footgolf

Footgolf is a super fun precision sport. It’s a combination of soccer and golf where players kick a soccer ball into holes with 21-inch diameter cups in as few shots as possible.

Pavillion Games

Bocce Ball, croquet, life-size chess and checkers, giant Jenga, bean bag toss, and more. are available for kids and families in the resorts Pavillion.

Dive-In Movies

Relax with the family and join us for an outdoor movie at our pool.

Long Putt Challenge

Go the distance. Make a hole-in-one. Win a prize.

Water Balloon fights

Enjoy a family-friendly biodegradable water balloon fight.

Mountain Buddies

An active kid’s camp provided by our recreation team. Reservations required

Bike Rentals

The resort offers bicycle valet for $5 per bicycle (up to six bicycles). Additional bikes are $2 each.

Roast S’mores by the fire

Who doesn’t want to eat an ooey-gooey marshmallow covered in chocolate and graham crackers? I’ll take yours if you don’t!

Family Dining

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With six delicious restaurants to choose from, not including room service, families staying at the Resort at Squaw Creek with enjoy a comfortable culinary scene where they offer something for everyone. Below are the restaurants located on the property:

Six Peaks Grille
Sandy’s Pub
Sweet Potatoes Deli
The Oasis (open in summer only)
Mountain Pizzeria (open in winter only)
In-room dining
Cascades 

Can you imagine how much fun this place would be in the winter? So what are you waiting for? Gather up your family and head over to the resort at Squaw Creek. You will have amazing experiences and create cherished memories forever!

Farm To Table Dinners At Squaw Valley

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Dining out on vacation is not only exciting, but it is also a chance to experiment with local cuisines and flavors. Imagine being able to eat an entire meal that is sustainably sourced with bountiful ingredients…A meal where you can treat yourself to a true culinary experience that will entertain your palate…This kind of meal can be achieved at the Farm To Table Dinners in Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

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On a recent visit to the Olympic Village Lodge Garden, we feasted on a creative gourmet menu prepared by executive chef Tiffany Swan. Chef Swan sources much of her food from the Tahoe Food Hub, a local nonprofit dedicated to connecting small farms within 100 miles of North Lake Tahoe to small restaurants and markets in the Tahoe area.

Dinners and wine parings are served on KT Base Bar, an outdoor sun deck. Chef Swan she prepares all of the food in the MTN ROOTS food truck which focuses on unique food creations made with locally sourced ingredients that will make your taste buds feel good.

**Due to a changing menu the food featured below may not be the same menu in your farm To Table experience.

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We started out with appetizers including vibrant red, juicy watermelon, plump blackberries, tangy pickles, crisp carrots, and fragrant bruschetta. Everything was so fresh and light.

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Hopefully you will be lucky enough to try the Heirloom Tomato Salad made with sweet red onions, olive oil, and green leaf lettuce. This was by far the freshest salad I have ever had in my life. Seeing this salad up close is incredible because it is looks like a colorful burst of healthiness overflowing on a plate.

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Bacon Onion Jam was another one of chef Swan’s creation and our whole table raved about it. Spread some sweet butter on a piece of crunchy french bread and you might just hear angels singing in your head.

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Protein lovers will enjoy Mary’s Chicken which is brined and roasted, with natural jus, and fresh herbs. Tender is the key word in this dish.

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As you can see in this Roasted Haricot Vert, Sweet Pepper and Carrot dish, only premium quality vegetables are used. The flavors are bold and the colors are bright.

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Whether you are a carb lover or not, you will thoroughly appreciate the sweet corn with melted herb butter and hassleback potatoes. Shredded parmesan cheese give these decadent sides a complete balance of flavor.

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Finally, came the best part of the meal – Peach Meringues! Chef Tiffany’s desserts are outstanding and I ate several of these fruit pillows. I am sure you will too!

Farm to Table Dinner Prices

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Adult – includes (3) 2 oz pours of wine for pairing $54

Child (4-12) $29

Child (3 & under) Free

*Tax and gratuity not included. Cash bar available for featured wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages.

Limited space available, reservations required. Reserve online or by calling 800-403-0206

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