Recreation & Outdoors

E.g., Apr 27 2017
E.g., Apr 27 2017
Repeats every week every Friday until Mon May 01 2017.
April 28, 2017

Watch the sun cast a purple alpenglow onto the Sierra while trekking through Tahoe’s peaceful forest. Experience the solitude of winter at this special time of day while learning local natural and human history. Offered every Friday, December-April or by custom arrangement. Cost: $65 per person. Trip Includes: Snowshoes, poles, knowledgeable guides, natural history discussions, hot drinks, trail snacks, and permit fees.

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, every Friday. 

May 6, 2017

Squaw Valley's 27th Annual Cushing Crossing is the best event of the spring season. It's the original pond skimming event that started a spring resort ritual. Every year hundreds, if not thousands gather along with  a celebrity judging panel and amazing and wacky emcee's for this spectacle. Filled with big spills, hilarious crafts and constumes and genuine thrills, this is THE spring event that you don't want to miss.

Crossing starts at 1pm, awards at 3pm at the KT Base Bar.


Event Details & Registration
  • Registration: 9am at KT Base Bar (limited to 50 participants, $20/person, cash only).
  • Participants must be 18+. Helmets and personal flotation device is mandatory.
  • Awards: 3pm at KT Base Bar
  • Live Music: Squaw Valley's own.. Beer Gardeners.
Last Year's Winners 
  • Overall Winner: Errol Kerr & Nate Holland
  • Men's Ski: Kent Kreitler
  • Women's Ski: Jamie Burge
  • Men's Snowboard: Nate Weider
  • Unlimited (non-ski/snowboard sliding device): Ben Paciotti & Josh Anders
May 13, 2017 to May 14, 2017
May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017

Granlibakken Tahoe, a family-owned resort and conference center nestled in a peaceful 74 acre valley just steps from Lake Tahoe, will host the first annual Restorative Arts and Yoga Festival (RAY), a unique event to inspire and heal the mind, body, and soul. RAY is designed for yogis of all experience levels and will feature more than twelve workshops, along with therapeutics, energy workers, yoga instructors, guided meditation, and metaphysical teachings designed to help attendees grow in their practice.

RAY will feature two full days of workshops that capitalize on the talent and expertise of Tahoe-area practitioners and instructors. RAY provides an opportunity to rejuvenate and relax immersed in a weekend of learning and self-discovery within the rustic beauty of the Sierras, an environment that naturally inspires an appreciation of the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle.

Tahoe Cup Paddle Series 2017
May 27, 2017

The 2017 Tahoe Cup Paddle Racing Series officially kicks off on Memorial Day weekend with the Series Opener, the ‘Donner Lake Race’ on Saturday, May 27th.

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride
June 4, 2017

Nearly 3,000 cyclists from throughout the United States come to Tahoe to ride around the Lake. 

Bike the West and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society invite you to participate in the 26th annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride, one of the most scenic and awe-inspiring rides you will ever experience. Spectacular scenery, clean mountain air, great food and fully supported by experienced ride organizers makes this ride is a ‘must do’ for any avid recreational bicyclist.  Please check their equipment policy for restrictions or approval.

June 10, 2017

The Thunderbird is Lake Tahoe's most scenic paddle. The start is at the beautiful Sand Harbor beach, a Nevada State Park. The sandy beach gives way to Tahoe's most beautiful paddling area featuring clear water, large franite boulders, epic Sierra veiws, and the historic Thunderbird Lodge. 

Event begins at 6:00AM and the paddlers paddle until 11:00AM.

June 10, 2017 to June 11, 2017

Same Awesome Venue, New Course!

The ultimate Tough Mudder course, Tough Mudder Tahoe Presented by Merrell is a product of our mad-minded design team and Mother Nature herself. Winding trails and steep mountain climbs collide, forcing you to dig deep and embrace the challenge while soaking in epic views.

10 – 12 Miles, 20+ Obstacles!

Ready to leave the ordinary behind and make some fresh muddy memories at Tough Mudder Tahoe? You’ll do all that and more when you tackle classic Tough Mudder mud run obstacles and brand new 2017 upgrades. Ordinary won’t know what hit it.

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world-class obstacles they won't find anywhere else.

Registration and additional event details can be found on the Tough Mudder website,  

June 11, 2017

The Squaw Valley Half Marathon starts and finishes at the iconic Village At Squaw Valley, site of the historic 1960 Winter Olympics. The course is fast and flat, a scenic out and back featuring mainly paved trail through the valley and along the Truckee River. During the route keep an eye out for bald eagles, mule deer and trout leaping out of the river all while enjoying the cool, refreshing sierra air.

You will be supported by five aid stations along the course which will have water, electrolyte beverage and a variety of fruit and snacks.  At the finish we will have the music pumping, a selection of recovery foods and some ice cold Lagunitas beer and soda to celebrate your accomplishment.

Stick around to cheer on the other runners and relax in the Village while enjoying a perfect Squaw Sunday afternoon.  This one you will not want to miss!

Race start is located at the East Side of the Village.  Look for our white registration trailer and iconic Tahoe Trail Running finish arch.

June 15, 2017 to June 18, 2017

 Join us in the heart of Tahoe City to celebrate the beginning of summer at The Tahoe City Solstice Festival. In addition to Tahoe City’s distinctive charms – including convenient lake access, acclaimed artists, fabulous restaurants and notable shops and galleries you can celebrate summer at the Thursday Farmers Market, Solstice Stroll Classic Car Show on Friday, Saturday Tahoe City Wine Walk and Sunday’s Concert at Commons Beach are annual Solstice Festival highlights.

The Tahoe City Solstice Festival, June 15-18, may be the best place to celebrate Father’s Day at the lake. Many people take the opportunity to shop and wrap up the day with dinner in Tahoe City. It’s going to be a great Solstice Weekend in Tahoe City!