Fall is nearly here! With wonderful summer weather providing crisp mornings, warm days and beautiful, serene evenings, this is our favorite time of year to explore! This issue of Elder Group Tahoe’s E-News is all about exploring, tasting and experiencing all Squaw Valley has to offer! Famous for hosting the 1960 Olympics, this world-renowned ski resort boasts many Olympians including silver medalist Travis Ganong, NASTAR Pacesetter Marco Sullivan and Tamara McKinney, the first American woman to win the World Cup overall title. The Valley has become a great year round destination with so much to offer.
Coffee & Morning Pastries at CoffeeBar
Begin the adventure-packed day bright and early by stopping at the CoffeeBar in the Village at Squaw. Enjoy an Americano with some delicious pastries, or tuck into a full energizing breakfast to prepare for the exciting day ahead.
Tahoe Via Ferrata
After coffee and breakfast, the journey begins at Tahoe Via Ferrata. This is an incredible experience that offers two-, three-, or four-hour tour options thoughtfully designed for those who love the outdoors and exploring with breathtaking views. This remarkable voyage is equipped with suspension bridges, steel steps, ladder rungs, and anchored steel cables to ensure all participants remain safely connected to the rock at all times. This is an amazing opportunity for all skill levels to experience a rock-climbing adventure.
Lunch at Rocker
After the awe-inspiring views discovered while climbing from the mid-morning into the afternoon, head over to Rocker for a fabulous lunch to rest and recharge for more escapades. Rocker offers the “Rocker Nachos” that are a must-try to go along with one (or more!) of their 13 refreshing local and regional beers on tap. Once rejuvenated, it is time to try out the Aerial Tram!
Aerial Tram Ride With Stunning Views
Located 8,200 feet above sea level, the Aerial Tram ride in Squaw Valley is the next item on the day’s agenda. This 10-minute ride offers panoramic views of the mountain vistas and Lake Tahoe. It is perfect for families, as children four and younger are free, and the ticket purchase includes access to the sightseeing activities as well! Once the tram reaches its destination, Squaw Valley’s High Camp, there are plenty of places to explore and experience.
Olympic Valley Museum At High Camp
Once at High Camp, the Olympic Museum is the best place to start. Take a trip back to the sixties and learn about the 1960 Winter Olympics, hosted at beautiful Squaw Valley. The museum features Squaw Valley Olympic athlete memorabilia, authentic team uniforms, historical films, and a hockey puck and stick from the 1960 Winter Games. Admission is free with the Aerial Tram Ride ticket. For more information, visit the Olympic Museum webpage here.
Dinner at the River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant
Down the mountain and just a short drive away is River Ranch Lodge, sitting on the Truckee River. After a long day of exploring all Squaw Valley has to offer, unwind for dinner here. The relaxing sound of the Truckee River will serenade the meal, creating a warm, tranquil ambiance. Start with the Crispy Brussels & Shishitos, a wonderful appetizer to enjoy with delightful drinks and a lovely view. For the more adventurous diners, the Double-Cut Elk Chops are highly praised as a main course. Finish off the busy day with a much-deserved dessert: the fan-favorite Blueberry Lemon Crème Brûlée. For more information on reservations and dining availability, visit the River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant website here.