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Granlibakken offers family affordable family ski package

March 17th, 2014

With spring arriving this week, there’s still plenty of on-mountain action to be found at Lake Tahoe.

Granlibakken celebrates spring with its affordable family lodging deal. Book now and receive 50% off lift tickets and sledding at Granlibakken’s own snow play area, ideal for families with children, beginning and intermediate skiers.

Treat your kids to a day on Granlibakken's sled and ski hill this spring.

Treat your kids to a day on Granlibakken’s sled and ski hill this spring.

The package includes a delicious hot breakfast buffet each morning, plus access to the on-site outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna. Granlibakken has a variety of lodging options, from bedrooms, studios and suites to one to eight bedroom townhouses, each decorated to complement the resort’s natural Tahoe City setting.

Affordable and packed with as many thrills as are found at nearby ski mountains, guests can rent equipment (skis, snowboards, poles, boots, cross country skis, snowshoes and helmets) or saucers for a full or half-day worth of downhill adventure.

While you’re on the hill, grab a bite to eat at Granlibakken’s Ski Hut Snack Bar, which serves authentic homestyle Mexican food, hot soup, chili, hot cocoa, coffee and delicious specials. The snack bar is open weekends.

Private and group lessons are available at the Granlibakken with two morning sessions and an afternoon.

Families can choose the ultimate physical challenge at California’s first-of-its-kind Treetop Adventure Park, recently voted No. 1 as a Lake Tahoe activity by TripAdvisor.com. This action-packed playground is an obstacle course set along the tree tops, 30 feet off the ground. Fully harnessed guests can zip, climb, walk, and maneuver their way through a number of obstacles, each with varying degrees of skills and challenges.

What’s your idea of an affordable family trip to Lake Tahoe?

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Spring it On: Spring break arrives at Lake Tahoe

March 11th, 2014

With February dropping several feet of snow, March has arrived at Lake Tahoe with the roar of thousands of fresh faces ready to ski and board over spring break.

Whether you’re a college student in between semesters or are a parent with kids looking for some quality family time on the slopes before the snow melts, Granlibakken is the place to stay.

Tahoe’s best ski packages start at $113 with the Homewood Mountain Resort plan to $150 where you can ski Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose, Northstar California, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl and Heavenly. Weekend lodging options are available as well as getaway packages.

Granlibakken offers onsite skiing, sledding, and high-flying zipline action at the Treetop Adventure Park or you could venture to a nearby resort for spring skiing fun.

The more outrageous your gear the better when it comes to the Pain McShlonkey. Don't miss the 4th annual Saturday, March 29. Photo: Squaw Valley.

The more outrageous your gear the better when it comes to the Pain McShlonkey. Don’t miss the 4th annual Saturday, March 29.
Photo: Squaw Valley.

Enjoy free live music every Saturday on the Sundeck at Alpine Meadows beginning at 1 p.m.

March 19-23, you can catch the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley. The U.S. Alpine Championships are a culmination of the ski racing year which brings the U.S. Ski Team and young athletes from U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association clubs across the country together.

Show off your superhuman dance moves March 21 in Tahoe City at the Superhero Dance Party with music by Jeremy Curl and Mr. Rooney at Jakes on the Lake. Dress as your favorite super hero or create your own.

Looking for a new snowboard and want try it out first? Check out the Boards in Motion Demo Day at Sugar Bowl, March 22. Boards in Motion staff and factory reps will offer free demos to everyone interested in riding 2015 snowboards all day. Manufactures reps from Capita, Ride, Burton, K2, Lib Tech, Academy, Arbor, Rome, Lobster, Batelon and Jones will have tents set up across from the Judah Lodge.

Legendary skier Shane McConkey will be celebrated March 29 with the 4th annual Pain McShlonkey Classic at Squaw Valley. Dress up in your most outrageous ski duds and come out for a day full of celebrating McConkey. Stick around Sunday for the Skinny-Ski-a-Thon at KT-22. Participants will get pledges from family, friends and businesses for each lap they ski. They will then strap on a pair of skinny skis (70mm or less) and see how many laps they can complete in a day. All proceeds benefit the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation.

April 5 brings the Pond Skim Beach Party at Winters Creek Lodge at Mt. Rose Ski Area. Come out for some laughs as skiers skim across water in a party atmosphere.

Shred the love at Sugar Bowl April 5 for its Boarding for Breast Cancer event. The resort will host a rail jam in the Switching Yard Terrain Park with all entry fees benefiting the Foundation. Sugar Bowl will also be selling pink lanyards with proceeds going towards B4BC. A DJ will be featured in the park during the Jam with live music performing after the awards.

More pond skimming is planned for April 6 at Northstar California with Spring It On! Pond Skim, Party and Retro Dress Day. Soak up the California sun and spring skiing scene at Northstar as the winter season winds down.

How do you plan to spend your spring break at Lake Tahoe?

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Even the Vikings turn to the Irish for plenty of “top of the morning” good cheer

March 3rd, 2014

With St. Patrick’s Day falling on Monday, March 17, a weekend of adventure awaits at Granlibakken, with plenty of onsite skiing, sledding, and high-flying zipline action at the Treetop Adventure Park. Weekend lodging options are available as well as getaway packages. Dining options feature Granlibakken’s famous breakfast buffet that will fill the belly and warm the noodle before before venturing out.

Find the leprechaun at Homewood on March 16 for your chance to win a 2014-15 season pass. Photo: Homewood Mountain Resort.

Find the leprechaun at Homewood on March 16 for your chance to win a 2014-15 season pass.
Photo: Homewood Mountain Resort.

Arrive at Granlibakken on Friday and enjoy a sunset snowshoe tour hosted by Tahoe Adventure Company. 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.

Squaw Valley will host a Jibs and Jumps event, Friday, March 14. Jibs and Jumps guides both skiers and snowboarders into the playful realm of manmade and natural features: boxes, rails, tabletops, tree jibs, wind lips and more. Learn to play in the terrain parks and off the trails with confidence, awareness and safety. For solid intermediate to advanced riders; whether just starting out in the park or looking for some coaching to take your skills to the next level.

Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. brings the Burton Women’s Ride & Yoga Special at Squaw Valley. Start the day with an all-levels yoga class with Sherry McConkey. Spend the morning riding. End the day relaxing and treating your body to mini-treatments at Trilogy Spa.

If you’re up at Alpine Meadows, be sure to catch Joy & Madness, live beginning at 1 p.m. on the Sundeck for an afternoon of funky beats and good times during the spring season at Alpine Meadows. The music series is free and open to the public.

Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is Jibs for Kids at Homewood Mountain Resort. The event geared towards kids 12 years old and younger. The competition will be in the beginner area at Happy Park. All competitors are welcomed. Helmets are mandatory.

An afternoon family snowshoe tour hosted by Northstar from 1-4 p.m. is a wonderful way to introduce your little ones to the great outdoors in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.

Saturday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. settle in for a snowshoe trek before dinner at Sugar Pine Point. Explore Lake Tahoe‘s beauty in a different light as the full moon reflects off the water. Discover the natural and cultural history of the area with a ranger on a 90 minute snowshoe tour. Reservations required.

A pre-Irish warm-up begins Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Homewood Mountain Resort with its St. Patrick’s Day Urban Park Competition & 2014 Bash. Not only is Homewood hosting the St. Patrick’s Day bash, but it is also throwing an urban slopestyle competition in its new slopestyle park, located at mid-mountain with a full view of the lake. If you chase the skiing leprechaun and catch him you may just get lucky and win a 2014-15 Season Pass.

Tahoe bars and restaurants will be featuring food and drink specials for additional Irish fun.

How will you celebrate this festive day?

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Bring your weekend appetite to the Cedar House Pub

February 27th, 2014

With cozy fireside dining, full bar, daily specials, kid-friendly items and affordable pricing, the Cedar House Pub, located inside Granlibakken‘s Main Lodge, is an onsite dining option the whole family will enjoy.

Enjoy a fireside dinner with your family during your stay at Granlibakken.

Enjoy a fireside dinner with your family during your stay at Granlibakken.

Open for the ski season from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturdays, and daily during select holidays, Chef Ron Eber and his award-winning culinary team bring creative flair and a skilled culinary cast to the dinner table that is committed to pleasing all palates.

The Cedar House pub offers mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres, hearty main courses, and scrumptious desserts, with gluten-free and vegetarian options available on their menu. Fridays throughout the ski season, diners can enjoy two-for-one entrees.

Eber’s signature creative skills won Granlibakken the coveted Judges’ Award for “Best Marriage of Food and Wine” at the 27th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival in 2012.

Hors d’oeuvres feature options such as roasted beet and Chevre stack in a creamy goat cheese with fresh basil; baked brie, French onion soup, potato pancakes, fresh-cut French fry basket served with chipotle aioli or the delicious four-cheese macaroni.

Dinner entrees range from an 8-oz tri-tip topped with bordelaise sauce served with mashed potatoes and fresh steamed vegetables, Granlibakken’s Famous Chicken Schnitzel, which is hand-breaded with lemon caper butter, potato pancakes, apple compote and steamed vegetables to spaghetti and meatballs served with homemade marinara sauce. If none of those options are what you’re looking for try the fish and chips, featuring Chef Ron’s famous pub recipe of beer battered Alaskan cod; the All-American Bill Holland Michigan fried chicken basket served with coleslaw and fries or the Big “G” Burger – a pound of natural hand-packed beef patty grilled to order.

Kids have a menu of their own with options such as spaghetti with meatballs, pepperoni or cheese pizza, or crispy chicken tenders with coleslaw.

Group dining options are available for business conferences and weddings with full buffets, sit down dinners, Hors D’oeuvres, a dessert cart and an impressive wine, beer and cocktail menu.

What has been your favorite Cedar House Pub dining experience?

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Family-friendly Sierra-at-Tahoe home to Olympic athletes

February 18th, 2014

Known for its laid back, family-friendly atmosphere, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree skiing and being home mountain for 2014 Sochi Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson and athletes Maddie Bowman and Hannah Teter, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is a true Sierra Nevada ski experience.

Granlibakken has partnered with Sierra to offer stay and ski packages that begin at $150 and include lodging, a lift ticket, access to onsite skiing and sledding hills, heated outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna, plus Granlibakken‘s famous hot breakfast buffet.

Sunshine and good snow abound at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Photo: Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Sunshine and good snow abound at Sierra-at-Tahoe.
Photo: Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Sierra-at-Tahoe expands over 2,000 acres, has 46 trails, holding a vertical rise of 2,212, feet with a bottom elevation of 6,640 feet and top elevation of 8,852 feet.

Beginning skiers have 25% of the mountain to themselves, while 50% is considered intermediate and 25% advanced. Sierra’s longest run is Sugar n’ Spice, a 2.5 miles top to bottom experience. Sierra has five gates to access its popular backcountry Huckleberry Canyon. Sierra offers three Express Quad chair lifts, five double chair lifts, one triple chair lift and five surface lifts.

When it comes to terrain parks, Sierra offers some of the world’s best. And where do the best learn? Sierra of course. At this year’s 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, Jamie Anderson, plucked her first gold medal in a near-flawless run in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle competition with tricks perfected at Sierra.

For 12 years TransWorld SNOWboarding and their readers have been ranking the best overall resorts, parks and pipes in North America. In 2013 TransWorld SNOWboarding ranked Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort among the Top Ten Overall Resorts, Top Ten Terrain Parks and received the editor’s pick for Best Value.

For those who prefer to be closer to the snow, Sierra offers a tubing and snowplay area  and those looking to walk through the woods, there’s three miles of maintained snowshoe trails.

This season Sierra opened a new 9,000-square-foot Base Area Plaza that enhances the overall après atmosphere, gives guests a place to gather and celebrate winter in the mountains. The Plaza will be the place to be this spring when Sierra hosts a foot-stomping, energetic music series featuring live music from top regional touring music acts. Produced by OnCourse Events and sponsored by Tahoe South, the music series feature bands that will play on three select weekends in the spring. The concerts will give guests a chance to enjoy live music, après, dance, and relax after a fun day on the mountain.

The Burton Star Wars™ Experience continues to grow with the Burton Star Wars Echo Base, a learning experience. Building off of the success of Yoda’s Riglet Park the Burton Star Wars Echo Base now offers a snowboarding program for kids ages 7-12. The new Burton Star Wars Echo Base gives kids 7-12 the opportunity to learn how to snowboard using terrain-based teaching, iconic Star Wars characters, and Burton Learn to Ride technology and techniques. Young snowboarders will get the chance to “defeat the dark side” and become Jedi Knights by conquering their fears of sliding on snow. Kids will learn to snowboard in a one-of-a-kind environment unlike any other in the universe.

Whether you’re looking for a warm-up beverage, a carbo load or a fat and juicy burger, braut, barbecue and a beer, Sierra-at-Tahoe offers a number of food options including Tiki Bar and Grill, Mama’s Kitchen, 360 Smokehouse Barbecue at the top of Grandview Express, the Baja Grill, Happy Hippie, Aspen Cafe, Sierra Pub and Deli and Java Junction.

Will Sierra-at-Tahoe be a part of your spring skiing plans?

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Action-packed February lineup

February 18th, 2014

Lake Tahoe ski resorts look to more snow in the forecast with big events. Granlibakken offers week day stay and ski packages with access to seven different local resorts.

Take a twilight snowshoe tour through the Lake Tahoe area with Northstar. {via}

Take a twilight snowshoe tour through the Lake Tahoe area with Northstar.
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Going on now at Squaw Valley through Feb. 23 is the 2014 Winter Games Festival with televised events, daily drink specials, competitions and ice skating.

Jibs and Jumps guides both skiers and snowboarders into the playful realm of man-made and natural features: boxes, rails, tabletops, tree jibs and wind lips Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14.

Competitions for the little ones are currently being highlighted through Feb. 22 with a weeklong kids extravaganza. Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids of all ages. Be sure to check out Big Truck Night in the Village featuring fire trucks, snowplows and grooming machines in the Village.

A twilight snowshoe tour at Northstar California is set for Feb. 21 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Take in the beautiful Tahoe winter nights in a peaceful and serene mountain setting – all while getting some great exercise. There will be two to three different routes ranging in difficulty and distance so you can choose the group you’re most comfortable with.

Ever wonder how Lake Tahoe’s earliest pioneers got around? Check out the Feb. 22 Snowshoe Through History Tour at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Join a State Park Interpreter at 11 a.m. for an easy, informative and free 90 minute hike along Lake Tahoe’s shore. Discover what attracted Tahoe’s earliest settlers and uncover secrets of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate in Sugar Pine Point State Park.

Looking for some high-flying action? Catch the Butterbox Rail Jam at Northstar California Feb. 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Northstar Park Crew will build a custom feature in the beach area of the Village.

Need more adventure? Don’t miss any of the SnowFest! activities during your February stay at Granlibakken.

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Granlibakken hosts ski and snowboard race as part of SnowFest!

February 11th, 2014

With fresh snow at Lake Tahoe ski resorts and more in the forecast, Granlibakken looks to move towards this year’s SnowFest! celebration, Feb. 28 through March 9.

SnowFest! arrives with a Kick off to SnowFest! Party, Feb. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Garwoods Grill. Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with ten action-packed days and nights of events and activities for all ages. This kick-off event starts with great food, Garwoods signature drink – the “Wet Woody,” raffle prizes and music.

SnowFest! opening ceremonies and fireworks will be Friday, Feb. 28. The 33rd annual event pays tribute to Lake Tahoe’s north and west shores with winter activities. Squaw Valley will kick of the celebration with a colorful fireworks show, extreme food eating challenge, and live music. SnowFest! action continues through March 9 with games, events, activities, competition and snow.

The Granlibakken Ski Hut can take care of all of your race needs.

The Granlibakken Ski Hut can take care of all of your race needs.

Catch high-flying action when the US Airbag Tour at Homewood touches ground Feb. 28 through March 2, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A 14 foot kicker launches willing daredevils into a 50-foot-by-50-foot giant airbag overlooking Lake Tahoe. Stomp that trick you have always wanted to do – without fear and get killer pictures doing it.

As part of 2014 SnowFest! activities, Granlibakken joins in the winter madness festival with the Granlibakken’s Gone Bonkers Kids Ski and Snowboard Race, Sunday, March 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The first-time event features a top to bottom race on Granlibakken’s ski area’s natural terrain, complete with gates, obstacles, bumps and thrills.

Race registration is $5 for Granlibakken guests and $25 for non-guests. Competition will be divided by age groups: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 with one race per participant. The prizes include gift certificates for pizza, ice cream, art shops and items provided by local ski shops.

Besides the competition, there are family activities including the resort’s Tree Top Adventure Park voted No. 1 as a Lake Tahoe activity by TripAdvisor.com. The obstacle course playground is set in the trees, 30 feet off the ground. Fully harnessed guests can zip, climb, walk, and maneuver their way through a number of obstacles, each with varying degrees of skills and challenges.

What SnowFest! events are you looking forward to seeing?

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Try a romantic Granlibakken weekend getaway this Valentine’s Day

February 3rd, 2014

Treat your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with an extended Granlibakken weekend retreat  at the heart of Lake Tahoe‘s west shore.

Granlibakken has a variety of cozy lodging options ideal for two with fireplaces, kitchens and large bedrooms.

Escape to Granlibakken for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend getaway.

Escape to Granlibakken for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend getaway.

Spend the day on the slopes skiing together and then return to the resort for a relaxing massage at the Granlibakken Day Spa followed by a romantic fireside surf and turf dinner with filet mignon and Maine Lobster Tail at Cedar House Pub.

Start with an Arugula and watercress salad with Stilton blue cheese, honey roasted walnuts, fresh raspberries, raspberry vinaigrette. The main course features a petite filet mignon in a pinot noir sauce with forest mushrooms, Maine lobster tail, stuffed baked potato, asparagus, carrots and grilled yellow squash. The vegetarian option is Peruvian vegetable stew with quinoa, kale, lima beans. But don’t forget about dessert! Puff pastries filled with strawberries, vanilla cream and chocolate drizzle are the perfect finish to the meal.

Starting at $325, the Valentine’s Day getaway package features two nights lodging, dinner for two on Friday night Feb. 14, delicious hot breakfast each morning during your stay, outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna and half-priced tickets at Granlibakken’s onsite ski and sled hill.

During your stay, you can pamper your sweetheart with a visit to Granlibakken’s Day Spa where they can relax with any number of deep tissue massages, reflexology treatments and body wraps.

Arrive early or extend your Valentine’s weekend with ski and snowboard packages. Options include skiing or snowboarding at several nearby resorts, trips to Granlibakken’s own ski hill, cross country ski tours or an afternoon at the resort’s own Treetop Adventure Park, where sweethearts can leap, zip and soar together 30 feet above the ground.

What do your Valentine’s Day weekend plans include during your stay at Granlibakken?

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Heavenly Mountain Resort: The best of two states

January 29th, 2014

One of the largest ski areas in the U.S., Heavenly Mountain Resort boasts 4,800 acres of skiable terrain that straddles the border of California and Nevada at Lake Tahoe‘s south shore.

Test your skills at one of Heavenly's terrain parks. Photo: Shutter Steez.

Test your skills at one of Heavenly’s terrain parks.
Photo: Shutter Steez.

Whether you’re looking to bring your spouse, significant other or packing up the family for a ski trip, Granlibakken’s partnership with Heavenly is a great deal. The stay and ski packages begin at $150 and include lodging, a lift ticket, access to onsite skiing and sledding hills, heated outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna, plus Granlibakken‘s famous hot breakfast buffet.

Rounding January and moving into February, the promise for new snow is looking good. Adding to earlier snow from December and Heavenly’s extensive snowmaking system that produces three-and-a-half feet of snow across one acre in an hour and and able to cover 73 percent of the resort’s trails, the season is anything but over.

Snow reports can be found online, while webcams provide real-time views every five minutes of the latest conditions.

By the numbers: Heavenly has a base elevation of 6,540 feet on the California side and 7,200 feet on the Nevada side with a summit elevation of 10,067 feet providing for a vertical rise of 3,500 feet.

There are 29 lifts that take skiers and boarders to 97 trails. Of the trails, 20% are considered beginner, 34% intermediate and 35% expert/advanced. Heavenly averages around 360 inches of snowfall in a season.

Skiers and snowboarders are thrilled with varied terrain that includes rolling glades, terrain parks and challenging technical steeps. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Heavenly offers something for everyone, including easy groomed runs, back-country-like terrain, tree runs and exciting terrain parks. You can see the full layout by going to the trail maps.

From beginning, intermediate to expert, Heavenly offers all-ages ski and snowboard instruction with a staff of trained coaches. You receive your instruction in a group or if you prefer, privately.

Whether you’re heading up to start your day of skiing and riding or going to Café Blue on the observation deck to grab a bite to eat, take a 2.4 mile ride in the Heavenly Ski Resort Gondola. At the observation deck you’ll see panoramic views of the lake and see the town from above the trees.

Heavenly Mountain’s newest 14,720-square-foot restaurant and lodge, Tamarack, at the top of the Gondola (that’s 9,150 feet) offers guests views of both the Nevada and California slopes of Heavenly in Lake Tahoe. Tamarack is home to Unbuckle Après Ski Party featuring DJs, food and drink specials, and the Heavenly Angels each Friday and Saturday from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm.

Hungry or thirsty? Heavenly offers plenty of on-mountain dining options, from morning breakfast and hot coffee warm-ups, to afternoon sandwiches, burgers, pizza and beers.

Have you made Heavenly Mountain Resort a part of your 2014 stay and ski plans?

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Squaw Valley offers 3,600 acres across six world-class peaks

January 27th, 2014

A short drive from Granlibakken is Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and one of Lake Tahoe‘s world class resorts with 3,600 skiable acres and 30 lifts accessing wide open bowls, impeccably groomed trails, small to large terrain parks and steeps that will challenge any novice skier or rider.

Test your skills in one of Squaw's six terrain parks.  Photo: Squaw Valley.

Test your skills in one of Squaw’s six terrain parks.
Photo: Squaw Valley.

Granlibakken’s stay and ski packages begin at $150 and include lodging, a lift ticket, access to onsite skiing and sledding hills, heated outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna, plus Granlibakken‘s famous hot breakfast buffet. There is shuttle service that runs from Granlibakken to Squaw so getting there could not be easier.

Because of its Olympic reputation and terrain that is spread across six mountain peaks, Squaw Valley is consistently ranked as one of the top ski areas in the country by national ski publications.

Squaw Valley begins with a base elevation of 6,200 feet and tops out with Granite Chief at 9,050 feet. With an average of 450 inches of snow annually and snowmaking capabilities that stretch over 600 acres, skiers have plenty of options to choose across Snow King, Broken Arrow, KT-22, Emigrant, Squaw Peak and Granite Chief. Check out the trail maps before you go.

Squaw offers an impressive number of lifts to choose from including a 110-person Aerial, a 28-person Funitel gondola, four Express 6-pacs, three Express Quads, a Fixed-Grip Quad, nine Triple Chairs, six Double Chairs, three Surface Lifts and two Magic Carpets. Check out the live webcam for current conditions.

Squaw has six challenging terrain parks and was ranked No. 6 Resort and No. 10 Pipe in the 2013 Transworld SNOWboarding resort poll.

Squaw Valley also offers Lake Tahoe’s most extensive night skiing terrain including the 3.2 mile Mountain Run – all under the light of a specially-made floodlight system, utilizing 1000 watt, color-corrected High Pressure Sodium bulbs, that allow for superior contrast and easier vision on the snow.

Are you looking to brush up on your skiing or boarding skills or are a first-timer, Squaw Valley offers private, group or specialty lessons that allow skiers and boarders of all ages to feel comfortable on the snow.

Burton’s Learn to Ride program is designed to make learning to snowboard fun and easy by combining proven teaching methodologies with beginner-specific equipment. As part of the Learn To Ride program, Squaw offers specially designed equipment for beginner snowboarders for kids and adults.

Off the slopes, The Village at Squaw Valley is famous for its breakfasts, burgers and beer set around a fire pit surrounded by mountain peaks. Whether you’re up for a sushi lunch or a steak dinner or would rather sip a microbrew, The Village has 25 different restaurants to quench your thirst and satisfy your appetite.

Shopping opportunities in Squaw Valley abound. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of skis or snowboard, gloves, goggles, home accents, fine jewelry or little knick knacks to take home, they’re easy to find at the Village.

Is Squaw Valley a part of your winter or spring ski vacation plans at Granlibakken?

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