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Winter holiday season at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

We've reviewed Squaw Valley in the past, and the info linked is still relevant, helping you plan your Squaw Valley ski trip! But we're in the heart of the holiday season at Squaw Valley right now, and it's amazing! For a taste of what this iconic ski resort is like during the festive holiday season, read on! Holiday season at Squaw Valley: For our family, spending the holidays at a ski resort … [Read more...]

Squaw Valley CA with school-aged kids and teens: where to stay, dine, and ski

A ski vacation is the perfect socially-distanced getaway, in the outdoors! Every ski resort experience is different this season, so visit Squaw Alpine's website for the latest COVID updates and regulations..Squaw Valley CA has long enjoyed a reputation for challenging ski terrain for advanced and expert skiers. In the last several years--most recently after their merge with neighbor Alpine Meadows … [Read more...]

Where to stay at Squaw: Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn review

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is one of our family's favorite Tahoe ski resorts. We've recommended staying in a condo at the Village at Squaw in our guide to skiing Squaw Valley with kids, but there's an additional village option you should know about. Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn review: We've known about Plumpjack, located at the edge of the Village at Squaw, for its fantastic Plumpjack Cafe, … [Read more...]

What to do now to prepare for ski season

This ski season will look different, but now is still the time to prepare for a safe ski vacation! Learn how this ski season will be different. For us, ski season starts long before the first flakes fall from the sky. Admittedly, we're crazy for the sport, but all families serious about learning to ski or taking ski vacations should be 'thinking snow' by November. Here's what you need to do NOW, … [Read more...]

Tahoe with kids: Skiing Alpine Meadows

Planning to go to Tahoe with kids?¬†Alpine Meadows, located between Truckee and Lake Tahoe, California, has some of the best skiing in the Tahoe area. Plus, it's rarely crowded and always easy to navigate with kids in tow. Often overshadowed by Squaw Valley, the two resorts are now on the same 'team'; one lift ticket now allows families to explore both mountains (connected by 15 minute shuttle … [Read more...]

Tahoe with kids: Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort review

When we visit Lake Tahoe, we visit for the skiing, and we tend to stay slopeside at ski resorts. However, there's a lot to do in North Lake Tahoe in the winter and summer that does not involve downhill skiing! If your family prefers lakeside relaxation, snow play, Tahoe dining, or summer Tahoe beach-going, hiking, and mountain biking, stay at the lakeshore instead of in ski … [Read more...]

Ways to elevate your ski day: backcountry ski excursions, clinics and more

If you generally ski lift-served terrain (hopefully with your family!) but find yourself routinely wanting to elevate your ski day with a little more adventure, there are some very obtainable and accessible ways to do so! Whether you've already skied everything you can in the front-country (on-piste terrain) at your favorite ski resort or simply want to learn more about ways to maximize your ski … [Read more...]

On being a skiing family: From the first green run to a family ski vacation

Recently, I read a Facebook update from a friend and fellow travel writer that declared something along the lines of, "Third time's a charm! On our third ski vacation, we finally fell in love with skiing." This happy statement made me reflect on my own family's ski 'journey', which started perhaps a bit differently than most. Unlike many parents, we considered ourselves a 'skiing family' even … [Read more...]

Best Ski Towns: Lake Tahoe region

Planning a family vacation to the snow in Lake Tahoe? There are multiple hamlets dotting the north and west shores of Lake Tahoe that deserve recognition! And to the south, the towns of Kings Beach, Tahoe City, and Homewood are also great ski communities, with their own activities and dining options. Here's the scoop on the Lake Tahoe region in winter! Hotels.com asked me to share my favorite … [Read more...]

What to expect from a ski vacation during COVID

Skiing and snowboarding families should expect some differences at ski resorts this year. Ready to try a ski vacation during COVID? Read on! The good news: ski vacations are inherently safe, since they're outdoors with plenty of fresh air and exercise. Families can pod together easily at ski resorts, and many resorts are expects a La Nina year! Here's what to expect from a ski vacation … [Read more...]