Aerial Tram 50th Anniversary Celebration @ Squaw Valley
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Aerial Tram is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season! Please join us for drinks, light snacks, and a special presentation from Hans Burkhart, one of the builders of the Aerial Tram in 1968.

Wild Blue Paws – Christmas Stroll @ Tahoe Beach Retreat
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a stroll through a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and holiday decorations.

  • Christmas canine costume parade
    • Dress your dog in his/her holiday finest
    • Prizes for the best holiday costume
  • S’mores, hot cocoa & holiday drinks
Squaw Valley – Jazz for the Holidays @ Squaw Valley
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Reno Jazz Orchestra has been dazzling audiences with grand sound & soul since 1997. This season, Squaw Valley joins their repertoire as they embellish great music with grand Christmas tradition in the spirit of the jazz big band stage performance. Hors d’ouvres & bar service available.

Alpenglow Expeditions AIARE Level 1 Course @ Squaw Valley
Dec 21 @ 8:30 am – Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm

Students can expect to develop a good foundation on how to prepare for and carry out a backcountry trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field and to learn avalanche rescue techniques.

This is a comprehensive entry level avalanche course designed for those with basic ski & snowboard touring experience. There are no other prerequisites. The price includes all necessary classroom supplies and the AIARE field book. These items are often not inlcuded in the course price, but we don’t like any hidden costs.

Squaw Valley – Snow Tubing with Santa @ Squaw Valley
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come enjoy a fun, family-friendly round of snow tubing with a special guest appearance of Santa Claus himself! Snow tubing is a fun mountain adventure for the whole family. Snow tubing is located at SnoVentures Activity Zone in the base area of Squaw Valley adjacent to the parking lot.

Stars & S’Mores @ Ritz Carlton Fireside Terrace
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy a fireside astronomy session that includes a science‐based conversa􏰃on about the cosmos, poetry reading, and telescopic viewing with Celestron telescopes, followed by s’mores around the resort’s outdoor fire pit. Advance reserva􏰃ons are required at www.TahoeStarTours.com

Squaw Valley – SVI Community Christmas Concert @ Squaw Valley
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrate the season with Squaw Valley Institute’s Annual Community Christmas Concert. This family friendly blues enthused holiday soiree inspired by legendary artists covering your favorite Christmas classics is not to be missed!

Wild Blue Dogs – Santa Paws @ Beach Retreat and Lodge
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Get you dog’s photo taken with Santa himself! All donations go to treating dogs with cancer in the South Lake Tahoe community.

Squaw Valley – Ugly Sweater Après Ski Party @ Squaw Valley
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will be celebrating Christmas cheer in all its knitted ugly sweater glory!

Granlibakken – Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade @ Granlibakken
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays and Tahoe’s rich history at Granlibakken’s annual Torchlight Parade. Granlibakken was the host to the 1932 Olympic Ski Jumping Trials, and follow a similar route as the athletes of yesteryear when you ski down Granlibakken’s Ski Hill, holding your own torch, on Christmas Eve. The Torchlight Parade is followed by hot chocolate, mulled cider, s’mores, and gifts and photos with Santa.