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Written by Charlie Pankey
The Village at Squaw Valley® Kicks Off Summer with the Made in Tahoe Festival

• Local businesses, artisans, and entertainers take over the Village at Squaw Valley May 25-26
• Memorial Day weekend marks the end of midweek ski and ride operations at Squaw Valley, but there will still be plenty of skiing and riding until the July 7 resort closing date.

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 21, 2019—Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and at Squaw Valley that means the return of the annual Made in Tahoe Festival. From May 25-26, local artisans and business owners will line the streets of the Village to showcase their talents, products and inspiration while local entertainers perform from midday to dusk. Spring skiing and riding will also be in full effect over Memorial Day Weekend, which marks the end of midweek ski and ride operations at Squaw Valley. After receiving the most cumulative snowfall in the country this season—with 682 total inches—Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is slated to stay open for skiing and riding until July 7.

Photo Credit Hannah Pence Squaw Valley Media

Featuring more than 100 Tahoe Basin and Truckee artisans, entrepreneurs and organizations, this free, family-friendly event celebrates all things inspired by or created in Tahoe. Starting at 11 a.m. on both days, and going until 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday, the Made in Tahoe festival is the perfect way to spend a sunny, summer weekend. 

“This will be the seventh year we will ring in the summer season with the Made in Tahoe Festival,” said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighborhood Company. “We are so proud to be able to use this event to support local businesses and the people who are the foundation of our creative community here in Tahoe and Truckee.”

Newcomers to the festival include Little Truckee Ice Creamery and MOGROG Rotisserie to add to the variety of local food offerings, while Mountain Water Canvas, Melba & Hazel and Tahoe Heartbeat enhance the list of local vendors. Peter Joseph Burtt and the King Tide, South Tahoe Funk Union, Tim High & The Mighty, Dave Beck, Sierra Bohnet and Indigo Grey will all hit the stage on Saturday. Sam Ravenna will close out the festival on Sunday with the help of Lost Whiskey Engine, Burning Nylon, Calling Ophelia and Kai & the Monsters. The Tahoe Truckee School of Music students, Mr D DJ Services and DJ Treez will entertain in the Village both days.

Photo Credit Hannah Pence – Squaw Valley Media

Made in Tahoe Festival Calendar
In the morning, take advantage of the free, Sierra Flow yoga classes at Wanderlust Yoga Studio in the Village at 10 a.m., and get limber before heading out on the hill for some classic Tahoe corn snow turns. Throughout the day, peruse the more than 100 vendor booths that will line the Village streets. Both days will also include continuous music on the Events Plaza and First Street Stages. The Community Stage, located near the Funitel, is where festival-goers can enjoy live dance, showcase performances and participate in fun, interactive workshops presented by Tahoe Flow Arts Studio and Truckee Dance Factory. Enjoy an array of local beverage offerings from Alibi Ale Works, Truckee Brewing Company, Fifty Fifty Brewing Company, Folk Kombucha Brewing Company, Truckee River Winery and Tahoe Blue Vodka, to name a few. Uncorked will host Allison Yonto, a local Winemaker with Illanta Wines. Allison will pour a flight of three wines for $15 during the event on Saturday 12-4 p.m.

Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows website for the full festival schedule.

Skiing and Riding at the Spring Skiing Capital
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the slopes at Squaw Valley will be open for skiing and riding. Monday, May 27 marks the last day of midweek operations for Squaw Valley, and the anticipated closing of the Siberia and Granite Chief lifts. It will also be the last weekend to ski up to the Snow Beach at Gold Coast—the outdoor bar with beers, brats and lawn games. Guests can trade boards for bikinis and ski over to the High Camp Hot Tub at 8,200 feet. The tub-side Umbrella Bar serves up cold beers and icy cocktails to cool down the sun-drenched soakers, who can take in the spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. Not a skier? The scenic Aerial Tram in the Village at Squaw Valley takes non-skiers and sightseers straight to High Camp to join in on the fun. 

Spring Ticket Trio
New this season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is introducing the Spring Ticket Trio, which includes three all-ages lift tickets good for any three days. You can use all three yourself, or share a ticket or two with friends or family members. The Spring Ticket Trio is available online or onsite, and saves guests $76 per day on each lift ticket.

About The Village at Squaw Valley®
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 50 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season. Visit or call 866-818-6963 to learn more. 

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for three years in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year-round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on InstagramTwitterFacebook and Vimeo.

All Photos Credit Hannah Pence and Squaw Valley Media

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