There’s no denying it – spring has arrived in Squaw Valley! And it wouldn’t be spring in Tahoe without some fun little flurries to finish off the month of April – sometimes it seems like the weather just can’t make up its mind! Although the ski season is coming to an end, there’s a reason we call it the Spring Skiing Capital! There is still time to take advantage of some sunny runs, and explore the hiking and biking trails around the Valley!  Summer is just around the corner, and lucky for us, there is never a shortage of outdoor adventures to be had in Tahoe.

Bike the Path to the Village

Ready to up your cool factor and get your heart rate pumping before you hit the slopes? Hop on your bike and pedal to the Village! We love The Palisades’ close proximity to the bike path – whether walking, running, or biking, the path is a fun alternative to loading everything up in the car. Just load up a pack and strap on your skis and you’ll earn your turns as well as bragging rights!

Photo: Emily Tidwell

Ski in the Morning

Start your day off with some corn snow and fast turns. While warmer temps have forced some low-level areas to close, Squaw received a few inches of snow in the most recent storm, and there are still 11 lifts open and 90 trails open. Check out the current conditions on the Squaw Alpine website.

Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Hike Shirley Canyon to the Waterfalls

As the snow starts to melt, the creeks start to run! The water of Squaw Creek is rushing in Shirley Canyon right now, making for a fun afternoon adventure of scrambling over boulders and wandering through the pines. There is still snow on the trail in some places, so be careful when walking on top of it. Later in the season, you can take the trail all the way to High Camp, and enjoy epic views of Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe.

End with a Glass of Wine on the 22 Bistro Patio

After a great day of adventure, you deserve a treat! 22 Bistro has over 50 different wines to choose from, so you are sure to find a glass – or a bottle! – to enjoy. Pair with some fresh appetizers while you soak up the sunshine on the patio. Cheers to another perfect day in Squaw Valley!

Photo: 22 Bistro