Many of us are on the edge of our seats waiting for our summer activities to open back up. Good news! The Truckee Tahoe resorts have begun releasing plans for the summer season. Though many activities and events are shelved for the season, there is still plenty to do. See the plans for each resort listed below and visit the resort websites for up-to-date information and activity guidelines.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are slowly welcoming guests back, reopening this week with modified operations. The village at Squaw will have a number of restaurants and bars open, including Tremigo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar, Auld Dubliner Irish Pub & Restaurant, Soupa, Uncorked, and Twenty-Two Bistro Bar. Alpine Meadows has many of the retail stores open this weekend for shopping.
Squaw Valley’s hiking trails and the Golf Resort at Squaw Creek are open with social distancing requirements in place.
Also, Tahoe Via Ferrata is accepting open-enrollment climbs. Climbers on the route safely ascend Tram Face by being connected to cables that run along the route high above the Village at Squaw Valley.
For more information, visit http://www.squawalpine.com
Northstar California is excited to welcome guests back to the outdoors to have fun, refresh, and recharge. The golf course is set to reopen on July 15th. Other activities to be announced in early July. For more information, visit https://www.northstarcalifornia.com
Across the lake, Heavenly is slated to open July 3rd with outdoor activities and dining. The resort will have guest access to hiking trails, along with opening food and drink options at Café Blue. The Heavenly Gondola will also be open, along with the Tamarack Express Chairlift, tentatively scheduled to spin on July 15. Ridge Rider Mountain Coaster is targeting July 3 to begin summer operations.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort
The Kirkwood Team understands the need to enjoy the warm weather and fresh Sierra air. That is why they are offering foot-powered activities such as hiking, biking and disc golfing.
What to Expect
For those visiting the area’s resorts, many changes to policies surrounding the guest experience should be expected.
Several resorts will be requiring guests to wear masks when inside common areas, in lines, or on lifts and gondolas. Social distancing practices will also be in place for guests and employees.
Resorts like Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Northstar are also limiting transactions to credit or debit cards as the only methods of payment.
Additional cleaning and sanitization practices will be in place along with daily screenings of employees.
Visit local resort websites for specific guidelines.