Squaw Valley and the broader Tahoe Truckee area usually enjoy clear blue skies, comfortably hot days and pleasantly cool evenings. Most people plan outdoor events without even making a back up plan for foul weather. When weather patterns roll thru here in the summer it is an enjoyable, usually short lived, diversion from our almost perfect summer days. Last night some clouds rolled in with a few lihgtnight bolts and this morning, what started as a clear blue day turned gray and rained and hailed. For all those who recreate on the many dirt trails of the area… well tomorrow will be like a powder day on dirt. The trails will be at their best, most likely the sun will be back out and everyone will have enjoyed the brief diversion from our perfect summer days.
Archive for July, 2009
This week one of the original Squaw Valley cabins came on the market. It is located on the downhill side of Christy Lane, a little one bedroom plus loft with knock your socks off views. It came on the market for $595,000, a great value for the land. It already has two offers in on it. This is a great sign for the continued desirability to own great real estate in Squaw Valley.
Squaw Valley offers a variety of activites for the summer fun seeker.
From hiking, biking and swimming to Bluesdays, free movie nights and weekend festivals, there is always something fun to do. This week I am taking my kids to the free movie night featuring Madagascar 2. I tried to attend at least one a summer depending on the movie selection. As the sun sets, the center of The Village transforms into a outdoor movie theatre. The inflatable movie screen goes up and the chairs come out, some provided but plenty of people bring their own. With a tasty treat, a thermos of hot cocoa and a warm layer we nestle in for a wonderful family movie night. Check out www.Squaw.com and www.thevillageatsquaw.com for full calendars of events and then go enjoy the summer fun.
As July continues we are seeing continued interest in people looking at real estate and willing to make offers. We just put together a deal on a lot this week. There are some great opportunities in the valley. Get in touch us and we will gladly tell you about them.
Donner Lake Triathlon 2009 happened yesterday, what fun!
Stroke after stroke, body to body, they made their way around the designated buoys, some with impressive speed. I watched as Ron came out of the water, pumped up with excitement as he ran to the transition area.
There was a field of bikes awaiting their riders, Ron got his bike gear and then off he went up the hill of Old Highway 40 to start the impressive bike ride. At that point I headed to a friend’s house along the edge of Donner Lake where we all enjoyed a Sunday morning breakfast as the runners went by. The first competitors we saw were running at an amazing pace, later when I saw the results I realized the overall winner was running about a 6 minute mile. Impressive. We enjoyed seeing the array of runners pass by on their way to the finish line.
The event ended with a athlete BBQ and a nice awards ceremony. Ron truly enjoyed his first triathlon experience and I enjoyed watching the athleticism displayed.
Squaw Valley real estate activity has picked up in the last two weeks.
The shoulder seasons in Squaw Valley are always a bit slower, both with visitors and real estate. With the beginning of July and the holiday weekend of the 4th, the visitors are back. The streets, lakes and Truckee river were packed with vacationers and locals as they enjoy the treasures of Tahoe. With the crowds came a pick up of interest in real estate. We are getting more email and phone inquiries, more showings of properties and most importantly a few transactions coming out of this interest. We look forward to the next six weeks of summer and hope to see the continued level of interest in buying real estate. There are certainly some opportunities for those ready to invest in real estate.
Pigs in the warm ocean waters for a swim.
Family friends of ours live part time in Treasure Cay, where we vacationed earlier this summer. They are currently travelling on their boat thru the Bahamas and came across these pigs swimming. Here they are up at the edge of their dingy eating what looks to be fries or something of the sort. Now I have heard the phrase “…when pigs fly”, but never in my wildest imagination did I think that a pig would swim. Maybe the tasty treats were the motivation. Hope this brings a chuckle to your day.
The Village at Squaw Valley started a summer program on Tuesdays called Bluesdays.
On Tuesdays thru July and August you can come to The Village and enjoy free blues music, dinner specials and store specials. If you are looking for a fun mid week evening come to Squaw and check it out. Larry and Vikki were there last night and really enjoyed the music and the Village vibe.
Squaw Valley USA Season pass prices going up next week?
Squaw Valley USA is celebrating their 60th anniversary of opening and their 50th anniversary of the Olympics. In doing so they have offered some amazing season pass prices for the 09-10 ski season. The first offering was this spring and in mid May the price of the passes went up a bit. The next week is the deadline for the current pricing. On July 15th the pass prices will go up again. So get yours now while you still can get a pass for $599.
Martis Camp kicks off summer music series with Asleep at the Wheel.
Last night we enjoyed the wonderful sound of music in the woods while sitting in the newly constructed outdoor amphitheatre, part of the Family Barn at Martis Camp. Once again Martis Camp shines when it comes to family entertainment. There was an array of activities over the 4th of July weekend which was heavily attended by Martis Camp owners. It was the grand opening of the Family Barn and there was plenty of fun to be had. The weekend of events ended with a dinner over looking the fishing pond and a concert by Asleep at the Wheel, a 9 time Grammy winning Texas Swing band. The woods were full of tunes, the dance floor was full with folks of all ages and the crowd was all smiles. If the opportunity arose I would watch this band perform again in a minute.