Family hiking Squaw Valley waterfall

Elevate Summer Mountainside

When the summer sun begins to shine, North Lake Tahoe resorts transform into playgrounds for visitors of all ages.  From world-class events to shopping, live music to outdoor adventure, there are endless opportunities to explore something new in the mountains in the summer.

Check out our Epic Mountainside Summer Interactive Map below for an insider look at the best high-altitude dining, shopping, events and outdoor adventure the region has to offer.

Northstar California

Northstar California is home to family-friendly summer festivals, boutique and adventure-focused shopping, kids activities including Sierra-themed mini golf, patio or fireside dining, and roller skating under the stars — all centered at the Village at Northstar. Set against the largest lift-served bike park on the West Coast, the Village is steps away from mountain biking and dog-friendly hiking or a short drive from golfing above Martis Valley.

Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows

Home to some of the best views in North Lake Tahoe, and aptly called the “Olympic Valley” due to its role as host to the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw represents an intersection between high luxury, outdoorsmanship, and consumer delights. Its European-inspired Village is a must-visit for any Tahoe traveler, and hosts a number of phenomenal summertime events, like Wanderlust Yoga Festival and Bluesdays Tuesdays weekly live music.

Diamond Peak Resort

Perfect for picnicking, summer hikes, view finding and more, Diamond Peak Resort is a favorite among visitors and locals who love engaging in the human powered sports for which the region is widely known. With panoramic views of the lake that will take your breath away, Diamond Peak offers an unparalleled outdoor experience.

Homewood Mountain Ski Resort

Recognized as “where the mountains meet the lake”, this hidden gem of a ski resort boasts unbeatable views year-round.  In the summertime, mountain resort offers a getaway to the Tahoe Basin’s vast network of trails, national forest land, and wilderness areas.  Conveniently across the road, you can find water sport recreation and boating activities at the Homewood High & Dry Marina, and lakeside lodging and dining at the West Shore Cafe & Inn, featuring a seasonal menu, craft cocktails and an award-winning wine list.  Collectively, this little slice of heaven will offer a handful of events throughout the summer season as well. 

Interactive Map