PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn is now open for the winter season after its annual fall closure. Tucked at the base of the Sierra Nevada in North Lake Tahoe, just steps from the ski lifts of Squaw Valley USA, PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn was built as the home for the 1960 Winter Olympic delegation.
“We are particularly excited to be open this winter season as El Niño has already given us over 100 inches of snowfall, which is great for our guests craving adventure on the mountain,” said Hilary Newsom. “Each PlumpJack property was founded to provide authentic and extraordinary experiences accompanied by great hospitality and this season’s winter offerings at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn will deliver on that promise.”
PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn has partnered with Cape Productions to offer guests the opportunity to obtain Warren Miller-style fame with their new Winter Drone Package. The Winter Drone Package includes three runs with a drone and a two-minute, professionally edited video to download within 48 hours and share with friends and family. Video editors incorporate footage from the drones as well as close-up footage shot by Cape Productions’ assistants at the top of the run in addition to beautiful landscape footage. The style of the videos is inspired by extreme snowsports movies, mixed with great action, close-ups and landscape shots. The Winter Drone Package includes accommodations for two, drone video for two, daily breakfast, 20-percent discount on ski and snowboard rentals at the Inn Shop and dinner for two at PlumpJack Cafe (excludes alcohol and gratuity). The Winter Drone Package is available every Saturday through March 27.
Beyond the action on the mountain, cozy up for a host of food and beverage deals. The bar at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn is offering a new weekday happy hour from 2 to 4 p.m. with specials on select wines, beers and craft cocktails as well as burgers and share plates. Every third Thursday of the month through March, the bar will offer fondue for two, local artisan beers and guest DJs, and on the weekend, S’mores Saturday will be held at the outside fireplace for guests to indulge in a childhood favorite.
At PlumpJack Cafe, the restaurant is set to offer a number of special holiday menus and special dinner events in the New Year. Executive Chef Jack Connell is offering four-course prix fixe holiday and New Year’s Eve menus for Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Dec. 31 with seasonal items such as California quail with pomegranate stuffing, Tokyo turnips, farro and creamed Brussels sprouts and maple-glazed smoked porchetta with brown butter cauliflower puree, braised winter greens and spiced pork jus. PlumpJack Cafe will also host a series of events in 2016, beginning with a winemaker dinner on Jan. 28 featuring Truchard Vineyards, a California spirits dinner on Feb. 25 featuring locally made spirits and iconic California fare, and a brewmaster dinner on March 31 featuring the Brewing Lair. Additionally, a new chef’s four-course tasting menu is available in the dining room every night for $75 per person.