Daily deal: Two nights in Lake Tahoe, California
The Resort at Squaw Creek was named one of the Top 50 Ski Hotels by Conde Nast Traveler, and was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Tahoe saw a terror of a winter last season (in a good way), and earlier-than-usual snowfall seems to suggest a repeat this year.
Get it while it's cold: a one-night weekday stay ($194) or a two-night weekend stay ($453) for two in a deluxe forest-view room at the Resort at Squaw Creek, a AAA Four Diamond property about three hours northeast of San Francisco.
Both packages include one king or two queen beds, breakfast for two each morning and a bottle of house wine.
Each of 405 guest rooms is outfitted with sleek, modern touches (think custom furnishings, slate entryways, ceramic-tiled bathrooms, granite vanities and LCD flat-screen TVs) to lend the resort a luxurious, residential feel.
You'll also get an unparalleled ski experience, as this site of the 1960 Winter Olympics was rated one of the Top 50 Ski Hotels by Condé Nast Traveler. Ski-in, ski-out access means less time waiting and more time skiing, while more than 400 acres of nearby trails beckon snowshoers and cross-country skiers alike.
The outdoor exhibition rink overlooks the Sierra Nevada range, which makes ice-skating a special experience.
Relive your childhood by renting a sled and taking to the on-site slope — ample fireplaces and three outdoor steaming Jacuzzis will help you thaw out afterward.
Dining at the resort is always first-class as well, especially when you're taking in the panoramic view through the floor-to-ceiling windows at Six Peaks Grille.
This is the snow day you've been waiting for. Bundle up and let the games begin — all while indulging your sophisticated side at this luxe alpine resort.
- A one-night weekday stay ($194) or a two-night weekend stay ($453) for two in a deluxe forest-view room
- Breakfast for two each morning at Six Peaks Grille
- One bottle of house wine
- Book by 11 December
For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.