The Village at Squaw Valley® Celebrates Furry Friends at the 8th Annual Peaks and Paws Festival

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For Immediate Release

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Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director
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•    Dog-friendly music festival at Squaw Valley offers outdoor entertainment and fun for visitors and their companions 
•    Bring man’s best friend on a guided nature hike to a hidden swimming hole 
•    Watch exciting Splash Dogs dock jumping competition
•    Enjoy dog-friendly vendors and offerings in the Village, music, and more

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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 31, 2017 – The Village at Squaw Valley announces the early return of its dog-friendly music festival Peak and Paws this June 17-18, with two full days dedicated to celebrating our four-legged friends. Peaks and Paws is a special weekend to celebrate dogs featuring pet-friendly guided hikes, a Splash Dogs dock jumping competition, “Yappy Hour” drink specials, an array of pet-centric specialty products and vendors, as well as live bluegrass music all weekend. Peaks and Paws is a fundraiser for the local community and all proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, a non-profit dedicated to saving and improving the lives of animals. A $5 entry donation will also go toward the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Last year’s festival raised a total of $22,500 in proceeds for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Peaks and Paws will take place Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. 

“Due to its popularity, we’ve extended our Peaks and Paws Festival from one day to a full weekend this June,” said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. “We’re thrilled to provide a fun and welcoming environment for guests and their furry companions and hope we can raise even more funds for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe this year.”

Hike with Your Dog
Docent-led hikes at Squaw Valley will take place in Shirley Canyon, discovering numerous hidden swimming holes for the pups. Check in begins at 10:45 a.m., followed by the hike at 11 a.m. The hike is moderately strenuous with elevation gain. Guests are encouraged to bring water for both themselves and their dogs. 

Dock Jumping Competition with Splash Dogs
Joining this year’s festivities will be Splash Dogs, a nationally recognized dog enthusiast company that features dog dock jumping events across the United States. Guests will be entertained by this unique competition that showcases the incredible talent and agility of participating dogs. Registration is open to the public at 9:00 a.m., with open practice dock and competitions on the hour both days. 

Treat Your Companion with Dog Offerings at the Fest and in the Village
Featured vendors at Peaks and Paws will include Stacey Lamothe Art, Sierra DogWear, Truckee-Tahoe Pet Lodge, AnyBowl LLC, Pet Station, Doggie Tales Pho(dog)raphy, California Canine, Global Good Fair Trade and more. Enjoy Lagunitas brews and wines by the glass at Yappy Hour, with specials from 1-2 p.m. Yappy Hour features $1 off drinks and complimentary pet treats. Located in the Village, Squaw Dogs Pet Emporium caters exclusively to the needs of furry friends and sells a variety of pet accessories from designer leashes, toys and dog beds to gourmet treats and dog food. At The Slot Bar, a pet-friendly local’s bar, visitors can bring their dogs and sip cold brews in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the Village amidst the Peaks and Paws festivities. 

Live bluegrass music performances will take place throughout the day, including performances by double headliner Crow and the Canyon, who recently welcomed bassist Audra Nemir, as well as Front Country. Following is the complete lineup. 

Saturday, June 17

  • First Street Stage
    • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM: Angele and the Wildwood
    • 2:00 PM-4 PM: Bison 
  • Main Stage
    • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Front Country
    • 3:00 PM-5:00 PM: Crow and the Canyon

Sunday, June 18

  • First Street Stage
    • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM: The Sierra Drifters
    • 2:00 PM-4 PM: Lost Whiskey Engine  
  • Main Stage
    • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM: Dusty Green Bones 
    • 3:00 PM-5:00 PM: Crow and the Canyon

Ski, Ride & Visit High Camp via the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley 
Squaw Valley will be open for skiing and riding during Peaks & Paws on June 17 & 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley will be open daily from 10:40 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., with the last download at 5 p.m., from May 27-September 4, September 9-10 and September 16-17. Enjoy an aerial climb over 2,000 feet from the base of Squaw Valley to High Camp, located at 8,200 feet, with 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe’s high alpine beauty. For endless fun, enjoy daily activities at High Camp including High Camp Pool & Hot Tub, hiking trails, guided hikes, free Olympic Museum, dining, shopping, disc golf, lawn games, and more. Click here for Aerial Tram rates and details. 

About The Village at Squaw Valley® 
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 50 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season. Visit or call (866) 818-6963 to learn more. 

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