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Squaw Valley Peaks and Paws event showcases man’s best friend, beer and music

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It'll be a dog day afternoon on Saturday at Squaw Valley.
Courtesy Matt Palmer |

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley has always been a haven for dogs as much as for humans, so it’s no surprise that this Sierra playground sets aside a special day just for man’s best friends.

The sixth annual Peaks and Paws rolls out the balls and the red carpet and lines up (even more) water bowls Saturday, Aug. 22.

The event, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, includes a dog-friendly guided hike up the mountain, as well as the Hot Rod Hounds showcasing a flyball tournament and demonstrations throughout the day.

It al starts at 7:30 a.m. with a Squaw to Alpine 10K trail run, which starts at the KT-22 lift and meanders on the Western states trail and past adored landmarks, with dogs welcome to take part for an additional $5.

No matter what each pup’s favorite event is, pet owners can show their unconditional love and go home with gifts from an array of specialty product pet vendors.

Live bluegrass music will entertain throughout the day, featuring Bison, The Show Ponies, and Poor Man’s Whiskey. Lagunitas Brewing Company will serve $5 beers, and wine is also available by the glass. And, Yappy Hour offers $1 off drinks as well as complimentary pet treats from 4 to 5 p.m.

Peaks and Paws takes place throughout the Village at Squaw Valley from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit squawalpine.com/events-things-to-do for a full schedule of events and trail run info, as well as lodging, tram package and recreational offerings at the resort.