Resort at Squaw Creek receives recognition

Resort at Squaw Creek, a destination hotels and resorts-managed property was presented with a special recognition award at the 55th Annual North Lake Tahoe Community Awards. The Placer County-Lake Tahoe Film Office named the resort Business of the Year for the support of commercial productions in the Lake Tahoe region. Last year, Resort at Squaw Creek was the site of numerous commercial and photo shoots including the Sony Blu-Ray Tumble commercial, in which the resorts ice-rink was visually transformed into a frozen pond. Other shoots in 2008 include Apple, California Travel and Tourism Commission, American Eagle Outfitters and Disney Travel. Last month, Resort at Squaw Creek was a featured location for the Australian version of the Today Show. We have a one-of-a-kind scenic setting that many location scouts find attractive, said Les Pedersen, director of sales and marketing for Resort at Squaw Creek. We also have a very proactive film commissioner in Beverly Lewis, which helps quite a bit too. Resort at Squaw Creek sits at an elevation of 6,200 feet in the Sierra Nevada on more than 650 meadow and forested hillside acres in Olympic Valley, Calif. Located at the base of Squaw Valley USA, and five miles from the shores of Lake Tahoe, the AAA Four-Diamond resort offers 405 guest rooms and suites, an Audubon-certified Robert Trent Jones, Jr. championship golf course, year-round pool complex, full-service spa and much more.Resort at Squaw Creek was recently recognized in Cond Nast Traveler as one of the Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America. For more information visit or call (800) 401-9501.

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