Participate: Ski from 8am-2pm on July 3, check out the entertaining Lake Cushing Crossing, hit the KT Sundeck for Big Head Todd and the Monsters concert.
Eat: For breakfast: Fire Sign (Tahoe City); picnic: Tahoe House (Tahoe City); lunch: Dam Café (Tahoe City); dinner: Moody’s (Truckee); drinks: Sunnyside (Tahoe City).
Sleep: Stay two nights and get your third night free in a one bedroom condo at The Village at Squaw Valley. Starting at $58/per person/per night. http://www.squaw.com/discount/packages/third-night-free-village-squaw-valley
Must-do: Kayak or stand-up paddle on Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Paddle & Oar in King’s Beach offers rentals and lessons. http://www.tahoepaddle.com/
Lift tickets for 4th of July weekend will be $49 per day for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. Skiing and riding will be free for 2011-12 Squaw Valley season passholders