Halfway between Truckee and Lake Tahoe lies Squaw Valley, one of the most famed and inspiring alpine settings. Alex Cushing and Wayne Poulsen are the guys credited with opening the valley for human enjoyment. Hosting the Squaw Valley Olympic Winter Games in 1960 didn’t hurt the Valley's popularity either.
Squaw Valley is all about the spirit of adventure and exploration, offering 3,600 acres of skiing and riding across 6 peaks. Just starting out? Try Squaw’s mellow mountain tops with views of Lake Tahoe. You can also order up the steeps, bowls, and cliffs craved by experts. Squaw Valley has the longest season in Lake Tahoe, where music, spring pool parties, and Tahoe’s wackiest pond skimming contest will have you catching spring fever.
The melting snow transforms Squaw Valley from a winter wonderland to an outdoor paradise, with ski in and ski out access. There are miles of hiking trails, bike paths and activities like paintball, disc golf, rollerskating and swimming all accessed by Squaw’s scenic Aerial Tram.
The Village isn’t just a place to sleep; its design anticipates your every need. Stone walkways flow through the center of a European-style village with an array of shops, boutiques, restaurants and entertainment venues. Amazing dining for any atmosphere, from sushi and short ribs to bagels and smoothies. Quaint specialty shops offer something for everyone (even your pet!): sports clothing and equipment, bath and beauty products, and a variety of original gifts. Sundry shops to find those little necessities you may have left behind.
When it comes time to hit the hay, there are 4-star hotels, lofty condos, and cabins, or you can stay in the heart of the action in The Village at Squaw. So, if you are looking for a relaxing retreat or an adventure that you can write about, Squaw Valley’s got it.