Squaw Valley Ski Area, Olympic Valley

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#3 of 12 in Winter Sports in Lake Tahoe (California)
Famous as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley Ski Area today offers world-class outdoor opportunities and one of the most extensive skiing areas in the country. The area boasts six mountain peaks and a combined 1,457 ha (3,600 acres) of accessible skiing terrain in California's Lake Tahoe region. The multitude of marked runs and routes are accessible to both beginners and experienced skiers. You can ride the systems of chairlifts up to 2,500 m (8,200 ft) above sea level and take advantage of the on-site entertainment options, such as yoga or snowmobiling, or even get a bite to eat at a mountainside restaurant. For Squaw Valley Ski Area and beyond, use our Olympic Valley vacation generator to get the most from your Olympic Valley vacation.
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  • August 2, 2017
    The village area at Squaw Valley is a good place to spend a morning or afternoon. The gondola ride is beautiful and expensive. You can rent bikes and ride around the valley or up the Truckee river. Th...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    We do not ski ..but there is plenty to see and do. The site of the 1960 Olympic games. You can take a gondola up 8200 ft to ski, eat, see Olympic memorabilia and take in the incredible view! On a clea...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    Beautiful landscape! Fun family location... something for everyone! Hiking, biking, golfing.... close to Tahoe!  more »

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