One of the greatest ski areas in the United States sits between California and Nevada, in the Olympic Valley. Squaw Valley’s exciting activities and adventures have drawn in locals and tourists year round, for decades! While seeking fun-filled recreation anytime of year, find yourself unwinding in our Squaw Valley vacation rentals. Browse these Squaw Valley rentals to find the best place for your next vacation and adventures!
Summer in Squaw Valley
Summer in Squaw Valley means leisurely days poolside, strolls through vibrant wildflower meadows, and epic adventures on mountain trails. Spending a day around the pool takes on a new meaning when it happens at Squaw Valley. Located at High Camp at 8,200 feet of elevation, this pool is surrounded by beauty. Set amid granite peaks and views of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe, this is a pool with the ultimate view. Splash and play in the water or lounge in the sun on the spacious surrounding deck. There is also a hot tub perfect for a relaxing soak.
Hike the scenic trails at High Camp when the wildflowers are in full bloom, adding to the majestic scenery. For an easy stroll, take the High Camp Loop, which tops out at just over one mile. This trail, which serves as the beginner ski slopes in winter, transforms into a scenic jaunt in summer. More advanced hikers will thrill at the challenges and scenery presented on the trail to Shirley Lake and Shirley Canyon, passing by spectacular granite boulders and waterfalls.
Alternatively, some trails around Squaw Valley can be explored by bicycle. Rent a traditional bike or electric bike and explore the area on two wheels. A paved bike path that follows the Truckee River takes you from Squaw Valley to Lake Tahoe – a perfect ride away from traffic and through gorgeous scenery that is suited for the whole family. Or go off roading on some of the splendid mountain trails.
Ride the aerial tram, roller skate at the outdoor rink, challenge yourself on the ropes course, or engage in a game of golf or disc golf – during summer in Squaw Valley, the choices are endless, and the mountains are your playground!
Winter in Squaw Valley
When snow blankets the mountains and the sky is blue and bright overhead, Squaw Valley turns into a winter wonderland. Ski or snowboard in Squaw Valley’s snow-covered terrain. With slopes catering to a variety of skill levels and knowledgeable instructors on hand for beginners, this is a great destination for that ski vacation you’ve been dreaming of. Intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders may want to venture on some of the backcountry terrain, while kids and adults alike will enjoy the snowtubing hills. For a slower pace, trek among the picturesque terrain on a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis. Spend this winter in the beautiful Squaw Valley!