Situated just west of Lake Tahoe at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski areas in the Lake Tahoe Region, second only to Heavenly Lake Tahoe. It’s famous for its ample snowfall, which averages upwards of forty feet during the winter. Squaw Valley’s skiable terrain is spread across six mountain peaks, with Granite Chief being its tallest peak. The valley is also located near Donner Pass.
Squaw Valley, CA first found its claim to fame by hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics, and its reputation for skiing and snowboarding excellence has not diminished since—especially since they expanded their resort to include Alpine Meadows. However, there’s more to Squaw Valley than just hitting the slopes (though we’d be remiss if we didn’t encourage you to try them out). Continue reading on below to learn more about what there is to explore and partake in Squaw Valley, CA!
Fun and Exciting Things to Do Here
Beyond Squaw Valley’s fantastic skiing and snowboarding environment, the resort enjoys a European-style après ski atmosphere during the winter and gorgeous scenery during the summer. For the ultimate Squaw Valley Mountain experience, we recommend that visitor should begin by taking the famously scenic aerial tramway and soaking up the sights as they rise over the course of 2,000 feet until they reach High Camp.
Nestled on the mountain at over 8,000 feet above sea level, High Camp has a bevy of facilities for shopping, dining, and other neat activities. Additionally, High Camp has a pool, a roller skating rink, high-altitude disk golf, and an ice rink during the winter, giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves within the beauty of Squaw Valley Mountain even when they’re taking a break from snowboarding or skiing.
During the summer, Squaw Valley Resort is home to a number of events related to music, craft beer, local wine, yoga, and more. Squaw Valley, CA also hosts the Squaw Valley Community of Writers during the summer, contributing to the local artists’ scene even beyond events like Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest and Bluesdays.
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Contact our team of reservation specialists to find out more information about Squaw Valley and other incredible attractions and exhilarating activities that you can see and do here in Lake Tahoe when you book your trip accommodations in one of the magnificent vacation rental properties that are available through Tahoe Signature Properties today!