Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California

Discover top-notch California skiing when you stay with Inspirato at Resort at Squaw Creek. Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains less than 10 miles west of Lake Tahoe, Resort at Squaw Creek is a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning resort with multiple restaurants, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course, and an exclusive chairlift accessing the mountain.

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What Vail is to Colorado, Squaw Valley is to California. One of the country’s premier ski resorts, Squaw Valley is a West Coast institution, dating back to before the Winter Olympics were held here in 1960. With a challenging and varied terrain, the mountain receives an average of 450 inches of snow annually. An exclusive, on-property chairlift offers ski-in, ski-out access. In the summer, enjoy hiking, fly-fishing, mountain biking, tennis, championship golf, and multiple outdoor pools.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
  • Average High Temperature
    39°F Winter/77°F Summer
  • Closest Big City
    Reno, Nevada
  • Base Elevation
    6,200 feet
  • Car Recommended?

Destination Highlights

  • Squaw Valley Aerial Tram

    This tram ride ends at High Camp, 8,200 feet above Squaw Valley. With multiple restaurants and a pool, High Camp is an ideal spot for panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra.

  • The Olympic Museum at High Camp

    See historic artifacts, memorabilia, news clippings, and more from the 1960 Winter Games—which Squaw Valley hosted—at the Olympic Museum, located at High Camp.

  • Granite Chief Trail

    Enjoy gorgeous mountain and Lake Tahoe views from this 6.8-mile out-and-back forested trail, perfect for both hiking and snowshoeing.



  • Forecasting Your Squaw Valley Vacation

    Overall, Squaw Valley enjoys clear, sunny weather, with low humidity and close to 300 days of sunshine per year. Summer temperatures hover in the mid- to high 70s, while winter months can see temperatures dip into the 20s and 30s. On average, Squaw Valley enjoys 450 inches of snowfall per ski season. Winter storms can roll in from late September through May, due to Squaw Valley’s base elevation at 6,200 feet.


Map of Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California

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