Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California

  • On top of more conventional winter activities like skiing and snowboarding, try snow-tubing or a dog sled ride.
  • Intermediate and advanced hikers shouldn’t miss Granite Chief, a steep, 6.8 mile trail that offers gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Tahoe.
  • Check out Olympic memorabilia and learn more about the 1966 games at the Olympic Museum, located at High Camp and accessible via tram.
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California's Vintage Side

Squaw Valley is one of the reigning champions of American ski resorts, having been named the Best Ski Resort in North America by Outside magazine in 2012 and Top Ten in the U.S. by Forbes in 2013. Squaw Valley is a classic resort, dating back to before the Olympics were held here in 1960. There are two essential truths when it comes to spending your warm days in Tahoe: The weather is ideal and hibernating next to a cozy fire is no longer acceptable. A sure sign winter has finally come to a close is the sheer amount of summer activities available, whether biking with your family or sitting outdoors at your favorite watering hole.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Reno–Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
  • Average High Temperature
    ~36°F Winter/~76°F Summer
  • Base Elevation
    6,200 feet
  • Art, Wine & Music Festival
    July
  • Alpen Wine Fest
    September

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  • Forecasting Your Squaw Valley Vacation

    It's four seasons of perfection in Squaw Valley. The summers entice mountain bikers and hikers to roam the hills, which are often covered in wildflowers galore. The winters bring feet of snow - sometimes more than 400 inches each year - to Squaw Valley and surrounding resorts. However, Squaw typically offers some of the best skiing in the valley. Its mountains invite pro skiers and boarders from around the globe.

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