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Squaw Valley USA

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Squaw Valley Ski Resort, host site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, is one of the most famous ski areas in the world. With 30 chairlifts and 3,600 acres of some of the steepest terrain in America, Squaw Valley is the mountain where professional skiers and snowboarders push the limits of their sport.

Since Squaw Valley joined forces with Alpine Meadows in 2012, the resorts offer joint access to 6,200 acres (25 km2), 43 lifts and over 270 trails. Squaw Alpine resort attracts approximately 600,000 skiers a year.

A scenic aerial tramway rises 2,000 feet to High Camp at an elevation of 8,200 feet above sea level. At High Camp, tourists have access to the facilities of Squaw Valley, including a pool, roller skating, dining, shopping, and high-altitude disk golf. 

Squaw Valley hosts several amazing summer events. Accomplished yoga teachers and famous musicians visit Squaw Valley every year. Summer at Squaw Valley welcomes a wide array of concerts and beer and wine events including the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest, Peaks and Paws and Bluesdays.

Squaw Valley Details:

  • Trails: 170+
  • Acres: 4000
  • Vertical: 2,850 feet
  • Base Elevation: 6,200 feet
  • Summit Elevation: 9,050 feet
  • Average Snowfall: 450 inches
  • Lifts: 26 lifts
  • Terrain Parks: 5

Squaw Valley in the Summer

Squaw Valley hosts several amazing summer events. Accomplished yoga teachers and famous musicians visit Squaw Valley every year. Summer at Squaw Valley welcomes a wide array of concerts and beer and wine events including the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest, Peaks and Paws and Bluesdays.

While only a short drive from all the action at Lake Tahoe, Squaw and Alpine also offer easy access to the bike path, which follows the Truckee River to Tahoe City for five miles. Rent a bike from Factory Bikes at the entrance to Squaw Valley.

Feeling like you don’t want to leave the valley? Try the Squaw Valley Adventure Center, which has a miniature golf course, climbing wall, and sky-jump bungee trampoline in the village, as well as a ropes course across the street. For one of the area’s most beautiful hikes, walk the Shirley Canyon trail, which takes you past waterfalls and swimming holes all the way to High Camp; you can take the Cable Car down. Or play a round of golf at the Resort at Squaw Creek’s 18-hole championship golf course.

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