- Type: Winter Sports
NileGuide Expert Says:
When it comes to Tahoe's ski resorts, Squaw stands out above all the others. With a caliber (and number) of runs that tops just about every other skiing option in the area. Squaw hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, and for good reason. Although pricey, it's worth a visit.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Even if you don't ski, take a trip up to high camp to ice skate or to swim in the pool.
- 4,000 acres of world famous terrain, from the tamest to the toughest, offer something for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. Six mountain peaks, spacious open bowls, three terrain parks, 2 standard halfpipes, an enormous Superpipe, and miles of carefully groomed runs are easily and quickly accessed via a lift network of 33 lifts, including 7 express lifts, an aerial Cable Car and North America's only Funitel.
From skiing and snowboarding on one of the top mountains in the world, to ice skating, snowtubing, rock climbing, and more, Squaw Valley offers a broad range of recreation possibilities. Off the slopes, guests enjoy mountain-top ice skating, snowtubing, the High Camp Swimming Lagoon & Spa (March - Sept.), shopping and restaurants all overlooking Lake Tahoe. On the lower mountain, activities include an indoor climbing wall, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dog sled tours and the Resort at Squaw Creek's relaxing health and fitness spa.
Squaw Valley USA is located 42 miles west of Reno, NV, 96 miles from Sacramento, and 196 miles from San Francisco via all-weather Interstate 80. The valley entrance (look for the Olympic Towers) is just 8 miles from Truckee and 6 miles from Tahoe City and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, on Hwy 89.
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