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Olympic Valley, CA

Travel Guide
Squaw Valley Resort showing mountains, snow and a gondola

Olympic ValleyFamous as a former host of the Winter Olympics, this Lake Tahoe resort town is a year-round hub for outdoor sport and recreation.

Visit the scenic mountain resort of Olympic Valley for boundless outdoor adventures. From skiing and snowboarding to wilderness hikes and swimming, the area also known as Squaw Valley is a popular year-round destination. Situated in the west hills of Lake Tahoe, Olympic Valley shot to fame in 1960 when it hosted the Winter Olympics.

The centerpiece of Olympic Valley is the Squaw Valley Resort, a ski resort spread across six picturesque mountain peaks. Snow sports are the primary activity and the resort is suitable for beginner and advanced skiers. Explore 4,000 acres (1,619-hectares) of skiable terrain, including areas designated to downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, dog-sledding and snowshoeing. Bring your own equipment or rent from the resort’s stores. Beginners can also take lessons with experienced ski instructors.

When the snow melts, Olympic Valley changes from a winter sports destination to an outdoor summer paradise. Ride the cable car to High Camp, an activity center set on an 8,200-foot (2,499-meter) high peak. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Swim in a mountaintop swimming pool or relax in a hot tub. Visit the Olympic Museum to see memorabilia and watch video presentations that celebrate the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Follow hiking trails through the colorful alpine meadows of the Granite Chief Wilderness. Rent a bike to explore the family-friendly cycling trails along the Truckee River. Play a round of disc golf, which is a combination of frisbee and miniature golf.

After a busy day of activities, visit the Village at Squaw Valley. Find bars, restaurants and retail outlets situated in Bavarian-style buildings. Sip on craft beers and sample Asian, European and Mexican cuisine. Enjoy spa treatments or take part in yoga classes. Check out the work of extreme sports photographer Keoki Flagg in the Keoki Gallery.

Reach Olympic Valley by flying to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and then rent a car to get to the town and other areas of Lake Tahoe. Olympic Valley is a short drive from the beaches of Tahoe State Recreation Area, including Hurricane Bay.

The Village at Squaw Valley
The Village at Squaw Valley
4 out of 5
1750 Village East Rd., Olympic Valley, CA
The price is $125 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Located near the slopes, this Olympic Valley hotel is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Olympic Museum and Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course, and close ...
4.3/5Excellent! (972 reviews)
"Excellent location and the property was awesome."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

The Village at Squaw Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
4 out of 5
400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $279 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
This family-friendly Olympic Valley resort is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course, Aerial Tram Ski Lift, and Squaw ...
4.4/5Excellent! (983 reviews)
"Resort was very conducive for a family trip."

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Squaw Valley Lodge
Squaw Valley Lodge
3.5 out of 5
201 Squaw Peak Rd, Olympic Valley, CA
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Olympic Valley is within a 5-minute walk of Squaw Valley Adventure Center and Aerial Tram Ski Lift and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"Property had everything we needed. Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Pool was nice. There was no AC and the area was experiencing a heatwave, however it was bearable with windows opened. Recommend they do install a ductless AC unit however."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

Squaw Valley Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Unbeatable Location - Walking Distance to Squaw Valley Ski Slopes and The Village at Squaw Valley!
Unbeatable Location - Walking Distance to Squaw Valley Ski Slopes and The Village at Squaw Valley!
Olympic Valley, CA
Situated in Olympic Valley, this romantic condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Squaw Valley Adventure Center and Aerial Tram Ski Lift. Resort at Squaw ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Great location!
"You can’t beat the location, especially if you’re skiing. Great access to bicycle paths and fun restaurants. Also, right in between Truckee and Tahoe City so you can go to either for dinner or activities."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Unbeatable Location - Walking Distance to Squaw Valley Ski Slopes and The Village at Squaw Valley!
Ski -in / Ski out - Top Floor Squaw Condo - in Squaw Village/5 Host
Ski -in / Ski out - Top Floor Squaw Condo - in Squaw Village/5 Host
Olympic Valley, CA
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out condo building in Olympic Valley is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aerial Tram Ski Lift, Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course, ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (46 reviews)
AMAZING 1 BEDROOM SUITE
"My family of 3 (husband, self, and son - 12yrs) had a great stay in the Village at Squaw Valley. Loved the underground parking and the proximity to everything at the village and the bike trail to Tahoe City. The suite was just as described. It was clean, comfortable...all of the amenities that we ..."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2021

Ski -in / Ski out - Top Floor Squaw Condo - in Squaw Village/5 Host
Deluxe Studio in Squaw Valley Lodge - Ski-in/ski-out - Mountain Views!
Deluxe Studio in Squaw Valley Lodge - Ski-in/ski-out - Mountain Views!
Olympic Valley, CA
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out condo building in Olympic Valley is within a 5-minute walk of Squaw Valley Adventure Center and Aerial Tram Ski ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Awesome
"Great location and amenities. Great vacation place to stay with family and friends"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Deluxe Studio in Squaw Valley Lodge - Ski-in/ski-out - Mountain Views!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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