Olympic Valley, California 96146
Halfway between Truckee and Lake Tahoe lies Olympic Valley, one of the most famed and inspiring alpine settings of Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley). Alex Cushing and Wayne Poulsen are the guys credited with opening the valley for human enjoyment. Hosting the Squaw Valley Olympic Winter Games in 1960 didn’t hurt the valley’s popularity either.
Palisades Tahoe is all about the spirit of adventure and exploration, offering 3,600 acres of skiing and riding across 6 peaks. Just starting out? Try Palisades Tahoe’s mellow mountaintops with views of Lake Tahoe. You can also order up the steeps, bowls and cliffs craved by experts. Palisades Tahoe has the longest season in Lake Tahoe, where music, spring pool parties and Tahoe’s wackiest pond skimming contest will have you catching spring fever.
The melting snow transforms Olympic Valley from a winter wonderland to an outdoor paradise. There are miles of hiking trails, bike paths and activities like paintball, disc golf, roller skating and swimming all accessed by Palisades Tahoe’s scenic Aerial Tram.
When it comes time to hit the hay, there are 4-star hotels, lofty condos and cabins. So, if you are looking for a relaxing retreat, or an adventure that you can write about, this valley’s got it.
Did you know? Palisades Tahoe is designated a California Historical Landmark and named a Pioneer Ski Area of America.