Towns Olympic Valley

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, Olympic Valley (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 at Olympic Valley 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 at Olympic Valley mellow mountaintops with views of Lake Tahoe. You can also order up the steeps, bowls and cliffs craved by experts. Palisades Tahoe at Olympic Valley 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 Palisades Tahoe at Olympic Valley from a winter wonderland to an outdoor paradise, with ski in and ski out access. 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, or you can stay in the heart of the action in The Village at Squaw. So, if you are looking for a relaxing retreat, or an adventure that you can write about, this valley’s got it.

Fun Fact

Did you know? Palisades Tahoe at Olympic Valley is designated a California Historical Landmark and named a Pioneer Ski Area of America.

Things To Do

  • Palisades Tahoe

    Formerly Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Palisades Tahoe captures and honors two of the resort’s most legendary arenas, one on the Olympic Valley side and one on the Alpine Meadows side, where granite walls rise all around...

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  • Palisades Tahoe - High Camp

    Surrounded with sun-drenched views of Lake Tahoe, a mountaintop playground, and the freedom to roam at 8,200’, the High Camp Experience is as much a stunning backdrop for nature lovers as it is an easy escape for mountain...

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  • Palisades Tahoe Aerial Tram

    Take a scenic Aerial Tram ride with views of stunning Lake Tahoe Climb over 2,000 feet on the Aerial Tram This panoramic 10-minute ride soars above the iconic Tram Face, offering stunning mountain vistas and beautiful views of...

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  • Palisades Tahoe Groups

    Experience the soul of the mountains. Be welcomed by the legendary Olympic Valley. Find new inspiration amidst century-old trees and stunning granite mountain peaks. The Palisades Tahoe experience...this is what awaits you...

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  • Palisades Tahoe Snowtubing

    Snow Tubing at Palisades Tahoe is a fun mountain adventure for the whole family. Snow tubing is located at SnoVentures Activity Zone in the Olympic Valley base area adjacent to the parking lot. Play in the snow, bond with...

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  • Palisades Tahoe Weddings

    From a mountaintop wedding venue with views of Lake Tahoe, to saying "I Do" at the base of towering granite peaks, Palisades Tahoe offers an unparalleled wedding setting that is truly one-of-a-kind. Palisades Tahoe's team of...

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  • Lake Tahoe Tennis Courts at Palisades Tahoe

    Play tennis overlooking Lake Tahoe on one of two mountain-top tennis courts cradled on a ridge top at el. 8,200’ and accessed by Palisades Tahoe's Aerial Tram. Combine a tennis match with lunch on the deck at the Poolside...

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  • The Village at Palisades Tahoe

    Stay in the heart of the Lake Tahoe action. Dining, shopping, activities, and steps from the slopes of the Olympic Valley side of Palisades Tahoe. When you want to spend more time playing and less time driving, this is the...

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  • Resort at Squaw Creek - Ice Rink

    Glide around the resort's outdoor exhibition rink with a view of Squaw Valley's six peaks, then warm up with a mug of hot chocolate. We rent figure and hockey skates, as well as helmets.

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  • Resort at Squaw Creek Cross Country Center

    Eleven trails, 18km track, 18km of groomed meadow ski trails. Ski in-out from the four-star luxury Resort at Squaw Creek. Onsite ski rental/repair shop, lessons, five restaurants, heated pools and luxurious spa and health...

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  • Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course

    Golf Magazine cited our challenging courses as one of the "Top Ten Courses You Can Play" in 1993. The Resort at Squaw Creek is committed to promoting a high quality, environmentally-conscious golf course. Majestically located...

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  • Resort at Squaw Creek Spa

    Provides a luxurious setting to relax and be pampered. Full service health and beauty spa. Spa pedicures, facials, manicures, hot stone massage and various beauty therapies in an incredible setting with mountain views and...

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  • Tahoe Tree Top Adventure Park

    Our new location is the Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park at Granlibakken Resort near Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. We have 65 tree platforms connected by a variety of bridges and/or zip lines. It is suitable for ages 5+ and there...

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Dining

  • Zeus Mediterranean

    Located at Olympic House at Palisades Tahoe in Olympic Valley, Zeus is home to fast-casual Mediterranean dining, serving signature items like the lamb and beef gyro pita: spit-roasted marinated lamb and beef, shredded lettuce,...

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  • Palisades Tahoe

    Formerly Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Palisades Tahoe captures and honors two of the resort’s most legendary arenas, one on the Olympic Valley side and one on the Alpine Meadows side, where granite walls rise all around...

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  • 22 Bistro at Palisades Tahoe

    Social plates, substantial entrees & custom cocktails in the Village at Palisades Tahoe. Distinctive for more than its views of KT-22, 22 Bistro has a broad wine list, custom cocktails, and beer on-tap with smaller social...

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  • Auld Dubliner

    Olympic Valley's first authentic Irish pub imported directly from Dublin, Ireland with authentic Irish fare, premium beers and spirits and live entertainment.

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  • Rocker at Palisades Tahoe

    Rocker is the prime spot in the Village at Palisades Tahoe to enjoy delicious meals, appetizers and a full bar. Named for the ski design invented by Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley) icon Shane McConkey, Rocker...

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  • Graham's at Squaw Valley

    Built over fifty years ago as Olympic Valley's first home, Graham's at Squaw Valley is now recognized as one of Lake Tahoe's finest dining locations. The dining room's high-beamed pine ceiling and intimate rock fireplace gives...

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  • Sweet Potatoes

    Gourmet deli, espresso, fresh baked goods, soups, sandwichies. Picnics to go. Casual breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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  • Terrace Restaurant & Bar at Palisades Tahoe

    Enjoy food & drinks at 8,200' with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. The Terrace Restaurant & Bar is one of Palisades Tahoe's most breathtaking venues. Located at High Camp, elevation 8200 feet, The Terrace features...

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  • Le Chamois & Loft Bar at Palisades Tahoe

    The Chamois aka "The Chammy" is a classic local skier's hangout, complete with pizza and beer. This classic locale has been a standing tradition for many of the local skiers and snowboarders to grab a drink and unwind after a...

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  • Hey Chef! Private Chef's Service

    For the finest dining experience in Truckee-Tahoe, look no further than your own table. We are your source for the area’s premier private chefs. Each of our chefs has a unique culinary specialty, and we match you with the...

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  • Six Peaks Grille

    Surrounded by spectacular views of the majestic six peaks of Squaw Valley and the meadows below, Resort at Squaw Creek's Six Peaks Grille offers a diverse, innovative menu featuring the freshest produce, seafood and steaks....

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  • PlumpJack Cafe & Bar

    Under the guidance of Executive Chef Jack Connell, our menu changes each season so that we can take advantage of the bounty of fresh produce available to us locally. Our award-winning wine list provides the perfect complement...

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  • Tremigo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar

    Tremigo Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar will feature a family friendly authentic Mexican menu created by our experienced chefs Antonio Abundiz and his family, who are originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. The traditional menu...

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  • Euro Crepes

    Breakfast, lunch or dinner, Euro Crepes' made-to-order sweet or savory crepes are the perfect way to enjoy an original, delicious, and affordable meal. No alpine experience would be complete without this traditional French...

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  • Fireside Pizza Company

    Stop in for an amazing dining experience. We have pizza that will delight all your senses and create memories that last a lifetime. Please the entire family with our extensive menu of Italian dishes. With generous portions and...

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  • SmOkehouse BBQ

    SmOkehouse BBQ serves up satisfying side dishes and meaty mains like the “Three Little Pigs” sandwich: a butter toasted brioche bun layered with jalapeno slaw, seared Applewood smoked pork belly, overnight smoked pork...

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  • Sandy's Pub at the Resort at Squaw Creek

    Sandy’s pub, named after Sandy Poulsen, is a tribute to the Poulsen family who was the driving force in the development of Squaw Valley. Featuring our full service bar, pool table, 5 plasma TVs and 8’ x 6’ big screen TV...

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