Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley, California 96146

Halfway between Truckee and Lake Tahoe lies Squaw Valley, one of the most famed and inspiring alpine settings. 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.

Squaw 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 Squaw's mellow mountaintops with views of Lake Tahoe. You can also order up the steeps, bowls and cliffs craved by experts. Squaw 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 Squaw 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 Squaw'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.

Squaw Valley Fun Fact

Did you know? Sqauw Valley is designated a California Historical Landmark and named a Pioneer Ski Area of America.

Things To Do

  • Gallery Keoki

    Gallery Keoki has been in business since 2003. We reopened with a refined concept under new ownership in July of 2010. It is our mission to offer all of our collectors an unparalled experience.

  • Gallery Keoki, Images of Tahoe

    Art enthusiasts will enjoy works ranging from original oil paintings, sculptures, photographs, glasswork and prints from some of the world’s most respected artists including modern masters such as Picasso, Chagall, Miró,...

  • Lake Tahoe Tennis Courts - Squaw Valley

    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 Squaw Valley's Aerial Tram. Combine a tennis match with lunch on the deck at the Poolside...

  • Mountain Mike's Sports

    Located in Squaw Valley, Mtn. Mike's Sports is a family owned, full service ski and snowboard rental, demo and tuning shop. We offer the latest ski and snowboard equipment at a great price with friendly and quick service. Mtn....

  • Olympic Ice Pavilion

    Perched at the crest of Squaw Valley's upper mountain, the Olympic Ice Pavilion offers unmatched panoramic views of the Squaw Valley Meadow, beautiful Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada. Hockey or figure skate...

  • Olympic Village Arcade

  • Painted Rock Pottery & Mosaic

    A mobile Mosaic and "Paint-Your-Own-Pottery" Studio. We bring the crafts and materials to your home, event venue, or business, and set up in the provided space . Our mobile studio provides an incredable experiance for any...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Squaw Valley Adventure Center

    The Squaw Valley Adventure Center was established to offer new and interesting adventure activities in Squaw Valley. We hold the belief that outdoor activities are fun, therapeutic and when paired with the process of...

  • Squaw Valley Adventure Center

    The Squaw Valley Adventure Center was established to offer new and interesting adventure activities in Squaw Valley. We hold the belief that outdoor activities are fun, therapeutic and when paired with the process of...

  • Squaw Valley Resort

    Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley USA is home to world-famous terrain that spans 4,000 skiable acres and six peaks. From the expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps and chutes, the resort...

  • Squaw Valley Snowtubing

    Snow tubing is a fun mountain adventure for the whole family. We have three tubing lanes accessed by a new covered magic carpet surface lift and tubes for kids and adults. Snow tubing is located at SnoVentures activities...

  • Tahoe Adventure Company

    The Tahoe Adventure Company offers unsurpassed options for a full day of exploring. We offer a wide range of options for adventure and specialize in combining sports to allow you to get the most out of your day. Day trips...

  • Truckee Ice Rink

    Located just 1/2 mile south of Downtown Truckee in the Truckee River Regional Park on Old Brockway Rd, the Truckee Ice Rink features public skating, skate rentals, a snack bar, group and private lessons for all age groups...

  • Village at Squaw Valley - Summer Outdoor Movies

    Showing free family-friendly movies at dusk on Thursday nights throughout the summer.


  • 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.

  • Christy Lodge

    This is the lodging you are looking for! Nestled among tall Ponderosa Pine trees rests the former home of Wayne and Sandy Poulsen the original owners of Squaw Valley USA. This charming and historic home is now both an...

  • Graham's at Squaw Valley

    Intimate dining in Squaw Valley's first home featuring a river rock fireplace. Country French, Italian and Spanish influences. Weddings and private parties. Sat./Sun. brunch, dinner nightly 6-10pm.

  • 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...

  • High Camp Dining

    Ride Squaw Valley’s scenic Cable Car to High Camp, elevation 8200’ for a poolside BBQ, Umbrella Bar and sunset dining at Alexander’s overlooking Lake Tahoe.

  • Olympic Plaza Food & Beverage

    Offering an expansive new deck and mountain views. The Plaza is home to a variety of restaurants and bars. Banquet and special event services are available.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek

    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....

  • Sweet Potatoes Deli at the Resort at Squaw Creek

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

  • Tahoe Luxury Properties

    Family owned since 1994, Tahoe Luxury Properties offers more than 150 Tahoe vacation rentals in class of their own. Rentals start at $225 per night and range from charming and elegant ski cabins to dramatic lakefront estates,...