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Squaw Valley

1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, Squaw Valley, California

The Basics

Most winter visitors come to Squaw for skiing and snowboarding, but it’s possible to enjoy the snow in other ways, like snow tubing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling. During the summer, don’t miss a ride on the Aerial Tram 2,000 feet (610 meters) to High Camp. Besides stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra, there’s a pool, hot tub, roller rink, disc golf, bar, dining, and shopping available. Summer also sees popular festivals like Wanderlust, Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest, and Peaks and Paws.

To see more of the lake, book a Lake Tahoe circle tour, which will take you around the entire lake, stopping at key spots like Emerald Bay and Sand Harbor.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Lake Tahoe

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Excellent
Vickie_R, Aug 2021
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
The views around the lake were breathtaking. The tour has the perfect mix of stops and opportunities to take pictures. The guide, Nevada Smith was excellent!!! Great tour.
star-4
Beautiful virws
Peggy_W, Jul 2021
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
The views were outstanding. The driver was very talented at going over the mountain roads and through traffic. I think he was a bit long winded, right?
star-5
Awesome experience
Jacque_O, Jul 2021
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
Awesome trip. Fantastic driver, very informative. Would recommend this to everyone. Loved hearing all about the history of the area in other towns.
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Ride tour of Lake Tahoe
Larry_S, Jun 2021
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
We enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us some ideas on what we should see during our visit. I wish we could have made a few more stops where we could have gotten out and looked around but I realize that parking is almost impossible everywhere. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is a first time visitor who needs some tips on how to navigate the area. I would suggest that the driver keep a cooler with water to sell on very hot days.
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Great Tour
sfk129, Jun 2021
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
The views were stunning and it was great to see the entire lake in one day. The driver, Nevada Smith, was delightful and had an amazing knowledge of the area.
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Highly recommended
John_B, May 2021
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
Driver's knowledge was impressive and he made the experience very enjoyable with his running dialogue.
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Great!!!
Kim260, May 2021
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
We had a great time the driver made the trip, his knowledge and humor added a great deal, to the beautiful scenery.
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Awesome
MICHAEL_P, Apr 2021
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
Our tour guide (Chris?) was amazing! He never stopped talking, in a good way.. he explained everything we saw and went to. He new so much about the lake! Great tour!
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Enjoyable and Informative
Liz L, Oct 2019
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
Lake Tahoe is a beautiful area. I really enjoyed the stop at Tahoe City. It was a charming town on the water; was very clean, and had lots of character and spectacular fall color, There were restaurants and shops as well. I liked the scenic stops at Emerald Bay and Tahoe Dam--our guide fed the trout at the dam!. It's neat that we also got to see salmon spawning below a bridge.
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Comfortable Bus Tour
Claire_S, Oct 2020
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
Nevada Smith was engaging. He communicated excellently and remembered our names. We enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day riding around Lake Tahoe. Hint: when choosing your seat, sit on the right side - our tour went in the clock-wise direction. We were all 40+ You know your family; Not sure teens and children would engage and be happy riding from 8am - ~3pm. Lunch is on your own and two hours.
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Divas Loved It
Ruby_J, Oct 2020
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
We highly recommend this tour!!! My family enjoyed the knowledge of the guide Nevada Mike was so much fun!
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Tour Lake Tahoe
Gary_R, Aug 2020
Full-Day Lake Tahoe Circle Tour including Squaw Valley
Nevada Smith was an excellent guide!!! Very comfortable, leisurely, and informative trip around beautiful Lake Tahoe!!! Definitely add this to your bucket list!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Squaw Valley is well suited for adventure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.

  • There’s a dedicated 12,000-square-foot (1,115-square-meter) facility just for children, including rental, a private ski hill, and two Magic Carpet lifts.

  • If you’re planning to drive in winter, come in a 4WD with snow tires or bring chains.

  • Keep the elevation in mind—the base is at 6,200 feet (1,890 meters) and High Camp is at 8,200 feet (2,500 meters)—when planning physical activity.

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How to Get Here

Squaw Valley is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of Truckee and 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Tahoe City. The closest airport is Reno, Nevada, about 42 miles (68 kilometers) away. The resort is 196 miles (315 kilometers) from San Francisco.

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Trip ideas

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Guide

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Guide

Top Hiking Trails in Tahoe

Top Hiking Trails in Tahoe


When to Get Here

When to visit Squaw Valley depends on what you want to do. The ski season generally runs from mid-November to mid-May, depending on snow conditions, with night skiing available on certain dates. The summer season typically runs from mid-May to mid-September.

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Alpine Meadows

Since 2011, a lift ticket to Squaw Valley has included access to nearby Alpine Meadows. The two resorts combined have over 240 trails, 43 lifts, and 6,200 acres (2,510 hectares) of terrain to explore. A shuttle bus connects the two resorts, and plans for a gondola between the two are in the works.

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