CALIFORNIA SKI SQUAW VALLEY

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Site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley USA is located at the end of a stunning alpine valley cradled by six high Sierra peaks. Following over $30 million in lift and mountain improvements over the last decade, and empowered with a renewed commitment to customer satisfaction, Squaw Valley has captured the spirit of vacationers […]

Site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley USA is located at the end of a stunning alpine valley cradled by six high Sierra peaks.
Following over $30 million in lift and mountain improvements over the last decade, and empowered with a renewed commitment to customer satisfaction, Squaw Valley has captured the spirit of vacationers from around the globe and has once again emerged better than ever.

It is the second-largest ski area at Lake Tahoe (after Heavenly), with 33 chairlifts, and has the only funitel lift in the U.S. The area receives heavy maritime snowfall, frequently receiving 40 ft (12 m) or more in a winter.

Squaw Valley USA is just 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco via Interstate 80. Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Resort Statistics

 

 

Base Elevation: 6,200 ft (1,890 m)

Summit Elevation: 9,050 ft (2,758 m)

Vertical Drop: 2,850 ft (869 m)

Skiable Area: 4,000 acres (1,620 hectares)

Annual Snowfall: 450 in (1,143 cm)

Snowmaking: 10 %

Number of Lifts: 33

Uphill Lift Capacity: 49,000 per hour

Number of Trails: 177

Longest Run: 16,896 ft (5,150 m)

Trail Ratings:
Easiest: 25 %
More Difficult: 45 %
Most Difficult: 30 %
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.

Parks & Pipes:
Number of Parks: 3
Super Pipe: Yes Length: 400 ft
Half Pipe: Yes

Hours of Operation: Weekdays:

9am – 9pm
Weekends: 8:30am – 9pm
Holidays: 8:30am – 9pm

 

 

 

DRIVING / SHUTTLE DISTANCE

 

Truckee Tahoe Inn, 2+ star

This hotel is within 10 miles of several Tahoe-area ski areas, including Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Boreal, Lakeview, and Donner Ski Ranch. Lake Tahoe is 12 miles from the hotel.
Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn offers an outdoor swimming pool in a courtyard with barbecue grills. A spa tub, fitness equipment, and a sauna are also on site.
The hotel provides a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. A café court features a fireplace, Pizza Hut Express, and beer and wine selections.

All guestrooms at Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn include complimentary wireless Internet access, satellite TV with HBO, pay movies, and video-game consoles (surcharge). Guestrooms also include refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemaker, hair dryers, bathrobes, and irons/ironing boards.

Cedar House Sport Hotel – Truckee 4*
Superb quality accommodation at a great price, located less than 20km from Northstar, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl and Alpine Meadows ski areas.
There is a free regular shuttle to Northstar however we strongly recommend a rental car when staying here.
Rooms are a mix of queen and king suites and all feature a European bedding system with luxurious linens and individual down comforters imported from Germany, pillow top mattresses, combed Egyptian cotton robes and towels, spa bath amenities, in room safes, refrigerators, fresh ground coffee, Flat screen LCD televisions, Cable TV and Pay per view movies complimentary wireless and high speed internet with in room keyboards.
European Continental Breakfast featuring fresh breads, pastries, yogurt, fresh fruit, cold cuts and cheese
Outdoor Spa
Full Bar in Lobby
Meeting Room
Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout hotel
Front Desk, concierge and guest service staff.

 

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, 4 star

 

Located on 26 acres of lakefront property in Incline Village, half way between Squaw Valley and Heavenly, the Hyatt Regency offers the feel of a classic 1920’s alpine “Grand Lodge”. In ski season, daily complimentary ski shuttles are available to Squaw, Alpine, North star and Diamond Peak.
Amenities include: Lagoon-style swimming area features a heated year-round pool, children’s pool, and two oversized hot tubs, complimentary wireless internet, casino, 3 restaurants, cafe, bar and grill.
The 421 guestrooms, including 24 lakeside cottages, have been decorated with natural pine, distressed wood, and leather furnishings, reflecting the setting with autumn colors of moss, brick red and wheat.
Buffet breakfasts are included for stays of 4+ nights. 

 

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Squaw Valley Lodge, 4 star

The Squaw Valley Lodge is the perfect location for you and your family to have a fun, relaxing vacation together. Swim in the pool, have a massage or wander through the Pedestrian Village. Whether you are with family, friends or coworkers, we have total relaxation and comfort waiting for you. Luxuriously spacious and well appointed, our condominium suites blend all the comforts of home with the finest of hotel amenities and services. Each suite features a fully equipped gourmet kitchenette and designer furnishings. Ranging from an efficient Deluxe Studio Suite to an enormous Two bedroom Suite, Squaw Valley Lodge offers Squaw Valley’s best value and most exclusive location.

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The Village at Squaw Valley, 4 star

At the base of Squaw Valley USA Ski Resort, is The Village, a unique blend of modern construction with a European feel. Surrounded by more than 40 boutique shops, restaurants, and galleries, you’ll find plenty to do and never have to get back into your car, which is especially nice during winter. Park in the underground structure and enjoy a true pedestrian village.
All accommodations are a short walk to the Squaw Valley Funitel and the mountain cable car.
The Village at Squaw Valley offers condos with fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces. You have a choice of 1, 2, or 3 bedroom units.
Lodging is first class with 24-hour front desk, grocery service,exercise room, billiards lounge, movie/media room, laundry facilities and heated, complimentary underground parking. Relax in one of the four outdoor hot tubs, accessed by heated walkways. Entertain the whole family at The First Ascent Kid’s Game Room. Wander into the events plaza for a festival or enjoy a latte at Starbucks Coffee House located adjacent to the lobby. Cruise the retail shops or grab dinner at Balboa Cafe.

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