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Olympic ValleyUnited States of America

Olympic ValleyFamous as a former host of the Winter Olympics, this Lake Tahoe resort town is a year-round hub for outdoor sport and recreation.

Visit the scenic mountain resort of Olympic Valley for boundless outdoor adventures. From skiing and snowboarding to wilderness hikes and swimming, the area also known as Squaw Valley is a popular year-round destination. Situated in the west hills of Lake Tahoe, Olympic Valley shot to fame in 1960 when it hosted the Winter Olympics.

The centerpiece of Olympic Valley is the Squaw Valley Resort, a ski resort spread across six picturesque mountain peaks. Snow sports are the primary activity and the resort is suitable for beginner and advanced skiers. Explore 4,000 acres (1,619-hectares) of skiable terrain, including areas designated to downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, dog-sledding and snowshoeing. Bring your own equipment or rent from the resort’s stores. Beginners can also take lessons with experienced ski instructors.

When the snow melts, Olympic Valley changes from a winter sports destination to an outdoor summer paradise. Ride the cable car to High Camp, an activity center set on an 8,200-foot (2,499-meter) high peak. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Swim in a mountaintop swimming pool or relax in a hot tub. Visit the Olympic Museum to see memorabilia and watch video presentations that celebrate the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Follow hiking trails through the colorful alpine meadows of the Granite Chief Wilderness. Rent a bike to explore the family-friendly cycling trails along the Truckee River. Play a round of disc golf, which is a combination of frisbee and miniature golf.

After a busy day of activities, visit the Village at Squaw Valley. Find bars, restaurants and retail outlets situated in Bavarian-style buildings. Sip on craft beers and sample Asian, European and Mexican cuisine. Enjoy spa treatments or take part in yoga classes. Check out the work of extreme sports photographer Keoki Flagg in the Keoki Gallery.

Reach Olympic Valley by flying to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and then rent a car to get to the town and other areas of Lake Tahoe. Olympic Valley is a short drive from the beaches of Tahoe State Recreation Area, including Hurricane Bay.

Top hotels in Olympic Valley

Resort at Squaw Creek
Resort at Squaw Creek
4 out of 5
400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA
The price is £213 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

This family-friendly Olympic Valley resort is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Aerial Tram Ski Lift and Squaw Valley Adventure Center. Alpine ...

4.4/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Hotel is very clean, and beautiful. Staffs are very nice. Very good for family."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Resort at Squaw Creek
The Village at Squaw Valley
The Village at Squaw Valley
4 out of 5
1750 Village East Rd., Olympic Valley, CA
The price is £113 per night from 16 Nov to 17 Nov

Located near the slopes, this Olympic Valley hotel is situated in the mountains, within 1 mile (2 km) of Aerial Tram Ski Lift and Squaw Valley Adventure Center, ...

4.3/5Excellent! (946 reviews)

"Upgraded to a 2 room suite (which was amazing). beautiful facility, was only there for 1 night but had a lot of fun. We will be back..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

The Village at Squaw Valley
Squaw Valley Lodge
Squaw Valley Lodge
3.5 out of 5
201 Squaw Peak Rd, Olympic Valley, CA

Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Olympic Valley is within 1 mile (2 km) of Squaw Valley Adventure Center and Aerial Tram Ski Lift, and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (975 reviews)

"We loved the location to the bike trail and bike rentals. We could walk to Squaw Village which has many dining options. The rooms are spacious, clean and it was very quiet. Although, their rooms need updating. This would be a fanatic hotel to stay at during the ski season too. You get a lot for the ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Squaw Valley Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Olympic Valley

Red Wolf Lodge At Squaw Valley
Red Wolf Lodge At Squaw Valley
3 out of 5
2000 Squaw Loop Rd, Olympic Valley, CA
The price is £100 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Situated in Olympic Valley, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Aerial Tram Ski Lift and Squaw Valley Adventure Center. Granite Glades is 3 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (307 reviews)

"Grata location. Nice amenities. Perfect family spot."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Red Wolf Lodge At Squaw Valley
Olympic Village Inn
Olympic Village Inn
3 out of 5
1909 Chamonix Place, Olympic Valley, CA

Situated in Olympic Valley, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Squaw Valley Adventure Center and Aerial Tram Ski Lift. Granite Glades is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (36 reviews)
Short stay

"Very pleasant. Great location and room was well appointed. Staff were friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Olympic Village Inn
Resort at Squaw Creek: Queen Room/pools/spas/fitness Ctr/golf/bike
Resort at Squaw Creek: Queen Room/pools/spas/fitness Ctr/golf/bike
400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA

Situated in the mountains, this romantic condo is within 1 mile (2 km) of Aerial Tram Ski Lift and Squaw Valley Adventure Center. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
Lake Tahoe Get Away

"My fiance and I stayed in Vince'd place at Squaw Valley Resort for 6 nights this fall. The location for us was amazing. The resort itself has everything we could have needed or wanted. Pool, fitness center, restaurants, bike rentals, and other outdoor activities. A lot of things were not running ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Resort at Squaw Creek: Queen Room/pools/spas/fitness Ctr/golf/bike
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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