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Squaw Valley is one of the reigning champions of American ski resorts, and is regularly named the Best Ski Resort in North America by a multitude of publications.

Squaw Valley is a classic ski resort, dating back to before the Olympics were held here in 1960. There are two essential truths when it comes to spending your warm days in Tahoe: The weather is ideal and hibernating next to a cozy fire is no longer acceptable.

A sure sign winter has finally come to a close is the sheer amount of summer activities available, whether biking with your family or sitting outdoors at your favorite watering hole.

What We Love

Musical choices run the gamut from symphony and orchestra to bluegrass, adult alternative and heavy metal. There are plenty of options including Squaw Village Après Music Series, Alpine Meadow's Spring Music Series and live acoustic jams at Bistro 22 (Village at Squaw), Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats (Truckee).

With "America's Best Lake" (USA Today) just a stone's throw away, Squaw Valley is great year round destination with boating and other water sports available. There are also tons of places to dine with sublime views of the lake.

What to Know

With mountain tops still painted in white and alpine meadows coated in spring color, the north shore of Lake Tahoe offers fantastic drives with extraordinary views. Mount Rose highway offers a visual palette of green, purple and pink hues in a setting of frosted, high country peaks.

Early Spring and Late Fall in the Mountains can be snowy and muddy, so make sure that you consider wedding dates carefully.

Not to be Missed

Truckee River Trail

Two wheels beat two feet when it comes to taking in more mountain vistas on a cloudless day. Clear of snow, cruise scenic Truckee River Trail. It goes from lakeside Tahoe City to Squaw Valley ski resort and skirts the slow moving Truckee River.


Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Lake Tahoe’s pristine beauty is a must-see attraction. Experience the astonishingly clear, cobalt-blue water of the largest alpine lake in North America via kayak, raft or catamaran.


An Aerial Tram ride ends at High Camp, towering 8,200 feet above Squaw Valley and the ideal spot for panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra. Take advantage of High Camp’s swimming pool and hot tub.

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