Home to the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley Ski Resort has some rich history. Today, this resort boasts the regal Sierra Mountains in the background and splendid Lake Tahoe in the forefront.
For beginning snow bunnies, there are special learning zones. These are safe places to practice skiing and snowboarding before hitting the trails. Advanced skiers will love the trails cut into the mountain slopes. These slopes offer heart-pounding runs with bowls and chutes to thrill you.
Snowboarding and tubing offer alternative forms of fun. Plenty of winter snowfall means the season is long and full of opportunities to enjoy the thrills of jumps and the speed of slick rubber zipping along ice paths. Ice skate with your sweetheart at the ice rink in Squaw Valley.
The winter season lasts into spring with an average snowfall of over 400 inches and the help of over 80 snow machines. As the cold weather warms in spring, ski down the slopes, which are still well-groomed, in your short sleeves.
Recent renovations to Squaw Valley include new lifts, new lodges and plenty of upgrades to the trails and surrounding village. Try some delicious crepes at one of the village restaurants or shop at Lather and Fizz for some bath time delights.
With jobs as a back country ranger, a love for the environment, and a 70 million dollar renovation budget, Wirth went on to put Squaw Valley Ski Resort in one of the top twenty percent of resorts…in his first year as CEO.
Beautiful views, great accommodations, delicious foods and most of all, fantastic skiing, snowboarding, tubing and ice skating, make this a winter destination that should not be missed.