Squaw Valley Things To Do

Mother Nature tends to dictate Squaw Valley things to do as well as those in neighboring Alpine Meadows. What happens, though, if you do not like or cannot handle the more intense Squaw Valley activities, like winter sports?

Snow tubing and snowmobiling (normal sized and mini) for every member in your family, age 6 to 12, are found at the Squaw Valley Resort. Get a Lake Tahoe high on the resort’s aerial tram as it soars to more than 8,000 feet and delivers you to High Camp. Once there, ice or roller skate depending on the season. One Squaw Valley thing to do that’s unlike any other is to somersault on the gigantic Sky Jump. Also accessible with the tram are tennis courts. Just a word of caution: Should you lob your ball out of the court, you might want to let it go straight down a Sierra Nevada mountainside.

Squaw Valley activities aren’t all serious; they can be a little goofy too. For instance, miniature golf remains an ageless entertainment among the diversity of Squaw Valley’s things to do. Bikes, your own or rented, can be steered on specially designed trails, some along the Truckee River that feeds into Lake Tahoe.

Unwind With Squaw Valley Things To Do

Squaw Valley things to do let you take time to take care of your mind, body and spirit. Massages are available at local spas. Wrap with seaweed or mud, detox with a green smoothie or a flute of champagne. To each their own detox. Yoga, in varying styles and levels of expertise, happens daily at local studios.

Never forget that when the day ends, it is celebrated with a chilled beer, dry martini or a fine wine. Year-round, Squaw Valley things to do all end on a high. 

Squaw Valley Things To Do by Category

Big Blue Adventure

P.O. Box 2720, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-1019

For more than a dozen years, Big Blue Adventure has hosted a variety of sporting events around Lake Tahoe and Truckee. When summer arrives, Big Blue Adventure’s events start rolling, so they are perfect for those visiting the area and who want to try out their competitiveness. That said, Big Blue Adventure races are great for people who just want to get out and move... read more

Hang Gliding Tahoe

2640 E. College Parkway, Carson City, NV
(775) 772-8232

You love Lake Tahoe, and you feel as if you’ve seen all the sights it has to offer. But as the old saying goes, you ain’t seen nothing yet ... not until you’ve seen it from the air, piloting your own aircraft over the Carson Range and into the Tahoe Basin. With Hang Gliding Tahoe, you fly a powered hang glider with an instructor along... read more

Matt Heron Fly Fishing

Resort at Squaw Creek
400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA
(518) 225-6587

Based out of the Resort at Squaw Creek, Matt Heron Fly Fishing is a great summer day excursion for those ready to try their hand at flipping the wrist and casting a line. Heron, a guide with more than 26 years of experience and a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Casting Instructor, is the only fly fishing instructor in Squaw Valley. He offers a variety... read more

Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards

3039 CA Highway 89, Olympic Valley, CA
(530) 583-5665
10200 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-0900
600 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-0400
590 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-6415
8299 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA
(530) 546-5800

Tahoe Dave's is a full-service ski and snowboard shop offering rentals, demos, sales and all the equipment and clothing needed for a fun day outside. They have multiple locations around the Tahoe Basin that are interconnected to make returning rental and demo gear a breeze. You can bring skis, snowboards, boots and poles back to any of the Tahoe Dave's rental shops despite where you... read more

The Village at Squaw Valley

1750 Village East Road, Olympic Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206

The Village at Squaw Valley is northern California's example of a ski hamlet, offering a little bit for everyone. The rooms all have views of the mountains and are located a few steps from the various base area ski lifts. Rooms are situated above the plethora of shops and restaurants with balconies looking out over the hustle and bustle below. The variety of restaurants and... read more