Things to Do in Squaw Valley

Mother Nature tends to dictate the things to do in Squaw Valley 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 thing to do in Squaw Valley 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 things to do in Squaw Valley. Bikes, your own or rented, can be steered on specially designed trails, some along the Truckee River that feeds into Lake Tahoe.

Unwind With Things to Do in Squaw Valley

Many of the things to do in Squaw Valley 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. 

Things to Do in Squaw Valley by Category

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

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Nevada Museum of Art

160 W. Liberty Street, Reno, NV
(775) 329-3333

As the only accredited art museum in the state, Nevada Museum of Art is a beacon of culture in the High Sierra. The museum is in Reno, about an hour's drive from the Tahoe area. The permanent collections are extensive and stunning, and the changing exhibitions keep things fresh, even for regular visitors. The museum offers three floors of exhibits, usually with varying themes and styles. Most exhibits...read more

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River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant

Alpine Meadows, CA Thing to Do
2285 River Road, Tahoe City, CA
(530) 583-4264

River Ranch is a landmark destination and locals' favorite year-round, but it really comes alive in the summer. Nestled on the banks of the Truckee River, River Ranch has a perfect position to catch people tubing down the mellow rapids during the heat of the summer. They have an open patio that frames the last rapids that tubers ride before disembarking. The patio is home to an outdoor bar...read more

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Squaw Bikes

3039 Highway 89, Olympic Valley, CA
(530) 581-3399

One of the greatest ways to see Lake Tahoe is via bicycle. With miles of dirt trails, bike routes and paved roads, there is fun to be had no matter what your age or athletic ability. To help make this outdoor activity simple, Squaw Bikes is conveniently located at the corner of Highway 89 and the entrance to Squaw Valley. From cruisers to high-level mountain...read more

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The Village at Squaw Valley

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 lodging, dining, shopping, activities and events, all close to the slopes of Squaw Valley. Lodge 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...read more

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Winter Wondergrass Festival

Winter Wondergrass Festival wants to change how you experience live music. The goal of this Lake Tahoe annual event is to bring together original music with North Lake Tahoe’s sporty lifestyle and its majestic, snowy wilderness. Local and national musicians come to this three-day festival to jam to bluegrass and acoustic roots music. Bluegrass lovers can show up for one day of the event or...read more

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