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 skiing and snowboarding? Snow tubing for every member in your family, age 6 to 12, is 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, you can ski in winter and roller skate in summer. 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. Other things to do in Squaw Valley include riding bikes, your own or rented, on specially designed trails, some along the Truckee River that feeds into Lake Tahoe. There's also Alpenglow Expeditions' Tahoe Via Ferrata, a climbing expedition for all levels of climbers, including beginners.

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. Walks in nature, relaxing bike rides, fitness classes and yoga, in varying styles and levels of expertise, are available to soothe your soul. Milder activities like tours, guided or self-guided, and exploring the village are also available. When the day ends, celebrate with a chilled beer, dry martini or fine wine. Year-round, Squaw Valley things to do all end on a high note. 

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 FAA certified...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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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

The Village at Squaw Valley is northern California's example of a ski hamlet, offering lodging,...read more