Squaw Valley Winter Activities

It’s no secret that Squaw Valley is a haven for winter sports lovers – it hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics after all! Thanks to its mountainous environment and abundant snowfall, Squaw Valley winter activities let you embrace the season and all the wonderful fun that it brings. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows make use of chairlifts to get their skiers and snowboarders to the desired slopes, and some real gems are in store for the experienced skiers. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a pro at winter sports to enjoy the Squaw Valley winter activities because trails for beginners and intermediate skiers are also available. In fact, Squaw Valley winter activities even offer a place where beginners can get acclimated to snowy activities before hitting the actual slopes. Skiing is such a popular Squaw Valley thing to do that certain restaurants, shops and accommodations allow you to come right off your skis and into the indoors with only a few steps.

When you want a break from the skis or just a little something different, other Squaw Valley winter activities let you practice your form on an Olympic-size ice pavilion or get ready for warmer months as rock-climbing walls let you prepare for actual mountains.

Squaw Valley Winter Activities Are Extraordinary

If you want a Squaw Valley winter activity that really differs from the other offerings in the area, cruising about in a dog sled while yelling “Mush!” should do the trick. Try it! And in such a picturesque area, you deserve to see it at its best angles, and a trip in an aerial tram allows you to do that by giving you an elevated view of Lake Tahoe. Don’t forget your camera – you won’t want to miss these picture opportunities.

Wintertime Squaw Valley Activities 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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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

WinterWonderGrass

1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA
(800) 403-0206

Imagine, if you will, that you could put the Tahoe and Truckee region into a bottle. Then you boil or distill the contents and evaporate off the extraneous material. Let's say that you do this two or three times so that you're left with the very essence of the Tahoe experience. It would probably look a lot like WinterWonderGrass. WinterWonderGrass is a late-spring festival at... read more

Imagine, if you will, that you could put the Tahoe and Truckee region into a... read more