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Squaw Valley — Squaw Valley is nestled in the mountains eight miles northwest of Lake Tahoe, and is thought by many to be the birthplace of extreme skiing. Known for its challenging terrain (cliffs, chutes, and straight-drop pitches), this area first attracted acclaim by hosting the 1960 Winter Olympic Games.  Squaw boasts 4,000 acres of skiing terrain serviced by over 30 chairlifts and an average of 300 days of sunny weather.  The area is often called “Squallywood” in reference to the many ski movies, magazine covers and ads that have been shot in Squaw Valley. Our Squaw Valley Travel Guide covers the best of the winter-sports haven.

Why Go

For consistent deep powder and views of startlingly blue Lake Tahoe waters in the free riding capital of the U.S.

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Save or Splurge: 8 Yoga Retreats for Winter Relaxation

January 16, 2014 by Alex Schechter

Plenty of resorts promise to leave you feeling "relaxed and refreshed," but none are as likely to rechargeyour batteries as thoroughly as a ... Read More »


Celebrating on the Slopes: Holiday Ski Deals

December 21, 2012 by Blane Bachelor

Dreaming of a white Christmas – on the ski slopes? Good news: Mother Nature has brought an early gift to many resorts in the Sierra Nevada, Rockies, and Pacific ... Read More »


Thanksgiving Weekend Ski Updates & Black Friday Adventure Travel Deals

November 21, 2012 by Blane Bachelor

Instead of battling Black Friday madness in the stores on Friday, how about bombing down the slopes? Several ski resorts in California, including Mammoth ... Read More »


Adventure Sports Week in Lake Tahoe, Plus 50% Hotel Discount for Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2012 by Blane Bachelor

Looking for a weekend getaway that provides a chance to show off your running or mountain biking chops – or learn how to paddle board on the largest alpine lake ... Read More »


Leap Day Ski Deals

February 28, 2012 by Liz Webber

For diehard skiers and boarders, this year’s February 29 means an extra day on the slopes. Resorts across the country will offer lift tickets for just $29 ... Read More »

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