In 1960 Squaw Valley hosted the Winter Olympics, and this ski resort on the north shore of Lake Tahoe is still considered one of the world’s best. Both in terms of views - which are of astounding granite peaks - ski terrain, size, and the range and standards of the resort itself. And because the setting is so breathtaking, and the potential for outdoor adventuring is so broad, the best places to stay in Squaw valley are almost as busy in Summer as they are during the ski season.
Because of its year-round appeal, our Guru’s list of the best places to stay in Squaw Valley includes properties dotted around the resort, some close to Lake Tahoe and some in the heart of the mountains or in High Camp, reached by an aerial tramway and where you’ll find much of the après-ski. But this is still predominantly a ski resort, and an amazing ski resort, with access to around 6,200 skiable acres, 43 lifts and more than 270 trials and runs.
Squaw Valley (California)
All year resort in Squaw Valley has endless activities, an outdoor pool and stunning views. Modern rooms with granite bathrooms and all the mod-cons. Dining varies from pub lunches to 5 course dinners - all with a great wine and beer selection. Hit the slopes and enjoy the view-nature at its finest.