Squaw Valley

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About Squaw Valley

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.

For the skiing

  • The Resort at Squaw Creek is a 400 room all year round resort with an outdoor pool and stunning views. The accommodation is modern and there’s a wealth of dining options.

For the lake

  • Cottage Inn is a cosy B&B in a log cabin nestled into the forest, just a stones-skim from Lake Tahoe. There are 22 large, wood-furnished rooms with fireplaces and spa tubs. This is the perfect places to get back to nature.
  • The Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge also has wonderful views of Lake Tahoe and its snowcapped surrounds, but there’s also an excellent all-American restaurant and 23 contemporary rooms.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Squaw Valley for you?

Best Hotels in Squaw Valley

  • Resort at Squaw Creek Squaw Valley (California) 405 rooms from £202

    Back to Nature  -  Some of natures most stunning views.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character

    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. See More

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