Town Info: Squaw Valley
Winter Activities at Squaw Valley: High Camp Activities
Winter Activities at Squaw Valley: Base Area Activities
Winter Activities at Squaw Valley: Kids Snow Programs
Squaw Valley Restaurants & Bars: On Mountain (High Camp & Gold Coast areas)
Squaw Valley Restaurants & Bars: Base Area & The Village at Squaw
Winter Activities at Squaw Valley
High Camp Activities
Ice Skating at the Olympic Ice Pavilion: Squaw Valley, California. The Olympic Ice Pavilion, accessed via Squaw Valley's aerial Cable Car, is a true wonder. Perched at the crest of Squaw Valley's upper mountain, the rink has views of the Squaw Valley Meadow, Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada. Open daily throughout High Camp winter and summer seasons, ice skating is available for all ages. Hockey or figure skate rentals are included. Call 530.581.7122 for hours and information.
Swimming at the Lagoon & Spa: Squaw Valley, California. Located at High Camp, the lagoon and spa are surrounded by the Sierras including views of Lake Tahoe. The free-form lagoon features 25 meter lap lanes and two islands landscaped with waterfalls and native boulders. The 25' diameter spa is heated to 102 degrees and surrounded by expansive decks and a casual umbrella bar. The Bath and Tennis Club provides lockers, showers, and changing rooms, along with towel rentals. Cost: $12 all ages. Includes locker rental, towel, sunscreen, shampoo and hair dyer.
Olympic Museum at Squaw: Squaw Valley, California. Take a trip back in time and learn about the 1960 Winter Olympics that took place at Squaw Valley USA. The Olympic Museum, located at High Camp showcases our unique collection of memorabilia, news articles, and video presentations detailing the many magical moments that took place at Squaw Valley USA. The museum is open daily at High Camp. Admission is free with your Cable Car ride.
Base Area Activities
The Cable Car: Squaw Valley, California. A ride in the scenic Cable Car is a spectacular and leisurely ride 2,000 vertical feet to the High Camp Bath & Tennis Club. The Cable Car is one of Squaw Valley's most popular year-round attractions and is open to all guests, skiers, snowboarders and walkers. Once you reach the top, the upper mountain facility features panoramic views as well as access to numerous activities and five restaurants.
Snowtubing: Squaw Valley, California. Come cruise the white stuff on our custom snow tubes. If you've never tubed before, it's a blast. Two tubing lanes provide tubers a variety of thrill levels. The snow tubing park is located at the Papoose Discovery Area. Must be 4 Years of Age to ride. Call 530.583.6955 to Purchase tickets. Tubing space is limited and sessions may sell out.
Dog Sledding: Squaw Valley, California. Wilderness Adventures offers hour-long dog sledding tours through the beautiful Squaw Valley Meadow. A racing guide leads a team of 10-10 Alaskan Huskies and guests ride in a four-person sled moving at about 13.5 miles per hour which speeds along a 2.5-mile tour that winds through the scenic meadow. Reservations are required. Call 530-583-6300 for reservations and more information.
Headwall Climbing Wall: Squaw Valley, California. The Squaw Valley Adventure Center serves up fun and challenges for guests of all ages. Our 30' indoor wall and the 45' outdoor wall (summer only) offer exciting fun for all ages.
Headwall Sky Jump: Squaw Valley, California. Hook the bungees to your harness and start jumping on the trampolines and soon you’re bouncing 25' in the air while performing somersaults and flips!
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing: Squaw Valley, California. Squaw Valley offers a complete Nordic Center, conveniently located at the trailhead of the Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe trails. The Nordic Center offers about 18 kilometers (400 acres) of meticulously groomed trails that wind through the stunning Squaw Valley meadow and surrounding hillside. The trails are perfect for beginners and first timers, as well as more intermediate and advanced skiers and snowshoers. The Nordic Center also offers a variety of rental equipment including snowshoes and children’s sleds. All trails originate at the Nordic Center at Squaw Creek which is just a short, complimentary, shuttle ride from the Squaw Valley Parking Lot. Hop on the shuttle near the preferred parking area of the main lot. Call 530-583-6300 for more information.
Kids Snow Programs
Snow Cubs Ages 3-4 years: Squaw Valley, California. Snow Cubs is a ski/snowplay program for our 3 and young 4 year old guests. Each day is filled with fun activities, a ski lesson and snow play. All children must be fully potty trained. Set up like a pre-school program. The learning objective for this age is to familiarize the child with the equipment and snow environment and to have FUN! We do recommend making reservations for Snow Cubs as space is available on a first come, first served basis and the program is subject to frequent sellout. For reservations please call 530.452.7166.
Snow Sliders Ages 4-6 years: Squaw Valley, California. The focus of this program is to enhance learning and keep the kids smiling. All skill levels are welcome, with classes starting at the Children's Center beginner area. Groups will explore the mountain according to their skill level. The full day program includes several hours of on-snow instruction, a short juice break and a 1 hour lunch break. A full day of skiing can be a lot for four and five year olds. If your child chooses not to ski after lunch he/she may participate in the following activities while enrolled in the Snow Slider program: arts & crafts, using snowshoes, a funitel ride, a walk around the village, watching a movie and/or active snowplay. Rental equipment is not included in the Snow Sliders program price. Call 530.452.7166 for reservations.
Junior Mountaineers Ages 7-12: The focus is on skill development, skiing etiquette, safety, enjoying the sport of skiing, and keeping the kids smiling. All skill levels are offered, and groups will explore the mountain. The full day program includes several hours of on-snow instruction and a 1 hour lunch break. Rental equipment is not included in the Junior Mountain program price. Call 530.452.7166 for reservations.
Snowboarding Ages 7-12: Squaw Kids offers a first time and novice snowboard lesson option for the 7 through 12 age group. Instruction will focus on slope etiquette, equipment knowledge, safety, basic skills development, and of course FUN! The full day program includes several hours of on-snow instruction and a 1 hour lunch break.
Participating children will be separated into groups by age range: ages 7-8 and 8-12. Also, on weekends and holidays we will offer intermediate snowboarding lessons. Rental equipment is not included in the snowboard program price. Call 530.452.7166 for reservations.
Squaw Valley Restaurants & Bars
On Mountain (High Camp & Gold Coast areas)
Alexander's Cafe & Bar: Squaw Valley, California. Floor to ceiling windows with magical views of Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe make this a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Try the Sunset Special with a Tram Ride and 3 course meal. Call for Reservations 530.452.7278
Terrace Bar & Restaurant: Squaw Valley, California. Relax and be swept away by the views in the Terrace Room Rotunda and the circular Terrace Bar.
Poolside Cafe: Squaw Valley, California. Enjoy lunch and dinner at the Poolside Café, they offers an expansive soup and salad bar plus much more.
Bar North: Squaw Valley, California. High Camp's location for any private party, birthday party, or catered event. Serving group lunch specials with breathtaking views, this full bar makes you feel right at home on top of Lake Tahoe. Bar North has a seating capacity of up to 110 people.
Wildflour too: Squaw Valley, California. Homemade baked goods and bagels with the works. Proudly serving Peet's Coffee and Tea and Scharffen Berger cocoa Located at High camp this is the sister place of the Wildflour Baking Company.
The Ice Lounge BBQ & Bar Squaw Valley, California. This is the coolest spot to turn up the heat on your apres ski lunch and dinner. Designed and built by National World Champion Ice Sculptors, FEAR NO ICE; the Ice Lounge is a comfy place to catch some rays and cap your day!
Crossroads Cafe: Squaw Valley, California. The Crossroads Cafe serves a wide selection of foods, including wraps, salads, and panini sandwiches. Espresso, coffees, beer and wine are also available.
The Ground Floor: Squaw Valley, California. Offers guests a variety of lunch options including burritos, pastas, pizza, and more with two full bars and satellite sports on TV.
The Arc at Gold Coast: Squaw Valely, California. Our newly remodeled mid-mountain restaurant features fresh made soups, made-to-order salads, pizzas and Asian fare specialty food stations. Grab-and-go food items also available at this delicious new mid-level dining spot at Gold Coast!
Base Area & The Village at Squaw
Northern Lights: Squaw Valley, California. Enjoy a chocolate or frozen fruit bar dipped in the guest's choice of toppings, made to order, as you watch! Other treats include specialty drinks, vegetarian chili and soups. Proud to serve a variety of fresh, healthy and organic ingredients.
Wildflour Baking Company: Squaw Valley, California. Homemade baked goods and bagels with the works. Proudly serving Peet's Coffee and Tea and Scharffen Berger cocoa.
Bar One: Squaw Valley, California. Bar One is a great place to hang out with friends, offering daily pool tables, tunes and TVs that carry all the sports, ski and snowboard action.
Blue Onion Cafe: Squaw Valley, California. A full service, all day breakfast that will keep you warm and energized on those perfect Squaw Valley USA mornings. Also open and serving a delicious lunch daily beginning at 11:00, and we always welcome take out orders. Call 530.546.3913 for more information.
Cornice Cantina: Squaw Valley, California. Authentic Mexican food at a great price! From quesadillas to Burritos, Nachos and Tacos, the Cornice Cantina has it all. Takeout orders welcome! Call 530.452.4362 for orders and information.
Vertical Tasting Lounge: Squaw Valley, California. Out of bounds comfort food with a stylish wine lounge - catering to contemporary crowds. Now proudly serving the Sierra Sunrise Biscuit Co. breakfast menu daily. Call 530.583.6500 for more information.
PlumpJack Cafe: Squaw Valley, California. PlumpJack Cafe at the base/gondola features modern French cuisine, in a contemporary setting, with great service, and the freshest food around. Call 530.583.1578 for more information.
Fireside Pizza Co: Squaw Valley, California. Gourmet pizza made with a sourdough crust and farm-fresh toppings. Other Italian favorites and staples will round out the menu. Call 530.584.6150 or visit www.firesidepizza.com for Menu options.
Blue Coyote Sports Grill: Squaw Valley, California. A sports bar for family, friends, and fans. Serving burgers, burritos, salads and more. This is a great place for lunch, dinner, or to watch the Game! Call 530.584.6080 for more information.
Mountain Nectar: Squaw Valley, California. With fresh smoothies, bagels, and a wide assortment of Panini sandwiches, wraps, and snacks this is a great place for Breakfast, Lunch or a quick on the go snack. Located in the Events Plaza. Call 530.584.6161 for more information.
Auld Dubliner: Squaw Valley, California. This is an authentic Irish Pub right from Ireland. The Auld Dubliner offers the best in contemporary Irish cuisine as well as traditional favorites. Call 530.584.6041 or visit www.aulddubliner.com for menus, reservations, or more information.
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream: Squaw Valley, California. Everyone loves Ben & Jerry's for the best, creamiest and wackiest all natural ice cream treats. Call 530.584.6045 for more information.
Twenty-Two Bistro & Bar: Squaw Valley, California. This new dining delight will serve delectable "New American" cuisine. Smaller, "social plates" of food as well as substantial entrees, plus a broad-ranging wine list served both in an intimate bar and dining area. Call 530.584.6170 for reservations and information.
Mamasake Sushi: Squaw Valley, California. This Sushi Bar offers a wide selection of fresh hand made rolls, sashimi, sushi and sake, "Eat Raw at Squaw!" Call 530.584.0110 or visit www.mamasake.com for more information.
Soupa: Squaw Valley, California. Homemade soups and grilled cheese panini sandwiches. Also providing baked goods such as fresh bread, cake, pies and cookies. Great for Lunch and on the go options. Call 530.584.6190 for more information.
La Petite Creperie: Squaw Valley, California. An outdoor vendor offering sweet and savory crepes, including delectable Breakfast crepes. Only Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays during the Ski Season.
Uncorked at Squaw Valley: Squaw Valley, California. Uncorked at Squaw features fine wines, cheeses and wine accessories in the Village at Squaw Valley. Join us for wines by the glass, cheese plates, wine tastings, live music, and Meet the Winemaker events each weekend. Call 530.584.6090 for more information.
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