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Squaw Valley California was named 'Olympic Valley' for the VIII Winter Olympic Games, held in 1960. These were the first Olympic Games held in the Western United States and the first to be televised. The Olympic Village Inn was built to house these athletes. This mega resort is situated next door to premium snow skiing, plus Lake Tahoe - where outdoor recreation abounds. Remember to use this lake region responsibly & please help Keep Tahoe Blue
elevation: 3590'
population: 3,162
zip code: 93646


High alpine mountains with plenty of pine trees & ski slopes

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Placer County
W of Lake Tahoe
off Hwy. 89



  • backpacking
  • Biking & Rentals
  • camping
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking & Rentals
  • snow skiing
  • snow boarding
  • snow shoeing
  • snowmobiling
  • Horse Pack Trips
  • Mountain Biking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Donner Memorial State Park
  • Tahoe National Forest
  • Tahoe SRA
  • Sugarpine Point State Park
  • D.L. Bliss State Park
  • Desolation Wilderness
  • EV Charging Station
  • Squaw Valley State Reservation Area
  • description:
    Otherwise known as Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley is one of California's best ski resorts. It was the location of the Winter Games for the Olympics in 1960. Numerous snow ski resorts open all year long. Plenty of outdoor activities surround Lake Tahoe, a definative recreation capital with tons for the Sierra tourists.

    There is another Squaw Valley in California, located on the western Sierra foothills near Fresno, CA

    nearby towns:
    Tahoe City
    Tahoe Vista

    Squaw Valley Cable Car


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