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Squaw Valley Ski Is The Ultimate California Destination

The Ultimate Ski Vacation – Squaw Vallery Ski Resort

Nestled deep in the Olympic Valley and on the north shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies the Squaw Valley Resort. With 6,000 ski-able acres of the prettiest snow you ever saw, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows is the ultimate in ski vacations. It’s located between Truckee and Tahoe City, just off highway 89. The resorts are within easy driving distance of San Francisco and Sacramento, and it’s open all year round. The resort’s highest elevation is 9,050 feet, and it has a base elevation of 6,200 feet. Squaw Mountain Holdings boasts six mountain peaks, Snow King, Broken Arrow, KT, Emigrant Squaw Peak and Granite Chief, and an average snow fall of 450 inches per year.

Lodging at Squaw Valley is right in the heart of exciting Tahoe. Rooms run from the luxury standard which sleeps two to the luxurious three bedroom suites with complete kitchens. Each room or suite comes with a balcony and a view of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Rates are reasonable and the specials offer discounted tram tickets. From the delightful outside fire pits to the elegant gourmet dining rooms, there is a delightful menu for every appetite. The Wonderlust Yoga Studio offers workshops and Trilogy Spa lets you relax in style with your favorite wine. Activities go on all year, and in the summer Squaw Valley offers golf clinics and sky jumps. Ballrooms are available for weddings and parties, and the meeting rooms are equipped with the latest technology. Aerial adventures abound all year round with rope courses, skating, wall climbing and something for everyone in the family.

Squaw Valley Ski Holdings is ranked as the top ski resort in the country, and CNN called it the best place to ski in the world. Squaw Valley Chief Executive Officer and President Andy Wirth brought 25 years of international resort experience with him in when he took the reins of the company. It’s now one of the top 20 ski resorts in the world. Mr. Wirth keeps his eye on the environment of the Sierra Nevada with a background as a ranger at the San Pedro Wilderness and the Rocky Mountain National Park.