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Built in the image of a European style mountain village and host of the Winter Olympic games in 1960, Squaw Valley's 3,600 acres of award winning terrain accommodates skiers and riders of all ages and abilities.
Located at the end of the Sierra Nevada on the west side of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley averages 450 inches of snow annually across six mountain peaks including Snow King, Broken Arrow, KT-22, Emigrant, Squaw Peak, and Granite Chief.
The 2,800 feet of vertical are serviced by 29 lifts total and Squaw is home to the only Funitel, a 28-person gondola, in North America. From the mountaintop beginner area to the expert steeps, trees, and bowls, skiers and riders are sure to find the perfect challenge.
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Talk about ease: You can access Squaw Valley via three international airports.
Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO), an easy 42 miles away via all-weather I-80, is served by major carriers with non-stop flights from most U.S. destinations. RNO welcomes flights from Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Portland, and Seattle. Carriers into RNO include American, Delta, Horizon, Northwest, Southwest, United, and US Air. The airport has 70 incoming flights daily.
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is a short two hour drive, and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is three hours from Squaw Valley.
Squaw is 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco. Take I-80 East toward Reno, exit 185. In Truckee, turn onto Highway 89 South for eight miles, and turn right into Squaw Valley Road.
Take 395 North to I-80 West from the airport. Exit at Highway 89 South to exit 185. Turn onto the roundabout at the end of the ramp, and go south on 89 for 12 miles. Turn right onto Squaw Valley Road.
Take I-80 into the Sierra Nevada from Sacramento, San Francisco, and Northern California. Exit at Truckee/89 South to the Squaw Valley Road exit.
Take I-80 West from Reno and points East. Take 89 South at Truckee and drive the eight miles to the Squaw Valley Road exit.
Use West River Street, I-80 or Donner Pass Road to 89 South. Look for the Squaw Valley Road exit eight miles later.
RNO provides service for the final leg of your trip. Contact North Lake Tahoe Express (530-584-3922; http://transit.activitytickets.com/index.php); Fast Taxi Airport Shuttle (530-583-6699; 800-977-TAXI); Resort at Squaw Creek Transportation (530-581-6628).
Squaw Valley Resort is a small village where everything can be accessed on foot. There is a small mini-mart in the village. The nearest towns with large supermarkets are Truckee or Lake Tahoe which, approximately 20 minutes away by taxi or rental car.