Squaw Valley, California
Proudly bearing its legacy as site of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, Squaw Valley USA is located near the California/Nevada border just minutes from the north shore of Lake Tahoe, and a 45-minute drive from downtown Reno.
The slopes at Squaw Valley USA are so compelling that the Olympic Games were attracted solely by its natural environment climate, colors and canyons. And views from the top of the mountain stretch out across Lake Tahoe as far as the eye can see.
With a reputation as one of North America's meccas for extreme mountain sports, Squaw Valley USA is a challenging place where skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers practice their skill until it becomes art. It's also a place where aspiring talents can watch these wild arts being performed in strikingly beautiful natural surroundings.
While in Squaw Valley
Seemingly at the top of the world, High Camp is synonymous with Squaw Valley USA. Take a cable car to 8,200 feet where you can swim in a lagoon, relax in the spa, play tennis, enjoy the museum and restaurants, or take in the spectacular views. Also at High Camp is the Olympic Ice Pavilion, open year round. Revel in the exhilaration of ice skating at the top of the world, overlooking the awe-inspiring Lake Tahoe.
Straddling two state borders, the Cal-Nev Lodge is a beautifully restored historic casino at nearby Crystal Bay. Or check out downtown Truckee on Highway C-18.
Its vintage storefront facades and covered wooden walkways provide an historic atmosphere for browsing. If you're feeling lucky, try your hand at one of Reno's thousands of casinos. The "Biggest Little City in the World" is always open for fun!
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Squaw Valley - Could it be the 8th Wonder of the World?
As early as 1915, visitors to Squaw Valley were awed by its expanse and beauty:
Located near the California/Nevada border, Squaw Valley USA
is a spectacular four season playground - one visit and you'll
why. With awe-inspiring views, grand mountains and spectacular
terrain, The Village at Squaw Valley USA is one of a host of
ski resorts surrounding Lake Tahoe. The sight of the 1960 Olympic
Winter Games, the Olympic torch marks the entrance to the resort
just minutes from the North Shore. Skiers standing at the summit
can look across the massive lake at the twinkling lights on the
lift towers of neighboring resorts.
A Drive through Tahoe Paradise
The 72 mile Lake Tahoe Scenic Drive promises many treasures including an introduction to the natural landscape and the "western" culture that gives this region its special flavor. Be sure and check out:
Cal-Neve Lodge — the beautiful restored historic casino at Crystal Bay straddles two state borders and contains the Washoe Indian historical display.
Fanny Bridge — over the Truckee River at the "Y" in Tahoe City, this is Lake Tahoe's only outlet and a perfect place to watch the fish frolic.
Scenic Highway 431 Overlook — this pullout on the Mt. Rose Highway has a series of plaques pointing out the major resorts and mountain peaks and provides one of the best panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.
Historic Downtown Truckee — storefront facades and covered wooden walkways combine with many vintage original Truckee buildings to provide an eclectic atmosphere for some of the area's most trendy shops, bars and restaurants.
A Drive Through Reno
Reno Arch — spanning casino row on Virginia Street, this glittering famous Reno landmark welcomes visitors to "the Biggest Little City in the World".
William F. Harrah Foundation — a display of antique, vintage and classic automobiles.
Liberty Belle Saloon Slot Machine Collection — in the heart of "casino row", a rare collection of historic and antique slot machines.