There are plenty of Squaw Valley lodging options both right at the base of the slopes and slightly further out.
You can also choose to stay in Alpine Meadows and ride at both locations (or stay in Squaw and ride both). Or you could stay in Tahoe City or Dollar Point along the shores of Lake Tahoe.
Below will give more info on your different lodging options plus information on how to find your way there and the different transport options.
Lodging at the Base
The area at the base is know as Olympic Valley and there’s a ton of lodging there. Whilst it may not be the cheapest in the world it is definitely the convenient way to go – especially when you can wake up and just walk to the lifts! And I guess that’s a big part of what you are paying for.
Of those that are within walking distance to the lifts are:
- Squaw Valley Lodge
- Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn
- Red Wolfe Lodge at Squaw Valley
- Olympic Village Inn
- Village at Squaw Valley
- Resort at Squaw Creek
- Red Awning Squaw Valley Meadows
The last one on that list is just 300 metres from the lifts – the rest are closer!
Check out this map to see more lodging options close by. Scroll around to also check out some options at Alpine Meadows (South) and Tahoe City (South-East).
Staying at Alpine Meadows
Another option is to stay near Alpine Meadows which is just a few miles away – only 15 minutes drive.
And the best thing with these two resorts being merged, is that your lift ticket covers both mountains.
There are shuttles that run between the two resorts so if you don’t have a vehicle or don’t want to drive they make it very easy to explore both sets of slopes.
It is also only 15 minutes drive to/from Tahoe City – so if you feel like staying by the lake this is a really convenient option too.
How to Get There
The Squaw Valley resort is located 15 minutes drive north-west of Tahoe City and is highly accessible.
The Reno-Tahoe international airport is just 50 minutes drive away (without traffic) and that airport caters for direct flights from over 15 US cities and as far afield as London, England and Guadalajara, Mexico.
If you are in the area and would prefer to drive yourself you can check out some of the driving times below.
Keep in mind that all times below are without traffic and don’t take into account potential winter driving conditions.
Reno: 45 minutes
Carson City: 1 hour 10 minutes
Sacramento: 1 hour 50 minutes
San Francisco: 3 hours 10 minutes
San Jose: 3 hours 30 minutes
Fresno: 4 hours 10 minutes
Bakersfield: 5 hours 45 minutes
Los Angeles: 7 hours 10 minutes
If you are using GPS the address of Squaw Valley is:
Squaw Valley Resort
1960 Squaw Valley Road
How to Book
You can check out a list of available accommodations on either Squaw’s website or on a booking site like hotels.com or booking.com.
I found the websites trip planner to be a bit of a pain to use but you might have better luck.
The link below is to booking.com and is already aimed at Olympic Valley (where all the Squaw base lodging is). If you want to check out Tahoe City or Alpine Meadows simply type “Tahoe City” or “Alpine Meadows” – there is an alpine meadows in BC Canada so make sure you choose the California one!
If you’re like me and prefer to search by map you can check out the link below which will show you the accommodation options on a map. You can click on the “pins” to learn more about that lodging option.
By clicking and dragging on the map you can move around so you can explore options in Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City e.t.c
Over to You….
I hope this post has helped with your research for your trip or potential trip to the Squaw Valley Resort – and if you are going soon I hope you have an awesome mission!
Feel free to leave any questions or comments in the comments section below.