Palisades Tahoe

Located in sunny California, Palisades Tahoe is known as the Spring Skiing Capital, delivering one of the longest ski season North Lake Tahoe. Rich in history, Palisades Tahoe was previous host to the 1960 Winter Olympics. Enjoy 300 days of sunshine and deep powder with an average annual snowfall of 11 metres, perfect for the ultimate ski holiday.

Previously known as Squaw Valley, Palisades Tahoe changed their name in 2021 to honour the resort’s history as a land of legends and to unify the local community and mountains under one name.


  • 6,000 acres of skiable terrain across two mountains
  • Ski in ski out accommodation
  • Scenic aerial tram
  • Amazing views of Lake Tahoe

Take in amazing views of Lake Tahoe whilst exploring the varied terrain with gentle slopes, bowls, chutes and challenges to suit any level of skier or boarder.
65% of the terrain is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels and Squaw Valley boasts has one of the longest ski seasons in the region. The resort boasts a total ski area of over 6,000 skiable acres spread across two mountains Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,758 Metres
Base Elevation 1,889 Metres
Vertical Drop 869 Metres
Lifts 42 lifts
Runs 233
Ave Annual Snowfall 1,143 cms
Terrain Beginner 25%
Terrain Intermediate 45%
Terrain Advanced 30%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Maps

Other Activities

At Squaw Valley there is more on offer than just world-class skiing and snowboarding with amazing adventures adding to your ski/board winter experience.

  • Ice Bar at Alpine Meadows
  • Snowshoe Dinner Tours at Alpine
  • Scenic Aerial Tram Ride
  • Dog sledding
  • Tubing
  • Snowmobiling

Getting There

Getting to Squaw Valley

Fly into Reno-Tahoe International Airport which is just an hour’s drive away from Squaw Valley.
Alternatively you can fly into Sacramento (2 hour drive) or San Francisco (3 hour drive)

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.


Squaw Valley has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our Active Travel Experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor-made ski/board experiences.