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Squaw Valley is a ski resort town on the California shore of Lake Tahoe. It is known best for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics.

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Squaw Valley is located off California State Route 89, about 12 miles south of Truckee at the intersection of CA-89 and Interstate 80. The closest city with a major airport is Reno, Nevada, about 32 miles east of Truckee on I-80.

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Squaw Valley Road is the main arterial. It runs roughly east-west and feeds into California State Route 89 at its eastern end.

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  • Squaw Valley, +1 530 583-6985 [1]. On highway 89 between Tahoe City and interstate 80; Squaw is possibly the most well known resort in all of California, and the setting for the recent book Squawllywood. A complete skier's paradise- magazine favorite for its varied terrain, huge size and massive high speed lift system; and a former Olympic village. Its over sized reputation also presents a downside: crowds that even a on mountain the size of Squaw can swamp the intermediate lifts and result in lines.

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  • Graham's located near the mountain parking lot, delicious food, extensive wine list, ambiance is a little more staid, but recommended none-the-less.
  • PlumpJack One of the oldest and most established restaurants it serves typically Californian food, , Plumpjack has a sister restaurant in San Francisco, as you might expect though it is quite expensive.

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  • Auld Dubliner, (530) 584-6041, [2]. The place for a perfect pint of Guinness, this real Irish pub was built in Ireland, dismantled, shipped over and reassembled. As one might imagine, it offers a wide selection of whisky and live Celtic music.

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  • Squaw Valley Lodge, 201 Squaw Peak Rd. P.O. Box 2364, Olympic Valley, CA 96146, 800-549-6742, [3]. Squaw Valley Lodge is an all condominium suites Lake Tahoe, California hotel resort on the slopes of Squaw Valley USA that delivers upscale service and a relaxing vacation experience.  edit
  • Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn, 1920 Squaw Valley Road, 800-323-7666, [4]. Squaw Valley Inn has 58 rooms and suites with amazing views. Shop at their Fashion Boutique and take their wine seminars.  edit

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Mid-range[edit]

Squaw Valley Lodge is perfectly located next to the cable car and across from the KT-22 lift.

Splurge[edit]

  • Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, Tel (530) 583-6300, [5]. A premier all season mountain resort in California featuring a luxury spa facility, ski packages, championship golf courses, vacation rentals, and a dedicated chairlift.

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