Squaw Valley

OLYMPIC VALLEY

Home of Squaw Valley U.S.A. Ski Resort[1]

 

The site of the 1960 Winter Olympics has become one of the great ski destinations in the world, even though not much is left to remind anyone of the Olympic Games.  Still, owner Alex Cushing has created a unique year-round attraction with a ride on the aerial tram that soars 2,000 feet above the Olympic Valley to his High Camp Bath and Tennis Club.  At high camp you can ice skate, swim in an artificial rock lagoon, mountain bike, bungee jump and play tennis.

 

One famous structure in the Olympic Valley which remains is the Christy Inn, the former home of Squaw Valley founders Wayne and Sandy Poulsen, which houses Graham’s, a gourmet restaurant, along with a small inn.

 

On the valley floor, The Resort at Squaw Creek is one of Tahoe’s most lavish resorts. This resort offers mountain access to ski Squaw Valley, an ice skating rink, year round outdoor swimming pool and spa, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course and great dining in its many restaurants.  The development of home sites adjacent to The Resort at Squaw Creek is the most prestigious in the Olympic Valley.

 

Architect Eldon Beck is designing a 14-acre European style village at the base of the Squaw Valley ski resort.  It will be composed of retail shops, restaurants and condominiums.  The addition of the village will make Squaw Valley a true year round resort.  The close proximity to Lake Tahoe, an already year-round resort area, adds to the excitement and potential of this project.

 

The Olympic Valley is an eclectic community of corporate entrepreneurs, upscale second-home owners and an assortment of daredevils, mountaineers and adventurers.


[1] Information taken from “Tahoe, The Complete Guide by Ken Castle, 1995-96 Edition.