Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #65: Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley.  Olympic Valley.  California.  Winter 2012.


Overview of Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley is a ski resort town located in the shores of Lake Tahoe in Placer County in the United States of California. The town once had the biggest mining operations in the Tahoe region. This is the smallest place to have ever hosted Olympics games in the world. The 1960 winter Olympics games were played in this small town in California. Mails to this town are usually addressed as ‘Olympic Valley, CA 96146’. This helps to avoid the confusion for there is also another Squaw Valley in California but in Fresno County. 


Granite Chief
If you want the best place to get an awesome view of the Olympic Valley then this is the place to be. Granite Chief is a mountain that is elevated at good angle to provide good view for the small town.


Adventure Center
This is a good for a group of people to go and have fun. There are lots of group activities that can be enjoyed at this place.


How to get to Squaw Valley

The easiest way of getting to this place for visitors coming from far is by the use of Reno Tahoe International Airport. Once in the town, you can get around by foot for this is a small town.  Go there during the holiday seasons to see the Christmas Village.

7 comments:

  1. This place looks really amazing! And, very interesting to learn that an Olympics was held here. I wonder how they were able to accommodate all those tens of thousands of guests that surely arrived for the event. I'm not a skier but have always thought about learning. Are there any starter slopes here, or is this just for more experienced skiers?

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    1. I'm not a skier either.. Tried once and I didn't enjoy it. There are some starter slopes for kids and beginners.

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    2. That's good to know. :) I think my daughter would enjoy skiing as she's more of an athletic person than me. I was looking at the beautiful picture again and just wondering how they came up with that name. That's very unique. :)

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  2. Jerin Jesmin1/10/2016

    it is really nice place. and looking awesome. everywhere is white ice, and also winter. i am like always winter. i need to visit on here. can inform me how can i visit here.

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    1. Squaw Valley is so pretty and so is the Squaw village.

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  3. The Village at Squaw Valley team joined the community, we knew the Valley was a special place, but it was in need of reinvestment.

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  4. Squaw Valley's enormous success can be largely attributed to the visibility that came from hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics, a direct result of Cushing's effort and determination.

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