Welcome to Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows

Elevated living meets timeless tradition
At the heart of Olympic Valley stands Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows, a destination that harmoniously melds the grandeur of its historic legacy with the allure of its slopeside vistas. Every corner of these iconic areas has an elegance rooted in skiing but an adventurers paradise year round. As the illustrious host of the 1960 Winter Olympics and now a World Cup tour stop, this ski mountain is world renown despite a recent name change. The valley and various neighborhoods flourish with picturesque landscapes, setting the scene for an enviable upscale family lifestyle. Some of the most popular summer hiking trails, challenging mountain bike routes, rock climbing and an 18  hole links-style golf course are all nearby. Gated communities with private lakes, stream or spring fed ponds add natural beauty and spaces to play for lucky homeowners. Home choices include slopeside condominiums, view homes and Village units with all the concierge and hotel style services are housing options.

What to Love

  • A vibrant park with pickle ball, sports field, restrooms, and a playground
  • Free Mountaineer shuttle service to Palisade ski area for residents 
  • Year-round festivals, events and free concerts in a famed ski village
  • Horseback and pony rides through Alpine Meadows and along Bear Creek
  • Summer activities include golf, tram rides, paved bike path and scenic forest trails
  • Via Ferreta rock climbing route - Ranked #2 in the country by Field magazine
  • Resort at SquawCreek’s 18 Hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr designed Golf Course 

Local Lifestyle

The heartbeats of Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows rhythmically echo its storied past. Today, the area has gracefully transitioned into one large ski area connected by a gondola. An upscale village is nestled by the slopes, with delightful boutiques and eateries. While winter blankets the area in a snowy wonder ideal for skiing, the summer reveals undulating trails perfect for sun-kissed walks and hikes including the popular Five Lakes Trail in Alpine Meadows to the somewhat elusive but spectacular Shirley Lake trail in Squaw Valley. Complementing these seasonal activities are fun tram adventures, rounds of golf overlooking scenic meadows, and pickleball games that foster community camaraderie.

Dining and Entertainment

Amidst the snowy peaks and evergreens lies PlumpJack, an embodiment of culinary excellence. Its ambiance radiates warmth, inviting diners into a world of gastronomic delights. Whether for celebrations or just an evening of gourmet exploration, PlumpJack guarantees an experience that transcends the ordinary.  A wonderful accompanying wine list completes your selections.
For those with a penchant for flavors that transport, FireSide Pizza Co. is the perfect spot. It promises a crusty symphony of delightful toppings that make every bite memorable and includes gluten free options. With its convivial setting, FireSide Pizza Co. is a beloved community staple. The best seat in the house is by the firepit for food and drinks with friends and family while enjoying the free music on Blues Days Tuesdays.  However, if you're on the hunt for an iconic dish, the mole sauce at Tremigo is the talk of the town. An exquisite blend of spices, it's a must-try for every food lover in the valley.
And for art connoisseurs, Gallery Keoki offers a visual escapade from the slopes to the savannah. Every frame tells a story, capturing moments in their raw and spectacular essence, making it an art destination in the heart of the valley.  For a memorable keepsake to grace your walls, take home one of their stunning pieces for your home.  Whether a famed Palisades ski run or an iconic image from abroad, the images always evoke emotion and a sense of natural wonder.

Things to Do

For souls searching for a touch of spirituality amidst nature's embrace, Palisades Yoga stands as an unmatched experience. An integration of yoga, music, and wellness, it rejuvenates both the body and spirit. On the other hand, the concert series Bluesdays Tuesdays strikes a different chord, serenading visitors with rhythms that resonate deep within. Come summer, adventure sports organization Tahoe Via Ferrata beckons thrill-seekers with promises of sheer rock escapades. And as snow descends, the valley transforms into a winter wonderland, with skiing adventures awaiting at every turn.




Overview for SQUAW VALLEY, CA

3,688 people live in SQUAW VALLEY, where the median age is 42.1 and the average individual income is $26,200. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for SQUAW VALLEY, CA

SQUAW VALLEY has 1,188 households, with an average household size of 3.1. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SQUAW VALLEY do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,688 people call SQUAW VALLEY home. The population density is 57.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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