Palisades Tahoe, formerly known as Squaw Valley, is located at the end of a stunning alpine valley cradled by six high Sierra peaks nestled between Truckee and Tahoe City on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Unique among American ski resorts, Palisades Tahoe offers thousands of acres of open bowl skiing rather than traditional ski trails.
This resort offers powder AND sun, with over 300 days of Californian sunshine. It often dumps overnight in Tahoe and the snow continues late in the season making Palisades Tahoe a great option for spring skiing or a trip over Easter.
All Palisades Tahoe accommodation is located close to the slopes making it a great option for families or groups. The village itself has a range of shops, bars and restaurants to cater to all tastes.
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How to get there
The closest airport to North Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley is Reno. When flying from Australia at least one stopover is required, the most popular stopover destination is Los Angeles (LAX) which is a 13-15 hour flight, and then on to Reno, (1.5 hour flight).
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The drive from Reno to Squaw Valley is 1 hr or 3 hr 30 mins from San Francisco. Car hire and transfers are available from Reno Airport. Car hire is recommended if you'd like to visit multiple resorts around Tahoe as public transport between South and North Lake Tahoe is limited.
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“As a former Olympic host ski resort, this mountain definitely has the goods.”
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