Amid the splendor of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and featuring endless options for outdoor family fun and adventure, Olympic Valley
is the perfect respite from your busy schedule.
If you're visiting during Spring or Summer, take the kids to the Olympic Ice Pavilion
. Perched at High Camp, overlooking Lake Tahoe, it offers the thrill and excitement of ice skating in a truly unique and awe-inspiring setting.
If you're looking for adventure from your Olympic Valley vacation, try whitewater rafting with Tahoe Whitewater Tours
. For the adventure-seeker, catch a bird's eye view of the landscape by hang-gliding with Soar Truckee
A must-see Olympic Valley natural wonder that the whole family will love is the Squaw Valley Stables
. Enjoy horseback riding through scenic trails in a meadow where wild flowers bloom and mountains tower. The trail takes you up the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where you may catch a breathtaking view of Lake Tahoe.
If you're visiting Olympic Valley from mid-April through October, make sure to put North Lake Tahoe Cruises
at the top of your agenda. Departing from Tahoe City, they offer scenic tours of the beautiful lake.
It's impossible to talk about Olympic Valley activities and not mention the myriad of options available for pounding the powder. If you're coming during Winter, you'll find that in Olympic Valley, snowboarding, skiing and other snow-filled fun is serious business. Heavenly Ski Resort
boasts some of the best powder in Lake Tahoe. Northstar at Tahoe
is a great place to ski while checking out some beautiful mountain vistas. Or check out Tahoe City's local favorite Alpine Meadows
, an environmentally-friendly resort that runs on 100 percent green power.
While in Olympic Valley, shop at Back Country
, where you'll find all the top brands of backcountry gear for all your favorite Olympic Valley activities, including cycling, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, and backpacking. For your equipment rental needs while enjoying the Olympic Valley snow, check out the Inn Shop
, situated at the base of Squaw Valley.
In Olympic Valley, golfing is a scenic activity. Incline Village Championship Mountain Golf Course
is a world-renowned golf course that features stunning views of Lake Tahoe against an exquisite mountain backdrop. Northstar-at-Tahoe Golf Course
is a beautiful tree-lined golf course with spectacular mountain and meadow views.
After a day of exploring the lake, head indoors to one of Olympic Valley's nearby casinos. The Cal Neva Resort & Casino
and Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino
are both within a couple miles drive and offer 24 hours of gaming fun, Olympic Valley style.
Make sure to stop into Soule Domain Restaurant
during your stay in Olympic Valley. Located in Crystal Bay, the restaurant features gourmet seafood dining in a rustic setting. Another Olympic Valley dining favorite, PlumpJack Balboa Cafe
, is a vibrant, critically-acclaimed restaurant that features an award-winning winery and local ingredients.