Squaw Valley and Alpines Meadows is a world-renowned skiing and snowboarding destination, but did you know there are tons of fun activities that don’t require hitting the slopes? If you’re hesitant to step into a pair of boots, or even if your legs just need a rest after a few days, here are our Top 5 Must-Do Activities – That Aren’t Skiing!

Scenic Aerial Tram Rides at Squaw Valley
Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

1. Aerial Tram Rides

If you’d like to experience the glory of the mountains without ever putting on ski boots, take the Tram Ride up to High Camp! With gorgeous, sweeping views of Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe, the Aerial Tram is a 10-minute scenic ride that climbs over 2,000 ft., and passes over the iconic Tram Face. Your ride will end at High Camp, 8,200 ft. above sea level, where you can explore the Olympic Museum, full of memorabilia from the 1960 Winter Olympics, or enjoy food and drink specials at the Sunset Happy Hour. Tickets are required and offered on a first come, first served basis, so we do recommend booking your Tram Ride or Sunset Happy Hour in advance.

Disco Tubing at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

2. Disco Tubing

Not your grandma’s sledding hill! The fun doesn’t stop at sundown – with colorful LED lights, lasers and live DJs, Disco Tubing is the family-friendly party where you spin down the tubing lanes to music and lights! Open every Saturday from 5-8 PM, weather permitting, and tickets are required.

Yoga at Squaw Valley
Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

3. Yoga at Wanderlust Studio

Conveniently located right in the Squaw Valley Village, Wanderlust Yoga Studio has a variety of daily class offerings from high-intensity strengthening to restorative stretching. No matter what your level of yoga or experience is, Wanderlust has a class for you. Check out their weekly schedule online for the most current updates.

Shopping and dining at The Village at Squaw Valley
Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

4. Eat, Drink, and Shop in the Village at Squaw Valley

There are endless options for dining day at night in the village. From enjoying hot drinks and fresh-baked goodies at Coffeebar and Wildflour Bakery, to après at the new Tram Car Bar or The Village’s newest restaurant Tremigo. If you need to stock up everything from on gifts to top-of-the-line technical gear, the variety of shops in the Village have plenty to offer.

Uncorked at Squaw Valley
Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

5. Wine Tasting at Uncorked

Enjoy a uniquely curated selection of fine wines from around the world, and an inviting atmosphere of people passionate about sharing wine. Uncorked also offers tasting events and private wine classes where you can learn about wine history, growing regions, and unique varietals from around the globe, while enjoying a selection of wines accompanied by artisanal cheese and charcuterie.

Live Minutes From All of the Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe Action

Have you ever wanted to live just minutes from Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe? Now you can. The Palisades at Squaw Valley is an exclusive collection of modern townhomes & luxury single-family homes. Nestled in a dramatic alpine setting, with expansive scenic vistas, The Palisades at Squaw Valley allows you to make home base closer. Contact our team today to learn more by calling us at 530-414-9177 or email us at info@palisadesatsquaw.com

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  • Location: 204 Palisades Circle, Olympic Valley, CA 96146