[Olympic Valley, Calif.] As brilliant blue skies and warm temperatures return to the Sierras, Squaw Valley prepares to open for summer 2013. This summer brings a new yoga studio to The Village (slated to open late June 2013) as well as the relocation of the paintball course to the base area to make it more accessible for all guests. Summer also brings the return of mountaintop roller skating, geocaching, disc golf, hiking, scenic Aerial Tram rides and the High Camp Pool and Hot Tub. With incredible views of Lake Tahoe in a pristine alpine setting, Squaw Valley is the ultimate mountain destination for this summer’s big adventures.
This summer, guests can roller skate at elevation 8,200 feet at the High Camp Roller Rink (known as the Olympic Ice Pavilion in the resort’s winter months). Roller skating is $14 for adults, $13 for youth and seniors, and $8 for children 12 and under and includes traditional quad roller skate rentals. Accessed via the resort’s Aerial Tram, the High Camp Roller Rink overlooks beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada. The High Camp Roller Rink will be open daily starting June 15 from 11 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. with extended operations on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in July and August.
Swimming Pool and Hot Tub
The High Camp Swimming Pool and Hot Tub allows guests to soak up the California sunshine amidst Squaw Valley’s majestic peaks. Swim and splash around with the whole family in the free-form pool or relax in the hot tub overlooking the brilliantly colored wildflowers and Lake Tahoe. Lunchtime is the perfect moment to enjoy a juicy burger or fresh salad from the Poolside Café or a cold drink from the Umbrella Bar. Pool entrance is $14 for adults, $13 for youth/seniors, and $8 for children 12 and under. The pool and hot tub will be open daily starting June 14 from 11 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. with extended operations on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in July and August.
Squaw Valley's paintball courses are relocated to the base area for improved accessabilty. Details and pricing coming soon.
Squaw Valley brings disc golf to a whole new level, offering 18-holes of fun at elevation 8,200’. Access to the disc golf course is free with an Aerial Tram ticket. The course is slated to open June 14 at High Camp pending snow melt conditions. Discs will be available for purchase at the High Camp retail store. Disc Golf will be open daily starting June 14 from 11 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. with extended operations on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August.
Squaw Valley offers two breathtaking mountaintop tennis courts at elevation 8200’. Access to the courts is free with an Aerial Tram ticket and players are encouraged to bring their own equipment and balls. Tennis racquets and special high altitude tennis balls are also available for purchase and rent (racquets only) at the High Camp retail store. The tennis courts will be open daily starting June 14 from 11 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. with extended operations on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August.
Hikers can experience Squaw Valley’s pristine alpine beauty though the mountain’s vast trail network. The Aerial Tram allows families with young children (and little legs) and those looking for a mellower climb to start the hike at elevation 8200’ and have immediate access to views of Lake Tahoe and mountaintop hiking trails. Those looking for a moderate to difficult climb can hike Squaw Valley’s Shirley Canyon, where the hike leads through lush greenery and cascading waterfalls. Hikers can also ride the Tram up and then hike down through Shirley Canyon – or hike up Shirley Canyon and ride the Tram down for free, cutting the hike in half without giving up any of the sites and views. Squaw Valley will host a series of guided hikes throughout the summer as part of the resort’s new partnership with the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences (TINS).
A great activity for families with kids of all ages is a leisurely bike ride to Lake Tahoe from Squaw Valley. Starting at The Village at Squaw Valley, a paved bike path runs the length of the Truckee River until it meets Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City. The approximately seven mile bike ride is set completely apart from the road, allowing for safe biking in addition to great views of the Truckee River and surrounding wildlife. Squaw rents bicycles in The Village at Squaw Valley – including trail-a-bikes for kids and mesh trailers for little ones who would rather relax for the bike ride. Once in Tahoe City, families can enjoy lunch and an ice cream or go for a dip in Lake Tahoe. (Note: The bike path has little incline or decline, making it an easy ride for athletic families).
High Camp Activity Passes
Guests can experience all the mountaintop activities that Squaw Valley has to offer this summer with the All Access Pass. $46 for adults, $38 for youth and seniors and $19 for kids 12 and under provides day access to Squaw Valley’s Aerial Tram, roller rink, swimming pool and hot tub and miles of beautiful hiking trails.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. In summer, Squaw’s scenic Aerial Tram transports guests to el. 8,200’ to experience an array of exciting activities in a spectacular mountain setting including swimming, hiking, roller skating, paintball and ziplining. At the base of the mountain, Squaw’s vibrant Village offers shopping, al fresco dining, and music festivals all summer long.
For great summer lodging packages, call 1.800.403.0206 or visit www.squaw.com.
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