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Getting Here

Getting to Squaw Valley has never been easier! The Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) operates 72 daily departures nonstop to 15 cities. There is a multitude of transportation options once you are here. If you are flying, make sure to check out our Fly & Ski Free Offer

Squaw is just 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco via all-weather I-80. Squaw Valley is just 8 miles south from Truckee, 6 miles north from Tahoe City and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, on Hwy 89.

By Car

Driving Directions

Getting to Lake TahoeFrom San Francisco/Sacramento/Northern California

  • Squaw Valley is 96 miles from Sacramento, and 196 miles from San Francisco. It generally takes about 2 hours from Sacramento and about 4 hours from San Francisco depending on traffic and weather.
  • Take Interstate 80 northeast into the Sierra Nevada.
  • Exit at Truckee, onto Highway 89 SOUTH, towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley.
  • Follow Highway 89 south 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.

From Reno, NV and Eastern U.S.

  • Squaw Valley is just 42 miles from Reno, NV and it generally takes about 1 hour to drive.
  • Take Interstate 80 WEST into California and on to Truckee.
  • Take the Highway 89 SOUTH Exit towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley.
  • Follow Highway 89 SOUTH 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.

From South Lake Tahoe

  • This drive generally takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on road conditions and traffic.
  • Take either :
    • HWY 89 NORTH through Emerald Bay along the California side of the Lake, to Tahoe City, or
    • HWY 28 NORTH along the eastern (Nevada) shore of Lake Tahoe through Incline Village, to Tahoe City.
  • From Tahoe City intersection of HWY 28 and HWY 89, take HWY 89 NORTH towards Truckee, 6 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit.
  • Turn LEFT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.

From North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Mt. Rose

  • Take HWY 28 WEST along the north shore of Lake Tahoe to Tahoe City.
  • From Tahoe City intersection of HWY 28 and HWY 89, take HWY 89 NORTH towards Truckee, 6 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit.
  • Turn LEFT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.

From Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows, & West Shore of Lake Tahoe

  • Take HWY 89 NORTH towards Truckee, to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit.
  • Turn LEFT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.

From Northstar

  • Take HWY 267 WEST into Truckee.
  • Take WEST RIVER ST. , INTERSTATE 80, or Donner Pass Rd. to HWY 89 SOUTH.
  • Follow Highway 89 SOUTH 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.

From Truckee

  • Take WEST RIVER ST. , INTERSTATE 80, or Donner Pass Rd. to HWY 89 SOUTH.
  • Follow Highway 89 SOUTH 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.

 

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Road Conditions

By Air

Located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley is easily accessed by 3 international airports.

  • Reno Tahoe International Airport, an easy 42 miles away via all-weather interstate 80, is served by major carriers with non-stop flights from most US destinations.
  • Sacramento International Airport is a short 2 hour drive away
  • San Fransciso International Airport is just 4 hours away.

 

Airlines that provide service to/from Reno  
Alaska Airlines 1-800-252-7522
American Airlines 1-800-433-7300
Delta Airlines 1-800-221-1212
Horizon Air 1-800-547-9308
Southwest Airlines 1-800-435-9792
United Airlines 1-800-864-8331
US Airways 1-800-428-4322

Airport Transfer

Shuttle service from Reno International is available through the following providers:

  • North Lake Tahoe Express
    530-584-3922 or book online now.
     
  • Anytime Taxi
    530-414-4187 / www.anytimetaxi.net
     
  • FAST TAXI Airport Shuttle
    530-583-6699 or 800-977-TAXI
     
  • Resort at Squaw Creek Transportation
    530-581-6628

By Bus/Shuttle

Regional Bus Transportation

From Sacramento:

  • Alpine Adventures -The Sacramento Area premier ski bus since 1965. Offering bus service to Squaw Valley and Alpine meadows with hot beverages, pastries, and après ski beverages and goodies. Don’t hassle with traffic and parking nightmares. Leave the driving to us.

From the San Francisco Bay Area:

  • Bay Area Ski Bus - Offering bus service to Squaw Valley from several convenient pick up locations throughout the Bay Area.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy breakfast and a movie.  Leave the hassle of driving at home!
  • NAC Ski- NAC SKI offers low cost full-service transportation from Bay Area to Squaw Valley. Avoid the high cost of gas and driver fatigue.

Airport Transfer:

Shuttle service from Reno International Airport is available through the following providers:

  • North Lake Tahoe Express - 866-216-5222 for reservations and 530-581-4892 for group reservations or book online
  • FAST TAXI Airport Shuttle - 530-583-6699 or 800-977-TAXI
  • Resort at Squaw Creek Transportation - 530-581-6628
  • Greyhound - The national bus company offers daily bus service to nearby Truckee. Visit greyhound.com to check the schedules and fares. Once you arrive at the bus stop in Truckee, you may still need to arrange transportation to your final destination.
  • Tahoe Sierra Transportation, LLC - 530-550-5300 Reservations or visit www.TahoeSierraTransportation.com

Lake Tahoe/Reno Ski Shuttle Services

Phone: 530-581-1568

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Express
Leaves Village South Road in front of Squaw Valley Member’s Locker Room 8:30am
Last bus leaving Squaw Valley 4:30pm
Last bus leaving Alpine Meadows 4:45pm

Shuttles running from 8:30am-4:45pm daily. Please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to departure time for the last run.

SnoVentures Shuttle
Shuttle runs daily from 9am-4pm. Pick up in front of Squaw Valley Member's Locker Room.
Resort at Squaw Creek Shuttle
Shuttle runs daily based on lift operations. Pick up in front of Squaw Valley Member's Locker Room.
Alpine Meadows
River Runs Condos 8:40/9:40am
Mineral Springs 8:45/9:45am
Alpine Meadows Condos (Weekends & Holidays) 9:00/9:45am

*NOTE: Squaw Valley returns to Truckee, North and West Shore routes are all via the Squaw/ Alpine Express.

Remember when traveling in the mountains, travel delays may occur due to weather, traffic, and other problems, altering bus schedules. Thank you for your patience, Alpine Meadows/Squaw Valley Transportation.

 

By Train

Ride Amtrak

Catch the next wave in travel and start your winter vacation off with a leisurely train journey. Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations throughout the United States with daily stops in nearby Truckee, CA.  Check the schedules.

Once you arrive at the train station in Truckee, you may still need to arrange transportation to your final destination.  Check out the following options:

 

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