Best valleys in Lake Tahoe

Check out the top valleys in Lake Tahoe, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Squaw Valley Resort
1. Squaw Valley Resort
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196 local reviews
1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 800-403-0206
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Jennifer
Voted 2016 'Best Ski Resort' in North America by USA Today and 10Best Readers' Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine…
Greg
Aerial Tram The aerial tram climbs 2000 feet above the Squaw Valley floor, past enormous rocky cliffs that…
Audrey
Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was the…
1. Squaw Valley Resort
1. Squaw Valley Resort
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196 local reviews
1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 800-403-0206
Jennifer
Jennifer
Voted 2016 'Best Ski Resort' in North America by USA Today and 10Best Readers' Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally…
Greg
Greg
Aerial Tram The aerial tram climbs 2000 feet above the Squaw Valley floor, past enormous rocky cliffs that were the inspiration for…
Audrey
Audrey
Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was the host site of the entire 1960…
2. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
2. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
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67 local reviews
2600 Alpine Meadows Rd, Alpine Meadows
+1 800-403-0206
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Jennifer
Alpine Meadows was founded in 1961 by a group of avid skiers from San Francisco who discovered the potential…
Nick
Near the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe, it offers 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) of skiable terrain, 13 different…
Liesbet
Part of Squaw Valley Resort (when you buy a pass you can ski at Squaw or Alpine. I prefer it to Squaw on most…
2. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
2. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
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67 local reviews
2600 Alpine Meadows Rd, Alpine Meadows
+1 800-403-0206
Jennifer
Jennifer
Alpine Meadows was founded in 1961 by a group of avid skiers from San Francisco who discovered the potential at Alpine Meadows while skiing…
Nick
Nick
Near the northwest shore of Lake Tahoe, it offers 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) of skiable terrain, 13 different lifts, and a vertical drop of 1,802…
Liesbet
Liesbet
Part of Squaw Valley Resort (when you buy a pass you can ski at Squaw or Alpine. I prefer it to Squaw on most days. It tends to be a little…
3. Bear Valley Mountain
3. Bear Valley Mountain
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28 local reviews
2280 state Route 207, Bear Valley
+1 209-753-2301
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Donna
Most family-friendly, uncrowded large ski resort in the Sierras. Bear Valley offers a total of ten lifts and…
Laurie
Bear Valley Ski resort is 32 minutes away and 24.5 miles up Hwy 4 if you like to ski or snowboard
Connie
30 minutes to Ski and Board at Bear Valley Ski Resort. Family ski fun!
3. Bear Valley Mountain
3. Bear Valley Mountain
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28 local reviews
2280 state Route 207, Bear Valley
+1 209-753-2301
Donna
Donna
Most family-friendly, uncrowded large ski resort in the Sierras. Bear Valley offers a total of ten lifts and 75+ trails across 1680…
Laurie
Laurie
Bear Valley Ski resort is 32 minutes away and 24.5 miles up Hwy 4 if you like to ski or snowboard
Connie
Connie
30 minutes to Ski and Board at Bear Valley Ski Resort. Family ski fun!
4. Alpine Meadows
4. Alpine Meadows
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41 local reviews
Alpine Meadows, Alpine Meadows
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Lindsay
Alpine Meadows ski resort. Small but great terrain, passes are shared with Squaw Valley so to can ski both…
Rob
Winter resort near Squaw Valley, between Truckee and Tahoe City. Skiing and snowboarding. More info:…
Rodney
Alpine Meadows ski resort ... now combined on the same ticket with Squaw Valley!
4. Alpine Meadows
4. Alpine Meadows
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41 local reviews
Alpine Meadows, Alpine Meadows
Lindsay
Lindsay
Alpine Meadows ski resort. Small but great terrain, passes are shared with Squaw Valley so to can ski both resorts in one day!
Rob
Rob
Winter resort near Squaw Valley, between Truckee and Tahoe City. Skiing and snowboarding. More info: www.squawalpine.com
Rodney
Rodney
Alpine Meadows ski resort ... now combined on the same ticket with Squaw Valley!
5. Hope Valley
5. Hope Valley
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7 local reviews
Hope Valley, Hope Valley
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Amanda
Just a ten-minute drive from our house is scenic Hope Valley. Beautiful anytime of year, and particularly…
Mrs. Kim
Beautiful Hope Valley, located on the road to famous Kirkwood Ski Resort, is a spot for a picnic, to fish…
Marcus
A 40 minute drive will take you to spectacular Hope Valley where you can set a blanket down and picnic beneath…
5. Hope Valley
5. Hope Valley
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7 local reviews
Hope Valley, Hope Valley
Amanda
Amanda
Just a ten-minute drive from our house is scenic Hope Valley. Beautiful anytime of year, and particularly spectacular during fall colors…
Mrs. Kim
Mrs. Kim
Beautiful Hope Valley, located on the road to famous Kirkwood Ski Resort, is a spot for a picnic, to fish (don't forget your license and fly…
Marcus
Marcus
A 40 minute drive will take you to spectacular Hope Valley where you can set a blanket down and picnic beneath the tree-lined mountains. …
6. Fireside Pizza Company
6. Fireside Pizza Company
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24 local reviews
1985 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 530-584-6150
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Ron
We like their pizza and salads, service is great, and it's a popular spot for families and groups looking for…
Alisa & Luca
Squaw Valley pizza that offers some pasta and salads too.
Rob
Pizza in Squaw Valley. More info: www.firesidepizza.com
6. Fireside Pizza Company
6. Fireside Pizza Company
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24 local reviews
1985 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 530-584-6150
Ron
Ron
We like their pizza and salads, service is great, and it's a popular spot for families and groups looking for pizza after a long day of…
Alisa & Luca
Alisa & Luca
Squaw Valley pizza that offers some pasta and salads too.
Rob
Rob
Pizza in Squaw Valley. More info: www.firesidepizza.com
7. Bear Valley
7. Bear Valley
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16 local reviews
Bear Valley, Bear Valley
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Anthony
Downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter. Bear Valley music fest in summer.
Robert
Bear Valley Ski Resort is 19 miles from this home, straight up Route 4.
John
Bear Valley Ski Resort is a relativly short drive up highway 4
7. Bear Valley
7. Bear Valley
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16 local reviews
Bear Valley, Bear Valley
Anthony
Anthony
Downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter. Bear Valley music fest in summer.
Robert
Robert
Bear Valley Ski Resort is 19 miles from this home, straight up Route 4.
John
John
Bear Valley Ski Resort is a relativly short drive up highway 4
8. Bear Valley Lodge
8. Bear Valley Lodge
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15 local reviews
265 Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
+1 209-753-2327
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Kayla
There is a pizza place (Sky High Pizza) , Creekside Dining, and Grizzly Bar in Bear Valley. There is also a…
Vicky
Creekside Dinning Room, Sky High Pizza and Smoking Barrel Cafe are all located in the Bear Valley Commercial …
Christine
Winter sports fans will enjoy the world-class downhill and cross country skiing at Bear Valley, only a 40…
8. Bear Valley Lodge
8. Bear Valley Lodge
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15 local reviews
265 Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley
+1 209-753-2327
Kayla
Kayla
There is a pizza place (Sky High Pizza) , Creekside Dining, and Grizzly Bar in Bear Valley. There is also a general store that has breakfast…
Vicky
Vicky
Creekside Dinning Room, Sky High Pizza and Smoking Barrel Cafe are all located in the Bear Valley Commercial Center along with a General…
Christine
Christine
Winter sports fans will enjoy the world-class downhill and cross country skiing at Bear Valley, only a 40 minute drive east on Highway 4…
9. Olympic Valley
9. Olympic Valley
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31 local reviews
Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley
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Bev
Squaw Valley is a ski industry icon! The Olympics were held here in 1960 and it has been home to many recent…
Eric
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is within 100 yards with Gondola and lifts available.
Dave
Squaw Valley. Enough said :)
9. Olympic Valley
9. Olympic Valley
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31 local reviews
Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley
Bev
Bev
Squaw Valley is a ski industry icon! The Olympics were held here in 1960 and it has been home to many recent big time ski events such as a…
Eric
Eric
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is within 100 yards with Gondola and lifts available.
Dave
Dave
Squaw Valley. Enough said :)
10. Shirley Lake Trail
10. Shirley Lake Trail
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10 local reviews
Shirley Lake Trail, Olympic Valley
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Trey
Great Hike! About 2.5 miles one way, and definitely moderate to difficult. If the top of the trail is not…
Jeremy
Want to catch a glimpse of some beautiful waterfalls? This is the trail! Hike up Shirley Canyon to High Camp…
SquawLodge™
It's the nicest trail in Olympic Valley. Try starting from Squaw Village and head to High Camp. There you can…
10. Shirley Lake Trail
10. Shirley Lake Trail
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10 local reviews
Shirley Lake Trail, Olympic Valley
Trey
Trey
Great Hike! About 2.5 miles one way, and definitely moderate to difficult. If the top of the trail is not snowed in, you can ride the…
Jeremy
Jeremy
Want to catch a glimpse of some beautiful waterfalls? This is the trail! Hike up Shirley Canyon to High Camp at Squaw Valley. Enjoy the pool…
SquawLodge™
SquawLodge™
It's the nicest trail in Olympic Valley. Try starting from Squaw Village and head to High Camp. There you can find other trails to wander…
11. Tahoe Donner Bikeworks
11. Tahoe Donner Bikeworks
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4 local reviews
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 530-582-9694
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Dave
"Bikeworks offers bike rentals and guided rides on its extensive trail system, with a home base at the Alder…
11. Tahoe Donner Bikeworks
11. Tahoe Donner Bikeworks
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4 local reviews
15275 Alder Creek Road, Truckee
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 530-582-9694
Dave
Dave
"Bikeworks offers bike rentals and guided rides on its extensive trail system, with a home base at the Alder Creek Adventure Center offering…
12. Graham's At Squaw Valley
12. Graham's At Squaw Valley
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10 local reviews
1650 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley
Closed · Opens Wednesday 5:00 PM
+1 530-581-0454
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Johnny
This is a hidden gem in Squaw Valley. It was originally the Poulsen Family's (original developers) first cabin…
Alisa & Luca
This restaurant is located in the original home of the founding family of Squaw Valley, the Poulsen family.
12. Graham's At Squaw Valley
12. Graham's At Squaw Valley
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10 local reviews
1650 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley
Closed · Opens Wednesday 5:00 PM
+1 530-581-0454
Johnny
Johnny
This is a hidden gem in Squaw Valley. It was originally the Poulsen Family's (original developers) first cabin in Squaw Valley which was…
Alisa & Luca
Alisa & Luca
This restaurant is located in the original home of the founding family of Squaw Valley, the Poulsen family.