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Olympic-Valley is located along the banks of the Truckee River northwest of Tahoe City in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. This is the home of the 1960 Olympic Park Site near the Squaw Valley USA Ski Resort. Summer or winter, visitors have endless choices for outdoor recreational fun amid some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. The Truckee River is ideal for rafting and fly-fishing, while skiing, sledding and snowboarding are unparalleled at nearby Squaw Valley. Other activities include hiking and biking, golf, horse pack trips into the mountains, canoeing, and swimming, water skiing and boat trips around spectacular Lake Tahoe. There are scenic hikes to Vikingsholm Castle or through Donner Memorial State Park, and special events all year long such as the Snow Festival, Jazz Festival and Shakespeare Festival. South Lake Tahoe with all its exciting gaming, live entertainment featuring famous celebrities and fine dining and shopping is just a short drive away, and there are also shops and restaurants located in the Village at Squaw Valley. Non-skiers, as well as skiers, can enjoy a ride to the mountaintop High Camp, which features ice-skating, swimming, hot tubs, snow tubing, bungee jumping and lots of dining options.

Surrounding areas: Squaw Valley, California (1.5 mi), Tahoe Park, California (4.4 mi), Tahoe City, California (4.5 mi), Tahoe Pines, California (6.2 mi), Northstar, California (6.3 mi), Dollar Point, California (6.6 mi), Homewood, California (7.3 mi)

Olympic Valley Vacation Rentals

Olympic Valley Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Plumpjack Squaw Valley Inn1920 Squaw Vly RdOlympic Valley, CA (530) 583-1576
Resort At Squaw Creek400 Squaw Creek RdOlympic Valley, CA (530) 583-6300
Lake Of The Sky Motor Inn955 N LK BlvdTahoe City, CA4.5 mi.(916) 583-3305
Sunnyside Resort1850 W Lake BlvdTahoe City, CA4.5 mi.(530) 583-7200
Tahoe City Travelodge455 N LK BlvdTahoe City, CA4.5 mi.(916) 583-3766
Zelmar Lakeview LodgeN LK Blvd & Carnelian Bay RdCarnelian Bay, CA8.2 mi.(530) 546-3133
Tahoe Lake Cottages7030 West LK BlvdTahoma, CA9.3 mi.(916) 525-4411
Truckee Super 8 Lodge11506 Deerfield DrTruckee, CA9.7 mi.(530) 587-8888
Best Western Trailside Inn343 N MainAlturas, CA10.4 mi.(530) 233-4111
Best Western Truckee Tahoe Inn11331 Hwy 267Truckee, CA10.4 mi.(800) 824-6385
Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe/Truckee11951 State Hwy #267Truckee, CA10.4 mi.(530) 587-1197
Holiday Inn Express10527 Cold STRM RdTruckee, CA10.4 mi.(530) 582-1073
Loch Leven Lodge13855 Donner Pass RdTruckee, CA10.4 mi.(530) 587-3773
Cal Neva Lodge Resort Hotel Spa & Casino2 Stateline RdCrystal Bay, NV12.1 mi.(775) 832-4000
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe111 Country ClubIncline Village, NV14.2 mi.(775) 832-1243
Inn At Incline Condominiums1003 LK BlueIncline Village, NV14.2 mi.(775) 831-1052
Rodeway Inn4127 Pine BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.2 mi.(530) 541-7150
Casino Area Travelodge4003 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 541-5000
Days Inn3530 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 544-3445
El Dorado Motel4139 Lake TahoeSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(415) 731-7793
Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe Resort4130 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 544-5400
Forest Inn SuitesOne LK PkwySouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(916) 541-6655
Holiday Inn Express3961 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(800) 544-5900
Holiday Lodge4095 Layrel AveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 544-4101
Howard Johnson Express Inn3489 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 541-4000
Inn By The Lake3300 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 542-0330
Motel 6 #2502375 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 542-1400
Quality Inn & Suites3838 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 541-5400
Rodeway Inn4082 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(916) 541-7900
Stateline Travelodge4011 Lk Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 544-6000
Super 8 Motel3600 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(530) 544-3476
Tahoe Valley Motel2241 LK Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.4 mi.(916) 541-0353
Caesar's Tahoe55 Hwy 50Stateline, NV21.4 mi.(775) 588-3515
Harrah's Tahoe Hotel & CasinoHwy 50 & Stateline Pobox 8Stateline, NV21.4 mi.(775) 588-6611
Harveys Resort & CasinoStateline, NV21.4 mi.(775) 588-2411
Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino ResortHwy 50Stateline, NV21.4 mi.(775) 588-6211
Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino/reso50 Hwy 50Stateline, NV21.4 mi.(775) 588-6211
Ridge ResortsStateline, NV21.4 mi.(775) 588-3553
Marriott Vacation Club Grand Residence Lake Tahoe1001 Park AveSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.5 mi.(530) 542-8400
Marriott Vacation Club Timber Lodge4100 Lake Tahoe BlvdSouth Lake Tahoe, CA21.5 mi.(530) 542-6600

Olympic Valley Weather & Climate

The Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, just west of the Nevada state line has an alpine mountain climate. This high mountain region is known as one of the chilliest spots in the country, which comes as a big surprise to many that visit California. Nestled between the Sierra Nevada peaks, the towns of Truckee and Graeagle, and the Donner Lake region, often gets an inversion, whereby cold air is trapped overnight, thus the reason for the extreme cold temperatures in the very early morning hours - even in summertime. As the sun comes up, the temperature begins to rise and daytime highs are usually quite pleasant. Large amounts of snow are received in the higher elevations of the Sierras - up to 40 feet. Rain is possible any month of the year, although most occurs October through April. Mountain weather conditions can change quickly, and rain in the lower elevations can mean snow, sleet or ice in the higher elevations.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 20°F 6.01 in. -
February 42°F 21°F 5.71 in. -
March 45°F 24°F 4.57 in. -
April 51°F 27°F 1.82 in. -
May 60°F 33°F 1.21 in. -
June 69°F 39°F 0.77 in. -
July 77°F 44°F 0.33 in. -
August 77°F 44°F 0.46 in. -
September 70°F 39°F 0.90 in. -
October 60°F 32°F 1.95 in. -
November 47°F 25°F 4.25 in. -
December 41°F 20°F 4.68 in. -

Olympic Valley Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Lake Tahoe airport (TVL) located about 23 miles southeast of Olympic Valley in South Lake Tahoe, California, the Reno Tahoe International airport (RNO) located approximately 32 miles northeast of Olympic Valley in Reno, Nevada, the Sacramento Mather airport (MHR) located roughly 72 miles southwest of Olympic Valley in Sacramento, California, and finally the Mc Clellan Airfield (MCC) located around 72 miles west of Olympic Valley in Sacramento, California.

Olympic Valley Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Tahoe Amusement ParkSouth Lake TahoeCA21.4 mi.
Playland ParkRenoNV32.5 mi.
Wild IslandSparksNV35.1 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA80.0 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Island Family Adventure ParkSparksNV35.1 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA80.0 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA110.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Tahoe City Golf CourseTahoe CityCA4.3 mi.
Coyote Moon Golf ClubTruckeeCA10.4 mi.
Ponderosa Golf CourseTruckeeCA10.4 mi.
Tahoe Donner Golf ClubTruckeeCA10.4 mi.
Old Brockway Golf CourseKings BeachCA11.2 mi.
Bijou Municipal Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA21.4 mi.
Golf Club at Genoa LakesGenoaNV24.0 mi.
Sierra Nevada Golf RanchGenoaNV24.0 mi.
Lake Tahoe Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA24.3 mi.
Eagle Valley Golf CourseCarson CityNV24.8 mi.
Empire Ranch Golf CourseCarson CityNV24.8 mi.
Silver Oak Golf CourseCarson CityNV24.8 mi.
Tahoe Paradise Golf CourseSouth Lake TahoeCA25.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Squaw ValleyOlympic ValleyCA 
Alpine MeadowsTahoe CityCA4.5 mi.
Ski HomewoodHomewoodCA7.3 mi.
Northstar-at-TahoeTruckeeCA10.4 mi.
Tahoe DonnerTruckeeCA10.4 mi.
Donner Ski RanchNordenCA11.9 mi.
Sugar Bowl TahoeNordenCA11.9 mi.
Diamond PeakIncline VillageNV14.2 mi.
Heavenly Ski ResortSouth Lake TahoeCA21.6 mi.
Sierra-at-TahoeTwin BridgesCA26.1 mi.
Mount Rose Ski AreaRenoNV32.5 mi.
Kirkwood Ski ResortKirkwoodCA34.0 mi.
Bear ValleyBear ValleyCA50.5 mi.
Dodge RidgePinecrestCA63.3 mi.
June MountainJune LakeCA115.0 mi.
State Parks
Burton Creek State ParkCA4.4 mi. 
Tahoe State ParkCA5.0 mi. 
Donner Memorial State ParkCA9.7 mi. 
Sugar Pine Point State ParkCA10.6 mi. 
Kings Beach State ParkCA11.3 mi. 
D L Bliss State ParkCA15.6 mi. 
Emerald Bay State ParkCA17.4 mi. 
Lake Tahoe State ParkNV17.8 mi. 
Snyder Meadows State ParkNV21.0 mi. 
Washoe Lake State ParkNV24.0 mi. 
Dayton State ParkNV34.6 mi. 
Grover Hot Springs State ParkCA39.3 mi. 
Emigrant Trail MuseumTruckeeCA10.4 mi.(History)
Genoa Courthouse MuseumGenoaNV23.6 mi.(History)
Stewart Indian MuseumCarson CityNV24.4 mi.(History)
Nevada State Railroad MuseumCarson CityNV24.4 mi.(Technology)
Carson Valley Museum and Cultural CenterGardnervilleNV30.3 mi.(History)
W.M. Keck MuseumRenoNV32.5 mi.(History)
Nevada Historical SocietyRenoNV32.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Fleischmann PlanetariumRenoNV32.5 mi.(Science)
National Automobile MuseumRenoNV32.5 mi.(Technology)
Nevada Museum of ArtRenoNV32.5 mi.(Art)
Vernon Wood Museum of ArtDaytonNV34.0 mi.(Art)
Portola Railroad MuseumPortolaCA45.5 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA80.0 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA92.1 mi.

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