Escape to Squaw Valley’s High Camp

Looking for a great place to take the family for the day? A place where there are plenty of fun outdoor activities that will keep everyone happy? Then let me share one of our family favorite places to escape to at Lake Tahoe – Squaw Valley’s High Camp. High Camp is where summer fun (and gorgeous views) are at your fingertips. The whole family will be in awe as Squaw Valley Aerial Tram transports you 2,000 vertical feet to the High Camp summit where the views of Lake Tahoe are simply breathtaking.

From High Camp there is a multitude of options to choose from. Spend some time at The High Camp Roller Rink that delivers panoramic views of the Squaw Valley Meadow, Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. Then there is the High Camp Pool & Hot Tub – one of the most incredible places to swim, sun bath and just plain relax at Lake Tahoe. We like to grab a cool drink (or two) from the Umbrella Bar and warm up in the large hot tub. Then cool off in the slight “chill” of the pool. When you go swimming at High Camp you also have access to the lockers, showers and changing room – towels provided.

If you don’t pack a snack then you might want to plan to dine at the Poolside Cafe & BBQ where you can sit on the sun deck, overlooking the Pool and Hot Tub. Treat the family to ice cream at the Breezy Treats & Eats. Check out the sport shops and the Squaw Valley’s Olympic Museum.

Need some more options? Enjoy Squaw Valley’s High Camp18-hole disc golf course. Now have you ever played disco golf at an elevation of 8,200′?  Try their Geocaching where you seek out 10 caches hidden about the mountain’s peaks using GPS coordinates to locate them. Tennis anyone? Check out the Lake Tahoe views as you play tennis on one of two mountain-top tennis courts nestled on a summit ridge.

If the High Camp isn’t enough to keep you busy then be sure to check out The Village at Squaw Valley. There are plenty of dining, boutique shopping, and outdoor village fun to be had. Our six year old especially loves The Skyjump, but still has not mastered a somersault yet. There is a miniature golf course, climbing wall, paintball, and ropes course to add to the list of fun activities. Some free base area activities include Bag Toss (A.K.A. Cornhole), Slack Line Park, Croquet and Ladder Toss. You will find all these free activities located on the lawn area at the Tram Promenade.

Escape to Squaw Valley’s High Camp and The Village at Squaw Valley and make it a great day at Lake Tahoe.


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