Olympic Valley, California (also known as Squaw Valley) is an unincorporated community located in Placer County northwest of Tahoe City along Highway 89 on the banks of the Truckee River near Lake Tahoe. It is home to Squaw Valley Ski Resort, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of the largest ski areas in the United States. It is the second-largest ski area in Lake Tahoe with 30 chairlifts, 3,600 acres and the only funitel in the U.S.
A scenic aerial tramway rises 2,000 ft to High Camp at an elevation of 8,200 ft above sea level. At High Camp, tourists have access to the facilities of Squaw Valley, including a pool, roller skating, dining, shopping, and high-altitude disk golf.
Squaw Valley is home to several annual summer events. The resort brings accomplished yoga teachers and many well-known musical performers every July, and has for forty-five years provided the summer premises of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Summer also welcomes a wide array of concerts and beer and wine events including the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest, Peaks and Paws and Bluesdays.