Destination guide

Olympic Valley dazzles all year round

Whether you’re looking to carve up the winter slopes or drift lazily across dazzling alpine lakes in the summer, Olympic Valley has something for visitors all year round. Positioned high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the stunning landscape lends itself to countless family-friendly activities that will ensure even the most intrepid explorers are never short of something to do. Whether you want to wake up to stunning lakeside views or step out of your door directly onto the ski slopes, there’s a huge range of Olympic Valley vacation rentals to choose from.

Things to do

Incredible vistas to take your breath away in Olympic Valley

Although you’re guaranteed beautiful views anywhere in Olympic Valley, the easiest way to experience picture-perfect, 360-degree panoramas is with a trip on the Aerial Tram, which runs throughout the year, taking visitors on a gentle 10-minute journey to High Camp. Here, you’ll find a great choice restaurants and stores. If you fancy a break from the fast-paced mountain activities, take the short, 30-minute drive from many Olympic Valley vacation rentals to the nearby Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. This grand home was built around the start of the 20th century and is set in beautiful grounds located directly on Lake Tahoe.

Activities

Experience some of America’s best skiing in Olympic Valley

Once the site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, Olympic Valley is well-regarded as one of North America’s best areas for winter sports. Squaw Valley Ski Resort boasts 6,000 skiable acres for unadulterated fun on its 170 runs of varying degrees of difficulty—perfect for beginners just starting out and seasoned pros alike. After the snow thaws, grab a rental bike and enjoy one of the numerous trails, including one that goes all the way to Tahoe City. At the end of a long day on the mountain, there’s no better way to unwind than with a pampering session at one of the many spas.

Weather

Snow and sunshine in Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley is best-known for its fantastic skiing and snowboarding, which is certainly enhanced by the gorgeous weather. An average annual snowfall of 450 inches ensures good snow every year, so take your pick from the many Olympic Valley vacation rentals, then expect to be carving up fresh powder in no time at all. The winter season runs from November through mid-May, so it’s also a great place to go for some spring skiing. Best of all, Olympic Valley enjoys an average of 300 days of clear, sunny skies.

Natural features

Experience the best of the Sierra Nevada in Olympic Valley

Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Olympic Valley is set in magnificent surroundings. Aside from the majestic peaks, you’ll discover other landmarks like waterfalls and alpine lakes. Marvel at the lake’s vivid, crystal-clear waters, which provides a whole host of activities during the warmer months, from fishing to boating. When winter retreats for another year, the snow makes way for luscious wildflower meadows, and when fall rolls in, you’ll be blessed with views of the beautiful foliage.

How to get there

How to get to and around Olympic Valley

The nearest airport is in Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), located 9.4 mi (15.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 24.5 mi (39.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Olympic Valley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,810 vacation rentals near Olympic Valley. From 1,473 Houses to 353 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Olympic Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Olympic Valley?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Olympic Valley:

  • Squaw Valley Resort: 210 vacation rentals
  • Northstar California Resort: 572 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Keys: 332 vacation rentals
  • Al Tahoe: 1,574 vacation rentals
  • Tahoe Village: 1,038 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Olympic Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Olympic Valley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Resort at Squaw Creek Golf Course: 4,106 vacation rentals
  • Squaw One Express Ski Lift: 4,087 vacation rentals
  • Solitude Ski Lift: 4,065 vacation rentals
  • Red Dog Ski Lift: 4,091 vacation rentals
  • KT22 Express Ski Lift: 4,089 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Olympic Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Olympic Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,473 Houses in Olympic Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Olympic Valley include:

  • Cabins: 353 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 650 rentals available
  • Cottages: 353 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Olympic Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,229 vacation rentals with pool available in Olympic Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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