The winter sports market has been growing for a number of years and has seen a rapid growth in California’s Lake Tahoe region where a number of resorts are located in a small area of the Sierra Nevada mountains. These resorts on squawalpine.com are often enjoyed for their isolation from the world and provide some of the most beautiful landscapes to set your winter vacation in for beautiful photo opportunities around every corner.
One area of the Lake Tahoe region that has always been enjoyed is the Olympic Valley area, which gained its name from the fact it was the location for the 1960 Winter Olympics. Having been the location for U.S. Olympic trails since the first half of the 20th century this historic area allows visitors the opportunity to enjoy following in the footsteps of some of the most famous Olympians from the first half and middle of the 20th century. In recent years, World Cup skiing has returned to the area as the world’s best winter sports athletes have returned to the area to take part in various competitions.
Perhaps the best known of the ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region is the Squaw Valley resort, which is located just a short bus ride from its sister resort of Alpine Meadows. Squaw Valley was the first resort in the U.S. to bring European style resort living to the country as it sought to make Winter sports as popular as ever in the first half of the 20th century. The resort has not stood still over the years, and along with Alpine Meadows has seen a major series of developments to make it one of the best loved resort locations in the world.
In the 21st century both Squaw Valley and Alpine meadows have worked hard to make themselves attractive locations for year round vacation opportunities; the arrival of lifestyle coaches, such as yoga instructors at both resorts throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall has seen many visitors look to visit the region outside the traditional Winter sports periods. Throughout the year the range of restaurants, bars, and outdoor activities makes this area of Lake Tahoe one of the best loved in the U.S. for enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle.