Voted at North America’s best ski resort for three years in a row and host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Squaw Valley legacy has maintained a vibrant ski culture and mountain energy that spans from village to peak. Its spirit of outdoor adventure is reflected by the views of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters, and its inspiration is carved into the slopes of the Sierra mountains.
High Altitude Destinations
Lake Tahoe’s mountain peaks vary from 9,000 to 11,000 feet. It’s important to remember a few key details about visiting high altitude destinations:
- Give yourself some time to acclimate – Take it easy the first 24-48 hours of your trip and plan quieter activities before going all out with higher-intensity endeavors.
- Drink more water than you normally do – and try to limit intake of things like caffeine and alcohol while you are acclimating.
- Eat foods that promote oxygen use – like complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes).
- Know the signs of altitude sickness – and they are not a sign of weakness! Let someone know if you start having headaches, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, and/or intense fatigue.