Information & Facts
Ice-skating, snowtubing, wall climbing, dog sledding, or simply
relaxing in one of the heated pools and Jacuzzis is bound to keep
those needing a break from the skis and snowboards occupied.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Squaw Valley can get quite busy over the Christmas and Spring
Break periods. The apres-ski is a bit limited.
Not known for its apres-ski scene, Squaw Valley has a few
worthwhile nightspots of the down-to-earth variety. For an
authentic local scene check out The Loft Bar and the Red Dog Bar
& Grill. Long-time favourite The Auld Dubliner is a great place
to savour a few pints after a hard day on the slopes and was
originally a pub built in Ireland until it was dismantled and
brought all the way to the US. Balboa Cafe is new apres-ski entrant
offering cocktails while Uncorked is a hip wine bar popular with
the jet set.
There are any number of restaurants serving just about all
holidaymakers' tastes and budgets at Squaw Valley. Graham's at
Squaw Valley remains an outstanding fine dining option while the
Fireside Pizza Company serves some of the best pizza in Tahoe.
Mamasake has a wide selection of sushi and sashimi. Hummingbirds at
Clingan's Junction is getting great reviews while the Wildflour
Baking Company has plenty of home baked goods and snacks. Try
Northern Lights for their fantastic variety of ice cream and frozen
Skiing and snowboarding needs will be taken care of in shops
that include Squaw Valley Outfitters, The North Face and the Orange
Oval Boardshop. There are other smaller grocery stores offering
enough for all self catering needs and several other novelty stores
include Black Diamond Wine Exchange, Waxen Moon and Double Diamond
Jewellery, selling liquor, candles and shiny stones. Granite Chief,
voted the #1 ski shop in the far west by SKI magazine, can handle
all tuning and waxing needs. Megalithic shopping mall The Village
At Squaw Valley will cover all your remaining shopping needs.