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Squaw Valley Lodge - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does Squaw Valley Lodge offer?

    We are a ski-in, ski-out four-season resort right on the slopes of Palisades Tahoe. It's a great location for skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking and biking in the summer. We are also centrally located near restaurants, shopping, and attractions around Lake Tahoe and the Palisades Tahoe Village.
  • What time is check-in and check-out?

    The check-in time at Squaw Valley Lodge is 4:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 am.
  • Can we book the room using credit card/debit card/check?

    You can book your stay at Squaw Valley Lodge using a credit card or debit card, but we do not accept checks.
  • Does Squaw Valley Lodge offer shuttle service to the nearest airport or train station?

    Guests staying at Squaw Valley Lodge can take advantage of the airport shuttle service provided by North Lake Tahoe Express. For more information, please visit the official website.
  • Do you provide parking?

    We have covered parking at Squaw Valley Lodge, and you don’t need to reserve your space before arrival. Forget about parking hassles when you book your stay with us.
  • Does Squaw Valley Lodge have a business center?

    We have a computer and printer for guests, and the Squaw Valley Lodge Guest Services takes care of any additional business needs such as scans, fax, and shipping.
  • Do you provide luggage storage?

    Yes, guests can always store their bags at Squaw Valley Lodge.
  • Does Squaw Valley Lodge provide free breakfast?

    Squaw Valley Lodge does not offer free breakfast. However, our hotel is located just steps from great breakfast spots at the resort.
  • Does Squaw Valley Lodge have a pool?

    Yes, we have a heated summer pool at the resort. Dive in for a refreshing start to the day or take a relaxing dip after a day of fun and outdoor adventures.
  • Does Squaw Valley Lodge have a fitness center? What are the hours of operation?

    Yes, we have a health club and fitness center, where guests can enjoy an intense workout or rejuvenate with a soak in a bubbling hydrotherapy hot tub. The hours of operation are 8:00 am to 9:30 pm.
  • How do I rent skis and boots at Palisades Tahoe?

    Our guests get exclusive rental discounts at the Inn Shop for both skis and snowboards. The Inn Shop is a two-minute walk from Squaw Valley Lodge.
  • What are the best family-friendly summer activities at Palisades Tahoe?

    There are many summer activities at Squaw Valley Lodge, that are fun for the whole family. The swimming pool is at the top of the list for kids. Our resort provides easy access to Lake Tahoe beaches and water sports, including paddle boarding, kayaking, water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing, and fishing. Guests can also enjoy biking (road and mountain biking), hiking, and shopping in the vicinity. Ride the Palisades Tahoe Cable Car, roller-skate at High Camp, and tee off on picturesque golf courses.
  • Where can I take ski and snowboard lessons?

    Skiing and snowboarding lessons are available at both Palisades Tahoe at both the Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows locations.
  • Can I get deals and discounts on lift tickets?

    Book directly with Squaw Valley Lodge and we will send you a link to purchase discounted Palisades Tahoe Tickets. Save up to $70! Hit the spectacular ski slopes and ride the pipes of the world-famous Palisades Tahoe.  Enjoy immediate access from our charming ski-in/ski-out mountain lodge.
  • How do I know when my room is ready? What if I want an early check-in?

    We will not know prior to your arrival date when your room will be ready. Please give our Front Desk a call on the day of your arrival at Squaw Valley Lodge, so we can give you a better estimate of when the room will be ready. All rooms are ready by 4 pm. However, should you arrive earlier and the room is not ready, we are happy to give you access to our parking and property amenities.
  • How do I get a late check-out at Squaw Valley Lodge?

    Late check-outs can only be honored on the day of your check-out. Please call the Front Desk by choosing option 0 or dialing (530)583-5500 extension 0. Typically, late check-outs are only for an hour or two and later check-outs can incur an hourly charge. Unapproved late check-outs will also incur an hourly charge.
  • What if I need to cancel my reservation last minute due to an emergency or weather?

    At Squaw Valley Lodge, we offer trip insurance through Red Sky Travel to cover your needs for cancellation. You may add it to your reservation anytime between making your reservation and your final deposit. The purchase of travel insurance can help you recover the cost of your trip, should interruption or cancellation be necessary due to a covered reason. For more specifics on Red Sky Travel cancellation policy or travel insurance, please refer to the cancellation policy or visit Red Sky Travel Insurance to learn more and access the policy.
  • Do you allow smoking on property?

    Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hotel or on our property.
  • Is Squaw Valley Lodge air conditioned?

    No, Squaw Valley Lodge is not air-conditioned. But we do provide fans in all our rooms.
  • Do you have rollaway beds or cribs?

    Yes, rollaway beds and Pak ‘n Play cribs are available at Squaw Valley Lodge. You can request rollaway beds by calling the Front Desk at (530) 583-5500 ext. 0. Based on availability, additional charges may apply.
  • Can I bring my pet to Squaw Valley Lodge?

    No, Squaw Valley Lodge is not a pet-friendly property.
  • How do I get to High Camp at Palisades Tahoe?

    The High Camp presents one of the most unforgettable experiences at Palisades Tahoe. The Aerial Tram is the most popular way of getting there. The eight-minute ride takes passengers over majestic granite rock formations and offers captivating views of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe. If you wish to take a more adventurous route to the High Camp, then you can enjoy a hike along the 3.2-mile Thunder Mountain Trail.
  • How long is the Shirley Canyon hike?

    The Shirley Canyon trail is one of Lake Tahoe's best hikes, ascending more than 2,000 feet. The distance is 3 miles to Shirley Lake and another 2 miles to High Camp. It is a challenging hike that takes at least 3 hours round trip.
  • How tall is Palisades Tahoe Mountain?

    The skiing paradise of Tahoe is incomplete without the mention of its scenic valley. Palisades Tahoe has a base elevation of 6,200 ft, while the peak has the highest altitude of 9,050 ft. Apart from skiing, the mountain is also rich with splendid hiking trails, like the Shirley Canyon Hike ascending to 2,000 ft. Plan the perfect ski escape at our ski-in/ski-out hotel near Lake Tahoe.
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