Squaw Valley California (US)

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Squaw Valley California

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Transportation Summary:

Reno-Tahoe International Airport: RNO
San Francisco International Airport: SFO
Truckee Tahoe Airport: TKF

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The scenic drive along Hwy 89
Squaw Valley Location:

Squaw Valley is located Northwest of Lake Tahoe just 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco. The closest towns are Truckee which is eight miles away and Tahoe city on the lake. Casinos and gambling are just over the state line in the Nevada in Crystal Bay and Incline Village. If staying in South Lake Tahoe, note that Highway 89 servicing the stretch from Squaw Valley to South Lake Tahoe can close during heavy snow storms due to avalanche danger or from avalanches themselves.

The Reno Tahoe airport is the closest airport with commercial service and is about an hour away (road conditions permitting).

Map of Squaw Valley CA Area:

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Squaw Valley (mountain base):
Lake Tahoe, California United States 96146
Latitude: 39.196195
Longitude: -120.234811

Directions to Squaw Valley:

  • From Reno NV: 42 miles
    • Take Interstate 80 WEST into California and on to Truckee.
    • Take the Highway 89 SOUTH Exit towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley.
    • Follow Highway 89 SOUTH 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.
  • From San Francisco: 96 miles from Sacramento/ 196 miles from San Francisco
    • Take Interstate 80 northeast into the Sierra Nevada.
    • Exit at Truckee, onto Highway 89 SOUTH, towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley.
    • * Follow Highway 89 south 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.

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