The High Camp Pool at Sqauw Valley. (Ray Bouknight/Flickr, Creative Commons)
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley, north of Lake Tahoe, is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. In the winter, the resort boasts legendary skiing and riding that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 29 chairlifts. In summer, visitors can experience an array of exciting activities in a spectacular mountain setting including swimming, hiking, roller-skating, disc golf and geocaching.