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Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley Ski Resort Guide

Olympic Valley, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift2,720m
Resort Height1,860m
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Sacramento
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Olympic Valley

The American village of Olympic Valley is at an altitude of 1,860m.


Olympic Valley is part of the Palisades Tahoe ski area with access to 200 marked pistes, served by a total of 43 ski lifts. From Olympic Valley you can ski to the other villages of Alpine Meadows.

The ski resort itself is at 1,860m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,720m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Olympic Valley offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Olympic Valley is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Olympic Valley.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Olympic Valley is 5km long and the most difficult run is the 'West Face - vertical'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Olympic Valley?

The next notable snow forecast is 18cm, expected on 5 February, with around 18cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Olympic Valley

Ski Area Stats

Olympic Valley Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Palisades Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Olympic Valley Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,720m
Lowest Piste1,860m
Resort Altitude (Olympic Valley)1,860m
Max Vertical860m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Olympic Valley
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Olympic Valley?

This ski resort is in Placer, California, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Olympic Valley is Reno Tahoe, 55 minutes drive away.

Sacramento and Chico Muni airports are all within three hours drive.

Reno Tahoe is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 31 ski lifts are able to uplift 49,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 290 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Olympic Valley open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Olympic Valley