Many think of Olympic Valley as a winter-only destination, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While the world-class ski slopes are absolutely spectacular and perfect for every level of skier, the summer activities will keep even the most adrenaline seeking junkie happy. If you are looking for a more relaxing vacation, you can find that here as well, with a trip to the spa. With so many activities, it is hard to plan your trip. We’ve compiled a list of different activities depending on the season to help speed up the process.
Snow Sports: Winter Time
If there is snow on the ground, you’re in heaven in Olympic Valley. This ski in, ski out place is a place you can go to get away from it all. From skiing, to snowboarding, to sledding, to making snowmen and more, there is something for everyone in this family friendly mountain lodge. Even if you’ve never been on the snow before, no fear. You’ll be able to take some classes to help you get the most out of your experience. Maybe this will become your new yearly winter vacation destination.
Since this is such a small area, it is easy to find some good hotels in Olympic Valley. Booking a resort will make your stay all that much more comfortable.
Hit the Range: Spring Time
When the grass is just coming up, make sure to book yourself a tee time at the local course. Grab a partner and be ready for a challenge as it is considered an extremely difficult course, which means you’ll really have to be on top of your game. The course is environmentally friendly so you won’t have to worry about ruining the beautiful mountain you’re staying on.
Adventure Center Fun: Summer Time
If you want a physical challenge, head to the local Adventure Center for a few hours of activity to get your blood pumping. These outdoor activities are centered around enhancing personal and group awareness along with family and group bonds. This mean you’ll not just be getting a good physical workout in but also spending some quality time with those you choose to bring with you. If you find inner peace or create enhance your group dynamics, you can thank us later.
Mountain Trekking: Fall Time
Just because there is no snow, that doesn’t mean the mountain is out. Granite Chief is the perfect place to spend a day, if you fancy a nine mile trek. Make sure you take some snacks and a camera, because you’ll need energy to capture photos of all the beautiful vistas you’ll see.
Spa Relaxation Time: All Year Round
There are a few spas available in the area and you should take advantage of them. After a day of playing on the mountain, you are bound to be a bit sore. Let the stress of your normal life along with the sore muscles leave your mind as you soak in hot water and get a nice massage. During the winter, it’s a unique experience to be swimming in a heated pool while there is snow surrounding you but we think you are up to the challenge.
Don’t forget you aren’t stuck on the mountain. If you want to head to Sacramento to take a tour or catch a game, it’s only a day trip away.