There is a promenade area filled with restaurants, shops and some activities for children. We found this outdoor fire and hesitated to leave its warmth. The slopes might have been tempting but for the fact that there had been little snowfall and the departing skiiers were expressing disappointment with conditions at the top.
Even if you don't ski, this area is a worthwhile stop. For one, the excitement of a ski village on a cold winter's day is infectious and simply watching the skiiers and boarders shuffle to and from is an activity in itself. The shops here are worthwhile too, in case you forgot some cold weather gear. If all else fails, pull up a seat by the fire and watch the scene around you.
High Camp is located at the top of the moutain and is reachable by the cable car. One does not have to be a skier to experience this part of the mountain. High camp offers a outdoor swimming pool, ice skating rink, snowtubing arena, and Olympic Museum. Highcamp is also the gateway to the beginner territory.
Squaw Valley is great place to enjoy the some skiing and snowboarding. You will be shredding the powder that the 1960 Olympians competed in and how cool is that