If you are looking to take your family to the snow this winter in Placer County, then Squaw Valley Park might be the perfect spot for building a snow man, sledding or a snow ball fight.

Squaw Valley Park, which is located in Olympic Valley, will be open for free snow play this winter. The parking area will remain plowed so visitors and residents can enjoy some recreational snow fun in a convenient way.

Andy Fisher is a Placer County Parks Administrator:

“By plowing the snow at Squaw Valley Park’s parking area, we are able to keep the park open year-round, creating new recreational opportunities for residents and visitors,” Fisher said. “I’m excited for people to enjoy the park during a time when it would otherwise be closed.”

For those who are a little more adventurous and want more than just an opportunity to build a snowman, Squaw Valley Park also offers a spur trail, giving hikers the opportunity to ski and snowshoe. Squaw Valley Park is also right near the 1960 Winter Olympics Squaw Valley torches.

The fact that the park is remaining open is a result of Placer County Park and Trail Master Plan surveys and focus groups that revealed that residents in the area would like more snow parks and backcountry recreation opportunities.

During the warmer months, visitors of Squaw Valley Park can enjoy picnic areas, pickle ball, a playground, a large soccer field and more.

More information here.

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