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The Best Olympic Valley Activities

If you book a trip to secluded Olympic Valley, you might worry about getting bored but this can’t be further from the truth. Olympic Valley is filled with activities to keep you busy for days or even weeks, no matter what time of year it is. From winter skiing to summer hiking, year-round spa days to family bonding time at the Adventure Center, prepare to be tired after your vacation. Don’t be surprised if Olympic Valley becomes your go-to vacation spot after just your first day here.

World Class Skiing

Considering Olympic Valley was built to be a ski in, ski out location, booking your vacation during the winter can’t be a bad idea. Some of the best runs in the state are in Olympic Valley so be ready to work your butt off to get down the mountain. If you are more of a sledding or tubing person, fear not, as you’ll find what you are looking for. Don’t forget to take a picture when you make your mandatory snow angel, because you’ll never want to forget this magical snowy vacation.

Many of the hotels in Olympic Valley are ski lodges are well. They’ll help you organize the winter ski trip of your dreams.

Mountain Hiking and Biking

When the last of the snow finally melts, your excitement doesn’t have to melt with it. The summertime in Olympic Valley is just as fun. There are enough hiking and mountain biking trails to keep you busy for days on end. If you don’t want to explore the trails alone, there are free guided hikes which are lead by experienced guides from the area. Make sure you bring a camera as you’ll be seeing some stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains.

Family Fun Time

Get ready to test your family bonds at the local Adventure Center. There are experimental adventures which will test your ability to work together, while the ropes courses will challenge you physically. If you want some plain old fun, there is a mini-golf course and a bungee trampoline to keep you, and your family, occupied for hours. If your children never want to leave this alpine Disneyland, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

If you are looking to get away from the mountain for a bit, consider heading to Sacramento for a quick day tour of the city. This one-day break will prevent any cabin fever which might occur.

Ultimate Spa Relaxation

If you want to feel like a million bucks, make sure you book a spot in one of the local spas. There are outdoor heated pools for you to rejuvenate in, therapeutic massages for you to partake of, and more relaxing activities than you could fit into one day. Take advantage of the offerings of the local spas as you might be a bit sore after a day hiking or skiing on the mountain.

Explore Olympic History

The 1960 Winter Olympics were held exclusively in Olympic Valley which means you’ll be walking along the same paths that gold medalists have. There are many historical monuments and sites for you to explore as you walk around the village and soak up the knowledge. While we can’t guarantee it will make you a better athlete, you will become a more rounded person once you’ve learned about the role of the Olympics in the creation of the city.

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