We recently spent a long weekend at the Red Wolf Lodge in Squaw Valley. This is a Grand Pacific Resorts property, and you can find exchange weeks available on the GPX exchange. The resort is a little on the older side, but it's really charming, and the location is unbeatable! This is a true ski-in/ski-out property, with quick access to the Funitel and Red Dog chair lifts. If you get a room with a mountain view, you can sit on your couch and watch people ski down the mountain all day. Here's the view from our room:
What the resort may lack in amenities, it more than makes up for in its location, friendly staff, and fun activities onsite. Once you get to the resort, you park your vehicle below the building, and check-in at the lobby. The Village at Squaw Valley is a quick three-minute walk from the resort, and there are lots of great restaurants (Twenty-Two Bistro), bars (Auld Dubliner), shops (Spruce), and even a little market with some good wine and craft beer. Besides skiing, we took the kiddos up the tram to High Camp to show them where Mom and Dad got engaged many years ago!
This is a great resort for the whole family. Besides our family of 4, we had Grandma and Grandpa, and an aunt an uncle stay in another room directly across the hall from us. Their room had quick access to the on-property hot tub! It was fun cooking dinners together after a full day of skiing and shopping in the village. Squaw Valley shot off fireworks over Red Dog on Saturday night, which the kids loved! If you're an annual skier, you should consider looking at this resort, a Welk Platinum Points package for booking stays at Northstar, or Marriott Timber Lodge. This is a great place to spend a long President's Day weekend. Happy skiing and pray for snow!