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Wanderlust Squaw Valley takes place in the Sierra Mountains of North Lake Tahoe, home of the world-famous ski resort, Squaw Valley. The site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley boasts a cable car, an Olympic-sized pool at 6,200 ft., spas, restaurants, hiking, horseback riding, and more. Summers are dry and mild, with cool mornings typically giving way to day temperatures in the 70s or 80s.
Wanderlust Squaw Valley
1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Take I-80 West into California and on to Truckee. Take Exit 185 to CA-89 South towards Lake Tahoe. Drive on CA-89 South for 8 miles. Turn right at Squaw Valley Rd. until you get to Squaw Valley USA.
From Sacramento (About 2 hours):
Take I-80 East towards Truckee. Take Exit 185 to CA-89 South towards Lake Tahoe. Drive on CA-89 South for 8 miles. Turn right at Squaw Valley Rd. until you get to Squaw Valley USA.
From San Francisco (About 3 hours):
Day parking is available at Squaw Valley USA and is free for all Wanderlust ticketholders. Overnight parking is managed and permitted by Squaw Valley Resort. Please follow the instructions here for more information including how to get here and what overnight parking rates are.
The Amtrak California Zephyr train makes daily stops in nearby Truckee, CA, and offers easy connections to and from San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and Reno. Click here to get the latest schedule. Once you arrive at the train station in Truckee, you may still need to arrange transportation to Wanderlust, which is about 11 miles away. Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) has service running several times daily or you can take a taxi, such as Tahoe Taxi.
If you’re coming from out of state, you can fly into one of four international airports. The closest are Reno (RNO) and Sacramento (SMF), but both Oakland (OAK) and San Francisco (SFO) are options as well.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport is conveniently located 42 miles from Wanderlust. The airport is along the I-80 and US-395 interchange. The airport is served by major carriers with non-stop flights from most major US destinations. North Lake Tahoe Express offers affordable daily VIP Airport Service from 3:30am until Midnight to the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee region and from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport. Travel time to & from Reno Airport is approx 1 to 1.5 hours without any unexpected delays, depending on stop location. Click here to find out the schedule and to book now!
Sacramento International Airport is 96 miles from Wanderlust (about a 2 hour drive). Service is available from 13 major carriers with many non-stop flights from most major US destinations. The most convenient way to get from the airport to Wanderlust is to book your own rental car. But for those on a budget, Amtrak and Greyhound are great alternatives.
Oakland International Airport is another option for flying to Wanderlust. The airport is 200 miles from the festival (about a 3 hour drive). A rental car can be easily booked at the airport, but for those on a budget Amtrak and Greyhound provide daily services from Oakland to Truckee.
San Francisco International Airport is 206 miles from Wanderlust (about a 3 hour drive). The airport is served by all major carriers and can be reached by all major US destinations. Booking a rental car is the most convenient way to get to the festival, but trains and buses run daily to Truckee, CA from San Francisco.
Free Resort Shuttle
If you’re staying at the Resort at Squaw Creek in the lower Valley, there is a free shuttle between the main festival grounds and the resort. The shuttle operates daily between 7AM and Midnight. It’s also close enough to walk. Shuttle Phone: 530.583.6300 Pick -Up Locations: Cable car roundabout, near Starbucks. Runs every :15 and:45 minutes past the hour
TART: Tahoe Area Regional Transit
TART operates along 30 miles of Lake Tahoe shoreline and includes a shuttle between Tahoe City and Truckee via Hwy. 89. TART connects with Truckee Transit, Greyhound & Amtrak at the Truckee Depot. Buses stop at TART signs on the side of the road in direction of travel.
PHONE: 530.550.1212 or 800.736.6365
Pick -Up Locations: Outside of 22 Station East
Schedule: Please visit TART’s schedule here
Prices: Adult one way-$1.75, Senior/Youth (6-12) one way-$0.85, Children under 5 ride FREE. Multi fare discounts available.
Wanderlust partners with the surrounding properties in Squaw Valley to offer attendees the finest accommodations at exclusive rates.
The Village at Squaw Valley is located directly on site, in the heart of Wanderlust. This location features a wide variety of lodging options throughout the Village, ranging from standard hotel rooms to three-bedroom suites, each offered at an exclusive Wanderlust rate.
Reserve your accommodations today by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button below to receive the Wanderlust exclusive discount. You may also call 888-767-1907. If you choose to reserve your room over the phone, be sure to mention you are attending Wanderlust for the discounted rate. 4-night minimum stay required.
Tucked at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in North Lake Tahoe California, just steps away from the legendary ski lifts of Squaw Valley. Comfortable and casually elegant, our Lake Tahoe mountain escape offers an intimate resort experience, complete with fine dining and an attentive staff that’s dedicated to making your stay everything you dreamed of. PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, near Lake Tahoe’s north shore, offers more than just a getaway, but a true experience.
Squaw Valley Lodge offers a true mountainside location just steps from restaurants, shops and Wanderlust. The Lodge offers spacious and well-appointed condominiums that blend the comforts of home with the finest of hotel amenities and services. Unwind in the complimentary swimming pool, health club with sauna, steam room, complete exercise facility, and three indoor and three outdoor spas. 4 night minimum stay required.
Nestled at the foot of the mountain near the Alpine Village, Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley is the perfect home base for all your Wanderlust adventures. In the morning, enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your condo appointed with a full kitchen. In the evening, relax in one of three outdoor spas, or give your body a little TLC in the dry sauna before falling asleep in your cozy bed. Their friendly staff is here to welcome you. 4 night minimum stay required.
All Premium Packages offer The Village at Squaw Valley’s most desirable lodging, located in the heart of Wanderlust. Walk out of your condo and into the Village offering coffee shops, restaurants, and shops.
One Bedroom Suite – The one bedroom suite is approximately 600 square feet, offering a full kitchen including cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and range. In addition there is a spacious living room with a queen sleeper-sofa. The bedroom equipped with a king bed and ample closet space.
Two Bedroom Suite – The two bedroom, two bath suite is approximately 900 square feet. This suite offers a full kitchen including cooking utensils, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and range. In addition there is a fully-furnished living room with a queen sleeper-sofa. The master bedroom features a king bed and master bath, and the second bedroom offers a queen bed.
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Camping at High Camp is available. Purchase your spot below!
Please note: there has been a change in the parking policy. Cars and SUVs that are parked overnight for High Camp campers are not affected, however, overnight parking for RV vehicles and car campers is permitted on Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadow property for a fee ($50 per night). Please see: Getting Around & Parking on the Squaw Valley website for more information. For suggested RV and car-camper sites, see below!
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If you need more details on how to edit the name and email address on a ticket please click here.
Immersions, lodging, food and travel are not included with the purchase of a Wanderlust ticket.
You can schedule activities marked SPACE LIMITED or ALMOST FULL. If an activity is marked DROP-IN ONLY, all available spots have been scheduled, but don’t worry! We allow any guest with a valid ticket to “drop in” once the scheduled attendees are in. Simply show up early and join the drop-in line. We can’t promise, but most of our classes have a few spots free, and some drop-ins always get in.
From organic beauty products to locally designed clothing and apparel, the Kula Market seeks artisans, jewelry makers, and designers, to share their unique products and services with the Wanderlust community.
For more information on vending at Wanderlust, click here.
If you would like to apply to present at one of our festivals please fill out the contact form here. Underneath ‘Interested in working together?’, click ‘Fill out form below’ and fill out form. In the ‘Department’ drop-down menu please select ‘Teacher Submissions’.
Camping is an additional purchase on top of the Wanderlust day ticket and you must check in at the Compass upon arrival in order to gain access to the camp grounds.
You are responsible for bringing all the camping supplies that you need. Please check the festival FAQ here for site specific camping information.
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