Home has taken on a whole new meaning in the past year – it’s not just where we rest, it’s also where we cook, laugh, and play. Most of us have spent a lot more time at home than usual in the past year, and it’s become our schools, offices, and gyms as well. More than ever, we are realizing what we love about where we live – or maybe what we don’t love and want to change! Maybe it’s updated décor, maybe it’s proximity to your favorite restaurants, or ease of access to outdoor spaces; whatever your priorities are, The Palisades at Squaw is sure to check a few things off your list. If you’re looking for a new place to call home this winter, here are 5 reasons we think the Palisades at Squaw is the best place to be!

1. Minutes from World Renowned Terrain

Most people can’t claim the base of their favorite ski area as their backyard – but we can! Squaw Valley offers some of the best skiing and riding terrain not just in California but the world. With amazing views of Lake Tahoe, 34 lifts and 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, there are endless adventures to be had at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. The mountain offers everything from beginner to expert terrain, professional instruction for all levels, and plenty of fun to be had for all ages. Not to mention the exciting Olympic Village, full of plenty of options for food, beverages, and shopping – all with safety modifications in place this season.

2. Après on Your Own Private Deck

Skip the traffic and the lines at the bar after a day on the slopes, and enjoy your Après in front of the firepit! All models at The Palisades offer various options for a private deck, some overlooking the mountain and others secluded by towering pines. Is there anything better than taking off your ski boots and enjoying a refreshing beverage after a day in the snow? When you’re après-ing at home, you can wrap up in a cozy blanket and slippers, and help yourself to the fridge – no waiting or wearing a mask required!

3. 7 minutes to Lake Tahoe and 20 minutes to Truckee

Lake Tahoe is the largest Alpine Lake in North America – and we’re only a seven-minute drive away! The beauty and majesty of the lake is incredible in all seasons – from beaches and watersports in summers, to hiking and biking in spring and fall, to snow-covered mountains in winter, Tahoe offers an outdoor paradise to all. The Palisades at Squaw is nestled between this alpine lake oasis and the historic town of Truckee, California. Truckee offers a multitude of quality dining and shopping options with a unique mountain-town feel. Full of passionate creatives who love the outdoors, you’ll find unique gifts, local artisans, and laid-back breweries abound. You can check out our Local Shopping Guide here.Two of our favorite dining options are Pianeta and Cottonwood. Pianeta Restauranta is a cozy locale in the heart of historic downtown Truckee, specializing in creating delicious Italian foods, inspired by Northern Italy, and specializing in homemade pastas.  They currently offer to-go and patio seating, but please check their website for current updates. Cottonwood Restaurant and Bar is housed in one of the nation’s oldest ski lodges, which was hand built from salvaged railroad ties in 1928. Revel in unmatched views of downtown Truckee and the surrounding Sierra from the expansive deck. Currently offering take-out or Brunch on weekends.

4. Views, Views, Views!

Nestled among the towering pines, The Palisades at Squaw truly feels like a mountain oasis. With views of Painted Rock to the East, Granite Chief Peak to the West, and Squaw Creek meandering through the trees, you’ll feel immersed in nature in homes designed to bring the outside in, and highlight the natural beauty of Olympic Valley. Take a stroll through the woods and alongside the creek just steps from your door, or continue across the road to the paved biking and walking path along the edge of the meadows. You can even take the path all the way along the Truckee River to the heart of Tahoe City. With year-round sunshine and activities for all seasons, the perks of alpine living are easy to enjoy at The Palisades.

5. Modern Mountain Living

The Palisades at Squaw is the first new construction in Squaw Valley in over a decade! We’ve sourced the best architects, designers, and builders to create a beautiful, mountain modern aesthetic, that highlights the natural setting and offers families a sophisticated and spacious living environment. Designed for a seamless indoor-outdoor experience, you’ll find tall windows with ample natural light and open-concept floor plans that provide plenty of gathering spaces. The Palisades at Squaw turns your home into an alpine oasis, perfect for year-round adventures, an escape from the city, and fun for families of all ages.

Ready to make the Palisades home? Contact us today for a private showing. Listings are extremely limited and with over 70% sold, these will go fast.