There’s no avoiding it – we are living in strange times. While many of us have started to adjust to a “new normal,” there are plenty of things that still don’t feel normal, and perhaps they never will. Lucky for us, living in the mountains has some exclusive advantages all year round, but we are feeling especially grateful these days for a number of reasons.



1. Fresh Air

It’s no secret that breathing in fresh mountain air does the mind and body good. Our sense of smell is in fact deeply connected to our memories and emotions. The smell of pine is often considered to be calming and grounding, so if you are in need of a moment of zen, take a walk among the forest and take some deep breaths. With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to open your windows and air out your home.

2. Wide Open Spaces – to Explore and Be Alone

We love living far away from the hustle and bustle of the city – and now more than ever we are thankful to have enough space to get outside and enjoy our area safely. With extra time on our hands and fewer tourists visiting, now is the perfect time to explore some new places in the outdoors. Practicing social distancing is easy in a small community with ample outdoor space.



3. Hiking Trails Galore

Speaking of exploring outdoors, it’s hiking season! Hiking is the perfect way to exercise, enjoy some fresh air, and maybe catch up with a friend – from at least 6 feet apart, of course. Some of our favorite trails that are relatively clear of snow right now are: Shirley Canyon, Rubicon Trail, and Five Lakes Trail.

4. Mountain Biking and Hopping on the Bike Trail

Ditch the car or the hassle of a shuttle, and hop on the bike path right from your doorstep at The Palisades at Squaw. Head to Lake Tahoe for a beach day and get in some added exercise while doing it. Emigrant & Jackass MTB trails are clear of snow right now and another great way to social distance during times like this.



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5. Time Slows Down Here

When you’re surrounded by the beauty of nature, you can enjoy a slower pace. Catch a sunset, read a book on the deck, enjoy a lazy morning. We’re taking it one day at a time, and enjoying the slower pace of life up here. We hope you can take some time to stop and smell the pine trees, breathe in and breathe out, and create some zen.

Ready to Move to the Mountains?

If you’d like to learn more about living in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe and the Palisades at Squaw with our various options for sale, please contact us and we will connect you with a Sales Agent. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, and we hope to see you when we re-open our model homes soon.

  • Email: sales@palisadesatsquaw.com

  • Phone: 530-414-9177