The scene at Squaw just got livelier. With the opening of the Village at Squaw Valley USA, skiers have stylish new options for shopping, dining, and unwinding.
After a day on the snow, warm up near the firepit in the Village's plaza. Then make your way to the 22 Station West complex, slipping into Black Diamond Wine Exchange (530/584-0105) to sample vinos (from $2). Feeling famished? Grab a pear-and-gorgonzola pizza at Fireside Pizza Company ($$; 530/584-6150), in the Village's North Face Suites. Or "Eat raw at Squaw" at nearby Mamasake ($$$$; 530/584-0110), where sushi is often served atop snowboardlike platters.
If your day's not over, head to 22 Station West's Waxen Moon (530/584-6006), where you can make your own candle (from $12).―MICHELLE LAU
Village vitalsFor information, contact the hotel (rooms from $209; 1750 Village East Rd., Olympic Valley, CA; www.thevillageatsquaw.com or 888/805-5022).