Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley Ski Resort will be changing its name to Palisades Tahoe. The resort put out a Facebook post stating the new name change after agreeing "squaw" was a derogatory term for Native American women.
For more than a year, our community has been waiting, wondering and guessing what the new name for our mountains would be. Today marks the first day of the next chapter of our resort’s storied history. From our founding in 1949 and hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics, to the freeskiing pioneers and Olympians that put us on the map, the last seven decades have cemented our mountains’ place in the halls of ski history. While the name may be new, the legend and legacy of these valleys continue on, now as Palisades Tahoe.