Squaw Valley is a world-famous ski resort for a number of reasons. With 30 chairlifts and 3,600 acres, it’s one of the largest ski areas in the United States. (If you combine next door neighbor, Alpine Meadows, the resorts offer joint access to 6,200 acres, 43 lifts and over 270 trails). It was the host site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.  It also offers the only funitel (an aerial lift that transports skiers) in the nation. A location just west of Lake Tahoe in a town called “Olympic Valley,” which boasts a pedestrian mall set in Bavarian stone-and-timber buildings with restaurants, high-end condo rentals, boutiques, and cafés, only adds to its allure as one of California’s most sought-after ski destinations.

Residences here are understandably in high demand, often commanding the highest prices. Homes in a particular private gated community — Hidden Lake — represent some of the most exclusive real estate offerings in the Squaw Valley area, thanks to their southern exposure. Established in 1988, Hidden Lake is an outdoor lover’s paradise with inspiring views of Squaw Valley ski resort, private roads, a spring fed lake, two tennis courts and much more. There are only 35 parcels (two additional parcels are annexed into the community — so when a home comes on the market here, it garners immediate attention due to its rarity.

Enter this stunner of a mountain estate, which was just recently listed for sale for $3,995,000 by Team Tahoe of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Tahoe-Truckee.

Exuding unmatched beauty and splendor, this 6,631 square-foot custom-designed residence stands as a lasting legacy home. Local craftsmen and artisans collaborated to bring this masterpiece of wood, stone and luxury to full realization. Six bedrooms and seven bathrooms provide more than enough room for multi-generations to spend time together and make memories.

An open great room centered around the warmth of a fireplace offers one of many opportunities for gathering. A large, spacious dining room and an upgraded kitchen each provide places of joy. There is a recreation room for entertainment and a wine cellar for housing your most treasured vintages.

Abundant windows and natural light, high ceilings and views stretching out to the pines outside grace nearly every room in the house. Terraces and decks abound for enjoying the fresh mountain air, with access to a natural spring lake.

Access to everything that Squaw Valley offers makes this property a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an exquisite piece of Tahoe real estate.