Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows California

Very Good

4.2 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Trails

Beginner
25%
Intermediate
42%
Advanced / Expert
33%
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Overview

Squaw Valley is a California ski resort of legends, home of the world’s first double chair in 1949, host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, and training ground to pro skiers like Scot Schmidt, Jonny Moseley, Julia Mancuso, and the sadly deceased skiers Shane McConkey and CR Johnson.

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Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows

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Very Good

4.2 / 5

based on 39 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
CSCraig S.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 02, 2017
It doesn't get better than Squaw Valley, and with the lift connection to Alpine Meadows, it will be even better. Snow conditions are consistent, lifts are fast and comfortable, and the terrain has everything you ever want to experience.... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Squaw is rad! Also known as Squallywood, the locals can be hit or miss to the visitors. Great riding in all different types of terrain and the top area of the mountain can get slammed with snow and stay open for a long time. Little known larger resort company, KSL, bought it a... More
CMChris M.
expert skier
Average!

2.8 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
Insanely overpopulated and over skied. Stay away unless you like waiting in line with some really terrible people. Not worth the effort. Other resorts in the area offer the same terrain without the pain.... More
GKGavin K.
advanced skier
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Squaw valley wasn't just coined "squalywood" for any reason. It is a place where the wealth folk commute from the city of the bay to get their hot laps on. The general appeals to squaw include a good selection advanced skiing, lots of weather, and the endless accommodations... More
RLRodney L.
advanced skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
This has to be one of the best ski resorts world wide! Such a diverse choice of trails from Beginer to expert & from Trailbto Back country! Well organized & no lines!!... More
JBJonathan B.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows is my favorite resort I have been to hands down. The scenery is epic, the people are awesome, and the mountains and snow are off the hook!!!!!... More
BGBen G.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Cannot rate squad highly enough. Nothing I've ridden compares and has amazing options for all levels. Can't wait to return. Uncrowded, no long lift lines when I was there and a great village atmosphere. A good village is always high on my list of priorities and Squaw definitely... More
JJorden
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Please I need this pass my stepdad has cancer and with his treatment expensises it’s going to be near impossible to scrounge up money to go snowboarding this season it’s my passion... More
JJorden
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Please I need this season pass snowboarding is my passion my stepdad has cancer and with all of the bills his treatment it’s going to be impossible to get money to go this year... More
DMDiana M.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
I love skiing at Squaw. There is a wide variety of runs for all skill levels. I love the apres ski options in the village and the atmosphere at the Olympic House. It is unfortunate that accommodation is a bit pricey. ... More

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
2
High Speed Sixes
5
High Speed Quads
5
Quad Chair
1
Triple Chairs
12
Double Chairs
10
Surface Lifts
7

Elevation

Base
6,200 feet
Summit
9,050 feet
Vertical drop
2,850 feet

Terrain

Total runs
270
Terrain Parks
5
Longest Run
3 miles
Skiable Terrain
6,000 acres
Snowmaking Area
1,000 acres
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