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
HTWHung Ting W.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 16, 2017
Slopes are great and lodges are excellent. Lots of choices for all levels of skiers. One drawback is distances between slope entries and exits. Unlike North Star, in Squaw Valley, it takes some distances from exits to next entries.
MWMike W.
Poor!

1 / 5

Oct 08, 2017
Squaw used to be the best ski area in North America. The terrain hasn’t changed, but the experience is now terrible. The new ownership has raised prices for rising as well as food, lodging, coaching, and any other business they run.
JJohn
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 15, 2013
Sick hike-to terrain, uncrowded slopes, steeps to scare you and storms that dume feet.
JJohn
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 04, 2013
Great terrain, generally great snow, great accomodations and dining at resort and nearby, fun shopping, great ski school concept (Buy 2 hour lesson and start any time during the day), terrific instructors, caring and knowledgeable ski patrol (my son took a ride on one of their... More
PPatricio
Superb!

5 / 5

Jan 15, 2013
Lots of great steeps and Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
MMichelle
Superb!

5 / 5

May 29, 2012
Perfect - all around. Close to airport, excellent roads, ski-in/out, excellent lodging and food. 5 STAR!
KKatie
Very Good!

4 / 5

May 25, 2012
We love it at Squaw, we were there April 16th and the snow was great, the sun was shining and the day was perfect!
AAdam
Very Good!

4 / 5

Apr 07, 2012
I love the number of choices accesible from one close parking lot, and the beauty of Lake Tahoe
GGeorge
Poor!

2 / 5

Sep 26, 2011
Very Challenging. The snow is less consistent.
EEric
Poor!

2 / 5

Sep 24, 2011
Snow is not as great, but the terrain is awesome

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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