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
EErin
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jan 09, 2009
I am not sure about the festivals at this resort but have always wanted to go there.
JJohn
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 19, 2008
Sick hike-to terrain, uncrowded slopes, and feet of untracked snow. Best resort in Tahoe.
WWally
Superb!

5 / 5

Feb 23, 2008
The lift tickets were reasonably priced. The service from the staff, ie. rentals, food, managementt were exemplary.
JJonathon
Average!

3 / 5

Dec 02, 2007
It can be long during the weekends
JJpw
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 10, 2006
Village provides great ski in & out to a wide open mountain and a night life too, without the hectic pace of Heavenly area and Colorado glitz resorts. For pure skiing though Alta and Snowbird in Salt Lake especially this past year were the tops!!
KKathy
Poor!

2 / 5

Mar 26, 2006
It's not bad, but the backside can get slushy fast on a sunny day.
PPam
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jan 01, 2006
Have skied there several times in the past few years. If I had experience with more on the list, this might not be chosen as my favorite.
GGlenda
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 06, 2005
Squaw Valley is a great resort for families because they have something for every member! Plenty of green slopes for the beginner and very challenging slopes for the expert! It has wonderful lifts and the ice rink is a lot of fun!
PPete
Average!

3 / 5

Oct 23, 2004
Great mellow ski resort...

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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