We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Squaw Valley Ski Area

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Phone Number: 530-583-7673
Website
Activities: Skiing
Description: Famous ski area with Olympic memories.
Visit Squaw Valley Ski Area like an insider
Top Rated
$45*
and up
Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 268 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Awesome

Go and enjoy this former Olympic resort and there are some fairly generally gnarly runs. Great fun and a mix of hills. Lots of stuff to eat and fink as well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
PadiP
,
Poole, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
556 reviews 556 reviews
176 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Go and enjoy this former Olympic resort and there are some fairly generally gnarly runs. Great fun and a mix of hills. Lots of stuff to eat and fink as well!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I love this place to ski because it is vast with varying levels of skying that are all enjoyable. It also has the best night skiing that i have ever experienced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paranaque
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

For a newbie in ski resorts, this is surely a premiere facility with the jampacked ski junkies and overexcited families!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newbury, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went very late in the season so the skiing was very limited. Lift system very good, They did reduce the cost of lift tickets due to limited skiing

Was this review helpful? Yes
Little Rock, Arkansas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Even though the weather was not great, the skiing was still pretty good. The mountain is breathtaking! The lifts were all comfortable and fast. Out of all the resorts I went to in the Lake Tahoe area, Squaw Valley was the best. I will definitely return here next year.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After 3 straight years of record drought and very little snow. It has become obvious that while Squaw Valley has the terrain, it takes a 10 foot base to run this previous great ski area. The past 3 years of 18 inch average base just doesn't cut it anymore. For beginners a 18 inch base might be fine, but the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walnut Creek, California
Top Contributor
292 reviews 292 reviews
45 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The fact that it was off season, more than half the mountain and runs are closed and they still charge you full price on a week day is disgusting and poor business. The whole group would have bought lift tickets if there was a decent price instead only one of six bought a ticket.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I'm an Alpine skier and had never skied in the West, so my frame of reference is a bit skewed. It's a nice big ski area with decent lifts and well maintained slopes. The large upper mountain with Eastern and Southern exposure looks like it would be a lot of fun for families and good skiers alike considering the variety... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wanted to check out the snow other than the Heavenly mountains one.. this place seemed to be more crowded and the snow was not that good enough. One can just stop by and check out. The mountain view is lovely though!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was our second trip to Squaw in the past 4 years and the snow has been feast or famine. In 2011 it snowed 15 ft in a week and this year there was almost no snow. Ski resorts can't control Mother Nature, so it is what is when it comes to conditions. Despite the very limited terrain that was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Squaw Valley Ski Area also viewed

South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California)
Lake Tahoe (California), CA
 
Lake Tahoe (California), CA
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
 

Been to Squaw Valley Ski Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Squaw Valley Ski Area and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Squaw Valley Ski Area staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?