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Squaw Valley Ski Area

1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
530/583-6985
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
Description: Famous ski area with Olympic memories.
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were in the area staying at the Squaw Creek Resort. We took the tram to high camp and it had epic views and it was an amazingly clear sky which allowed us to get some great views of the area and Lake Tahoe in the distance.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

this is the site f the 1960 Winter Olympic games. The village is pretty much intact and resort is built around it A cable car will take you all the way to the top of the peak where there are numerous things to do, incl. various activities\games and walking\king trails. Shopping and eateries abound in the village & resort plenty... More

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Carson City, Nevada, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We rode the Squaw Valley tram just this month. The experience was wonderful. The scenery going up on the ride and after arriving at the top was just incredibly beautiful. The tram reaches a level of approx. 8,200 ft after about a 2,000 ft. climb from the valley floor. The tram ride itself was smooth and there was room for... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

After we had made one full tour around Lake Tahoe we decided to stop into Squaw Valley to do some exploring there. We stopped in at one of the sandwich soup shops to have a light lunch and then decided we wanted to take a ride up the tram to go to High Camp. Due to the winds however, it... More

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CANOGA PARK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We took a detour from driving around Lake Tahoe to ride the Squaw Valley aerial tram. Since it was early June & High Camp was not open for summer activities, the place was nearly dead, but the tram ride was still an adventure, though a bit pricey even for seniors. We came for the view & were not disappointed. It... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited Squaw Valley in January knowing that there wasn't going to be much snowboarding to be done - it was right around the time that the governor of California declared a state of emergency due to lack of snow and rain. We took the tram to High Camp and had a wonderful lunch "on top of the world"; and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Really great terrain from the headwall on down. The village and vibe is also really great, as there is something for everyone. A few great bar throughout the mountain as well. Recommend for skiers and non-skiers.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Excellent, excellent, excellent! I've been skiing this mountain for 20 years and never get bored. It is more challenging, but even my kids started here so it does have something for everyone. Serious skiers must ski Squaw at least once, if not annually!

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Sydney Australia
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424 reviews 424 reviews
243 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Bitterly disappointed that after years of going to get there , we had the drought to contend with and the poorest season for years. No ones fault but just my luck ! The East Coast & Mid West were being hammered but Squaw Valley got Squat ! There were only 3 or so runs open on our visit and the... More

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Balboa Island, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Rarely have I skiied at a big mountain in conditions this warm. Southern California is used to 60 degree plus on the hill, but the top of Squaw probably is not. The difference is that instead of short runs in very slurpy snow, there were long runs. Very sticky and very tough on the legs..We got there early on a... More

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