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Squaw Valley Ski Area

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Address: 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Phone Number: 530-583-7673
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Activities: Skiing
Description: Famous ski area with Olympic memories.
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Well-maintained, Lots of Trails

We visited Squaw Valley for the first time on our trip and ended up skiing there 3 days! Even with the lack of snow this year, many trails were open and groomed, making for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Haymarket, Virginia
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Haymarket, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited Squaw Valley for the first time on our trip and ended up skiing there 3 days! Even with the lack of snow this year, many trails were open and groomed, making for a very enjoyable few days. Our group had skiiers at varying experience levels, yet there were trails for all of us to enjoy. The staff was... More 

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Reno, Nevada, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

great variety of ski opportunities. On the mountain eating and Beverage opportunites were numerous. Starbucks : ski in/Out . can't be beat, any where

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Corpus Christi
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We recently spent our first visit to Lake Tahoe at the Resort at Squaw Creek and really enjoyed the location. Squaw Valley offers a variety of snow activities in a fairly central location. We were not there for skiing but did take the tram to the top of the mountain to see the Olympic Museum for the 1960 Winter Games... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Good skiing facility, but personnel are asleep, and signage is substandard. No attendants at top of chair lifts to answer questions, and the staf at the lifts filling chairs is either stoned or lazy. Long lines over the holidays, mostly due to mismanagement. Staff at the base of the mountain were very helpful, though

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Santa Clara, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Perfect resort with all amenities and is much larger compared to other resorts around ( even the ones in South Lake Tahoe ). Stay at the Resort at Squaw Creek and Skii here !

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Oahu
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited Squaw Valley Ski Resort for Christmas Eve........arrived a day before and it was so so. Blue skies, packed snow, and kinda crowded, but I expected it being Christmas and all. The staff was super helpful and was very quick and simple to rent and get outfitted with ski's and all. On Christmas Eve........the weather changed, it started snowing, and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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54 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was my first time skiing in my adopted state of California. Took the Bay Area Ski Bus from San Francisco (highly recommended). Lots of beginner and intermediate terrain here; it would be a great place to bring little kids. The snow couldn't be compared with champagne Utah powder, but we have had this drought thingie going on here -... More 

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Sutton Coldfield
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144 reviews 144 reviews
48 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Having skied at Alpine Meadows the day before, I wasn't as impressed with this resort. Busier, pricier, less charm. It was only a fleeting visit, admittedly, so perhaps I'm not being totally fair, but first impressions do count, don't they?

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Brooklyn, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Had a fantastic day at Squaw. The staff was helpful and informative. Purchasing tickets was a breeze as there were staff members walking the line and offering to assist with purchases via ipads. Trail and lift signs were clear and parking easy and free.

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

There was hardly any snow when we were there, though they were making it each night. On our last day we took the tram up to explore the pool and ice skating rink and all the restaurants that are mid-mountain. No one told us that nothing opened until 11am even though we bought the tickets the night before and explained... More 

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