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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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Lots of entertainment but stressful hike down

During the summer months, this place has a lot of events it hosts, often with life performers. So make sure to check their events calendar out. We took the tram up to go hiking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
Melina B
Reno, Nevada
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Such a great place! Not only was it the first (and only) place that the lady felt comfortable on the slopes, but it had stunning views and tons of ski slopes open despite the drought and many other places having limited slopes open. Also, major bonus points for being so military friendly- the gentleman was given a coin upon arrival... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Superb purpose built resort giving access to some of the best skiing in the world We stayed in one of the apartments (condo??) around which the resort is based and everything you need for your stay is a short walk away. It's the U S of A, it's big snow and all that you expect so get it on your... More 

Thank Sjr2020
Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Four of us took the Squaw Valley Tram to High Camp at 8200' elevation and spent the day hiking in the beautiful alpine meadows on the rim of Squaw Valley. What an easy and fun way to gain 2000' elevation! We could see Lake Tahoe beneath us to the east and the edge of the Granite Chief Wilderness to our... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The tram ride up to the 1960 Olympic museum was beautiful. The view from the top of Lake Tahoe was delightful. The 1960 Olympic museum was well done and a true historic gem. Nice variety of hikes available at the top too.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

During the summer months, this place has a lot of events it hosts, often with life performers. So make sure to check their events calendar out. We took the tram up to go hiking down with our dogs. We picked the Shirley Trail which was supposedly the shortest one. It took us over 3 hours to make it down and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Nice area with good restaurants and tourist things to do. It has some beautiful views. Its worth the time to walk around.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Rid ew team to base camp, there is a pool, roller/ice rink, bar and restaurant. Lots of hiking in the summer, and of course skiing in winter.

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elk grove
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Very clean, nice shops, lots of fun things to do. Make sure you take the tram up to the top. There is a great, fun restaurant there, an Olympic museum, nice pool area and lots of hiking, not to mention beautiful views. Well worth it!!

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Squaw Valley is by far the most awesome rad mountain in Lake Tahoe. If you want to scare yourself then go to squaw. Long runs with big cliffs this place has it all for the expert skier or rider. Thats why so many extreme skiers and Olympians come from this place.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Here in August and took the tram up. Lift ticket a little pricey. Really gorgeous views all the way up. once up there there are hiking trails, swimming pool, hot to, skating rink, and a museum. Also a cafe where you can eat inside or out. Had a couple beers, a burger, and some portobello mushrooms fried. Everything is reall... More 

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