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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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$45*
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Lake Tahoe Circle Tour Including Squaw Valley

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Great resort, bad snow

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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!

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 

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Buffalo, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

With enough snow coverage, this place would be epic! Unfortunately, this was not their year. (neither were the 3 years before) But, that is not their fault, so I still believe this is a great mountain! Lots of terrain and lots of lifts, with many peaks to choose from, so you can follow the sun or escape crowds. Found the... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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150 reviews 150 reviews
36 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As a disclaimer I am basing this review on the Squaw spring conditions. I've been to Squaw many, many times over the years and their winter conditions are usually fantastic. The good: Village is second to none, lot's of energy, food, bars, stores, etc. Service is friendly. The bad: Very crowded on Saturday. Very little open. Most runs short. It... More 

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Truckee, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had just received 2 1/2 feet of new snow and in a drought year, it brought out a huge crowd and Squaw was not prepared for it. We waited in a huge line on the Funitel which was the only way up.

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Gladstone, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

The weather was perfect. We took the gondola ride to the Sumit, while our son went skiing. He met us on the Sumit. The view was magnificent and we took both still and video shots. We had lunch at the base restaurant. Good food and efficient service

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The place was a change of scenery from Boreal to Squaw Valley. It took my impression a notch higher, most definitely. So it's not surprising if your bill will go higher as well. It's worth it anyway. There are many shops to choose from and you can either stay in a hotel or the lodges, depending on your preference. Coffee... More 

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Mauritius
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We enjoyed the intermediate and expert runs and would recommend this resort for accomplished skiers. There are some runs for beginners but not many.

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Phoenix
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Their snow totals are misleading. Even after the storm, there are many obstructions, rocks, and marginal snow at the bottom of the ski area. At $104 a day for skiing, you are better off going elsewhere such as Sugar Bowl where they have much more snow. Traditionally, squaw's best runs are on the bottom of the area such as red... More 

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