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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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111 reviews 111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We have visited a few ski sites in the summer & they are always similar with a tram & a couple of things to do at the top of the lift. This was very interesting as it was the site of the olympics in the 60's. There are a number of things to do at the top of this tram... More

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St. Louis, MO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Carry plenty of water and choose your route according to your fitness level, and you'll feel like a million bucks when you step on the Aerial tram at 8300 ft. for the ride back to valley floor. Round trip ride on the tram for an adult pushes $40, but if you hike up on one of the many trails, the... More

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Long Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Me and my 7 and 10yo sons visited Squaw Valley while we were staying at the Resort at Squaw Creek. We didn't explore the village much, but I know there were restaurants, including a pizza place, a Mexican restaurant, and souvenir shops, a candy shop and frozen yogurt place. The kids rode a trampoline ride where they strap you in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I do not think you could ski every thing in one day if you tried. Wide open trails. Many chair choices and lots of beautiful trees, mountains, and snow at the top.

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Reno, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fun shopping and beautiful mountain location. Starbucks, Northface, pizza, ice-cream outdoor sports equipment and clothing

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took the Gondola to the top and walked around the mountain top. The Olympic museum was ok but disappointing. The views were spectacular but not much else to see or do unless you want to swim in a mountain top pool.

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Sacramento, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

when my husband told me that we can take our retrievers up the tram to the peak, I could not believe it. then I thought they must charge a fee, but alas, no additional fare for pets. their combined weight is about 150 lbs and they take up valuable floor space (you know, they are more horizontal than humans). that... More

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've been to Tahoe a few times, but after visiting Squaw Valley on my last visit, I think this will be my "it" place to ski. The resort is gorgeous, it is so convenient, to stay right on the mountain, with many restaurants to choose from, wonderful fire pits at night, great accommodations, and even entertainment in the evenings sometimes.... More

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indianapolis, IN
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184 reviews 184 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We rode the cable car to the top of the mountain and hoped to do some hiking from high camp. We got to the top and the views were beautiful. As we started hiking, we noticed the clouds becoming darker and more ominous. We decided to go back to the restaurant for lunch and were told that the conditions were... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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