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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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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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Paranaque
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

For a newbie in ski resorts, this is surely a premiere facility with the jampacked ski junkies and overexcited families!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We went very late in the season so the skiing was very limited. Lift system very good, They did reduce the cost of lift tickets due to limited skiing

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Even though the weather was not great, the skiing was still pretty good. The mountain is breathtaking! The lifts were all comfortable and fast. Out of all the resorts I went to in the Lake Tahoe area, Squaw Valley was the best. I will definitely return here next year.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After 3 straight years of record drought and very little snow. It has become obvious that while Squaw Valley has the terrain, it takes a 10 foot base to run this previous great ski area. The past 3 years of 18 inch average base just doesn't cut it anymore. For beginners a 18 inch base might be fine, but the... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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285 reviews 285 reviews
43 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The fact that it was off season, more than half the mountain and runs are closed and they still charge you full price on a week day is disgusting and poor business. The whole group would have bought lift tickets if there was a decent price instead only one of six bought a ticket.

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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

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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154 reviews 154 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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