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Squaw Valley Ski Area

1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
530-583-7673
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
Description: Famous ski area with Olympic memories.
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We recently visited family in California who took us to Squaw Valley. The cable car ride was fun, and the view from the top was stunning. We hiked a little (not as much as we wanted to but didn't have much time), and then treated ourselves to a mai tai at the pool bar. They were delicious but beware of... More

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Rogue River, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you find a good deal this place is worth it but make sure you get there early in the day. We were coming from South Lake Tahoe, with road construction it took us longer than anticipated. We got there at 245, thinking we would be fine since it closes at 5pm. Well where you get the tickets and catch... More

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Northern California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Got to the top, was met by a cuticle chewing employee sitting behind a counter at check-in who greeted us with "YO". No identification or nametag but was in uniform, too busy working on his personal nail grooming via his teeth so it was really hard to hear what he had to say. Apparently the lingo up there is just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I got a Groupon voucher for Squaw Valley Ski Resort, 2 adults, 2 kids- tram ride up, beautifully heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, skating and wall climbing. It was incredible! The view going up is amazing. We had lunch at their restaurant up there and the food (mostly sandwiches, salads, etc. no big entrees) was very good quality and yummy. It... More

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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Took the tram ride up the mountain. I love the ride, spectacular views. However, once at the top the options are limited to a pool, which will cost more but is a nice distraction, or hiking. And if you aren't acclimated hiking at 8200 feet plus can be tiring and you need to watch out for the sun, which will... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Las Vegas
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36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The course works its way around the facilities/shops at the base of the mountain. It's not fancy by any stretch, but it is challenging in that many holes are on sloped terrain. Our group of teens enjoyed it enough & for $8 it didn't break the bank. Park in the main ski area parking lot, walk over to where the... 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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