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“squaw valley”(102 reviews)
“ski area”(40 reviews)
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Famous ski area with Olympic memories.
1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
+1 530-583-6985
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I haven’t skied at Squaw in 30+ years and this trip reminded me why. It might be fine for some but the fact that it is not the easiest mountain to get around and there is a lack of true intermediate terrain. So many of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Brusdad
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best snow seasons in recent years. A must go if you are an active person who enjoys the outdoors.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lincoln05
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ikon pass in hand I set off to try it out. Easy to get at the ticket counter. There were no lift lines and Granite Chief was open and so much terrain. Very good skiing!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GoskiG
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a great mountain! This was my second time on this mountain (I'm from the East Coast and bought the Ikon pass this year). I really enjoyed the entire mountain as well as this time I explored Alpine more! Alpine is more "woods trails", less...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank EHart22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I originally had wanted to sign my 8 year old up for a snowboarding lesson at another resort, but it filled up. I found Squaw Valley even though it was a little bit further from our cabin and I'm so glad I did! Check in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bboatn00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visibility was terrible my first day there and I was lost at 8200 feet in a blizzard , there are no map displays on lift bars, signs/maps were covered in ice and snow. I hate falling over cliffs to my death.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sheiskopf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expect to spend money on lift tickets when I go on a ski vacation but $179 PP? REALLY?? There are so many resorts in the area that I won't be sorry if I don't get back to squaw. Views are so much better at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chi-Gal2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had Matt Grimmer for a refresher day lesson after 10 years off skis and I couldnt be happier with the instruction and pace.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dixiesass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed 3 days of spring skiing with my wife I would love to be there on a powder day! Interesting terrain

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SkiDudeGL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an incredible time. 1) great customer service, everyone from people on the phone in advance, everyone there is super nice and helpful 2) terrain choice - there are really hard things to keep the whole group excited but also really nice beginner terrain...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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shantelle E
April 4, 2018|
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Response from davidhV8108PG | Reviewed this property |
The upper mountain should be open. Check Squaw valley website a week out
Jodi J
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Coastman3 | Reviewed this property |
Jodi, Given the snow this year, there will be lots of pow. Squaw gets skied out very quickly on the weekends, but it is a large resort and you can find pockets. Just ask the staff or experienced skiers and they'll help... More
February 1, 2017|
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Response from DudleyDeNador | Reviewed this property |
This season rivals the big snow years of various seasons past, like 1982 and 2010. I shot aerials of Squaw in late March in 2010 and the season continued until June. They have had more snow in January of this year (23') than... More