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Squaw Valley Ski Area

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Address: 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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Famous ski area with Olympic memories.

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Very easy place

Easy to park , easy to move around , easy to sky , good restaurants, nice shop everything is easy in this place ! Love it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So, the weather wasn't really great for the long weekend. It snowed, rained and there were high winds involved so skiing wasn't in the most desirable conditions. Maybe time to get rid of the tram, we waited almost an hour to get on for a ride to High Camp. YUK. On the other hand the Funitel was okay. The ski... More 

Thank Tibbitscs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We come from a country not blessed with ski resorts. When you manage to hit the slope once a year at best, the last thing you want is a crowded piste full of grumpy poseurs. You get the opposite at Squaw Valley. It is a fantastic ski area, former Olympic venue yet the vast majority of the runs are accessible... More 

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Vittorio Veneto, Italy
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to park , easy to move around , easy to sky , good restaurants, nice shop everything is easy in this place ! Love it

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Aurora, Oregon
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239 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great slopes, lots of snow. Many lifts are closed due to weather conditions, and limited number of groomed runs.

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sf, california
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've always loved Squaw Valley Ski Resort & skied here for years. We like to come mid-week to avoid the crowds. Since the resort has become corporate-owned, the mentality has definitely changed to the economic bottom line. When it comes to safety on the mountain, this is a BIG problem. Last time we were there, we never saw a single... More 

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Roseville, California
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By my estimation, Squaw is the best ski hill in California...Maybe Mammoth. there's a huge amount of fairly easy cruiser runs as well as wildly difficult and steep runs. Even on busy days, you can find places with nobody around. @ half hill lodges are nice for sunning, drinks and food. Gondola ice rink and pool near the top.

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northeast US
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have skied at most of the places on any top ten ski area list that you will ever read. I held off on Squaw for the past few years due to the dry weather. Finally made it to Squaw. they are having the most snow in the last 45 years. I was really hopeful. I had read about the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were not lucky with the weather but even with limited conditions and having only experienced a fraction of the ski runs (as most of them had to remain closed due to high winds) we got to appreciate the beauty of the whole region. Staff was always very friendly and welcoming. Hope to make a more elaborate review on a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Squaw Valley has gotten a LOT of snow this season, but the downside is that the mountain is both prone to wind holds and to rain or wet snow due to its relatively low elevation. This means that when storms come, there are significant closures. We arrived here for a 7 day trip in February, and were able to ski... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of good terrain, beautiful views but weather here can be really extreme! So when it's good it's great and when it's bad it is awful. This isn't the friendliest ski resort, no one is going out of their way for guests. No mountain tours except extremely pricey ones. On mountain signage could be better but I think the... More 

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