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Squaw Valley Ski Area
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Owner description: Famous ski area with Olympic memories.
Reviewed February 22, 2013

While there, we had 50 degree weather during the day and 25's at night. It made some slopes quite hard (but not Vermont-style ice) the next day but overall, we thought the grooming crew did a good job. Pretty good skiing and it is huge but all of the greens are up mid mountain and most of the blues. I do wish that the trails were marked slightly better, especially on the back of the mountain.
Black diamond and double blue slopes will please experts and the bunny slopes and beginner runs will please the kiddos. Siberia bowl was fantastic as well as Emigrant bowl. There are plenty of signs at the top of the slopes that read "Easiest Way Down" so new skiers can feel comfortable. There was a catch. The easiest way down form K22 was bumped-up blue slope, so it was not for beginners at all and not ‘Easiest Way Down’
For lesser crowd and better slopes, I would suggest take ‘Big Blue’ or ‘Emigrant’ chair to the top and go straight to the back of the mountain. Some lifts are outdated and slow.

Thank greg202
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Squaw has gorgeous views and is a huge place but other than that I don't get it. It's crowded and they hardly groom anything there. Six inches of snow yesterday and it was like push piles with crust underneath everywhere. Using skiers as groomers is not grooming! It's a confusing resort with many hotheads skiing way out of control with no staff standing at the SLOW signs to make skiers slow down. In the lines it's every skier for themselves. Many trying to cut or even push their way to the front. They need more staff to control these issues. Going back to Northstar tomorrow :)

Thank Candice S
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Kids not yet into skiing, but between the snow castle, the great tube runs and the mini-snowmobiles, they had a great time.

Thank DC_Padrin0
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Black diamond slopes will please experts and the bunny slopes and beginner runs will please the kiddos. There are plenty of signs at the top of the slopes that read "Easiest Way Down" so new skiiers can feel comfortable.

There are restaurants on the bottom of the hill and at the mountain top, all of which offer a variety of foods and drinks. Best, there is a ski-up Starbucks.

Thank ByTheSeaByTheSea
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

While there, we had 40 degree weather during the day and 20's at night. It made some slopes quite icy the next day but overall, we thought the grooming crew did a good job. Pretty good skiing and it is huge but all of the greens are up mid mountain and most of the blues. One day, the winds were bad so they shut down most of the mountain-but they did not discount the lift tickets. We should have gone to Alpine Meadows which I heard is quite good but didn't make the trek. I do wish that the trails were marked better as it is very hard to know which one you are on much less follow it down the mountain.

Thank FloridaBetsy
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