Overall Resort at Squaw Creek is excellent. It has everything you need for a great winter holiday (and I imagine a great summer holiday as well).
Just a few comments, these are not so much criticisms as explanations so you know what to expect.
First, RSC is not in the main Squaw Valley resort. However this doesn't really matter as there is direct access to the ski area and an excellent shuttle bus service to the main resort. Also it's not strictly ski-in/ski-out in the european sense, in that you're not directly on the slopes. However it's less than 100 yards walk from the locker room to the ski lift/bottom of the piste so no complaints on that score. In addition there's a free shuttle from RSC to Alpine Meadows if you want to try a different ski area.
RSC is essentially a complex of different blocks - lobby/restaurants, spa, accommodation, and you have to walk (outdoors) between these blocks. It's a bit more than a short walk from the rooms to the pool area (where there are no changing facilities) so pack your flip-flops! But the pool and hot tubs are worth it.
If you're self-catering there is a small deli on site and a bigger and better one in the main resort (Alice's Mountain Market). But they're both pricey and if you have a car go to the 7/11 at the entrance to the valley.
The four cafes/restaurants are all good - our favourite was the Italian (Montagna) but unfortunately it was only open weekends while we were there. Room service was friendly and efficient.
RSC (and Squaw Valley in general) gets VERY busy at weekends - lots of families with children - but I guess that's the price you pay for going to somewhere so good , it's popular!
Overall we really enjoyed our stay here and we hope to go back. The only real problem during our stay was that they mislaid my laundry, though I got it back eventually.
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- Luxury mountain resort located at the base of Squaw Valley USA, five miles from the shores of Lake Tahoe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Resort At Squaw Creek Hotel Olympic Valley
- Hotel At Squaw Creek
- At Squaw Creek Hotel
- Resort Squaw Creek
- Squaw Creek Resort