Squaw Valley USA, Olympic Valley, California
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Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of the largest ski areas in the United States and the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. It is the second-largest ski area at Lake Tahoe with 33 chairlifts and has the only funitel lift in the US.
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Squaw used to be a great place for families.... until this year: 1- Children used to be 10-12$ a day... it will now be ~$50 2- 2 hrs private ski classes (at 9AM and 2PM) used to be $179 ... they are now $299 (although they still advertise $179 on flyers) 3- 1/2hrs ski less...
I have many great memories on this mountain. I have lived a long good life, and soon it will be my 26th birthday. I hope to ski this mountain and relive the adventures of my youth. I was once up around the ridge during high winds. I was unable to snowboard down the mountain, because the gusts coming up the mountain were so strong. My face looked like Yuri from Doctor Zhivago after he travels the tundra. It was quite an adventure. We used the tree trunks as wind shelter. Slowly we made our way down the mountain, and the climate was quite mild. Funny how different parts of the mountain can experience such different climates. Another time, my friend and I were skiing down the south? side of the mountain. Closer...
Mother Nature at it's best. I was in awe of the beauty of this place. Snow capped mountains (even in the summer!), towering pine trees, clean air. I am not a skier but I can see how great it would be to explore the various runs that they offer. Down in the village, there are lots of shops to browse through, plus coffee shops to warm you up. In the summer, activities for kids (trampoline jumpers for example) and families (tandem bikes) are available for rent. After walking about the village, we took the cable car to the top of the mountain and was greeted by mild summer weather in the snow! Facilities for fine dining, skating, and swimming (pool heated to super hot) are available. Again, great views of...
Looking for a ski instructor at Squaw Valley? I highly recommend Christian C. His name tag says he's from Paris (his last name is a crazy french combination of c's and vowels and he even speaks french too!) But he has been in Tahoe for long enough to be called a local. ...
Oh snowboarding season, how I love you so!! There's just something about that white, powdery snow that had me at hello. If you're feeling the itch to board, Squaw is definitely the place. *More intermediate & advanced trails (loved Silverado & Broken Arrow) *Higher & longer runs (ride High Camp Cable Car and/or Gold Coast Funitel up & enjoy the beautiful view) *More open space (not as crowded as Sugar Bowl or Sierra) *Lots of restaurants to choose from (try the lox on asiago bagel @Mountain Nectar "pre-run" & the ahi tuna salad from Twenty Two Bistro & Bar "post-run") *Ice skating @the Olympic Ice Pavilion Tips: *Kids are $12 all season long *Night boarding is $22 from 4-7pm (9pm on Fri/Sat) *Pre-purchase fo...