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Squaw Valley USA, Olympic Valley, California

1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, California

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Submitted by: Anne-Sophie S.

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...

Submitted by: Walter M.

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...

Submitted by: Caren L.

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...

Submitted by: Vanessa O.

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.   ...

Submitted by: Joy A.

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...

Submitted by: Eric C.

I'm a good skier, if I can say so myself! But the first time I came to Squaw was a $25 learn to ski & ride weekend, which included rentals, lift tickets, and a lesson. I decided to pick up snowboarding, so I rented a board and hit the beginner slopes. Fast forward three years later to present day. I again head up to the same beginner slopes to try snowboarding again. This time I've had 2 more days of snowboarding experience (because I had mostly opted to ski since then). The beginner slopes are awesome, especially when there's hardly anyone around. My only complaint is the lift ticket. $92 for holiday season is quite pricey, especially if you're only on the mountain for a few hours. I know there are cheaper ...

Submitted by: Nicole L.

Tips for an excellent Squaw experience, from someone who misses living in Truckee, who is a decent skier, who gets teary-eyed thinking about Shane - and his family, my god-, and wishes she was good enough to fire off some goodness at the chute on KT for him, and who just loves to ski. And who thinks GNAR points are hysterical. 1) Don't come here on a Saturday and think it's going to be any different then any other packed resort on a Saturday. It's still Saturday. There's a reason locals don't visit the ski resorts on weekends. If you're looking for a less crowded experience, try Monday-Friday. 2) If you are a beginner/don't own your own equipment/don't know how your equipment should fit, well, then don't wai...

Submitted by: Hailey P.

I was born and raised in the Midwest. Snow was never lacking.  Growing up most kids were involved in some sort of snow sport, be it skiing, hockey, or figure skating. I grew up poor and living out in the boondocks. My winter sport, was sledding, down a hill in a corn field in our back yard.   So until this weekend, I had not only NEVER tried skiing or snowboarding, but had never even SEEN a snow covered mountain, or ski resort. If that weren't enough, I was on my way to one of the best places to experience both these things... TAHOE. Snow makes me giddy... I want to run in it, jump in it, imagine the cool things I can sled down. So as we drove the 200 miles up to Tahoe I could barely stay seated as the scene...

Submitted by: Mina T.

I have always loved snowboarding at Squaw Valley for the past four years... unfortunately, with their increase in popularity and tourism, they've neglected to emphasize on customer service with their staffs. I'm a regular snowboarder, no need for lessons and I already have my own gears. However, it was my baby sister and her boyfriend's first time. I opted and bought them the First Time Adventure Package $95: equipment rental- board and boots, beginner lift ticket (limited to the 'bunny slopes' only), and two hrs lesson. Amazingly, this is quite a good deal. During the holiday rates effective December 19-January 3, January 16-18 and February 13-15, adult lift ticket is $88, half day after 1pm is $64. I didn'...

Submitted by: Dan G.

I keep coming back to Squaw wanting to like it, but every time it turns me off.   Let me list the ways: Highest prices for everything.  Lift tickets, ski school, you name it Any hint of weather, and they have to close down about 1/2 the mountain.  I understand it's a safety thing, and it's not really in their control, but when I'm paying $80+/ ticket it's irritating. Attitude (not altitude) - boy have they nailed that one.  It's not just the employees.  People who go here tend to be the snooty ones.  I realize that skiing/boarding are inherently snooty, but this is the worst, and I've skiing for over 35 years, and have skied at Park City, Snowbird, Deer Valley, Boulder, Vail, Whistler, and all of the Tahoe r...

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