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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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Leave early to ride longer

loved it we stood in stand still traffic to get to it though on presidents day! But very well worth it! I Will come back next time I come to the South Lake Tahoe area!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

loved it we stood in stand still traffic to get to it though on presidents day! But very well worth it! I Will come back next time I come to the South Lake Tahoe area!

Thank mikesprawls
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is NO PARKING and no notification that the lots are full. Traffic entering the resort was bumper to bumper. It may have been great skiing but I'll never try again. I purchased my tickets online and they did refund my money. We checked social media and the Squaw website and nothing said that the lots were full. We end... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Imagine that you have one of the finest natural ski areas in the world and the people running it are beancounters with no common sense. Imagine you just purchased a high end Porsche and you refuse to splurge for high octane fuel. Imagine that you run a ski area, charge your customers top dollar but refuse to open most of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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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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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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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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