Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe

Just imagine the eye-catching beauty of a modest resort that triumphantly emerged as the host of the VIII Winter Olympic Games in 1960. Today, considered the birthplace of the American Extreme Skiing Movement, Squaw Valley proudly carries the winning charm as a world-class destination resort with endless recreation and cutting-edge accommodations. A California playground of high-caliber athletes, ranked 9th in North America's Top Resorts by Outside Magazine and has continued garnering the most awards from the biggest names in the industry, making Squaw Valley the crown jewel of California skiing and snowboarding. Blessed with the most snow each season, it has six powerful Sierra peaks carved over 4,000 acres served by 30 lifts. Amateurs as well as extreme skiers are sure to have a great day on the slopes for the perfect combination of well-groomed beginner trails to extraordinary steeps, terrifying chutes and amazing rock forms. Come and find out why Placer County Surveyor, Thomas A. Young commented “Squaw Valley is the most beautiful valley the eye of man has ever beheld.”

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Squaw Valley Mountain Stats:

Number of Trails:170+

  • 43 Beginner (25%)
  • 77 Intermediate (45%)
  • 50 Advanced (30%)

Number of Lifts: 33

  • 1 cable car
  • 1 funitel
  • 1 pulse gondola
  • 4 express 6-pacs
  • 3 express quads
  • 1 fixed-grip quad
  • 8 triple chairs
  • 9 doubl chairs
  • 3 surface lifts
  • 2 magic carpets

Season: late-Nov - mid-May

Vertical Drop: 2,850'

Summit Elevation: 9,050'

Base Elevation: 6,200'

Skiable Acres: 4,000

Longest Trail:3.2 miles

Avg. Annual Snowfall: 450"

Snowmaking: 600 acres

Snowboarding: Yes

Terrain Parks: 3

Snowtubing: Yes

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