Squaw Valley USA Review

by: FroDog - Nov 5, 2006

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 5

    Date Visited: Nov 5, 2006

Full review

Claims to fame are commonplace amongst Sierra Nevada resorts, but no other ski area in the west arguably embodies old-world alpine spirit such as Squaw Valley. Like a headstone diamond in the crown of a king, Squaw Valley's allure has always been its imposing geography. Carved from six peaks spread over 4,000 acres and served by 30 lifts, the resort is the very definition of down-to-earth carving. Its slopes are a monument to free skiing and adrenaline junkies attracted to hair raising chutes, intense steeps and gnarly rock faces, some the size of small office buildings.