Meh... Could be better

by: docmenach - Feb 26, 2013

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 2
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Big, beautiful

    Cons: Pricey, poor snowmaking, not for beginners

    Recommended For: Singles, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2013

Full review

Squaw is huge and provides some of the best views in Tahoe. Unfortunately, that's it. Other mountains seem to provide good snow with their snow machines, but not Squaw. Pretty icy and bare spots in places. With the high ticket prices you would think they could afford some better machines, but apparently they use all their money to put in more shops at the base and mid-mountain. Runs are decent for Intermediate and above, but there were a couple beginners in my group that had some problems. I could see it being a fun mountain with some better snowfall, but at the moment other places in Tahoe are much better.