I have been skiing Squaw for over 20 years (seems everyone here has). Many of the chair lifts can see most of the action so it is a great show off's mountain. I really believe this is the major attractions of the place. I know it is why I like it. Let's face it the lifties are rude, many of the skiiers are cocky jerks, the kids are a bunch of spoiled brats, on a good snow day the mountain is skiied off in 20-30 mins and the mountain facilities are disgusting.
Beyond the hero aspect of the place there are other good things. Short steep runs that get your adrenaline pumping but don't require endless stamina. There can be TONS of snow dropped in a short time frame and when it snows during the day the crowds lighten up and you can catch many good runs. The new village at the base (not that s...hole that has been there forever) is quite nice. Most of the cocky jerks know each other so there is a decent amount of comraderie. There is nothing like a ride up KT on a huge snow day watching endless dudes huck it off the fingers. The only ones that will contest this are the rich mom's from Marin that are doped out of their head on prozac.