Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Squaw Valley

Planning a ski trip to Squaw Valley ? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Squaw Valley stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Squaw Valley review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.7

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 3.8
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 61.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.6
  • Nightlife
  • 3.4

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 57%
  • Beginner
  • 27%
  • Families
  • 43%
  • Intermediate
  • 46%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 61%
  • Advanced
  • 73%

Helpful Highlights:

Squaw Valley has the terrain to be an amazing resort, but due to limited open lifts I left after 2 days of riding very disappointed. The night before our fi...

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  • 5

    A true "skier's mountain"

    by DavidMOliver - 6th April 2010

    Pros: Awe-inspiring terrain

    Cons: Not for the meek

    There's something for every kind of advanced skier to Squaw Valley - steep, bumps, trees skiing, cliffs and great bowls when the powder flies. And virtuall... Full review

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  • 5

    Fit for an Olympian

    by timzheng - 24th March 2010

    Pros: A Taste of the Rockies, in Sierra

    Cons: not for the weary

    After a few runs here, one may notice the multitude of warning signs averting skiers/riders from cliffs, variable terrain, etc. There's also Eagle's Nest, o... Full review

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  • 4

    Awesome terrain

    by Joel Cho - 17th March 2010

    Pros: great terrain

    Cons: too many people

    Squaw has some of the most awesome terrain - but just too many people! Lift ticket prices are pretty expensive, but, they do have great season ticket deals... Full review

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  • 5

    Awsome Skiing

    by seankelbert1 - 6th March 2010

    Pros: Great snow, Great sun, Can find wide open spaces

    Cons: Can Rain, Can be crowded during weekends

    I loved it. I go almost every year. It can get crowded but shirly lake and solitude are always free of people. Would recommend to anyone to go. They have ma... Full review

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  • 5

    best in california

    by mountainman24 - 5th March 2010

    Pros: great snow depth, sun, downhill terrain

    Cons: not the best terrain park

    ive been going to squaw all my life and its a great resort. nice terrain and always has sun. terrain park is so so... Full review

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  • 5

    BackCountry/Extreme/Off-Piste Double Black

    by JasonSU78 - 5th March 2010

    Pros: Sickest Lines I've seen

    Cons: Yuppies

    Simply one of the best mountains I've ever seen. It's true it has some insane lines, and if you have it in you to hike and ski 'em you'll love it. If you... Full review

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