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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  • 2

    No fast Sking!!!! or uncrowed runs

    by djgray - 4th February 2010

    Pros: Euro snacks- best part about Squaw and Northstar

    Cons: skied out runs, long lift lines, crowded

    I consider this Squaw a relaxing resort. It has amazing facilities but, big mountain, but still crowded. some great chairs like KT but its just not like som... Full review

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  • 3

    Long lift lines

    by tap - 30th January 2010

    Pros: great terrain ,

    Cons: Incredibly Long lift lines even on weekdays

    The lift line for KT22 was the biggest lift line I have ever waited in,,waited 3 hrs one day for it to open ,,only 2 other lifts running that day so that wa... Full review

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  • 3


    by andrew9461 - 26th January 2010

    Pros: A lot of Terrain

    Cons: Most terrain is for experts; don't know where the 25% beginer terrain

    Just got back. Snowed the whole time. The reported snowfall amounts were definitely inflated, but most are. Most of the slopes appeared to be expert. Ev... Full review

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  • 1


    by suburbanlegend0 - 19th January 2010

    Pros: KT22

    Cons: Everything Else

    The People at Squaw Valley are snide, and stuck up...the locals all think they are better than you, but they are not, the snow quality is terrible, the only... Full review

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  • 4

    There's a reason the Olympics were held here

    by otgoal21 - 3rd January 2010

    Pros: Terrain, Tahoe Nightlife, Snow, Customer Service

    Cons: Crowded

    Great terrain, great area, great skiing, good service bad crowds Enjoyed this mountain intensely, from the great weather, fantastic variety and beautifu... Full review

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  • 4


    by wolfman - 15th December 2009

    Pros: It's Tahoe

    Cons: North Tahoe has no Nightlife

    The conditions may influence my review because it rained the first day we went there and didn't get to see much of the mountain, but I liked Northstar and S... Full review

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