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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  • 3

    Would be great if they had more lifts open

    by Anonymous - 4th March 2014

    Pros: Size, Terrain

    Cons: Limited lifts open

    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... Full review

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  • 3

    It's rough up there

    by Dylan - 5th February 2014

    Pros: Free to Military

    Cons: Current Conditions

    Went up to squaw this past weekend....It was rough to say the least. The drought is really causing these tahoe mountains to reach for what they consider ope... Full review

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  • 5

    Best in Tahoe

    by Audrey - 13th January 2014

    Pros: Big, advanced terrain, not a tourist trap

    Cons: none

    I've skied Squaw my entire life and been to pretty much all of the mountains in the Tahoe area (excluding heavenly). I highly recommend this to advanced and... Full review

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  • 2

    very bad

    by bob smith - 4th January 2014

    Pros: nice village

    Cons: horrible skiing conditions

    We're in a dry spell, and so rely on groomers. The resort was packed, but only a small handful of trails were open. There were NO greens, only a few blues, ... Full review

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  • 1

    Terrible Mountain Operations

    by garne2t - 23rd April 2013

    Pros: Good Terrain

    Cons: Can't access terrain because they don't run lifts

    Squaw Valley has been going downhill since KSL took ownership 2 years ago. Lift operations are terrible and lifts are constantly closed because they don't w... Full review

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  • 1

    Stole my X-mas present

    by therave - 2nd April 2013

    Pros: great terrain

    Cons: I feel ripped off

    Last year (2012) a friend bought me 2 day passes to Squaw as a gift but I could not used them during the whole 2 weeks I was up here because the lifts were ... Full review

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