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
  • 3.5
  • 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

    adecuado para familias

    by DANILO - 12th December 2009

    Pros: la villa muy tranquila

    Cons: NINGUNA


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  • 5

    Squaw Valley USA

    by AA-Shred - 27th September 2009

    Pros: Terrian, Powder, Steeps, Cliffs, Parks

    Cons: Crowds, Upper Mtn closed on storm days

    Squaw Valley has some of the best terrain in North America; from long mogul runs to steeps to cliffs, it has it all. There is plenty of terrain at Squaw to ... Full review

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  • 5

    Tahoe's Finest

    by nessasnobunny - 25th April 2009

    Pros: Gorgeous, varied terrain, long runs, nightlife, swimming lagoon, it's just huge

    Cons: commercialized, crowded, impersonal service

    Squaw Valley is arguably the best that North Tahoe (some would say all of Tahoe) has to offer. The first time you ride the cable car over that first ridge,... Full review

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  • 5

    Real Terrain for Real Skiers

    by alieber - 15th April 2009

    Pros: Steeps, Long Runs, Lots of Variety

    Cons: Heavy, Sticky Sierra Cement

    Squaw Valley boasts the widest assortment of advanced terrain anywhere in the Lake Tahoe area. This is not a mountain for beginners -- to be sure, there's ... Full review

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  • 3

    Not all that it's cracked up to me

    by alvlee01 - 29th March 2009

    Pros: Big resort, plenty of open lifts, long trails

    Cons: skiers paradise, not good for boarders

    I've been to this resort several times, and each time I've asked myself why I bothered to come back. The night boarding/skiing is great IF you don't mind wa... Full review

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  • 4

    Very shwanky!

    by lkdellatorre - 24th March 2009

    Pros: Wicked fast lifts, long blue runs, great apres ski

    Cons: Expensive, windy, lifts often close early

    I'm an intermediate skiier, which this resort is great for. Mountain run is a whopping 3.2 miles, and sports some great terrain. The ski-in, ski-out is fant... Full review

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