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

    New Admin poor for riders

    by drkriley - 16th May 2011

    Pros: Always challenging slopes, Mountain Run

    Cons: New Admin worst yet...

    Squaw Valley used to be one of my favorite places, but with the changing owners, it has gone steadily down...lifts not upgraded/maintained, poor planning fo... Full review

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  • 5

    Excellent Resort

    by Erikss - 26th February 2011

    Pros: Lots of terrain, Good park

    Cons: None

    I visited Squaw in mid February and was shocked at how good of a resort it was. The parks were great and the runs were long. ... Full review

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  • 4

    One of the best in CA

    by stutterstan - 8th February 2011

    Pros: A good variety for advanced/ expert skiers

    Cons: Village still has old buildings from the 60's Olympics

    Good variety of groomed/ natural areas. It is a large resort with tons of skiable acres. Overall, this is the best resort in the Tahoe area. My only comp... Full review

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  • 3

    Worst ski trip ever

    by bh20508 - 19th December 2010

    Pros: Terrain looked to be OK but it was closed

    Cons: Web site not truthful / night life ?

    For the four days we were there only two lifts were open. There was a storm but it was mostly rain. The web site would say several lifts were open but then... Full review

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  • 4

    Windy Mountain

    by Mountainbilly - 30th October 2010

    Pros: Big Snow

    Cons: Big wind

    Squaw Valley is a great mountain. It was an Olympic Village in the 60's. Just like the rest of Lake Tahoe they stand to get pounded with tons of maritime ... Full review

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  • 5

    dont need one its squaw!

    by griffs3 - 23rd October 2010

    Pros: skiing! steak and lobster sandwich

    Cons: not much open after the resort closes at night

    Have been here twice feb 2009 and apr 2010 wasnt a ton of snow either time but the skiing was still great the workers there do a great job of keeping the s... Full review

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