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

    Meh... Could be better

    by docmenach - 26th February 2013

    Pros: Big, beautiful

    Cons: Pricey, poor snowmaking, not for beginners

    Squaw is huge and provides some of the best views in Tahoe. Unfortunately, that's it. Other mountains seem to provide good snow with their snow machines, bu... Full review

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  • 5

    Best Mountain in Tahoe

    by vdisesa - 15th January 2013

    Pros: Terrain

    Cons: Crowds, "Vail effect"

    Squaw was truly a skiers mountain, now it is going the way of Vail with the loss of local flavor (not skiers, but the other components of a "ski town"). It... Full review

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  • 1

    Disrespectful staff

    by alex fray - 11th December 2012

    Pros: none

    Cons: to much to list

    Disrespectful staff (ski patrol and lift operators)that will go out of their way to make you a problem... False advertising, there is nothing for beginners... Full review

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  • 5

    Top drawer of the Sierras

    by snowstarvedTx - 22nd March 2012

    Pros: all types of terrain, huge, night skiing, views

    Cons: 2011-12 no snow

    Squaw is big enough to offer something for everyone. Lots of mountain and lots for all levels. Easy access, lifts are generally decent with high capacity, b... Full review

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  • 5

    My second home

    by higmania - 27th December 2011

    Pros: Mountain, terrain, base

    Cons: Huh?

    I consider Squaw my second home mountain. Great terrain, pretty much anything you want to ski can be skied here. I can ski the steeps or cruise with my wife... Full review

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  • 5

    Fantastic snow!!!

    by Bushranger - 18th May 2011

    Pros: Great snow, well organised resort, friendly staff

    Cons: Can't think of any

    Stayed and played for two weeks Jan/Feb 2011. Had a ball, even though there had been no new snow for about three weeks when we arrived. There was a fall o... Full review

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