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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  • 5

    Squaw Valley USA Review

    by govey80 - 14th December 2007

    Pros: Challenging lines, One of the best resorts anywhere in the world, Olympics!

    Cons: No Apres-Ski, but that's not why people go to Tahoe.

    Best mountain in Tahoe, hands down, no contest. Massive amount of terrain, variety of terrain: everything from the most extreme 'in-bounds off-piste' skiin... Full review

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  • 5

    Squaw Valley USA Review

    by stewart6170 - 28th January 2008

    Pros:

    Cons:

    This is the best place in North America to ski. I visited South Lake Tahoe for the first time January 12-19 2008 with all my focus on skiing Heavenly. Upon ... 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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  • 5

    BackCountry/Extreme/Off-Piste Double Black

    by JasonSU78 - 5th March 2010

    Pros: Sickest Lines I've seen

    Cons: Yuppies

    Simply one of the best mountains I've ever seen. It's true it has some insane lines, and if you have it in you to hike and ski 'em you'll love it. If you... Full review

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  • 5

    best in california

    by mountainman24 - 5th March 2010

    Pros: great snow depth, sun, downhill terrain

    Cons: not the best terrain park

    ive been going to squaw all my life and its a great resort. nice terrain and always has sun. terrain park is so so... 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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