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

    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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  • 3

    Need to make snow

    by Sunblue - 21st January 2009

    Pros: lots of lifts, was not crowded

    Cons: too icy, no snowmaking

    Unseasonably warm weather left the conditions melting during the day and iced over by morning. After 3 days of this, we decided it was too dangerous to ski... Full review

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  • 3

    Squaw Valley USA Review

    by anonymous_user - 2nd February 2007

    Pros:

    Cons:

    squaw's huge. really nice and all but I don't really like it that much. The snow's...not all that great in my opinion. I think sugar bowl is a better res... Full review

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  • 3

    Squaw Valley USA Review

    by anonymous_user - 5th February 2007

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    Cons:

    In response to "Anonymous February 2nd, 2007" and out of fairness to Squaw they have not had any significant snowfall in over 1 month. Sub-optimal skiing co... 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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  • 3

    squaw

    by andrew9461 - 26th January 2010

    Pros: A lot of Terrain

    Cons: Most terrain is for experts; don't know where the 25% beginer terrain

    Just got back. Snowed the whole time. The reported snowfall amounts were definitely inflated, but most are. Most of the slopes appeared to be expert. Ev... Full review

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