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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    very bad

    by bob smith - 4th January 2014

    Pros: nice village

    Cons: horrible skiing conditions

    We're in a dry spell, and so rely on groomers. The resort was packed, but only a small handful of trails were open. There were NO greens, only a few blues, ... Full review

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    Squaw Valley USA Review

    by anonymous_user - 27th January 2008

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Squaw has great terrain (second only to Kirkwood in California) if you are an advanced skier. Intermediate runs are poor compared to other Tahoe resorts. ... Full review

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  • 2

    No fast Sking!!!! or uncrowed runs

    by djgray - 4th February 2010

    Pros: Euro snacks- best part about Squaw and Northstar

    Cons: skied out runs, long lift lines, crowded

    I consider this Squaw a relaxing resort. It has amazing facilities but, big mountain, but still crowded. some great chairs like KT but its just not like som... Full review

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  • 2

    Squaw Valley USA Review

    by anonymous_user - 24th December 2007

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Squaw is a great mountain, and can be fantastic if the snow conditions are good. I started skiing there in 1968. Unfortnately they have a reputation for hav... Full review

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  • 1

    Terrible Mountain Operations

    by garne2t - 23rd April 2013

    Pros: Good Terrain

    Cons: Can't access terrain because they don't run lifts

    Squaw Valley has been going downhill since KSL took ownership 2 years ago. Lift operations are terrible and lifts are constantly closed because they don't w... 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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