Squaw Valley, located in the Lake Tahoe region of the Sierra Nevada Range in California, has 3,600 acres of skiable terrain varying from gnarly steeps and cliffs and wide-open bowls to long groomed trails and beginner areas. With 450 inches of annual snowfall and one of the most technologically advanced lift operating systems in all of North America, our readers' reviews led to Squaw Valley being named the 2012 Visitors' Choice Award winner for Best Overall Resort in the Far West.
- 22 Resorts
- Consistent Snow
- Diverse destinations
- Resorts open before those of many other states
- Home to Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain