Squaw Valley

P.O. Box 2007, Olympic Valley , CA (Driving Directions to Squaw Valley)
Last Updated: 10/24/2016 8:42 PM

Squaw Valley Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 42 Beginner
  • 77 Intermediate
  • 51 Advanced
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of ... restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate ski-in/ski-out lodging experience.

Squaw Valley recently joined forces with neighboring Alpine Meadows, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on any lift ticket.
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Squaw Valley Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Squaw Valley Operations


Plan to Open 11/11

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 30

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 170

Weekend Hours


Squaw Valley Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

6,200 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,850 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

9,050 ft

Squaw Valley Ski Pictures and Photos

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Squaw Valley Trail Map

Squaw Valley Reviews & Tips (5)

Great mountain! I recommend!!
Squaw Valley review written Feb 12 2016 - 04:53 PM
Richard Beginner Skier
Brought the family down to ski for 4 days. Since there hadn't been any snow recently, I was a little worried about the conditions. But to my surprise, the mountain was in decent condition and the warm weather helped the icy conditions. It was spring skiing in February and our kids (8 and 6) had a fantastic time. Ski lines were surprisingly short considering that it was one of their busiest weekends of the year. Love the ski school, Squaw Kids! Love that you can drop kids off right beside the school and your gear as well. Parking lot is close and not full. Lift attendants are super attentive to helping little ones get their butts onto the lift. I would recommend this resort to all families, especially ones that enroll kids in all day or half day ski school. It's a little pricey, but worth it and tickets through liftopia help manage the cost. This was the best ski vacation I've been on and our family is ready to come back!
Squaw Valley review written Feb 20 2013 - 10:15 AM
Susan Intermediate Skier
I bought the beginner's ticket that included a lesson, rentals, and my lift ticket. I have an absolutely fantastic experience! My instructor Carly was amazing. He took the full time to give everyone involved their true money's worth. He was obviously dedicated to getting us all educated and giving us the tools we needed to enjoy ourselves. If you get him as an instructor, you're in luck! The mountain was beautiful and the people were helpful. This is definitely a great deal!
Squaw Valley review written Jan 25 2012 - 02:18 PM
Rebecca Beginner Skier
Gotta hit slope in early morning to enjoy excellent condition of snow before in the afternnon starts because it will usually become icy.
Squaw Valley review written Dec 05 2011 - 02:16 PM
Albert Quilala Advanced Snowboarder
Spring Skiing: Ski the bottom of the Mountain in the morning Snow King and KT22; then move up the Mountain when the snow on the bottom starts getting too soft.
Squaw Valley review written Feb 19 2011 - 05:11 PM
Russ Shasky Advanced Skier

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