Squaw Valley USA

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Squaw Valley USA
United States
Phone: 800 545-4350

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About the Ski Resort

Squaw Valley USA, the site of the VIII Olympic Winter Games in 1960, is a world-class destination resort nestled among six high Sierra peaks:
Snow King (7,550 ft)
KT-22 (8,200 ft)
Squaw Peak (8,900 ft)
Emigrant (8,700 ft)
Granite Chief (9050 ft)
Broken Arrow (8020 ft) -- overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.

Squaw Valley is a residential and recreational preserve, offering 4,000 acres of lift-served terrain, an annual snowpack of more than 450 inches and an abundance of warm California sunshine almost 300 days out of the year.

To ensure time is spent skiing, not waiting in lift lines, Squaw is serviced by one of the most extensive lift networks in the world.

With 31 lifts and an uphill capacity of 49,000 skiers per hour, Squaw Valley has become one of the largest ski areas in the country. Because of its immense size, Squaw caters to skiers of all abilities.

Seventy percent of Squaw's terrain is geared for the beginner and intermediate skier with wide, open bowls and miles of meticulously groomed runs. For the more adventurous skier, vast areas have been left in their pristine state for a true wilderness experience and some of the best advanced skiing anywhere.

To brush up on technique, the Squaw Valley Ski School maintains a professional staff of instructors and offers programs for skiers of all ages and skill levels.

Squaw offers a skiing experience with grooming machines working countless hours every night, not only on beginner and intermediate slopes, but on some advanced runs as well, thanks to two winch cat systems.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 18 km
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  25 %

 More Difficult:  45 %

 Most Difficult:  30 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  6,200 ft
Summit elevation:  9,050 ft
Vertical drop:  2,850 ft
Skiable area:  4,000 acres
Annual snowfall:  450 in
Snowmaking:  10 %
Number of trails:  177
Number of lifts:  34
Types of lifts:  1 Cable Car (150 people),
 1 Funitel (Gondola),
 1 Pulse Gondola,
 3 HiSpeed Six,
 4 HiSpeed Quads,
 1 Quad Chair,
 8 Triple Chairs,
 10 Double Chairs,
 3 Pony Tows,
 1 Pulse Lift,
 1 Carpet

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Squaw Valley USA is 6 miles north of Tahoe City and 10 miles south of Truckee, California. Take I-80 to Truckee, then Highway 89 south 10 miles to the Squaw Valley access road.

Squaw is 200 miles east of San Francisco, 96 miles east of Sacramento and 42 miles west of Reno, Nevada. Right next door to Alpine Meadows.