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July 14, 2003
From journal Tahoe Treasure
April 24, 2003
From journal Squaw Valley, CA
San Francisco, California
March 20, 2002
Squaw's $56 lift ticket is pricey, but multi-day passes provide some relief. However, don't expect the mid-week specials of the smaller resorts. Also, if the weather is storming you may wish to check the ski reports in the morning, before you motor over to Squaw. Squaw (and Alpine) have very exposed peaks and often close the upper mountain lifts for wind-hold. On such days, you will still pay the full price for the privilege of skiing the runs serviced by Red Dog and Squaw Creek over and over.
Squaw has 4 major service areas: High Camp and Gold Coast on the mountain, and Olympic Village and Squaw Creek Resort at the base. When you are tired of skiing, there are plenty of shops, eateries and bars all vieing for what money remains in your wallet. I like the outdoor grill at the base of Squaw Creek Resort: Burgers and fries will run you at least 8 bucks, but they are well worth it, especially on a sunny day when you can get a bistro table outside with a view of the mountain. Check out the shops and hotel, too. There's something decadent about clomping in your ski boots around the plush carpet of the lobby, leaving clumps of snow in your wake.
Squaw hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, and they will never let anyone forget it. Sure, there is a lot of hype, and other resorts may be more low key, cost-effective and friendly. But you should come at least once and see what some of the hype is about.
From journal Tahoe's Wild Western Shore
by Foxboro Marmot
March 25, 2001
From journal Spring Skiing at Tahoe
March 3, 2001
From journal Playing and Dining Around the North Shore
by James Vaughn
March 1, 2001
From journal Huge Fun At Big Water
November 5, 2000
There are hiking trails (as well as mountain biking trails) for the adventure types, and an umbrella bar and restaurant for the relaxing types. The High Camp also houses a museum telling the story of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games that were held there at Squaw Valley, including a set of skis that a competitor pawned to buy his ticket home after losing his money at the casinos in South Lake Tahoe. Set up for day use only, High Camp is a nice option for exercise, relaxation, and fun. Oh yeah, if you are afraid of heights, close your eyes on the cable car ride and have someone else take the pictures.
From journal Up on the Roof at Eagle Lake/Lake Tahoe