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Placer County, California
August 25, 2010
West Paterson, New Jersey
May 18, 2004
From journal Skiing
San Francisco, California
February 29, 2004
The Village at Squaw Valley is still continuing to be built with several phases still to be completed. Currently, there are many restaurants to choose from, and little boutiques to shop at. The restaurants are best left for dinner. The restaurants in the Squaw Valley ski area and in the upper mountain tend to be pricey so I would suggest packing your own lunch and storing it in a locker. You'll save a ton of money doing so. Squaw Valley has snow-making machines all over the mountain, so when snow is needed, it can be made.
From journal Snow, Ski, Relax at OVI
December 4, 2003
No first time trip to Lake Tahoe is complete without visiting this site of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games. It is truly a world class destination resort.
There is only one word to describe Squaw -- immense. They have one of the most extensive lift networks in the world with an uphill capacity of 50,000 skiers per hour, so the lift lines are rarely very long.
Plenty of terrain for skiers of all levels, with the beginner and most of the intermediate runs well-groomed and lots of open bowls.
With a third of the runs of the black diamond variety, this is an extremely challenging experience. Many of the intermediate runs are challenging for upper level intermediate skiers, while a lot of the black diamonds, while steep and bumpy, are wide enough to be fun and a real challenge for the upper level intermediate, and there are lots of untouched by snowcat areas for advanced skiers who like the wilderness experience.
If you don’t believe this is a challenging experience for all, just ask one of the mountain guides about the story of how KT-22 (black diamond) got its name. I especially liked KT-22. I am not quite good enough to really do it right, but it is wide enough that I was able to really feel like I had a little style, and it was fun.
Their ski school is as good as any I have seen, with some exceptional advanced level instruction.
From Broken Arrow you get some beautiful views of Lake Tahoe.
Well worth the hour drive from South Lake, but save Squaw for a nice, sunny day for maximum enjoyment because the upper lifts are high, cold, and windy and it is no fun sitting in an exposed chair and freezing on wind hold, and you don’t want to spend this kind of money and driving time just to be isolated to the lower lifts.
From journal Skiing at South Lake Tahoe
July 14, 2003
From journal Tahoe Treasure
February 10, 2005
You'll think you own the mountain, there is so much mountain to cover. This mountain can handle it!
The snow was perfect. And the sun just made the day! For all you East Coasters - leave your warm coats behind and bring your sunscreen.
This mountain, as big as it is, is perfect for riders and skiers of all levels. But this mountain is a snowboarder’s dream – wide-open trails and bowls. You'll think you died and went to heaven.
From journal Squaw does not disappoint!
February 17, 2005
From journal 3rd day of skiing and still going!!!!!!
December 14, 2004
Overall, this is an excellent resort, ranked #4 on my list of ski areas in the west where I've skied.
From journal Believe the Hype - Squaw delivers
March 20, 2005
From journal Birthday Trip to Tahoe
WALL, New Jersey
January 24, 2005
From journal Ski Lake Tahoe