Squaw Valley Ski Resort

  • USA Today Best Resort
  • Olympic Valley, CA at Night
  • Guys day on the slopes
  • The Village at Squaw Valley
About Squaw Valley

Voted at North America's best ski resort in 2016 and host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Squaw Valley legacy has maintained a vibrant ski culture and mountain energy that spans from village to peak. Its spirit of outdoor adventure is reflected by the views of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters, and its inspiration is carved into the slopes of the Sierra mountains. Beginners will find forgiving learning zones set among dramatic alpine scenery, while varied trails, bowls and chutes mean that skiers and snowboarders will never outgrow Squaw’s progressive terrain. With consistent snowfall that stays around well into the spring, Squaw Valley boasts one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country.


“A wonderful mountain with terrain for all ages, ski and snowboarding levels. My children have been skiing Squaw and Alpine for 3 season now. Winter time comes around and they are there with big smiles every weekend (and day they have it off from school), but when it comes time to leave they always want ‘just one more run.’” — Samantha H., Reno (Yelp)

“Even though this is a mecca for extreme skiers/riders, you don't have to be a stunt skier to enjoy the terrain. Those of you that like to keep the sticks or board in contact with the snow can also take pleasure in Squaw Valley. There is terrain for everyone from gnarly to nice, from tough to tame, and from scary to sedate.” — Adonis V., Sacramento (Yelp)

Trail Classification 
  • Beginner: 25%
  • Intermediate: 45%
  • Advanced: 30%

Skiable Acres: 3,600

Trails: 170+

Bowls: 16

Longest Run: Mountain Run: 3.2 mi

Terrain Parks: 4

Lift System 
  • Aerial Tram: 1 (2 cabins)
  • Funitel: 1 (41 cabins with 28 passengers per cabin)
  • High Speed 6-Packs: 5
  • High Speed Quads: 3
  • Fixed-Grip Quads: 1
  • Fixed-Grip Triples: 9
  • Fixed-Grip Doubles: 3
  • Conveyor Lifts: 5
  • Telecord: 1

Total Lifts: 29

Total Uphill Capacity: 53,595 people per hour

  • Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches
  • Snowmaking on 11 out of 29 lifts
  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low