Squaw Valley Ski Resort

  • USA Today Best Resort, Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe
  • Olympic Valley, CA at Night at Lake Tahoe
  • Gondola in the winter at Lake Tahoe
  • Skiers on a groomed run at Lake Tahoe
  • Kids on a ski lift at Lake Tahoe
  • The Village at Squaw Valley shopping at Lake Tahoe
  • April snow in Silverado at Lake Tahoe
  • Scenic aerial view of mountains at Lake Tahoe
  • spring skiing at Lake Tahoe
  • High Camp terrace bar at Lake Tahoe
  • Kids throwing snow at Lake Tahoe
  • USA Today Best Resort, Squaw Valley at Lake Tahoe
  • Olympic Valley, CA at Night at Lake Tahoe
  • Gondola in the winter at Lake Tahoe
  • Skiers on a groomed run at Lake Tahoe
  • Kids on a ski lift at Lake Tahoe
  • The Village at Squaw Valley shopping at Lake Tahoe
  • April snow in Silverado at Lake Tahoe
  • Scenic aerial view of mountains at Lake Tahoe
  • spring skiing at Lake Tahoe
  • High Camp terrace bar at Lake Tahoe
  • Kids throwing snow at Lake Tahoe
About Squaw Valley

Voted at North America's best ski resort for three years in a row 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. Visit your favorite Lake Tahoe ski resort today!

Testimonials

A wonderful mountain with terrain for all ages, ski and snowboarding levels. My children have been skiing Squaw and Alpine for 3 seasons 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)

Squaw Valley Ski Resort 
1960 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
(800)-403-0206
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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

Snow
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches
  • Snowmaking on 11 out of 29 lifts
Climate
  • 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
Squaw Alpine Express
  • Free to all users
  • Connects Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows
  • Pick-up/drop-off at the base area 

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Mountaineer 
  • Free to all users
  • Download the Mountaineer App to summon a ride from anywhere in the valley 
  • All vans are equipped with ski racks and are dog friendly 
  • Season long, including midweek and holidays, at Squaw Valley 
  • Can be used at Squaw or at Alpine but does not connect the two 

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Truckee Park & Ride 
  • Free to all users
  • Runs every 30 minutes from Truckee Lot to Squaw 
  • Last bus leaves Squaw at 5:30pm 
  • Every weekend in the 2018-19 season 

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Lake Tahoe Powder Day at Squaw Valley
Squaw Valley in the News

Read about famous terrain at Squaw Valley, including KT-22 and Headwall. 

See why Marin Magazine lists Squaw Valley as the best ski resort in the West

What sets Squaw Valley apart from the rest? Find out here

Find out why Outside Magazine listed Squaw Valley as one of the best ski towns.