Squaw Valley Ski Resort

  • April snow in Silverado at Lake Tahoe
  • Kids on a ski lift at Lake Tahoe
  • spring skiing at Lake Tahoe
  • Olympic Valley, CA at Night at Lake Tahoe
  • Gondola in the winter at Lake Tahoe
  • Skiing at the top of Siberia in Lake Tahoe
  • Skiers on a groomed run at Lake Tahoe
  • The Village at Squaw Valley shopping at Lake Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe Mothership Classic KT22 Squaw Valley
  • Scenic aerial view of mountains at Lake Tahoe
  • High Camp terrace bar at Lake Tahoe
  • April snow in Silverado at Lake Tahoe
  • Kids on a ski lift at Lake Tahoe
  • spring skiing at Lake Tahoe
  • Olympic Valley, CA at Night at Lake Tahoe
  • Gondola in the winter at Lake Tahoe
  • Skiing at the top of Siberia in Lake Tahoe
  • Skiers on a groomed run at Lake Tahoe
  • The Village at Squaw Valley shopping at Lake Tahoe
  • Lake Tahoe Mothership Classic KT22 Squaw Valley
  • Scenic aerial view of mountains at Lake Tahoe
  • High Camp terrace bar at Lake Tahoe
About Squaw Valley

Voted 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!

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

Squaw Valley is located in Olympic Valley, a community in northern California's Placer County near Lake Tahoe. The address is 1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146. 

How far is Squaw Valley from Lake Tahoe? 

Squaw Valley is located just 7.1 miles from Lake Tahoe. The proximity to Lake Tahoe makes for some amazing views! 

Is Squaw Valley good for beginners? 

Yes! Squaw has 14 beginner trails and 6 lifts that have access to terrain that is mostly beginner terrain. Several of those lifts are at the top of the mountain, at 8,200 feet, so you can get a full mountain experience while feeling comfortable on well-groomed, easy runs. You can take the gondola back down to the base area instead of riding the intermediate trail down at the end of your day. 

How should I check the weather for Squaw Valley? 

You can visit our weather page, or you can use the NOAA forecast. Make sure you use the zipcode 96146! There is more than one Squaw Valley in California. 

What is Squaw Valley known for? 

Squaw Valley is known for its scenic beauty, proximity to Lake Tahoe, and passionate skiers and riders who love to push the limits. Squaw Valley is also known for its epic spring skiing and for being the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

How much snow does Squaw Valley get? 

Squaw Valley receives an average of 450 inches of snowfall each year. 

What mountain range is Squaw Valley in? 

Squaw Valley is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. 

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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