Squaw Valley Resort

1960 Squaw Valley Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146 http://squawalpine.com
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Squaw Valley Resort, located at the end of the Sierra Nevada on the west side of Lake Tahoe, was host of the 1960 Winter Olympics and it is home to some of the most challenging terrain in the United States. (see Notable Trails below). Even though Squaw Valley Resort does have some tough slopes, with a vast 3,600 acres of terrain and 170 trails, Squaw Valley Resort offers an excellent variety of trails for all levels including groomers, steeps, trees, and bowls, skiers and riders are sure to find the perfect challenge. The village was built in a European style and the views are stunning. Taking a trip up the gondola to High Camp is a must when going to Squaw Valley Resort.

Squaw Valley Resort

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Although the weather at Squaw Valley Resort can be unpredictable, it does average 450 inches of snow annually across its six mountain peaks: Snow King, Broken Arrow, KT-22, Emigrant, Squaw Peak, and Granite Chief. Beginners will find smooth learning zones and intermediate to expert skiers/boarders will find extreme bowls and chutes. Freestylers can also attack Squaw Valley Resort’s 5 terrain parks. Squaw Valley Resort is home to the only Funitel, a 28-person gondola, in North America.

Squaw Valley Resort Notable Trails:

  • The Fingers – Squaw Valley Resort's unofficial morning ritual is the Fingers Race, where skiers show up at the KT 22 lift very early. Then they charge down the 2,000-foot vertical drop at a high speed on a run that includes 40-foot flights and 60-degree pitches. The base of the mountain looks at the Fingers, so even if you don’t want to participate, you can watch and enjoy.
  • McConkey's - Advanced only, due to the 68-degree pitch at the end.
  • Chute 75 – Squaw Valley Resort’s infamous run has a pitch of 35 degrees for nearly 1,500 vertical feet.
  • The Palisades - Massive air and huge cliffs down the steeps.
  • Silverado
  • Sun Bowl

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Mountain Profile

Elevation
Top Elevation

Top Elevation: 9050

Base Elevation

Base Elevation: 6200

Vertical Drop
2850
Terrain
Beginner

Beginner: 25

Total Runs

Total Runs: 170

Intermediate

Intermediate: 45

Skiable Terrain

Skiable Terrain: 3600

Advanced

Advanced: 30

Terrain Parks

Terrain Parks: 5

Expert

Expert: 0

Night Skiing

Night Skiing: No

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