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.
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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.
- Sun Bowl
Squaw GoPro HDAccessing the best ski resort in the world GoPro style! This video was shot on Nov 13, 2012 entirely on the world`s most versatile cameras, GoPro Hero3 and Hero2 in Squaw Valley, California after its slopes were pounded with early season snow and.
Squaw Skiing 2013-2014It`s almost time for our favorite Tahoe resorts to open back up! Abe Kislevitz, Matt Cook, Christine Donaldson and Troy Cook show you our season in Tahoe! squawalpine.
Roner Vision: How To Do Squaw ValleyTour Lake Tahoe California`s Squaw Valley Ski Resort with Erik Roner—a true Squaw loc`.
Squaw Valley - Skier Hucks (Crashes) Huge 100' Cliff at Silverado CanyonAfter 36" of snow in 24 hours, people were getting after it at Squaw - hitting the chutes and hucking cliffs.
Fingers Race Squaw Valley USAJust a clip of a Ski Video - Hustle & Snow (from Adventure Film Works) www.
Dispelling The Rumors - a Squaw Valley ski movieA ski movie parody of Squaw Valley USA.
Shane McConkey Gives a Tour of the Famous KT - 22 Chair at Squaw Valley USARide along with the late great Shane McConkey, as he guides us up the infamous KT-22 Chair.
Any Given Sunday: Squaw Valley 2014 - GoPro2014 Ski Season Edit filmed entirely on the Hero3+ at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Sound Track: https://soundcloud.
2012 Winter Squaw Valley USA2012 Winter at Squaw Valley USA Skiers:Aaron Fox and Kevin Arsenault Edited By:Aaron Fox
Squaw Valley Ski Conditions January 30, 2015