Altitude: 1890 Meters

Squaw Valley Ski Resort in short

  • Pedestrianised base village
  • Hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics
  • Ski-in, ski-out accommodation

The pedestrian, European-style Village at the Squaw Valley base area gives easy access to the pistes and offers a selection of restaurants, shops and no less than 8 hot tubs. Squaw Valley is always lively, with a lively après-ski scene and live music in the Village Plaza. The village even has a California Wine Bar and firepits for roasting marshmallows – the place is heaven! Squaw Valley was purpose-built for the 1960 Winter Olympics and today the base area revolves around the self-contained Village, which also hosts most of the overnight guests.

Squaw Valley is known for pumping out amazingly skilled tiny skiers and snowboarders and offers lessons starting from age 3. When you visit you will probably see these kids whizzing past you on their way to the expert terrain! Don’t worry, less confident children will have no problem learning to master their turns in the beginner’s areas. Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows is a three-and-a-half-hour drive from San Francisco International Airport; there are a variety of operators that run shuttle buses from San Francisco.

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Squaw Valley Ski Resort

Restaurants 16 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 6 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Squaw Valley Ski Resort

No. of ski schools - Private ski lessons; -
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessons -
Area for beginners - Snowboarding lessons -
Ski lessons in - Cross-country skiing -

 Facilities Squaw Valley Ski Resort

No. of hotels 4 Supermarkets 1
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks -
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 Tourist information for Squaw Valley Ski Resort

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
+1 - 800 - 4030206

 Distances from Squaw Valley Ski Resort

Railway station
Truckee approx. 18 km by bus
Reno approx. 80 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 3 km

 Squaw Valley Ski Resort for families and children

Childcare - Magic carpet -
Playground - Ski lift for children -
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Squaw Valley Ski Resort

Public saunaFootpaths -
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium - Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink -
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning Dog sledding -
Paragliding - Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run -
Squash court -

Ski blog about Squaw Valley Ski Resort

14 July 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

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Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows
Total slopes 200 (km)
Green slopes 50 km
Blue slopes 85 km
Red slopes 0 km
Black slopes 65 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (39 )
Drag lifts 4
Chair lifts 33
Gondola lifts 2
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