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Niki Harris
3.8

Great snow, awesome mountain for experts!

Jennifer in Dillon
12/08/2011

Best resort ever!

I went there for the first time ever last year. Wow, what a fun place.
John in Aspen
12/08/2011

Awesome Snow

Great spring skiing is this massive resort. We had feet of snow when we were there, can't wait to go back.

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Great snow, awesome mountain for experts!

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Squaw Valley is an absolute mecca for expert skiers, with morethan 6,000 skiable acres. Most of the terrain is intermediate or advanced, so there's not a whole lot there for beginners, but there is a bonus: the ski school, and all the beginner terrain, begins on the top of the mountain, so you don't have to miss the views! The gondola will take you right over the area that inspired Walt Disney's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, so even if you're not a skier, it's worth the ride up! Don't forget to check out the Olympic Museum, too, as Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.

The village area is undergoing some renovations that will make it even more beautiful, but there are lots of different lodging options that are available! The ski school, as previously mentioned, is fantastic, and it's a breeze getting your gear at the rental shops in the village. After a long day, don't forget to check out Rockers and the Plumpjack Hotel for a great apres scene!

Best to go mid-week for fewer crowds, as everyone drives in from all around California to ski Squaw on the weekends.