Squaw Valley ski holidays
Established in 1949 the American ski resort Squaw Valley lies at 1890 metres altitude in the California region of the American Sierra Nevada. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2743.2m the area is snow sure. Over 290 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers ?km of trails, which equates to around 10 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Squaw Valley is Reno Tahoe Internatonal Airport at a distance of 80km or approximately 60 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to May.
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Skiing in Squaw Valley
? pistes and trails means approximately ?km of runs. 34 Squaw Valley lifts have capacity to transport 49000 per hour. The longest run in the American ski resort is over 5km.
The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 0.609km West Face - vertical run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Squaw Valley after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Squaw Valley
Of the 34 ski lifts, 5 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Squaw Valley is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 3 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 76.2 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Squaw Valley Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
10 apres ski bars 30 restaurants 0 bowling 5 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 2 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Adventure Center, Rope Course, Indoor Climbing Wall, Sky Jump, Swimming Lagoon and Spa, Amusement Arcade, Volleyball, .
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
"Squaw Valley" by any other name
The American resort is also known as Squaw Valley USA Broken Arrow, Emigrant, Granite Chief , KT-22, Snow King, Squaw Peak and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Squaw Valley slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Squaw Valley has slopes facing N S E W.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Squaw Valley reviews, 4.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.