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Squaw Valley

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About Squaw Valley
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Mountain Stats of Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley

The Mountain

  • Year Established
    1949
  • Summit
    2,754m
  • Base
    1,890m
  • Vertical Drop
    869m
  • Winter Season Opening
    Mid November
  • Winter Season Closing
    Mid May
  • Summer Season Opening
    Mid May
  • Summer Season Closing
    Mid September
  • Predicted Days Open This Winter Season
    199
  • Days Open Last Winter Season
    193

Snowfall & Weather

  • Average Winter High
    6.6°C
  • Average Winter Low
    0.7°C
  • Average Summer High
    19.6°C
  • Average Summer Low
    10.8°C
  • Annual Average Snowfall
    1,143cm
  • Average Annual Days of Sun
    300

Terrain

  • Total Skiable Terrain
    2,428ha
  • Total Number of Runs
    244
  • Green Runs
    17
  • Blue Runs
    78
  • Black Runs
    149
  • Longest Run
    Mountain Run
  • Longest Run Length
    5.2km
  • Bowls
    32
  • Terrain Parks
    Belmont Park
    Big Blue Park
    Big Blue Pipe
    Burton Riglet Park
    Gold Coast Park
    High Camp Start Park
    Loop Road Family Cross
    Mainline Park
    Mainline Super Pipe
    Red Ridge Park
    SnoVentures Start Park
    Start Park
    Tiegel Terrain Park

Lifts

  • Total Lifts
    42
  • Uphill Capacity
    72, 200 people per hour
  • Surface Lifts
    7
  • Fixed Grip Double Chairlifts
    10
  • Fixed Grip Triple Chairlifts
    12
  • Fixed Grip Quad Chairlifts
    1
  • High Speed Quad Chairlifts
    5
  • High Speed Six Person Chairlifts
    5
  • Gondolas
    1
  • 100 Person Aerial Tramways
    1

Location

  • Resort Location
    California, United States of America
  • Nearest Town
    Tahoe, California
  • Distance to Town
    11km
  • Nearest City
    Reno, California
  • Distance to City
    70km
  • Nearest International Airport
    Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
  • Distance to International Airport
    76km

Alpine Meadows Mountain

The Mountain

  • Summit
    2,633m
  • Base
    2,083m
  • Vertical Drop
    549m
  • Winter Season Opening
    Mid November
  • Winter Season Closing
    Mid May

Snowfall & Weather

Terrain

  • Total Skiable Terrain
    971ha
  • Total Number of Runs
    103
  • Green Runs
    2
  • Blue Runs
    44
  • Black Runs
    57
  • Bowls
    16
  • Terrain Parks
    Burton Riglet Park
    Loop Road Family Cross
    Red Ridge Park
    Start Park
    Tiegel Terrain Park

Lifts

  • Total Lifts
    13
  • Uphill Capacity
    18, 700 people per hour
  • Surface Lifts
    2
  • Fixed Grip Double Chairlifts
    5
  • Fixed Grip Triple Chairlifts
    3
  • High Speed Quad Chairlifts
    2
  • High Speed Six Person Chairlifts
    1

Location

Squaw Valley Mountain

The Mountain

  • Summit
    2,754m
  • Base
    1,890m
  • Vertical Drop
    869m
  • Winter Season Opening
    Mid November
  • Winter Season Closing
    Mid May
  • Summer Season Opening
    Mid May
  • Summer Season Closing
    Mid September

Snowfall & Weather

Terrain

  • Total Skiable Terrain
    1,457ha
  • Total Number of Runs
    141
  • Green Runs
    15
  • Blue Runs
    34
  • Black Runs
    92
  • Longest Run
    Mountain Run
  • Longest Run Length
    5.2km
  • Bowls
    16
  • Terrain Parks
    Belmont Park
    Big Blue Park
    Big Blue Pipe
    Gold Coast Park
    High Camp Start Park
    Mainline Park
    Mainline Super Pipe
    SnoVentures Start Park

Lifts

  • Total Lifts
    29
  • Uphill Capacity
    53, 500 people per hour
  • Surface Lifts
    5
  • Fixed Grip Double Chairlifts
    5
  • Fixed Grip Triple Chairlifts
    9
  • Fixed Grip Quad Chairlifts
    1
  • High Speed Quad Chairlifts
    3
  • High Speed Six Person Chairlifts
    4
  • Gondolas
    1
  • 100 Person Aerial Tramways
    1

Location

About the Resort

Squaw Valley

Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California.

Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres2,428 skiable hectares across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit.

The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches1,143 centimetres of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe.
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