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If you can see it, ski it Michael Bennett, Managing Director

"I love Squaw's mix of quirkiness, laid-back Californian vibe and simply epic terrain. I've had some of my best ski days here off the KT 22, Silverado and Solitude lifts. When it snows here it just doesn't seem to stop! The base area and main village have grown over the years and there's now lots of shops bars and restaurants. The Resort at Squaw Creek is a superb hotel with it's own lift access and outstanding amenities. Squaw Valley should be near the top of any 'must visit' ski resort list"

Squaw Valley Ski Holidays

Everyone we know who's been on a ski holiday to Squaw Valley has loved it. Squaw Valley Resort has Californian charm in spades with a relaxed and laid back attitude, quirky appeal and some truly outstanding skiing.

At Squaw Valley, the mantra is 'if you can see it ski it' and the terrain is a mix of cruisy beginner and intermediate runs, more challenging pitches for strong intermediates and for the experts, there's no shortage of cornices, tree runs and steeps to play on.

The snow at Squaw Valley and the other Lake Tahoe resorts (there are plenty nearby, including Heavenly and Northstar) is world renowned - overnight dumps of snow here can be staggering and more often than not you'll be skiing the next day under an azure Californian sky. You ski both Squaw Valley and neighbouring Alpine Meadows on the same lift ticket, with a short complimentary bus ride between the two areas, giving you access to 6,000 acres of terrain, 270 trails and 43 lifts.

The developments to the new base village at Squaw Valley have hugely improved the choice of shops, bars and restaurants and have also added the Intrawest designed and built Village at Squaw, a fantastic choice of high quality condos right at the base.

Our favourite luxury hotel in Squaw Valley is the Resort at Squaw Creek, located in it's own grounds near the resort base and with direct access to the ski area from it's own private chairlift. 

We offer a full range of discounted Squaw Valley lift tickets, ski & snowboard rentals and snow school lessons and we always recommend you book early for our very best prices.

Getting to Squaw Valley

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying from London into San Francisco and we provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our holidays to Squaw Valley include a self-drive vehicle from San Francisco. We package our holidays with 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra drive fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav.

Important information
Season End November–Early May
Ski Area 3,600 acres
Annual Snowfall 38ft
Number of Lifts 29
Ski Range 6,200–9,050ft
Blue Runs 25%
Red Runs 43%
Black Runs 32%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season
Snow report
Sun/cloud 0°C
Partly cloudy, some sunny spells
3cm Last snowfall
Piste conditions
Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere
8/40 Lifts open
Best up high
Runs to resort:
Spring snow
30/259cm Lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed:
1st May
Report date:
1st May
Distance from airports
Reno 45mins
San Francisco 4hrs