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
5cm Last snowfall
- Clear blue skies, most lifts are open
32/40 Lifts open
- Piste conditions
- Best skiing on groomed runs, variable elsewhere
- Runs to resort:
- Featured accommodation
- Distance from airports
Reno 45mins San Francisco 4hrs