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Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley/Alpine MeadowsSquaw Valley, California

  • Published Monday, November 19, 2012
  • Updated on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows lives up to the resort's slogan, "Welcome to the extraordinary." The resort is dedicated to expanding their offerings during the winter to truly create a welcoming and exceptional getaway for guests.

Set in the middle of the Sierra and a stones throw from Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley averages 450 inches of pristine snowfall every winter. With 3600 skiable acres spread across six peaks, we’ve got terrain for everyone from beginners to Olympians. There are miles of groomed trails, wide-open bowls, expansive beginner areas, world-renowned steeps, and manicured terrain parks and pipes. And because we offer one of the most technologically advanced lift systems in North America, you’ll spend less time waiting and more time exploring.

Season Dates:

Mid Nov. - Mid April

FACTS:

Trails & Terrain:
Size: 4,000 acres
Number of Trails: 170+
Longest Run: 3.2 miles

Terrain Difficulty:
25% Beginner
45% Intermediate
30% Advanced
Lifts:
1 cable car, 1 funtel, 1 pulse gondola, 4 express six-packs,
4 express quads, 9 triples, 8 doubles, 3 pony tows, 2 magic carpets
Terrain parks: 3
Half-pipes: 1

Night skiing:
F-Su 4-9pm, M-Th 4-7pm

Snowmaking: 15%
Snowfall & Temperatures
Elevation (in feet):
Summit: 9,050
Base: 6,200

HOW TO GET THERE:

Planes: Located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley is easily accessed by 3 international airports.
Reno Tahoe International Airport, an easy 42 miles away via all-weather interstate 80, is served by major
carriers with non-stop flights from most US destinations.
Sacramento International Airport is a short 2 hour drive away
San Fransciso International Airport is just 4 hours away.


Trains:Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations throughout the United States with daily stops in nearby Truckee, CA.  
Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) has service running several times daily from Truckee and Tahoe City to Squaw Valley.
Call 530-550-1212 for information, fares and or click for schedules.


Automobiles: From San Francisco/Sacramento/Northern California
•Squaw Valley USA is 96 miles from Sacramento, and 196 miles from San Francisco. It generally takes about
2 hours from Sacramento and about 4 hours from San Francisco depending on traffic and weather.
•Take Interstate 80 northeast into the Sierra Nevada.
•Exit at Truckee, onto Highway 89 SOUTH, towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley.
•Follow Highway 89 south 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to
the base of the mountain.
From Reno, NV and Eastern U.S.
•Squaw Valley is just 42 miles from Reno, NV and it generally takes about 1 hour to drive.
•Take Interstate 80 WEST into California and on to Truckee.
•Take the Highway 89 SOUTH Exit towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley.
•Follow Highway 89 SOUTH 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the
base of the mountain.
From South Lake Tahoe
•This drive generally takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on road conditions and traffic.
•Take either :
•HWY 89 NORTH through Emerald Bay along the California side of the Lake, to Tahoe City, or
•HWY 28 NORTH along the eastern (Nevada) shore of Lake Tahoe through Incline Village, to Tahoe City.
•From Tahoe City intersection of HWY 28 and HWY 89, take HWY 89 NORTH towards Truckee, 6 miles to the
Squaw Valley Rd. Exit.
•Turn LEFT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.

SNOWBus:
From Sacramento:
Alpine Adventures -The Sacramento and Davis region's premier provider of snowboard and ski adventures for kids, teens and adults.
From the San Francisco Bay Area:
Bay Area Ski Bus - Offering bus service to Squaw Valley USA from several convenient pick up locations throughout the Bay Area.  
Sit back, relax, and enjoy breakfast and a movie.  
NAC Ski- NAC SKI offers low cost full-service transportation from Bay Area to Squaw Valley. Avoid the high cost of gas and driver fatigue.

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