Squaw Valley USA is a world-class destination resort nestled among six high Sierra peaks:
Snow King (7,550 ft)
KT-22 (8,200 ft)
Squaw Peak (8,900 ft)
Emigrant (8,700 ft)
Granite Chief (9050 ft)
Broken Arrow (8020 ft) -- overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe
and the Sierra Nevada.
Squaw Valley was the site of the VIII Olympic Winter Games in 1960.
Squaw Valley is a residential and recreational preserve, offering 4,000 acres of lift-served terrain, an annual snowfall of more than 450 inches and an abundance of warm California sunshine almost 300 days out of the year.
To ensure time is spent skiing, not waiting in lift lines, Squaw is serviced by one of the most extensive lift networks in the world. With 33 lifts and an uphill capacity of 49,000 skiers per hour, Squaw Valley has become one of the largest ski areas in the U.S. Because of its immense size, Squaw caters to skiers of all abilities.
Seventy percent of Squaw's terrain is geared for the beginner and intermediate skier with wide, open bowls and miles of meticulously groomed runs. For the more adventurous skier, vast areas have been left in their pristine state for a true wilderness experience and some of the best advanced skiing anywhere.
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The Squaw Valley Ski School maintains a professional staff of 125 instructors and offers programs for skiers of all ages and skill levels.
Squaw offers a skiing experience with 22 grooming machines working 18 hours every night, not only on beginner and intermediate slopes, but on some advanced runs as well, thanks to two winch cat systems.
Two mid-mountain lodges, Gold Coast and High Camp, serve the ski area with outstanding amenities.
High Camp at an elevation of 8,200 feet, at the top of the Cable Car, has the Olympic Ice Pavilion, six championship tennis courts (two of which are playable during the winter months), a swimming lagoon and spa, six sundecks, a sports shop and three restaurants and bars. The new Family Fun Center at High Camp offers snow tubing. It is open all day until 9 p.m. for skiers and non-skiers alike.
Gold Coast, at the top of the six-passenger Super Gondola, has restaurants, delis, bars and a ski accessories store, as well as two espresso bars. The base area offers a variety of eating and drinking establishments, shopping, entertainment and an indoor climbing wall.