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How to Ski Squaw Like a Local

Squaw is revered for it’s steep terrain, local vibe, and quality skiers. But there are rules to follow if you want to fit in. Here’s our guide to skiing Squaw like you’re a local.

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This tribute to Shane McConkey pokes fun at the seriousness of the ski industry and the Squallywood personality attributed to the valley. Loosen up a…

This tribute to Shane McConkey pokes fun at the seriousness of the ski industry and the Squallywood personality attributed to the valley. Loosen up a bit, and give cornice-whacking a try. All the locals will be doing it.

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Get in the lift line at KT-22 early. If it’s a powder day, get there really early. Squaw skiers are strong and fast, and if you get on the hill at 10…

Get in the lift line at KT-22 early. If it’s a powder day, get there really early. Squaw skiers are strong and fast, and if you get on the hill at 10 am, the goods will be pillaged.

Shane McConkey’s favorite line was named after him in 2009, but the original name still carries weight. If you’re as good as Shane was, you might…

Shane McConkey’s favorite line was named after him in 2009, but the original name still carries weight. If you’re as good as Shane was, you might survive the 300 foot pitch that’s nearly 69 degrees steep at the top.

For a mid-day snack, sneak into Olympic House for a cookie at WildFlour Bakery. You can purchase a season-pass for cookies: the Half-Baked pass is…

For a mid-day snack, sneak into Olympic House for a cookie at WildFlour Bakery. You can purchase a season-pass for cookies: the Half-Baked pass is $85 and gets you 50 cookies.

These chutes come in all shapes in sizes— just wide enough for turning, to straightline-only. Take your pick, but be careful— everyone on KT-22 is…

These chutes come in all shapes in sizes— just wide enough for turning, to straightline-only. Take your pick, but be careful— everyone on KT-22 is watching.

Squaw earned the nickname “Squallywood” for a reason: following a deep snow day, skiers line up across the top of The Palisades for a cliff drop of…

Squaw earned the nickname “Squallywood” for a reason: following a deep snow day, skiers line up across the top of The Palisades for a cliff drop of epic proportions. The rest of the skiers look on, and see who’s tough enough to make the huck.

On a sunny day, especially if skiers are coming out of hibernation after a big storm, Le Chamois becomes the scene. Trucker hat-bedecked skiers come…

On a sunny day, especially if skiers are coming out of hibernation after a big storm, Le Chamois becomes the scene. Trucker hat-bedecked skiers come for the sunshine, open air, and because most of their bros, like Cody Townsend and JT Holmes, will already be there.