Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, California - Ski Mag

Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, California

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Resort Guide 2018: West #28

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“Between the weather, terrain, and views there is no better mountain. If your primary purpose is to ski, Squaw is the best resort in the U.S., but not ideal for beginners.” - SKI Magazine Reader     

Resort Guide 2013: #29 Squaw Valley

From the 2016-2017 Resort Guide:

There’s no denying Squaw’s bona fides for steep thrills, but a proposed mega-expansion of base-area residences has stoked controversy among locals who fear “their” resort is becoming too corporate. When it snows, Squaw is unbeatable. Its acquisition of neighboring Alpine Meadows means visitors can explore two resorts with distinct flavors on one ticket. Squaw and Alpine are connected by shuttles for now, but plans for a scenic base-to-base gondola over famed KT-22 are in the works. “Build the gondola,” says one reader who knows that growth is inevitable—and not necessarily a bad thing. 

Don't Miss

The world’s best female skiers compete in the Audi FIS Women’s World Cup slalom and GS races, March 10-11, 2017.

On-Hill Eats

Kick back in lounge chairs with a beer and a bratwurst at the Ice Bar on the Alpine Meadows back side.