With a fresh layer of snow already covering the upper mountain, they’re gearing up for another phenomenal winter season at Squaw Valley USA! Located on Tahoe’s north shore, Squaw boasts 4,000 acres of some of North America’s most diverse and coveted terrain as well as a vibrant après scene and base village. This year they’re offering expanded night skiing, delicious new eats and more adventures for kids and families.
A paradise for skiers and riders – Squaw has a mountaintop beginner area complete with wide, gentle runs and stunning views of Lake Tahoe so that even first timers can experience that inspiring, big mountain feeling. For the more advanced, Squaw has heaps of powder stashes, steeps, chutes and bowls. The best run? Try anything off KT-22 which is consistently ranked the #1 chairlift in North America due to the vast amount of vertical it accesses. Off the ski slopes, Squaw Valley also offers mountaintop ice skating, snowtubing and world-class shopping and dining.
The resort that never sleeps – At Squaw skiers and riders can ride for 12 hours straight. It offers free night skiing with every lift ticket and it keeps the lifts spinning until 9pm on weekends and 7pm on weekdays come December. New this season, they’ll be running the High Camp Chairlift for night skiing this winter, meaning that skiers and riders can shred Squaw late into the night in the Riviera Terrain Park.
Delicious New Eats – Every skier and rider knows that a good day on the slopes includes an epic lunch, and Squaw has greatly expanded its dining options this season. The legendary Olympic House base lodge has been fully remodeled and will now be serving up brand new items including hand-tossed salads, gourmet pizza, custom-made burritos and more. The Oly House remodel also includes a fully renovated Bar One—Squaw Valley’s original bar. In the resort’s early years, Bar One was home to hilarious skits produced and presented by guests and employees, sometimes accompanied by Squaw Valley founder Alex Cushing on the piano. The recent remodel has restored Bar One to its former glory including a refurbished fireplace, expansive bar and enhanced mountain views.
Photo credit: Hank deVre