Off Piste Powder Skiing
When it comes to powder skiing, nowhere in Tahoe has quite the same terrain. After a snow storm you’ll find pockets of powder all over the mountain and in between the trees.
It’s Dog Friendly
We love our fur babies and Squaw Valley is super dog friendly. Walk around the village with your pooch and he/she will surely receive some pats on the head and maybe make new friends.
Bar With A View
Where else can you enjoy an epic bar view of the snowy mountains and the valley below? Head Squaw Valley High Camp via the Aerial Tram to enjoy a few post ride brews.
Wildflour Baking Company is located on the lower level of Olympic House. They bake the tastiest cookies and serve delicious soups, salads, sandwiches and more all at a reasonable price. Our favorite mid day ski snack has to be their soft and perfectly chewy Pizza Bagels. Order one and you won’t be disappointed!
Let’s face it, Aprés Ski is half of the skiing experience. Squaw Valley is chock full of food and entertainment options for after you pull off your ski or snowboard boots. Grab some cocktails at the KT Base Bar, or head to Le Chamois (or Chammy as the regulars like to call it), one of Squaw’s most festive watering holes. Check out their calendar for other events including live music on the weekends.
Variety of Ski Terrain
So is Squaw a family ski resort, or a place for die hard ski bums? Well, it’s both and everything in between. We love that there are so many beginner runs, along with more “off the beaten path” options for the powder hounds. It’s a great resort for families and groups of friends to spend a weekend if everyone has different riding abilities.
PlumpJack Cafe and Bar is the place to go if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mountain and just enjoy a delicious meal. We loved their Angry Chicken Poutine, Poke Cones, Braised Lamb Shank and Duck Salad.
Season Pass Benefits
If you are skiing more than 8 days in a season, it makes financial sense to purchase a season pass. You don’t get just one mountain, you get TWO! Squaw Valley AND Alpine Meadows. If you spring for the gold pass you will also get 4 free days at Sugar Bowl and Sierra at Tahoe along with 50% off lift tickets at any Mountain Collective Resort. Check out their website for a full list of benefits.