Lake Tahoe Skiing: Squaw Valley USA
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    Known for steep skiing and gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA is one of the jewels of the region. For locals, it’s the place to race on a powder day. For visitors, it’s a chance to ride the cable car, learn about the region’s colorful history and observe the beautiful sites of the Olympic Village, home to the 1960 Winter Olympics.

    Facts

    Top elevation: 9,050 feet
    Vertical drop: 2,850 feet
    Acres: 4,000
    Trails: 170+   Bowls: 16
    Terrain Parks: 3
    Average snowfall: 450 inches
    Longest run: 3.2 miles
    Uphill Capacity: 49,000 people/hour
    Base elevation: 6,200 feet
    Pipes: 2
    Tabletops: 12+
    Rails/Boxes: 30+


    Amenities

    Scenic cable car rides
    1960 Olympic Museum
    Indoor climbing wall
    Snowshoeing
    Night skiing


    Lifts

    Total Lifts: 34
    Cable Car: 1
    Funitel: 1
    Pulse Gondola: 1
    Express 6-pacs: 4
    Express Quads: 3
    Fixed-Grip Quad: 1
    Triple Chairs: 8
    Double Chairs: 10
    Surface Lifts: 3
    Magic Carpets: 2


    Difficulty

    Beginning trails: 25%
    Intermediate: 45%
    Advanced: 30%


    Hours

    9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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