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Squaw Valley USA

2008/2009

Squaw Valley Sk Resort - Click to Zoom
[Lift Tickets, Rental Equipment, Ski & Snowboard Lessons, Children's Center, Skating, Tubing & Swimming]

From the moment you arrive....

Powder Skiing at Squaw Valley  Katja Dahl - Click to ZoomFor the first time or the fiftieth visit to Squaw Valley USA, a feeling will grow on you that this is a special place, a magical place with a spirit and grandeur all its own.

Close your eyes, take a slow deep breath of fresh mountain air and enjoy the peace and tranquility while riding one of our 33 lifts. Feel the adrenaline and flush of energy as you crave through the snow on 4,000 acres of open bowls, chutes, glades and fresh-groomed corduroy.

Revel in the happy sound of your children's laughter while your family enjoys an afternoon ice skating or snowtubing. Share the romance of a stroll through the Village as snowflakes fall around you or take in the vibrant hues of the alpenglow as you dine together atop the mountain.

Squaw Valley USA is a delectable feast for the senses. It is remarkable place that will truly change your perspective.

Base Village, el 6,200

In the past decade alone, Squaw Valley has invested over $60 million in on-mountain improvements and enhancements. This season Squaw Valley is improving the resort experience with a focus on beginner services and facility improvements. The resort kicks off the 2004-2005 winter with a new beginner double chairlift, a second "Magic Carpet" transport lift for the Squaw Kids Children's Center, a new fleet of K2 skis for the rental shops, extensive environmental enhancement projects, restroom and facility renovations, a new restaurant and new shopping options.

Squaw Valley High Camp -  Nathan KendallHigh Camp, el 8,200'

Enjoy uninterrupted views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra, ice skate at the Olympic Ice Pavilion, travel back in time and learn a little more about the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at the Olympic Museum, slip and slide the afternoon away at the Snowtubing Arena or relax at the Poolside Umbrella Bar and soak up the sierra sun in the Swimming Lagoon & Spa (opens March 20, 2004 for the spring and summer).

High Camp is also the gateway to most of Squaw Valley's beginner terrain. Here skiers and snowboarders will find scenic views and plenty of wide open gentle slopes on which to hone their skills. From High Camp Squaw Valley's professional Ski & Snowboard school offers group lessons every hour, on the hour, through the innovative "Ski Your Pro" program.

Gold Coast, el 8,200'

At the top of North America's only Funitel you'll find Gold Coast, Squaw Valley's upper mountain crossroads and gateway to two half-pipes and terrain parks at Central Park. Complete with three restaurants levels, sundecks and views of expansive open bowls, Gold Coast is a great place to relax with friends and family between runs.

Cable Car at Squaw Valley USA -  Nathan Kendall

2006/2007 Lift Ticket Rates

Adult All Day
Kids 12 & Under
Juniors 13-18
Seniors 65-75
Seniors 76 and over
Afternoon (begins at 1pm)
Night Skiing (4-9pm)*
2 consecutive days
3 of 4 consecutive days
4 of 6 consecutive days
5 of 7 consecutive days
6 of 8 consecutive days
$69.00
$5.00
$52.00
$42.00
FREE
$52
$20
$119
$174
$226
$279
$326
Additional ticket options available through the Special Tickets Office.

KT-22 - Click to ZoomCorporate or Group: Contact a sales representative at 800-403-3047 for rate information.

*Night Skiing 4:00-9:00pm (mid December-mid April)

Palisades Fresh  Squaw Valley USA - Click to ZoomNight Skiing: Mountain Run - 3.2 miles in length - with 2,000 vertical ft. of groomed intermediate terrain. Access is provided via our warm, fully-enclosed Cable Car.
Central Park, in the Riviera Pipe and Park, is open nightly throughout the season . Please call (530)583-6955 to confirm operations.

Rentals/Demos

Squaw Valley Ski Rental and Performance Center offers an extensive fleet of rental skis, boots and high-performance skis, including Rossignol, K2, Saloman, Atomic and Nordica. Rental shops are located in the Far East Center and the base area. Alternative Edge in the Olympic House offers a huge selection of rental snowboards, plus telemark skis and snowshoes.

Ski Rental Prices (06/07)

Sports Package

All Day

Day

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

Skis, Boots, Poles
Sport Skis
Sport Boots
Poles Only
$34
$22
$22
$5
$22
$14
$14
$5
$65
$42
$42
$10
$92
$59
$59
$14
$116
$75
$75
$17
$136
$88
$88
$20

Performance Package Demo Skis

Skis, Boots, Poles
Skis Only
Boots Only
$44
$32
$32
$32
$22
$22
$84
$61
$61
$119
$86
$86
$150
$109
$109
$176
$128
$128

Child's Skis

Skis, Boots, Poles
Skis Only
Boots Only
$19
$11
$11
$14
$8
$8
$36
$21
$21
$51
$30
$30
$65
$37
$37
$76
$44
$44

Snowboard Rental Prices (06/07)

Sports Package

All Day

Day

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

Board, Boots
Sport Board Only
Sport Boots Only
$40
$27
$16
$28
$17
$14
$76
$51
$30
$108
$73
$43
$136
$92
$54
$160
$108
$64

Child Board Package

Board, Boots
Board Only
Boots Only
$30
$22
$12
$22
$16
$8
$57
$42
$23
$81
$59
$32
$102
$75
$41
$120
$88
$48
Note: Rates are subject to change without notice.
Children's rental equipment is also available at the Children's Center for children participating in SquawKids Programs.
We also rent snowshoes and Telemark skis.

Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Skiing is a sport of progression, the better you get, the more fun you have. It is in this spirit of fun that the Squaw Valley Ski School has thoughtfully designed each lesson, clinic and work shop to maximize the skiing experience. The Ski Your Pro format offers two hour lessons (for levels 1-7) that start every hour on the hour. A variety of lesson packages are available so guests may create an educational experience that is just right for them. For details call Ski School at (530) 581-7263

  • Ski Your Pro!

    • Our Ski Your Pro program offers group lessons for adults of all abilities. Five training areas run continuously from 10:00am - 4:00pm daily, each with a specific goal to help guide you toward more enjoyment on the snow.. When you're ready upgrade to the next level on the same day for only $25.00 more!
      • Lessons every hour on the hour - only $47.00
  • Upper Level Workshops

    • Two-hour sessions for advanced and upper-intermediate level skiers and snowboarders.
      • Level 6 - Advanced Skiing: If you can make parallel turns on the groomed runs and want to start carving turns then this clinic is for you. Emphasis is on pressure and edging skills, dynamic cross under movements and smooth carved parallel turns.
      • Level 7 - Expert Skiing: These clinics are for advanced skiers wishing to improve their all-terrain, all-mountain skiing. Each day a specific skill will be taught depending on snow conditions. Skills include Moguls, Powder, Variable Conditions & Steeps.
      • Lessons start every hour on the hour at the top of the Links chairlift and are approximately 2 hours long - $47.00
  • Ski Lesson Packages

    • First Time Adventure Package
      • For first time skiers or snowboarders ages 13 and up - includes a 2 hour introductory lesson, super sidecut skis & beginner lift ticket - $89.00
    • All Mountain Adventure Package
      • Includes 2-hour lesson, rental skis & full access lift ticket - $134.00
    • Learn Telemark Package
      • Weekends and by appointment only for age 13 and up.
      • Includes 2-hour lesson, rental equipment & beginner lift ticket - $89.00
These packages can be purchased at Ski School, the Rental Shop or any ticket portal. Group lessons are offered every hour on the hour beginning at 10:00am. Call: (530) 581-7263 for Ski School
  • Private Ski and Snowboard Lessons

    • Private Lessons are available for individuals or small groups. You must call in advance or come by the Ski School office to register for a private lesson. Subject to instructor availability. Call Ski School at (530) 581-7263.
      • Adult or Child Private Lessons (per hour) $109.00
      • Early Bird Special - two hour lesson (9:00-11:00am) $169.00
      • 3 Hour Private - Half-day lesson 1-2 people - $319.00

Skating, Snowtubing & Swimming

Olympic Ice Pavilion:

Come experience the exhilaration of ice skating from the top of the world! 11:00am to 4:00pm until December 15, then 11:00am -9:00pm until April 7, 2007, and 11am to 4pm, April 8, 2006 until the end of the 2006-2007 season

  • Rates - Hockey or figure skate rentals included
    • Skate Only
      • Adult $10.00, Junior (13-15) $10.00, Children (12 and under) $10.00
    • Cable Car ride/Skate pass
      • Adult $25.00, Junior (13-15) $21.00, Children (12 and under) $13.00

Snowtubing Arena:

Come cruise the white stuff on our custom snowtubes. If you've never "tubed" before, it's a blast. Our tubing park is located at High Camp, at the top of the Cable Car. The course is exciting, yet not too extreme, and suitable for the whole family. Two lanes are offered, one is easier and the other a bit more aggressive. The High Camp Tube Arena includes its own exclusive tubing lift, so you just hook on and ride back up - no trudging up the hill draggin' the tube! Open Daily: 11am - 3pm, weather permitting.

  • Rates - 1 hour sessions
    • Adults & Children $10.00

Swimming Lagoon:

The High Camp Swimming Lagoon & Spa is the centerpiece of our mountain-top oasis, featuring an enormous heated pool with lap lanes, islands,  waterfalls and fountains, and a huge (25+ person) Jacuzzi. Rates include towel and locker room use.

Swimming Lagoon and Spa is FREE with lift ticket or pass! Noon - 4pm. Please call ahead to confirm operation.

  • General session 2 hour
    • Adult $11.00, Junior (13-15) $11.00, Children (12 and under) $11.00
  • Cable Car ride/Swim pass
    • Adult $26.00, Junior (13-15) $22.00, Children (12 and under) $16.00
  • Cable Car/Skate/Pool
    • Adult $29.00, Junior (13-15) $26.00, Children (12 and under) $19.00

SquawKids Children's Center

Squawkids children at Squaw Valley -  Niobe S. BurdenSquaw Valley USA has a unique 12,000 sq. ft. facility dedicated specifically to the resorts younger guests. The Junior Mountain Program teaches children ages 7-12. The Snow School Program is designed for children ages 4-6 and the Snow Cubs for ages 3- young 4. Children of all abilities are welcome. Snowboard instruction is available for children ages 6-12. the facility offers a full-service rental shop, a private ski hill and 2 Magic Carpet Lifts to help with tired legs. All day programs include lunch. For more information call (530) 581-7225. Reservations encouraged call (530) 581-7166. The holiday dates for SquawKids Children's Center is as follows: Dec 26, 2005 - Jan 8, 2006 and Feb 18- Feb 26, 2006.

  • All Day - Lesson, Lift ticket and lunch included (8:00am - 3:45pm weekends and holidays; 8:30 - 3:45pm weekdays) $109.00; Holidays - $139.00
  • Half Day no lunch (morning or afternoon) $79.00; Holidays - $108.00
  • Rental Equipment
    • All Day Ski & Boot Rentals $19.00, Snowboard & Boots Rentals $29.00
    • Half Day Ski Rentals $14.00, Snowboard Rentals $21.00
  • Location

    • Squaw Valley USA is just 42 miles from Reno, NV, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco via all-weather Interstate 80. Our valley entrance (look for the Olympic Towers) is just 8 miles from Truckee and 6 miles from Tahoe City and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, on Hwy 89

Photos and information courtesy Squaw Valley USA

P.O. Box 2007, Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Conditions Phone (888) SNOW 3-2-1
General Information (530) 583-6955; Corporate Offices (530) 583-6985
E-mail: Squaw Valley USA

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