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Snowboarding in Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Tahoe City, California USA

Vertical drop:
2850 feet/868.7 meters
Top elevation:
9050 feet/2758 meters
Base elevation:
6200 feet/1890 meters
Skiable area:
4000 acres/16.18 km²
Runs:
177
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is located in Olympic Valley, California, USA. It is one of the largest ski areas in the US after Heavenly and was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

In 2012 it joined forces with Alpine Meadows, offering access to 6000 ac/24.28 km², 43 lifts and over 270 trails. It attracts about 600.000 snowboarders per year. Its vertical drop is 2850 ft/868.7 m. Its top elevation is 9050 ft/2758 m and its base elevation 6200 ft/1890 m. Skiable area covers 4000 ac/16.18 km² with 177 runs.

From these runs 15% are for beginners, 35% for intermediate and 50% for advanced athletes. Longest run is Mountain Run, which is 3.2 mi/5.1 km. It has a lift system of 33 lifts and lift capacity is 49.000 passengers/hour. There are 3 terrain parks and the average snowfall is 450 in/1.143 cm.

Squaw Valley Ski Resort offers night snowboarding in beautiful scenery. Night snowboarding includes Mountain Run and the resort uses a specially made floodlight system, color corrected 1000 Watt High Pressure Sodium Bulbs, which allows superior contrast and better snow vision.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM San Francisco
196 miles/315.43 km, 3 hours 12 minutes
Exit at Truckee, onto Highway 89 SOUTH, towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley. Follow Highway 89 south for 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
110 miles/177.03 km, 1 hour 54 minutes
Exit at Truckee, onto Highway 89 SOUTH, towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley. Follow Highway 89 south for 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.
BY CAR FROM Reno
35.2 miles/56.65 km, 1 hour 2 minutes
Take Interstate 80 WEST into California and on to Truckee. Take the Highway 89 SOUTH Exit towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley. Follow Highway 89 SOUTH for 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.
BY AIR
Reno Tahoe International Airport(RNO),
48 miles/77.25 km
BY TRAIN

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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