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Squaw Valley

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Squaw Valley review: 46 facts and highlights

Squaw Valley
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Squaw Valley

How does Squaw Valley compare to the average?

  • Ski slopes
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    100vs60.8
  • Seasonal snowfall
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    495inchesvs313.71inches
  • Trails (medium)
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    40vs24.57
  • Trails (difficult)
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    35vs16.98
  • Opening hours
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    9hoursvs7.82hours
  • Trails (easy)
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    25vs17.53
  • Summit height above sealevel
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    2633metersvs2585.7meters
  • Number of cinemas
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    5vs0.67

General info

1.distance from airport
A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
2.mountain height

550meters (Alpine Meadows)

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
3.opening hours
The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
4.summit height above sealevel

2633meters (Alpine Meadows)

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Skiing

1.ski slopes
The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
2.trails (medium)
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
3.ski lifts total capacity
This is the amount of people that can be transported by ski lifts etc. per hour. A bigger uphill capacity can indicate less waiting time, although it will be affected by how busy the resort is.
4.Allows off-piste skiing
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
5.trails (difficult)
Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
6.Offers open cross-country skiing
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
Cross-country skiing is an Olympic sport that provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body. Resorts that keep the cross-country skiing trails open for the general public attract professional and casual skiers.

Leisure

1.restaurants
More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
2.restaurants on the slopes
Rather than having to trek back to the base of the mountain, it is a lot more convenient to have restaurants and bars on the slopes.
3.number of cinemas
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.hiking trails
Hiking trails allow you to explore the mountain on foot and take in some of the breathtaking views from the mountain’s peak.
5.Has a spa
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
After a day out in the snow, you can get warm and relaxed in the spa.
6.Has a bobsled track
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
This is a long track, usually made of concrete covered in ice. They are used for bobsledding, and some can be used for other sports such as luge and skeleton.

Facilities

1.The resort is serviced by public transport
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
2.hotels and hostels
With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
3.chalets
A chalet is a type of house commonly found in ski resorts. Renting your own chalet can be fun and can often work out cheaper than staying in a hotel.
4.number of kindergartens
Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2020.
5.Hosts conferences
Squaw Valley (Alpine Meadows)
The resort offers facilities so that companies and organisations can hold conferences or other corporate events.
6.number of five star hotels
Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.

Snowfall

1.seasonal snowfall

495inches (Alpine Meadows)

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.

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