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Key facts and figures

Squaw Valley: 46 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
100(Alpine Meadows)

2. Allows off-piste skiing

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.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
68% have it

3. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
10(Alpine Meadows)

4. mountain height

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.
550meters(Alpine Meadows)

5. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
38% have it

6. trails (difficult)

High difficulty trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a challenge.
35(Alpine Meadows)

7. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
189km(Alpine Meadows)

8. 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.
1(Alpine Meadows)

9. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
51% have it

10. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
95$(Alpine Meadows)

11. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
88% have it

12. 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.
16000(Alpine Meadows)

13. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
4(Alpine Meadows)

14. Has ice climbing areas

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges / waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
37% have it

15. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
2633meters(Alpine Meadows)

16. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
40% have it

17. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
5.5km(Alpine Meadows)

18. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
59% have it

19. trails (medium)

Medium difficulty trails are ideal for regular skiers.
40(Alpine Meadows)

20. seasonal snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
495inches(Alpine Meadows)

21. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
94% have it

22. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2083meters(Alpine Meadows)

23. Has toboggan runs

Toboggan runs are dedicated slopes or slides that you can slide down on a toboggan.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
53% have it

24. Winter olympics host

The resort has played host to the winter olympics. This means it is likely to have a range of professional slopes, other winter sports, and finally, good facilities and well developed transport links.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
17% have it

25. number of kindergartens

Bigger number of kindergartens makes it easier to combine career opportunities with bringing up a child. Source: city's official stats, 2017.
0(Alpine Meadows)

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