Squaw Valley
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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)
Big Sky: 250

2. 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)
Gressoney: 3550meters

3. 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)
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

4. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
10(Alpine Meadows)
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

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. 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

7. 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

8. 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.
35(Alpine Meadows)
Big Sky: 150

9. 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

10. 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

11. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
95$(Alpine Meadows)
Sansicario: 0$

12. 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

13. 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)
Ellmau: 70

14. 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)
Zermatt: 25km

16. 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)
Val Gardena: 115238

17. 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)
Alyeska: 650inches

18. 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.
40(Alpine Meadows)
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

19. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
4(Alpine Meadows)
Val di Fassa: 188

20. Has a bobsled track

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.
Squaw Valley(Alpine Meadows)
7% have it

21. 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)
Claviere: 5774meters

22. has smoking ban in public places

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

23. Has a ski school

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

24. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
2083meters(Alpine Meadows)
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

25. 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

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