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Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

Opening
25Nov
Closing
9Jun
Best known forWide variety of extreme terrain, vibrant ski culture and Olympic heritage
Beginner runs 25%
Intermediate runs42%
Advanced runs33%
Summit elevation9,050 ft
Ski area6,000 ac

Lift Ticket Information

With so many lift tickets on offer at Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows, it can be hard to decide which one to choose. We've put together a comparison of all the lift tickets based on price, resort access and ski days so you can find a lift ticket that's right for you.

Ticket type
Best value for
Resorts access
Adult rates
Days valid at Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows
Available for purchase
Squaw Alpine Lift Ticket
Skiing 1-6 days at Squaw Alpine
Squaw Alpine
Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $89 (online) OR $169 (window)
Set days purchased for
During ski season
IKON Session Pass 4-Day
Skiing 4 days at Squaw Alpine
Up to 4 days skiing across 30 resorts including Squaw Alpine
Session Pass starting from $429
4 days during season except blackout dates*
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
IKON Base Pass
Skiing 5+ days at multiple resorts
Access to 14 resorts including Squaw Alpine. Limited access to 26 other resorts.
Season Pass starting from $749
Any days during season except blackout dates*
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
IKON Pass
Skiing 7+ days at multiple resorts
Unlimited access to 15 resorts including Squaw Alpine. Limited skiing at 27 other resorts.
Season Pass starting from $1,049
Any days during season
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Squaw Alpine Lift Ticket

Best value for:

Skiing 1-6 days at Squaw Alpine

Resorts access:

Squaw Alpine

Adult Rates*:

Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $89 (online) OR $169 (window)

Days valid at Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows:

Set days purchased for

Available for purchase:

During ski season

IKON Session Pass 4-Day

Best value for:

Skiing 4 days at Squaw Alpine

Resorts access:

Up to 4 days skiing across 30 resorts including Squaw Alpine

Adult Rates*:

Session Pass starting from $429

Days valid at Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows:

4 days during season except blackout dates*

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

IKON Base Pass

Best value for:

Skiing 5+ days at multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Access to 14 resorts including Squaw Alpine. Limited access to 26 other resorts.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $749

Days valid at Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows:

Any days during season except blackout dates*

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

IKON Pass

Best value for:

Skiing 7+ days at multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Unlimited access to 15 resorts including Squaw Alpine. Limited skiing at 27 other resorts.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $1,049

Days valid at Squaw Valley - Alpine Meadows:

Any days during season

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

*IKON Blackout Dates: Dec 26, 2020 to Jan 2, 2021, Jan 16, 2021 to Jan 17, 2021 and Feb 13, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021

Challenge Level

Squaw Alpine is notorious for it's wide variety of extreme terrain making it a great destination for advanced and expert skiers. Be sure to check out the chutes and cliffs at Squaw Valley. Squaw Valley is great for beginners where most of the green slopes are in the upper mid-mountain so beginners can join the more experienced skiers higher up! We'd pick Alpine Meadows over Squaw Valley for intermediates as the runs are generally less crowded and there are tons of blues to cruise.

Things To Do

Both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are quite family-friendly, though Squaw Valley has more facilities suitable for children as well as a larger ski school. Non-skiers will have a range of things to do here including:

  • Dogsledding
  • Nordic skiing
  • Casinos in South Lake Tahoe

Accessibility

There are over 100 direct flights to Reno-Tahoe daily, from 22 cities across US. Scheduled shuttles such as North Lake Tahoe Express can pick you up from the airport and take you to your Squaw Valley lodging. If you're driving, make sure you check the road conditions as they can change rapidly due to snow storms.

Recommended Airport:

  • Reno-Tahoe Intl. Airport 47 mi (50 minute drive)

When To Go

Mid Feb to Mid March are the best months to visit. There is nothing worse than holiday crowds to add to the terrible lift queues at Squaw Valley during Christmas and New Years.

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