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Covid details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.


Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access?

Is a reservation required for parking?

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open?

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)

Are masks required?

Base Lodge Regulation

Lodges will be open with access to restrooms, lockers, rentals and guest services. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. We ask that guests limit time spent in lodges. 

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts?

If lift capacity is less than 100%, please specify amount

Lift Regulations

Guests will be asked to self-group with people who are within their party. People from different households will be permitted on the same chairlift when the ride is less than 15 minutes and they are seated at least one seat space apart.Guests can ask to ride alone. Lift attendants will not actively work to fill chairs, and will not require guests to ride a chairlift with people they do not know.

The Funitel, Tram and Tram elevator at 25% capacity, so a maximum of seven people on the Funitel and 25 on the Tram. Six feet of physical distancing must be maintained between members of different households. Lines for the Funitel and Tram will be formed outdoors. Face coverings with two or more layers will be mandatory for all riders while waiting in line, loading, riding and unloading the Funitel and Tram. No eating or drinking will be permitted, so face coverings will stay on. Windows will remain open, even in inclement weather. Extra air intake and exhaust fans have been added to the Aerial Tram cabins, to increase airflow in that enclosed space. You will also see our lift attendants using electrostatic sprayers to regularly disinfect empty cabins.

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining

Dining Indoors

Dining Regulations

Food and Beverage operations will be adjusted across the resort. No indoor seating is available. All food will be wrapped and packaged to-go.

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school?

Ski School URL

Ski School Regulations

Instructors and students will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Instructors will have students distance from one another, and will stay distanced where possible as well. Groups will ride the lifts together, but will be spaced apart per the resort’s lift riding policies.

More information on ski rental

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals?

Ski Rental URL

Ski Rental Regulations

This year, due to COVID-19, we will not be accepting any walk-up rental purchases. ALL rental equipment must be reserved online 48 hours in advance. When you book, you will go through the following steps:
1. Select your date & rental package. Make sure that you specify whether you will be picking up from Squaw or Alpine.
2. Select your correct sizes. If you need assistance with this, you can call 800-403-0206 and one of our representatives can help you.
3. Select a time slot for pick up. You may only come to the rental shop during your assigned time slot.
4. Receive confirmation. You will get a text message confirming your time slot with further instructions.


Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation?

Transportation regulations

We plan to decrease our shuttle capacities by 50% but will continue to monitor government regulations regarding public transit, adjusting accordingly. Face coverings will be required on shuttles. Shuttle seats and touchpoints will be disinfected between each trip, and we will be regularly disinfecting our shuttles with electrostatic sprayers. Shuttle vents and windows will remain open with the heat on as needed.

More information on lodging

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging?

Lodging Regulations

On December 10, the California state-mandated “Stay Home” order for the Greater Sacramento region will go into effect in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order will last at least three weeks. In accordance with state guidelines, Squaw Alpine will continue to operate skiing and snowboarding. We will adjust our various other businesses accordingly. In compliance with this order, The Village at Squaw Valley Lodging will not be accepting reservations for the duration of the "Stay Home" period. We are currently accepting reservations for January 1, 2021 and beyond.

  • We are currently contacting all guests who have reservations at The Village at Squaw Valley Lodging within the next three weeks.
  • Owners of Village at Squaw Valley Lodging condominiums and their immediate families are permitted to stay in their owned units.

Lodging reservations remain available for travelers engaged in essential activity as defined by state and federal law.


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Current Conditions: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

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  • Longest Run

    5.1 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    2428 ha

  • Snow Making

    405 ha

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  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season24/11/202101/05/2021
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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Reviews

Renee Six
13th April 20215
The Staff at Squaw has been amazing. We were late for our afternoon lesson and they easily rescheduled and helped us with...Full review
philip sayles
31st December 20193
I'm glad our family experienced Squaw but I wont return on our next Tahoe visit. Here is a list of cons in...Full review
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Tourist Office

  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

    PO Box 2007

    96146 Olympic Valley


    United States

    Phone: 1-800-403-0206