Over the hill from Alpine Meadows is Squaw Valley which like its neighbour offers freeriders steep lines to blaze down. There is also terrain for beginners but most runs favour skilled riders.

Squaw is glitzier and more popular than Alpine and as such crowds gather, however, they normally disperse during the week. The terrain is similar to that of Alpine’s but with more vertical rise. There are lots of natural and man-made hits, cornices, cliff bands, and technical chutes.

Kids are well looked after at Squaw, there’s the SnoVentures Centre, New Adventure Zone and Family Cross Course via the brand new Big Blue Express (6-pack) chairlift. Like Alpine, Squaw recently became a Burton Learn to Ride Centre.

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