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Outside Magazine – The Insider Guide to North America’s Best Ski Towns

23 Dec

Outside Magazine – The Insider Guide to North America’s Best Ski Towns

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA

The Local: Robin McElroy, 12-year veteran of the Squaw Valley ski patrol

On Mountain: “The stereotype is that Squaw is this extreme mountain. Yes, you can get rad, and our average snowfall is a massive 450 inches, but there’s something for everyone. My favorite lift is KT-22, for its steep, sustained pitches.”

Off the Hill: “Truckee and Tahoe City are close, but the base village at Squaw is always bustling. Le Chamois is a local favorite for après, but ski patrollers go to the Auld Dubliner for our own private room. Stay at the Resort at Squaw Creek, a short drive from the village. It has its own chairlift that connects to the rest of the ski area (from $199).”

Pro Tip: “On a powder day, wait in line at the Red Dog or Far East lifts. Those usually open first and are most likely to run in strong winds.”

The Insider Guide to North America’s Best Ski Towns [Outside Magazine]



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