Jumping On One of the 31 Lifts in Squaw Valley, California
It’s tough to know where to start when taking in Squaw for the first time. Most arrive early at KT-22, with coffee and a whole lot of “this one time” stories. Some opt for the classic Funitel start, which delivers you to the upper mountain and a multiple of challenging routes (most notably the Palisades and Mainline) via Siberia or Headwall. And still others choose to start lower on Red Dog or Squaw Creek in hopes of finding the goods in the trees. No matter where you start, or finish for that matter, Squaw has it all. If you tire of the lake views and endless steeps on the front side, simply jump on one of their 31 lifts and head to Granite Chief for an inbounds backcountry-like experience. Or, if it’s park you want, check out the world-class Superpipe and jump lines built by Tom Richards and crew.
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