squaw valley number 1

That’s right!  Squaw Valley has ousted Vail Resorts, The Canyons, and even Whistler/Blackcomb in Outside Magazines pole of the best resorts in North America.  All of our hot headed, hard charging GNAR commitment has finally gained us the recognition we deserve…or something like that. 

Here’s what Outside had to say:

It hosted the Olympic Games more than 50 years ago but Squaw Valley is still the reigning champion of American ski resorts. With 300 bluebird days and 450 inches of snowfall per year, it’s hard to catch a bad time here.

You can read the full article on Outside Magazine Online.

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48 Comments

  1. Rank systems says:

    You know you can trust a list when Heavenly beats out Jackson Hole!

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  2. sades says:

    that’s right, suck it assholes!

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  3. Vail Valley on the way! says:

    Followed by Vail…. HAHAHAHA

    How much did Mr. Worthless and KSL pay to top this list?

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  4. funky monkey says:

    Killington over Revelstoke for the win!
    seriously?

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  5. 'Tis the Season says:

    Is it bad to be glad that my home resort isn’t on this list?

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  6. douchee magoo says:

    I would have ranked Northstar and Heavenly above Snowbird. Actually snowbird/ alta shouldn’t even be on the list. True story.

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    • sades says:

      really? why? ive been to nortstar and heavenly but not alta/snowbird

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      • douchee magoo says:

        Because alta/bird is even flatter than flatstar. The snow doesn’t stick to anything steep. Every pow day is dust on crust because the snow is too light and you feel every bump underneath. When Tahoe gets 4 feet of snow, there is 4 feet of snow on the ground. When Utah gets 4 feet of snow, it packs down to 4 inches. Oh and because the people that ski there are extremely sensitive metro……The list goes on.

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  7. stop vermonting tahoe says:

    obviously the best ski resort in north america should have a water park

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  8. Sandy V says:

    Whistler is in Canada last time I checked

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  9. tk says:

    tell me more…

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  10. Ski Bum says:

    The real story, if you read the article, is that a very popular and respected outdoor magazine rated Squaw Valley #1 in North America. The article states that they realize that not everyone will agree with their list, but they also describe what the criteria was for their rating. When I read the criteria, I can see why Squaw came to the top of the list. It’s also a testament to the very hard work of a large team of employees that have made a huge effort to do a outstanding job everyday and turn the customer service experience around. They have done it and it shows. The rest of the list doesn’t matter. Squaw Valley is number one!

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  11. squallywood says:

    We’re soooooo much better than you.

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  12. Hmm. says:

    or vail beating whistler?

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  13. Stiffie McGnar says:

    You said pole. Huh, huh, huh.

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  14. jo says:

    wow this article was written by a fucking tool

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  15. Anonymous says:

    I hope this brings more people.

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    • geriatic Skier Gurl says:

      And boy-howdie are they going to be surprised, if it looks anything like last winter’s lack of fluffy white stuff until the March sierra-cement miracle during avalanche season.

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  16. Master of Puppets says:

    When rating a resort you really need to look at all the magnificent amenities; such as ice skating rinks, ice castles, fine expensive dining, messages, night life , shopping, dancing, sleigh rides, foot messages, swell looking chalets and faux euro villages, art fairs and many fine things that “I would think” would be any world class resort.
    Clearly Northstar has to be #1, don’t you think?

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  17. HaytinHater says:

    Hahahahahaha. Stowe. Hahahaha east coast

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  18. So much better than you says:

    Squaw is #1 and Alpine is # 37 hahahaha.

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  19. bev says:

    i’ll take #5 all day

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  20. bev says:

    Killington.. better than Alyeska? I’m calling shenanigans

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  21. skiordi says:

    Not a single Washington ski resort in the top 50…yet the state stacked 6 of the top 10 Deepest snow bases in 11-12.

    #1 – Eagle Crest, AK = 150″

    #2 – Alyeska, AK = 104″

    #3 – Mount Baker, WA = 95″

    #4 – Alpenta, WA = 82″

    #4 – Snoqualmie, WA = 82″

    #5 – Mount Seymour, B.C. = 76″

    #6 – Whistler Blackcomb = 75″

    #7 – White Pass, WA = 72″

    #8 – Steven’s Pass, WA = 71″

    #9 – Schwitzer, ID = 69″

    #9 – Cypress Mountain, B.C. = 69″

    #10 – Crystal Mountain, WA = 68″

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  22. skiordi says:

    that’s in ‘FEET’ above

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  23. Dumbing it Down says:

    Like we need to know this??? WTF, it just dumbs down Squally even more for the gapers to come and keep f-ing things up.

    Thanks Nancy for throwing us under the bus, you never did know how to properly run a resort, thus why you sold to the dicks from CO.

    My glass is half ‘stay the f out of my way’ ——

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  24. Lift lines are awesome says:

    I’m so pumped for all you squaw folks, get ready for all the Outside skiers! I’ll take number 19 on this list any day of the week. But seriously, pat yourselves on the back and maybe even go get yourself a cookie, you are all awesome! Looks like mgmt has learned a few things from Vail. Enjoy your Starbucks!

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    • coffee good! says:

      if your going to wait in line, might as well have good coffee and a rad view while you do it. way i see it is times are changin, Don’t fight forces, use them. Its going to be warm and sunny down here in squawllywood. now quit bitchen and get RAD!

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  25. coffee good! says:

    OHH yeah.. and its California, with a population of nearly 38 million people you should expect that one day someone would figure out how to get more then 50 thousand visitors a year.

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  26. gee gee says:

    i want to figure out why i look at this website from time to time. this is so fucking stupid i feel like a geek even reading this.

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