Squaw Valley is notorious for it’s nebulous trail map. It doesn’t have a named trail on it. Instead, squaw skiers & riders were to understand that the lift was what denoted the difficulty of the whole zone it accessed. Example: KT-22 is a black diamond, therefore every run off it is a black diamond and has no name. It was a unique system that made Squaw unique, if not troublesome, in the ski world.
Go here to see detail in the: NEW SQUAW VALLEY TRAIL MAP
Locals, of course, have names for all the runs at Squaw. Ski patrol has detailed names for every nook & cranny of Squaw. Squallywood the book has names for the challenging lines at Squaw. But, that’s all in the past.
Now, for the first time, guests will have access to the names of the runs and their difficultly levels.
Squaw employees have told us that the new trail map brochures should be available in the next coupla weeks. We’re guessing that they’ll be available by Christmas break. It’ll be fun to check ‘em out and actually see what things are named.