Pros: Very friendly for family visitors to Tahoe
Cons: Parking in the lower lot makes it incovenient for access to car for lunch or changing skis
When friends visit Tahoe they always want to try Squaw - But many are put off by the terrian that is well beyond their skills and ask for alternatives that are more friendly to intermediates, families and non-skiing spouses. We happily suggest Northstar and they always come back very pleased with our suggestion. The terrain parks and half-pipe keep the younsters busy. And I happily show more adventurous friends some of the hidden glades and tree runs on the backside and Lookout Mountain. Nothing like Light Towers or the Chimney at Squaw, but honestly, there's plenty challenge for our friends. I have a pass to both Northstar and a pass to Squaw. Both are world class for what they offer. But I have to say the more friendly atmosphere, extensive intermediate and moderate advanced terrain makes for a better choice for most of our visitors with families. The biggest negative is weekend crowds.
We also happily suggest Sugar Bowl if they are willing to drive a little further.