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Family Ski Day at Squaw Valley, USA, Lake Tahoe

Family Ski Day at Squaw Valley, USA, Lake Tahoe

by SHRED DOG Editor June 17, 2018 0 Comments

Squaw Valley USA, located on the California side of beautiful Lake Tahoe, is an iconic resort and popular destination for skiers and riders of any age. Host to the 1960 Winter Olympics and, more recently, the home mountain of many Olympians and other ski greats such as Jonny Moseley and Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley is steeped in history as well as, well, steeps. And it's a great ski and snowboarding destination for the whole family. Here is just one Family Adventures trip report from Squaw with insights and (hopefully) inspiration to get outdoors and onto the slopes with the kids if you're visiting Lake Tahoe in the winter. 

kid dropping into bowl skiingSquaw has one of the longest ski seasons in the country, boasts 170 trails, 16 bowls, and 4 terrain parks, with amazing options for all ability levels.

Kid skiing at Squaw ValleyWhile Squaw does have named runs, one unique aspect of the mountain is how wide open much of it is. Choose your lift based on ability level (Green, Blue, Black), and, at the top, just pick a direction and go!  (Pictured is an early prototype of the SHRED DOG Boys Duke Hardshell jacket coming fall of 2018)

Red Dog lift at Squaw Valley and Squaw Kids ski schoolIf your kids are first-timers or still just building up their skills, the Squaw Kids ski and snowboard school is top-notch. Offering half-day and full-day group or private lessons, the coaches and staff really do a phenomenal job with each day resulting in both a progression in ability and an increasing love for snow sports. Incidentally, the Squaw Kids ski school is located right next to the RED DOG lift at Squaw... any guesses on where the inspiration for SHRED DOG's brand name came from? 

Kid skiing in the treesWhile Squaw Valley is not as well-known for glades and tree skiing as its smaller neighbor resort, Homewood, you simply can not keep kids that shred away from the trees. You can always find great spots at Squaw and, if you're lucky, find some nice powder stashes days after the regular trails and bowls are tracked out following a storm.

gold coast run and lodge at squaw valleyThere are a number of spots at Squaw Valley offering great views of Lake Tahoe. And when the kiddos get hungry for lunch, you can either ski all the way back down to the village or just stop at the mid-mountain Gold Coast Lodge. They even have a "ski up" Starbucks if the parents want a coffee and the kids want hot chocolate.

boy skiing terrain park at squaw valleyTerrain parks large and small and good for all ability levels!

top of squaw valley's siberia bowl at sunsetMore great views of the surrounding Sierras... this one taken late in the day at the top of Siberia Bowl.

bungee jumping at squaw valley villageAfter a day shredding the slopes, definitely check out the Squaw Valley Village. Lots of great dining options, shopping, and, of course, the wildly popular bungee jump for the kids. 

Squaw Valley has equally as much to offer in the summer as it does the winter and we will no doubt be featuring more Family Adventures from this amazing and kid-friendly destination. Will we feature one of yours? 

 

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To get the best fitting products please take a few minutes to measure your kid following these simple steps. For all measuring use a flexible tape.

  1. Chest - Measure horizontally across the fullest area of the chest
  2. Waist - Measure horizontally around the narrowest part of the waist, (which is about 2 inches above the belly button)
  3. Hip - With feet together measure around the fullest point of the hip,  keeping the tape measure horizontal 
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Girls Insulator and Outerwear Products

All Measurements are in inches.

 SIZE 4 5 6 S (8) M (10) L (12) XL (14)
CHEST 22 - 23 23 - 24 24 - 25.5 26 - 27.5 28 - 30 30.5 - 32.5 33 - 34.5
SLEEVE LENGTH
21
22
23 - 24
25 - 26
27 - 28
29 - 30
30 - 31
WAIST 21.5 22 22.5 - 23 23 - 24 24.5 - 26 26.5 - 28 28.5 - 29.5
HIP 22 23 23 - 24 24 - 27.5 28 - 29.5 30 - 31.5 32 - 33.5
INSEAM 17.5 - 18 18.5 - 19 20 - 22 22.5 - 24.5 27.5 - 28.5 29 - 30 30 - 31.5
HEIGHT RANGE 41 - 42 43 - 46 46.5 - 49.5 50 - 53.5 54 - 57.5 58 - 62 62.5 - 65

 

  Girls Seamless Baselayers

All Measurements are in inches.

 SIZE S (4 - 6) M (8 - 10) L (12 - 14)
CHEST 22 - 25.5 26 - 30 30.5 - 34.5
SLEEVE LENGTH
21 - 24
25 - 28
29 - 31
WAIST 21.5 - 23 23 - 26 26.5 - 29.5
HIP 22 - 24 24 - 29.5

30 - 33.5

INSEAM 17.5 - 22 22.5 - 28.5 29 - 31.5
HEIGHT RANGE 41 - 49.5 50 - 57.5 58 - 65

 

Boys Insulator and Outerwear Products

All Measurements are in inches.

SIZE 4 5 6 S (8) M (10) L (12) XL (14)
CHEST 22 - 23 23 - 24 24 - 25.5 25.5 - 27 27.5 - 29.5 30 - 32 32.5 - 34
SLEEVE LENGTH
21 22 23 - 24 25 - 26 27 - 28 29 - 30 30 - 31
WAIST 21.5 22 22.5 - 23 23.5 - 24.5 25 - 26.5 27 - 28.5 29 - 30
HIP 22 23 23 - 24 24 - 27.5 27.5 - 29 29.5 - 31 31.5 - 33
INSEAM 17.5 - 18 18.5 - 19 20 - 22 22.5 - 24.5 25.5 - 27 27.5 - 28.5 29 - 30
 HEIGHT RANGE 41 - 42 43 - 46 46.5 - 49.5 50 - 53.5 54 - 57.5 58 - 62 62.5 - 65

   

Boys Seamless Baselayers

All Measurements are in inches.

SIZE S M L
CHEST 22 - 25.5 25.5 - 29.5 30 - 34
SLEEVE LENGTH
21 - 24 25 - 28 29 - 31
WAIST 21.5 - 23 23.5 - 26.5 27 - 30
HIP 22 - 24 24 - 29 29.5 - 33
INSEAM 17.5 - 22 22.5 - 27 27.5 - 30
HEIGHT RANGE 41 - 49.5 50 - 57.5 58 - 65

 

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Sock Size S M L
 Average Age 4 - 7 years 5 - 10 years 10+ years
Shoe Size (US) 9 - 12 12 - 3 3 - 7

 

 

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