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Watch Squaw Valley Transform from 1952 to Today

On today's time-traveling journey into the ski maps of yesteryear, we're headed to Squaw Valley, California. Squaw Valley opened on November 24, 1949 with the world's largest double chairlift, Squaw One. Unfortunately, in the first year of the resort's opening, the Squaw One chairlift was destroyed by an avalanche, and avalanches also wiped out the chair in the mountain's second and third year. Here's what the resort map looked like in 1952, just a few years after opening. And just for good fun, we've also got a map from 1974 after Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Olympics.

Here's Squaw Valley in 1952 (click to expand):

And Here's Squaw in 1974 (click to expand):

And here's a much more recent ski map of Squaw (click to expand):

· SkiMap.org [Official Site]
· The History of Squaw Valley [Squaw]
· Behold Vail Mountain's Ski Trail Map From 1980 [Curbed Ski]
· All Powder from the Past Coverage [Curbed Ski]