Liesl Kenny, Public Relations at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, said today that snow continues to fall. The storm started dropping snow on Tuesday, and flurries continue falling today.
In the press release, Kenny said that Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, with the most recent storm bringing a foot of snow to its peaks, allowing for new terrain in time for Thanksgiving Day. Squaw Valley will open Squaw Creek chair on Thanksgiving Day, offering access to intermediate terrain on Lake View trail and increasing Squaw Valley’s terrain to ten trails and ten lifts. The Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley will provide sightseeing access to High Camp, including the Olympic Ice Pavilion, from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Snow tubing is also open at the SnoVentures Activity Zone at the base area of Squaw Valley from 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Alpine Meadows plans to open Roundhouse Express on Friday, November 27, with access to intermediate terrain on Rock Garden, Dance floor, Summit run out and Roundhouse run out. Roundhouse will join Kangaroo chair which is currently running with access to intermediate terrain on Nick’s Run and Kangaroo Main Run.
“I am absolutely elated by the roaring start we’ve had to the season here at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows,” said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of the resort. “In the spirit of the season, I offer a sincere thank you to our entire staff that has worked tirelessly to provide the best possible terrain and experience to our guests, and of course a big tip of the hat to Godzilla El Niño, who is proving to be a good friend so far this season.”
The current storm has increased the cumulative snowfall for the 2015-16 season to over four feet, and low temperatures have allowed for the resort to maximize its large snowmaking system, which has seen $8 million in upgrades over the last five years.
Thanksgiving visitors can take advantage of a full roster of events for the holiday weekend including a two night premiere of Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” movie, the Welcome to Winter Party featuring special deals for season passholders, and a special announcement about the Base-to-Base Gondola that will connect Squaw Valley with Alpine Meadows.
Squaw Valley Ski & Snowboard School will offer group ski and snowboard lessons for kids and adults, in addition to private lessons available by reservation. Private lessons are also available by reservation only at Alpine Meadows. Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski & Snowboard Lessons page for more information.
Tahoe Super Pass Prices and Worry-Free Guarantee will only be available through November 30, 2015. Skiers and riders looking to take full advantage of this season’s snowfall can purchase the Tahoe Super Pass starting at $429 for adults, and gain access to 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and over 270 trails at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
Tahoe Super Pass Silver and Gold passholders will receive the Worry-Free Guarantee: those who don’t ski or ride at least five days on this season’s pass will be credited up to four days towards their 2016-17 pass. Current prices and Worry-Free Guarantee are only available through November 30.
Refer a Friend Season Pass Promotion
Guests who already have a season pass can get $50* for every friend he or she refers who buys an adult Gold or Silver Tahoe Super Pass, and the friend gets $20*. *Click here to learn more about the Refer a Friend Season Pass Promotion.
#TahoePassQuest Social Media Contest offers a chance to win a free 2015-16 Gold Tahoe Super Pass. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has selected numerous secret locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Reno-Tahoe areas which will be revealed to social media followers in an online scavenger hunt through a series of posts. Contest clues will be posted at #TahoePassQuest at various dates and times during the entry period. There will be a Grand Prize Winner awarded in the contest each day that a clue is posted at #TahoePassQuest. Participants can follow Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’ social channels at the following usernames:
• Twitter: @squawalpine
• Facebook: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
• Instagram: squawalpine
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For more information about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, to purchase a season pass or to make lodging reservations, visit www.squawalpine.com. The phone number to call is 1.800.403.0206.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and nearly 60 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the spring skiing capital as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. With over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain and 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows welcomes skiers and riders of all ability levels.