This season things will look a little different at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as we make the health & safety of our guests and employees a top priority. Covid-19 has changed many things about our daily lives and there will be impacts on the mountain this winter as well, but the skiing & riding that exhilarates us each year will stay the same. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available. We appreciate your patience as we work to determine where adjustments need to be made moving forward.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is scheduled to open on Wednesday, Nov. 25 (the day before Thanksgiving), conditions and weather permitting. We cannot wait to welcome you back to our mountains once again.
A Message from Our COO
September 14, 2020
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows intends to serve its guests without a reservation system. Pass holders will continue to have the best and most flexible access to the resort. We plan to manage general visitation by temporarily eliminating the sale of “walk-up” tickets at the window, and dynamically controlling the sale of advance purchase tickets. At this time, we expect such tickets to primarily be available midweek, but we will remain flexible as we learn more throughout the season.
Our priorities right now are providing space for social distancing at our two mountains, and remaining flexible in the face of the inevitable changes to come throughout the season. While elements of the resort experience will be different this season, the experience of skiing and snowboarding itself remains the same. Skiing has always had at its center the incredible personal freedom one experiences while engaged in the sport, balanced against the personal responsibility of sharing the slopes with everyone else. This year more than ever, our guests will need to carry both sides of that equation with them, so that everyone can have the best possible experience within a Covid-modified environment. That feeling of freedom in the outdoors is something we are all craving now more than ever. We look forward to making that happen for our guests this coming season.
Every corner of our business is totally immersed in preparing for this special season. We will continue to communicate as we have more concrete information available.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
President and Chief Operating Officer
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you require reservations to access the resort this season?
No, we are not requiring reservations at this time. We plan to manage general visitation by temporarily eliminating the sale of “walk-up” tickets at the window and dynamically controlling the sale of advance purchase tickets.
Will I be able to purchase a ticket on the day I want to ski?
If day lift tickets are still available for purchase on the website on the day you want to ski, then you will be permitted to purchase them through that online channel. However, day-of ticket availability online is not a guarantee, and walk-up tickets will not be available to purchase on-site.
How far in advance will day tickets need to be purchased?
At this time we are not planning on placing any limits on how far in advance tickets will need to be purchased, however, only a limited number of day tickets will be available each day. So purchasing early is the best way to secure the ski and ride days you want.
Can I get my ticket, pack, or pass mailed to me prior to my arrival?
If you have purchased your season pass, pack, or ticket at least 10 days prior to your arrival, you can fill out our Season Pass/Ticket Request webform to arrange to have your ticket, pack, or pass mailed to you.
What will access look like in early season, if there is not a lot of terrain open?
We expect to make very few advance purchase tickets available for use during the early season until we determine we have sufficient lift and terrain openings to service pass holder demand.
What if I had unused days on my 2019-20 Tahoe Super 4 or Spring Ticket Trio?
Due to the unexpected closure of the resort last spring due to COVID-19, guests with unredeemed days on their 2019-20 Tahoe Super 4 packs and Spring Ticket Trio can go direct to lift.
Guests with unused lift tickets from the 2019-20 season, can exchange the ticket for a 2020-21 lift ticket. Those tickets can be used without additional restrictions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-403-0206 to learn how to exchange out 2019-20 lift tickets. All 2019-20 Tahoe Super 4 pack, Spring Ticket Trio holders can go direct to lift.
When is Opening Day?
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will open on Wednesday, Nov. 25 (the day before Thanksgiving), conditions and weather permitting.
Are masks required at Squaw Alpine this winter?
Face coverings are required indoors. Face coverings are required outdoors where physical distance cannot be ensured.
Resort Guidelines & Policies
We have modified many of our operations informed by the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of California, and the Placer County Health Department. As new information becomes available we will continue to adapt so that you can enjoy time recharging in the mountains.
We are all in this together and guests have various levels of sensitivity to the health impacts of COVID 19. Please respect others' views and be a conscientious part of our community.
Sanitization & Other Limited Contact Measures
Lodging Guidelines & Policies
Shared Common Space
Banquets Guidelines & Policies
Food Service Modifications
Seating & Meeting Room Floor Plans
Staff Training & Policies
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and deaths, especially for senior citizens and individuals with underlying medical conditions. By visiting Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.