Leap of Love

February 29, 2020
11:30 AM
  • Bride and Groom Skiing down at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe
  • Bride and Groom Skiing down at Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe

Leap of Love at 8,200 Feet 

Join us on February 29th, 2020 and get married or renew your vows at High Camp! 

Leap of Love is for couples ready to get married or those wanting to renew their vows on our iconic High Camp Upper Deck at 8200’, with a light reception to follow in our our mountain top Olympic Museum that offers panoramic views of The Sierras and Lake Tahoe. This collective elopement event is a shared wedding ceremony experience where all couples will be participating in one united, non-denominational ceremony and will last approximately 30 minutes. At the conclusion of the ceremony, we invite all couples to participate in a Leap of Love photoshoot before they and their guests are invited to a celebration reception that will include light appetizers, wedding cake, sparkling wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. The reception will conclude at 2:00 pm when all couples will be encouraged to group ski and snowboard down to the village to continue celebrating. 

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Couple Registration Details: $229.20/couple, which includes:

  • Marriage ceremony
  • 1 preferred parking pass 
  • Commemorative photo frame and gift bag 
  • After ceremony reception with two drink tickets per person, light appetizers, and wedding cake
  • 1-day lift ticket per person*

Event Details: 

  • Pre-registration is required and couples and their guests are required to sign-in the morning of the event. 
  • Ceremony starts at 11:30am sharp and guests are encouraged to arrive by 11:00am.
  • There will be one private tram available at 10:45am for couples to use, and a second separate private tram at 11:15am.
  • Up to 4 guests are allowed to join each couple in the reception celebrations
  • $159 for non-pass holder guest, will include day lift ticket and reception 
  • $89 for non-pass holder guest, will include Tram access and reception
  • $49 for pass holder guest, will include reception

*Ikon Pass holders will not need separate lift ticket access. The price does not change for pass holders and non-pass holders. 

Marriage Licenses

Couples getting married are required to obtain a valid California Marriage License and need to bring it with them at check-in before the ceremony starts. A California marriage license can be obtained at any California County. You can pre-fill an application online and then set up an appointment for the county office prior to your ceremony.  The closest California county office to Squaw Valley is Carnelian Bay, Placer County office. Learn More. The license is valid for 3 months prior to the ceremony.  The officiant will sign it following the ceremony and a witness signs, then the couple will need to return the license to the county to finalize the process and to request a certified copy of the marriage license. This is not automatically given to couples unless requested. Directions to apply for your certified copy of the marriage license is provided when you meet for your marriage license.  


Pre-registration is required for all couples and their guests. Registration will close Feb. 22, 2020. 50 couples maximum and each couple can invite up to 4 guests.


Couples are encouraged to dress in appropriate winter attire. Please keep in mind that High Camp is located at 8,200 feet and that dressing warmly is important even on a sunny day.


The wedding will not be rescheduled because of snow or cold weather, so be prepared. The relocation of the event is possible in the case of extreme weather. 


Preregistered couples must sign-in at the Tram Building between 8am and 10:30am the morning of the Feb, 29, 2020. You must have preregistered in order to receive event wristband, which you can pick up at the sign-in. Couples getting married will also have to bring a CA marriage license when they sign-in and a form of identification. Preregistered guests must sign-in at the Tram Building between 8am and 10:30am the morning of the Feb, 29, 2020. Guests will need to bring a form of identification to sign-in and receive their event wristband.


The wedding ceremony will start promptly at 11:30am at the top of High Camp. Meredith Richmond, wedding officiant will conduct the ceremony for all couples at one time. The ceremony takes approximately 30 minutes. We will not take roll call or wait for any couples not in attendance. We recommend that your guests arrive at the top of High Camp by 11:00am, and the couples take the private trams for registered couples at 10:45am and at 11:15am. It takes approximately 8.5 minutes to ride the tram from the base to High Camp. Please don’t be late. 

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