15 Feet of Snow at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Breaks 45-Year Historic Record for January Snowfall

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Media Contacts:

Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

530.452.7111 or lkenney@squawalpine.com


Sam Kieckhefer, Public Relations Coordinator

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

530.584.6035 or skieckhefer@squawalpine.com


Resort gears up for Tahoe’s longest season, reaching two thirds of its average annual snowfall, only one third of the way through the season

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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Jan. 13, 2017 — 15 feet of snow has fallen at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows since the beginning of the New Year, topping the resort’s 45-year historic record for January snowfall of 175 inches during the 1981-82 season. The resort has already reached two thirds of its average annual snowfall of 450 inches with months left to go in the season and is gearing up to once again host the longest season in Tahoe. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is open with top to bottom skiing and riding at both mountains, on one lift ticket or season pass. Terrain will continue to open as resort teams work hard to dig out buried chairlifts.

As the Martin Luther King holiday begins, skiers and riders are encouraged to arrive early—resort operations teams will aim to open lifts at 8:30 am on popular weekends and holidays whenever possible. Parking is slightly limited due to snow storage resulting from the storm: Free premier POW Parking will be available to guests arriving with four or more people in their vehicle. TART’s Free Ski Shuttles will also offer free weekend and holiday service. Guests are also encouraged to use the new Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows app for the most up-to-date lift and terrain status. Visit the JanuBURIED page for more information and tips.


Tahoe Super 4 Pack

Skiers and riders looking to experience the 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and over 270 trails at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows can purchase the Tahoe Super 4 Pack, starting at $369 for adults. The Tahoe Super 4 Pack gets you four days of unrestricted access to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for less than $93 per day.


Slopeside Lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®

Book your vacation at The Village at Squaw Valley and stay right in the heart of the action, with direct access to the slopes, world-class shopping, dining, activities and events in the Village. Ski, stay and forget about driving.


About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the second year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice 2017, 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. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.