2017 Off to a Record Start at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows with 10.5 Feet of Snow in January

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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

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Jan. 10, 2017 – With 27 inches in the past 24 hours, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has seen 10.5 feet of snowfall in the first 10 days of January. Both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will remain closed today due to severe weather conditions, including heavy snowfall, high winds and forecasted thunderstorms.

Over the past 45 years, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows' January snowfall has averaged 70 inches. With 126 inches in the first 10 days of 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is already at 181% of the January average. The resort's record snowfall for the month of January came during the 1981-82 season with 175 inches. In the first 10 days of January 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has received 72% of that accumulation and is anticipating additional snowfall over the coming weeks. The resort is on-track to break the 45 year record for January snowfall with the forecast calling for precipitation through Thursday and three to five more feet of snow by the weekend. 

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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.

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