All About the Winter Games This Weekend

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From the slopes to the Village, the spirit of the Winter Games will be alive this weekend at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Not only can you charge downhill just like your favorite Team USA skiers and snowboarders, but the Village will be brimming with excitement as we celebrate Squaw Valley's legacy and cheer on this year's competing athletes!

The 1960 Winter Olympics were held right here at Squaw Valley. Photo: Bill Briner

Meander through the Village for plenty of photo ops and to soak in the historic sites of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games held at Squaw Valley, or ride the Aerial Tram to the High Camp and learn more about this historic event at the Olympic Museum

Toyota Olympic Block Party 
The Jumbotron in the Funitel Plaza will be live streaming the Opening Ceremonies and Winter Games from Friday night through Tuesday. 

If you didn't make it Pyeongchang this year, The Village at Squaw Valley is the next best place to watch the Winter Games. Don't miss the Toyota Olympic Block Party on Saturday for live music, a Ski Team parade, poster signings, Q&A with Olympians Daron Rahlves & Travis Ganong, live coverage of the Men's Downhill Finals and a fireworks show. The crowd will be fired up rooting for local Tahoe athlete Bryce Bennett as he goes for the Gold in the Men's Downhill event!

Don't forget to wear your most patriotic ensemble to show your support for Team USA - you could win Oakley goggles and lift tickets!

Events Not to Miss from the Jumbotron
Squaw Valley Mikaela Shiffrin World Cup Jon Margolis
Keep an eye on Team USA skier Mikaela Shiffrin who won both Slalom and Giant Slalom right here at the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Squaw Valley. Photo: Jon Margolis

The Winter Games will be streaming live from the Funitel Jumbotron from Friday evening through Tuesday. Here are a few events not to miss:

  • Opening Ceremonies: Friday, Feb 9 at 5pm
  • Men's Downhill Finals: Saturday, Feb 10 at 6pm (pre-event coverage at 5:15pm)
  • Women's Giant Slalom Finals: Sunday, February 11 at 5:15pm (pre-event coverage at 4:30pm)
  • Men's Alpine Combined: Monday, February 12 at 6:30pm (pre-event coverage at 5:45pm)
  • Women's Slalom Finals: Tuesday, February 13 at 5:15pm (pre-event coverage at 4:30pm)
Sunny Skies and Fun Conditions

We're expecting blue skies, sun and temperatures in the 40s. The perfect weather to rip up all of our groomed terrain or check out new features in the parks! 

Photo by Emily Tidwell @lynk_nation in the Gold Coast Park

Don't forget to share your best park photos with #SVAMparks on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured! 

On the Slopes

Check out recent conditions shared by local skiers and riders! Share your favorite moments with #mysquawalpine