Tips For February 8th & 9th at Squaw Alpine
It’s shaping up to be another beautiful weekend in Lake Tahoe, with Saturday conditions that will be reminiscent of Spring Skiing! While it's still too early to break out your bikinis, the sunny weather is sure to make this Saturday & Sunday different than your average February weekend. We've compiled some tips that will help you get the most out of your time in the mountains.
This Weekend's Weather
- Saturday: Sunny with a high of 45°, but we expect it will feel even warmer.
- Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow (minimal accumulation)
- Sunday: Might start out breezy, but will end up being sunny with a high of 34°*
*Conditions might be firm on Sunday morning after a cold night, so there is some potential for closures or delayed openings.
How To Get the Most out of Your Weekend
Carpool & Arrive Early. Carpoolers get access to our premium lots, closest to the tram at Squaw Valley and the base lodge at Alpine Meadows. You must have three or more persons in your group to count as a carpool. More information and frequently asked questions can be found here.
Come Prepared for the Sun! Conditions like these warrant the need to get your board or skis waxed, wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Use the Truckee or Tahoe City Park n Ride. A great option for later arrivals, you can now take TART buses between Truckee or Tahoe City and Squaw Valley. This service is totally free, and runs from 7am-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Get directions and more information here.
Stay for Live Music & Fireworks! We will have live music at both Plaza Bar at Squaw Valley and Alpine Bar at Alpine Meadows from 3 to 6pm on Saturday, followed by a fireworks show on the KT deck at Squaw Valley starting at 6 PM. This is a great way to hang back for a bit and beat some of that traffic headed into either Tahoe City or Truckee.
Check Out Disco Tubing! Hang around even later on Saturday when you try Disco Tubing at Snoventures, which goes until 8pm. Live music, laser lights, and tons of fun are guaranteed. Reservations are required for this family-friendly activity, so call 800-403-0206 to book.
Don't Forget About Mountaineer. If you are staying in either Alpine Meadows or Olympic Valley at Squaw, make use of the free app-based Mountaineer shuttle service. Remember, the shuttles do not go between each mountain. You can use the Squaw Alpine Shuttle to do that.
Stay Up-To-Date on Real-Time Information. If you’re not big on arriving early, make sure that you enable push notifications using the Squaw Alpine app. This way, you can take your time and still get the most up-to-date information on what parking is available. You can also follow the Mountain Ops Twitter account for real-time information on parking, lift status, and more.
Try out the new Tram Car Bar at Squaw Valley for après! This restored 70s era Tram Cabin has been transformed into a bar on the deck of Olympic House. You can also get a 10-ounce Yeti rambler with a vintage Squaw Valley logo on it for $25, and that includes the price of your drink!
Ask Google Home or Amazon Alexa About Conditions. Want to know what to expect before you get to the resort? Ask Alexa or Google Home for the latest on weather & conditions to help inform your decision.
On this weekend last year, Squaw Alpine closed on Sunday after a storm that brought 52" of snow in one cycle!
Photo taken by Ben Arnst in February 2019.