MLK Weekend Preview: Jan 13-15

Category: Operations Blog

We're in store for another long weekend of fun skiing & riding, sunny skies, spring-like conditions and tons of events and activities off the slopes!

Weather & Conditions

9" of New Snow in the Last Week
Skier Maggie Eshbaugh testing out the new snow on the upper mountain. Shot on Gopro on January 9, 2018. 

Monday's wet storm delivered 3" of new snow on the upper mountain terrain. This made for some soft, fun turns on Tuesday and a nice refresh of white at our higher elevations (9" total in the last week). While snowstorms are clearing out for a few days, we are stoked for another weekend of sunny skies, mild temperatures and fun groomed terrain over the weekend. As the temperatures warm into the 40s throughout the day, the snow should be soft and spring-like!

Tip: Beginners will love the High Camp area with groomed green runs off Mountain Meadow and Bailey's Beach and beautiful views of Lake Tahoe.

A fresh coat of white on Squaw Valley upper mountain. Photo taken from the top of Emigrant on January 9, 2018 by Ben Arnst
More Snow Ahead

Another storm pattern moves in early next week, and we are hopeful for some more snow!

Next week we could see the first storm move in as early as Monday night. It looks like we are heading into a stormier pattern next week that could last for at least a week. The storms do have colder air with them." -- Bryan Allegreto's Weather Blog

App Lap Slapdown Contest

Up for some friendly competition while you shred this weekend? Download our mobile app and start tracking your stats to be in the running to win our App Lap Slapdown Contest! The skier/rider with the most tracked vertical feet or most lifts ridden will win Oakley goggles or sunglasses!

Weekend Events & Activities

Live Après Music and Fireworks
Brett Dennen played an intimate après set in Plaza Bar on January 6, 2018. Photo: Brandon Skinner

Lots of live après music, a fireworks show and fun events this weekend! Here are just a few: 

All New Disco Tubing

This Saturday & Sunday only we're lighting up SnoVentures with colorful LED lights, lasers and live DJs from 5-8pm. Disco tubing is the all new family-friendly party where you spin down the tubing lanes to music, lights and even fireworks on Saturday at 6pm!

Eat & Drink with a View at the Newly Remodeled High Camp
Views from the Terrace Bar. Photo: Kate Abraham

Check out the newly remodeled High Camp for some of the best views around overlooking Lake Tahoe and the Sierra and 3 great new dining options:

  • Gaze out the floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows while chowing down on the skier's buffet or sipping a drink at the Terrace Restaurant & Bar.
  • For a cozy full-service meal, check out the brand new Granite Bistro with views of Squaw Valley's upper mountain and delicious specialties like Sierra Cassoulet and Smoked Pheasant Soup or traditional favorites like burgers, salads and Steak Frites.
  • For a quick pick-me-up, swing by the new High Camp Marketplace for grab-and-go lunch, specialty coffee and fresh pastries. 

Best Rate on Lift Tickets 

Coming for the weekend? Buy your lift tickets by midnight the night before to save up to $40 on window rates!

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On the Slopes

Check out the week's conditions shared by local skiers and riders! Share your favorite moments with #mysquawalpine