Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Open Tomorrow with a Foot of New Snow
Squaw Valley will open the Funitel for access to Gold Coast Express
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 16, 2017 – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is in the midst of an Atmospheric River weather pattern that has brought a foot of snow to the upper elevations already with more snow expected throughout the day and into tonight. After just four months and one day closed, the resorts shortest off season in history, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will be open for the 2017-18 ski and ride season beginning tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 17. Squaw Valley will operate uploading and downloading via the Funitel for access to skiing and riding on Gold Coast Express, which includes features in the Gold Coast Terrain Park. More terrain at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will open as snow accumulation continues.
Opening Day festivities at Squaw Valley include a Sparkling Cider Toast at the base of the Funitel at 8:45 am with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows athletes Cody Townsend and Errol Kerr. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows team members will also be giving out free Squaw Alpine SWAG.
A portion of every lift ticket for Opening Day benefits the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (SAF), dedicated to supporting young amateur athletes interested in developing skills in snow sports through their participation in a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski or snowboard team. SAF volunteers will be handing out free cookies, coffee, tea and hot chocolate as well as selling raffle tickets from 8 am to 11 am.
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Tahoe Super Pass Prices Good Through November 21
Skiers and riders looking to gain access to 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and over 270 trails at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows can purchase the Tahoe Super Pass, starting at $530 for adults. Current prices are good through November 21.
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, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, 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. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California 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. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.
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