Operations Update: Red Dog and Squaw Creek Opening Nov. 29!

Category: Operations Blog

As of this morning, current storm totals have reached 18" at the  bases and 25" on the upper mountains of both mountains! Temperatures have also remained low, which means our snowmaking crews have been running the snow guns to keep building our base. According to Squaw Valley Snowmaking Manager Mark Meyer, last night was “one of the top 10 snowmaking nights in the history of Squaw!” Because of last night's production, we are able to open more terrain than we anticipated even 24 hours ago. Thanks also to Grooming, Ski Patrol, Lifts and Lift Maintenance for their fast actions in making this new terrain a reality. 

Which brings us to some good news...

Red Dog and Squaw Creek Open Tomorrow (Friday, November 29)
Red Dog at Squaw Valley will open on November 29, 2019!
Photo: 9am this morning by Ben Arnst. 

Red Dog and Squaw Creek will open on Friday, November 29 for the first time this season! The natural snow on top of our snowmaking base will open two long intermediate groomers with over 1,300 vertical feet.

At Alpine Meadows, snowmaking teams have also been working through the night to expand terrain. The team recently added Nick's Run off Kangaroo and they are working hard to nail-down Weasel Trail so we can open our newest lift, Treeline Cirque in the near future. 

Stay tuned for more terrain opening following. We are continuing to make snow whenever possible and keeping our eyes on the next incoming storm!