Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is the Official Spring Skiing Capital™ with Special Events, 8am Lift Access, Themed Weekends and More
• Squaw Valley offers Tahoe’s longest season, continuing operations through Memorial Day on May 28, weather and conditions permitting
• To take full advantage of spring conditions, lifts will operate daily 8am-2pm starting Monday, May 7
• Aerial Tram operating 10am – 4pm starting Monday, May 7 for access to High Camp Hot Tub & Dining
• KT-22 Express closing day set for Sunday, May 6; the chair will run until 6pm on closing day
Spring Skiing Capital Photos**
**For Editorial Use only, courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 4, 2018 – The Spring Skiing Capital™ is in full swing at Squaw Valley with special events, themed weekends and more. The sun is shining, the High Camp Hot Tub is open and snow conditions are ideal for nearly a month of skiing and riding remaining. Nearly 19 feet of snow fell in “Miracle March,” capping the season total at almost 35 feet, and Squaw Valley will offer Tahoe’s longest season yet again. Closing Day is scheduled for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, weather and conditions permitting.
Squaw Valley will shift skiing and riding exclusively to the upper mountain following the closure of KT-22 Express on Sunday, May 6. The resort will operate the iconic chair until 6pm on its closing day, a unique opportunity for die-hard skiers and riders looking to maximize their single-day vertical skied.
With the sun rising earlier to soften the snow, Squaw Valley lifts will operate 8am -2pm beginning Monday, May 7. Also starting Monday, May 7, the Aerial Tram will shift operations to 10am-4pm for access to High Camp activities as well as skiing and riding. The High Camp Hot Tub and Granite Bistro will be open daily 11am-3pm through May 28 and High Camp Marketplace will be open daily 10am-4pm.
New Live Stream of 28th Annual Cushing Crossing – May 5
The annual Cushing Crossing is one of the best events of the spring season and, new this season, the entire event will be streamed through Facebook Live. This spring resort ritual is the original pond-skimming event and one of very few across a natural pond. Every year, a celebrity judging panel and amazing emcees are gathered for an event filled with big spills, laughable thrills and big prizes. Watch this year’s event live at: https://www.facebook.com/squawvalleyalpinemeadows/
New Spring Skiing Capital Gear
New this spring, Spring Skiing Capital gear will be on sale at Squaw One Logo Company and online at retail.squawalpine.com. Fanny packs, tees, tanks and buffs are available in bright spring colors to accent a sun-filled day on the mountain.
Spring Theme Weekends
Costumes are a time-honored spring tradition at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. This spring, every weekend is a themed celebration and all guests are encouraged to participate.
May 5-6: Cinco de Mayo
May 12-13: Soul Train
May 19-20: Sports Fans
May 26-28: Red, white and blue (Patriotic)
Hot Tub Parties
Hit the slopes, then trade your boots for a bathing suit and head to the High Camp Hot Tub for cold drinks, hot water, and live music from local DJs. Parties are every Saturday afternoon from 12pm to 3pm. Cost for entry to the High Camp Hot Tub is $15 for ages five and up.
May 5: Headphones & Horses
May 12: Funksalot
May 19: DJ DubFyah
Made in Tahoe Festival – May 26 & 27
The Made in Tahoe Festival celebrates all things local. The Village at Squaw Valley will host a wide array of offerings that are made or inspired in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas—local artisans, businesses, culinarians, organizations and entertainers. Local music and entertainment includes: Bayberry Cast, Jenni Charles & Jesse Dunn, Groove Foundry, Peter Joseph Burtt & The King Tide, Sam Ravenna, Tahoe Flow Artists, Truckee Dance Factory, and the Tahoe Truckee School of Music Students & Youth Vocal Group.
Spring Vertical Challenge Ends May 13
Running through May 13, 2018, the Spring Vertical challenge rewards guests who ski or snowboard 10,000 or more vertical feet in one day with special offers in The Village at Squaw Valley. Click here to learn more.
Spring Skiing Capital Social Media Contest
Guest can share their favorite moments by tagging #SpringSkiingCapital on Instagram or Twitter through May 27 and five weekly winners will score a GoPro & Oakley goggles or sunglasses. Weekly winners will be entered to win a pair of HEAD skis and an Ikon Pass.
About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third 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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