Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Hosted Competition Mogul Run Naming Ceremony

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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
530-452-7111 or lkenney@squawalpine.com

Sam Kieckhefer, Public Relations Coordinator
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
530-584-6035 or skieckhefer@squawalpine.com

•    Newly named trail christened with runs by Jonny Moseley, Wayne Wong and U.S. and Chinese National Team athletes

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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 20, 2017 – To celebrate the partnership with Genting Resort Secret Garden, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows held a special trail naming ceremony of Squaw Valley's competition mogul course under the Red Dog chairlift. The resort hosted members of the U.S and Chinese national freestyle teams as well as delegates from the resort’s sister mountain in China for the trail naming ceremony. Additionally, U.S. and Chinese national freestyle team members are on site for nearly a week, hosting a joint training session on the resort's training hill in Siberia Bowl.

In a nod to their partnership with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and their mutual designation as Winter Olympic host venues, resort managers at Genting Resort Secret Garden re-named a trail “Squaw Valley” in January 2017. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in turn named the competition mogul course under Squaw’s Red Dog chair “Secret Garden” at the Ramp Up to Beijing event on May 20. In addition to leadership from Genting Resort Secret Garden, the resort hosted executives and officials from the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Committee along with leaders from the United States Olympic Committee and the U.S. Ski Team. 

The Ramp Up to Beijing event on May 20 featured three performances by the Flying Ace All-Stars, a group of North Americas most talented Trampoline Gymnasts, a trail-naming ceremony featuring Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, freestyle pioneer Wayne Wong and the U.S. & Chinese national freestyle teams, and a fundraiser for the Squaw Valley Freestyle team. Click here for more information about the event. 

In spring 2016, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Genting Resort Secret Garden partnered in a broad strategic alliance to lay the groundwork for increasing tourism exchange between China and California. The partnership includes five free days of skiing for passholders of the other resort. 

About Genting Resort Secret Garden
Opened in 2012, Genting Resort Secret Garden is China’s largest tourism resort in terms of size and variety of attractions. The resort currently offers 35 runs accessed by four lifts, with restaurants, activities and ski in ski out lodging at the 265-bedroom Genting Grand Hotel. The five year plan for the resort will expand the terrain offering to 88 runs and 22 lifts, and add additional lodging and year round activities. 

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 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. 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 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. 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. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.


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