Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Offer the Longest Ski Season in Tahoe, Operating through May 30, Conditions Permitting

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Liesl Kenney
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows PR
(530) 452-7111 or lkenney@squawalpine.com

2016-17 Tahoe Super Passholders can take advantage of two months of free skiing and riding at the spring skiing capital starting tomorrow, April 1

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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] March 31, 2016 – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced today that it will offer the longest ski season in the Tahoe region, with skiing and riding through Memorial Day on May 30, 2016, conditions and weather permitting. With over 38 feet of cumulative snowfall this season, a 13-foot base and 100% of its terrain open, the resort is offering free skiing and riding for 2016-17 Tahoe Super Passholders starting tomorrow, April 1. Operations will continue seven days a week through the spring at Squaw Valley and/or Alpine Meadows through Monday, May 30, conditions permitting.

Following the resort’s selection as the prospective site for the 2017 Alpine World Cup and being voted 2016 ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will top off the 2015-16 season with two months of great spring skiing, invoking its title of the “spring skiing capital.” Beyond sun-soaked skiing and riding, events and activities range from annual classics like the WinterWonderGrass festival, Cushing Crossing pond skimming contest and Snow Golf Tournament, to on-going favorites like High Camp Hot Tub parties and the Spring Music Series at Alpine Meadows. 

Second Annual WinterWonderGrass Tahoe – April 1-3, 2016
The excitement of music, mountains and brews returns to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the second annual WinterWonderGrass Tahoe festival April 1-3, 2016. WinterWonderGrass Tahoe is a unique three-day event featuring world-class bluegrass and acoustic roots performances, craft breweries and local food vendors under the snow covered peaks of Squaw Valley. The festival is hosting its first ever WinterWonderGrass Tram to Table Dinner at 8,000 feet on the top of Squaw Valley. Festival-goers can join for a Tram ride to the top of Squaw with live performances by WWG artists to kick off the festival weekend on Thursday, March 31st! Ticket supplies are limited: click here to purchase. 

High Camp Hot Tub & Spring Music Series
Located at 8,200 feet and surrounded by the beauty of the Sierra including Lake Tahoe, the High Camp Hot Tub is one of the most breathtaking places in the world to relax. Kick off your boots after a day of skiing or riding and unwind on the top of the mountain! For more information about the High Camp Hot Tub, click here

At Alpine Meadows, guests of all ages can sit back, relax and enjoy the tunes of acclaimed Tahoe musicians during the Spring Music Series on Saturdays this spring. Hosted at the deck of the Alpine Meadows Lodge, these free outdoor concerts are the perfect ending to a day on the slopes, and the perfect way to start an afternoon après session. Performers include Lumanation, Nibblers, Coburn Station, The Sextones and Joy & Madness. To view the complete lineup and schedule, click here

33rd Annual Snow Golf Tournament – Saturday, April 9 
Ditch your ski jacket for a collared shirt and khakis – Alpine Meadows’ Annual Snow Golf Tournament is back! As the only top-to-bottom snow golf course, the highly anticipated spring event is a unique way for the family to spend a day on the slopes. Teeing off at 9 a.m., the nine-hole course starts at the top of Summit Express Chair, with the last hole leaving golfers at the base of Alpine Bowl Chair. After a day of bogies and birdies, golfers and spectators can join the After Party and take part in a Costume Contest and enter to win fun prizes at the tournament’s raffle held at the Main Lodge Sun Deck. For the complete schedule of events and more information, click here

26th Annual Cushing Crossing – Saturday, April 16 
Sponsored by Alaska Airlines, GoPro and KTKE 101.5 Truckee Tahoe Radio, the iconic pond skimming event returns to the resort for its 26th consecutive year, challenging participants to cross the chilly waters of Cushing Pond on skis, a snowboard, or any ski- or snowboard-based vessel – resulting in colossal crashes, ultra-creative contraptions and hilarious costumes, with the spectacle being judge by a celebrity panel. This year’s Cushing Crossing starts at 1:00 p.m. at Cushing Pond, located adjacent to the KT Base Bar. The legendary competition will be limited to the first 50 registrants, and participants can register on the day of the event at KT Base Bar. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and is $20 per competitor, with over $2,000 in prize money. For the complete schedule and more information, click here.  

2015-16 Passholders Party– Saturday, April 23 and Saturday, April 30
Come celebrate spring ski and snowboard season at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley for the 2015-16 Passholder Party. Alpine Meadows will host a Passholders Party celebration at the Main Lodge Sun Deck on Saturday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Squaw Valley will host another celebration at KT Base Bar on Saturday, April 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Both parties include $5 food specials, drink specials, and free live music. Grab your passholder pals for the year end party under the sun! For the complete schedule and more information, click here

Cinco de Mayo Party at High Camp – Thursday, May 5
Grab your skis, snowboards and swim suits for a unique Cinco de Mayo party at 8,200 feet. Cinco de Mayo specials include ice cold margaritas, Mexican themed food specials and live music at the High Camp Pool & Hot Tub. Get out on the mountain in the morning then head over to the fiesta for a fun afternoon under the California sun with entertainment and games including a poolside DJ, snow volleyball, baggo and ladder toss. Costumes are highly encouraged. Let's celebrate skiing and riding in May! For the complete schedule and more information, click here

Spring Lodging Specials in The Village at Squaw Valley® 
Take advantage of great spring deals on lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley. Stay right in the heart of the action, with direct access to the slopes, world-class shopping, dining, activities and events in the Village. Ski, stay and forget about driving.

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted 2016 ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, 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 nearly 60 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. Over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain and 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones welcome skiers and riders of all ability levels. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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