Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Opens Wednesday Following 15 Inches of Snowfall

Category: Press Release

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


  • Kangaroo Chair at Alpine Meadows to run beginning Wednesday with additional lifts opening later in the week, as conditions permit
  • SnoVentures at Squaw Valley will open the Tucker Carpet for beginner skiers and riders
  • Thanksgiving Holiday activities include Thanksgiving Dinner at Olympic Village Lodge, Warren Miller Film Premiere, Welcome  to Winter Party, Killington World Cup viewing, climbing wall, Skyjump Bungee Trampoline and kids’ craft & game room
  • The 2016-17 Tahoe Super Pass currently on sale starting at $499, prices good through November 29


Alpine Meadows New Snow Photos**

**For media use only, courtesy of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 21, 2016 – Following 15 inches of new snowfall, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will open on Wednesday, Nov. 23, weather and conditions permitting, looking to once again host Tahoe’s longest season after 41 feet of cumulative snowfall in the 2015-16 season. The resort will open the Kangaroo lift at Alpine Meadows on Wednesday and will hold normal hours of operation, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., moving forward. Equipment rentals and ski school will be open with private lessons for intermediate and advanced guests, and both group and private lessons for beginner guests.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows sponsored athletes will be out on the mountain to celebrate Opening Day. Additional lifts and runs will continue to open at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as conditions allow. Food and beverage service will be available at Alpine Meadows Lodge, as well as complimentary cookies and a sparkling cider toast to celebrate Opening Day!

The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Express shuttle will resume operating daily, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Squaw Valley and running between the two mountains every 20 minutes until 4:00 p.m. The last shuttle departs Squaw Valley at 4:30 p.m. and Alpine Meadows at 4:45 p.m.

Ski for Scholarships on Opening Day

All proceeds from lift tickets purchased on Opening Day will benefit Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (SAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows athletes and coaches. Season passholders ski for free, but Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows encourages you to consider making a donation.

Thanksgiving Holiday Activities

Shopping, dining and activities will be available in The Village at Squaw Valley during the Thanksgiving Holiday as well as a packed events lineup including Thanksgiving Dinner at Olympic Village Lodge  on Thursday, Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere” on Friday and Saturday, Women of Ski Patrol Calendar Reception on Saturday and the Village-wide Welcome to Winter Party on Saturday. Finally, World Cup skiing aficionados who can’t wait for the World Cup’s arrival at Squaw Valley, March 9-12, can catch coverage of the Killington, VT World Cup on Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. at Rocker in The Village at Squaw Valley.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Olympic Village Lodge

Let Squaw Valley take care of the cooking for you this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Olympic Village Lodge while taking in breathtaking views of Squaw Valley's infamous Tram Face. Click here for more information and to book your reservation.

Tahoe Super Pass Prices Good Through November 29

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 $499 for adults. Current prices will increase up to $120 and the Bronze Pass will no longer be available after November 29.

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. 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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