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Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
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Squaw Valley will operate Saturday, July 8 and Saturdays thereafter 8:30am - 12:30pm as conditions allow
Freedom Fest Photos and B-Roll**
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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] July 4, 2017 – As Freedom Fest draws to a close, Squaw Valley looks forward to more skiing and riding next Saturday, July 8, marking the first time ever that the resort has operated beyond July 4. With a six-foot base of snow on the upper mountain, the resort is committed to running as deep into the summer season as possible and is the only resort in Tahoe still offering skiing and riding. Lift offerings and operations beyond July 8 will be determined as conditions allow.
728 inches of snow fell at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows this winter, equaling over 60 feet. 10 Atmospheric River weather events hit the resort, where the average season sees two to four. The California Department of Water Resources declared the 2016-17 water year the wettest on record, just over half way through the water year (October 2016-October 2017). January 2017 at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows broke the resort’s record for most snow in one month, with 282 inches, followed by the snowiest February ever with another 196 inches.
Visit High Camp via the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley
The Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley will be open daily from 10:40 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., with the last download at 5 p.m., from May 27-September 4, September 9-10 and September 16-17. Enjoy an aerial climb over 2,000 feet from the base of Squaw Valley to High Camp, located at 8,200 feet, with 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe’s high alpine beauty. For endless fun, enjoy daily activities at High Camp including hiking trails, the Olympic Museum, dining, shopping, disc golf, lawn games, and more. Click here for Aerial Tram rates and details.
Ski Free this Summer with the 2017-18 Tahoe Super Pass
Skiers and riders looking to join in on the fun can purchase their Tahoe Super Pass today and ski free this summer as conditions allow. Purchase now in order to secure the best price possible, with prices set to go up after May 9. The Tahoe Super Pass offers more passholder benefits than any other Tahoe resort, including discounted Friends & Family tickets, exclusive Club TSP events, access to Dawn Patrol, discounts on dining, demo equipment, lessons, yoga and more. Click here for a full list of Tahoe Super Passholder benefits.
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.