Storms Bring Season Snow Total to 700 Inches at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

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Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
530.452.7111 or lkenney@squawalpine.com 

•    Nearly three feet in the last week, over one foot in the last 48 hours
•    Winter 2016-17 is now the wettest on record in the Northern Sierra 
•    Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to host Tahoe’s longest season, with skiing and riding into June and on July 4 at Squaw Valley

Alpine Meadows New Snow Photos**
Squaw Valley New Snow Video Clips**

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

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] April 14, 2017 — Following a 14-inch storm and nearly three feet in the last week, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has reached 700 inches of cumulative snowfall for the 2016-17 season, equaling just over 58 feet. Yesterday, the California Department of Water Resources declared the 2016-17 winter season the wettest on record for the northern Sierra Nevada. For Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, 700 inches of snowfall is the second greatest in its recorded history, ranking only behind 2010-11 which saw 810 inches. January 2017 broke the resort’s record for most snow in one month, with 282 inches, followed by the snowiest February ever with another 196 inches. Average annual snowfall at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is 450 inches.

With a 22-foot base in mid-April, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will once again host Tahoe’s longest season: Squaw Valley will be skiing and riding into June and on July 4, weather and conditions permitting, marking only the fourth time in history that the resort has reopened for Independence Day. Alpine Meadows will operate seven days a week through Sunday, April 30 and then Saturdays & Sundays only through closing day on Sunday, May 14.  

Check out detailed snowfall data on the Squaw Valley Snowfall Tracker and Alpine Meadows Snowfall Tracker

Spring Operations at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
With more than 58 feet of cumulative snowfall, the Spring Skiing Capital™ is primed to once again host Tahoe’s longest season. Alpine Meadows will operate seven days a week through Sunday, April 30 and then Saturdays & Sundays only through closing day on Sunday, May 14. Weather and conditions permitting, Squaw Valley will continue to operate into June and on July 4, marking only the fourth time in the last 50 years that the resort has reopened for Independence Day.

Ski Free this Spring 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 spring. Purchase now in order to secure the best price possible, with prices set to go up after April 18. 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.

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 ‘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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