Take a Leap of Love

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Welcomes Guests to Take a “Leap of Love” With Collective Leap Day Wedding at 8,200’ on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
  • Couples can get married or renew their vows at the picturesque High Camp Upper Observation Deck, with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada
  • A laid-back gathering in the Terrace Bar & Restaurant will follow the ceremony

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Sept. 6, 2019 –With its rich legacy and stunning views of Lake Tahoe, High Camp at Squaw Valley is the perfect place for skiers, riders and lovers of the outdoors to tie the knot. In 2020, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will be debuting a new experience for couples—a collective Leap Day mountaintop wedding called the “Leap of Love.”

On February 29, 2020, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will invite couples to board the Aerial Tram and be whisked away to 8,200 feet and a new life of wedded bliss. After a 30-minute ceremony, couples will pose for a Leap of Love photoshoot before joining their guests and fellow newlyweds in the newly-renovated Terrace Bar & Restaurant for a laid-back gathering with light appetizers, beer, sparkling wine and non-alcoholic drinks, and, of course, wedding cake. The backdrop for the reception is one of the grandest in the Tahoe area, featuring a semicircular wall of windows with sweeping views of Lake Tahoe and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. After the reception, couples and guests are invited to ski and snowboard all together the 3.2 miles down to the Village at Squaw Valley to continue celebrating their wedding day.

The wedding will be limited to 50 couples, and will be officiated by Meredith Richmond, a local wedding officiant well known for her care in crafting unique, heartfelt, spiritual ceremonies for her clients. She has officiated weddings in four states, and as a Tahoe native, has a deep reverence for the wild beauty of the region’s natural surroundings—like the high-alpine setting of the Leap of Love wedding.

Registration for each couple will be $229.20, a numeric reflection of the unique Leap Day date. Registration will include lift tickets for the couple, the wedding ceremony, one underground parking pass for the day, a commemorative photo frame, gift bag and light reception. Couples who are getting married are required to obtain a valid California marriage license and bring it with them to the ceremony. Each couple can bring up to four guests to join in the ceremony and reception celebrations, with special pricing for guests who are skiing, sightseeing or are season passholders. The wedding will be held outdoors, and will not be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions. The venue will be relocated if High Camp access is not possible.

For more information and to register, visit the Leap of Love website.

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for three years in a row by USA Today, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California and proud host of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. The resort spans 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, while legendary steeps, towering cliffs and heart-pumping chutes continue to be ground zero for boundary breaking skiing and riding. 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 California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ and provides the longest ski and snowboard season in Lake Tahoe. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is on the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes, which grants access to 41 iconic destinations across five continents. Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Vimeo.

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