Terrain Expansion & Weekend Preview

Category: Operations Blog

The weekend forecast is calling for sunny skies, mild temperatures and more lifts & terrain opening for your shredding pleasure! 

Terrain Expansion

Red Dog terrain awaits! Photo: December 7, 2017 by Ben Arnst

Following cold temperatures and nearly 100 hours of snowmaking since Sunday, our mountain operations teams will add even more lifts to the schedule tomorrow!

  • At Squaw Valley, Red Dog and Squaw Creek chairs will open tomorrow for fun groomers right off the base area. Open trails will be Champs Elysees to Red Dog Face and Lake View. 
  • At Alpine Meadows, Meadow Chair and Big Carpet have been added to the schedule for even more beginner terrain.
Top to Bottom Skiing at Both Mountains
Base of Alpine Meadows December 7, 2017. Photo from webcam

With awesome grooming, snowmaking and patrol work, Mountain Run kicks off tomorrow at 9am!

-- Jimmy King, Squaw Valley Mountain Manager

With Mountain Run opening tomorrow, you can ski top to bottom at Squaw Valley! Once you get your fill of upper mountain fun, cruise down the 3.2 mile groomed Mountain Run. Now you can ski down to the base, click out of your skis and grab a cold one at the KT Base Bar, which will be open Saturday & Sunday serving drinks only. You can also ride top to bottom at Alpine Meadows via Summit Chair!

Most Terrain. Most Variety.
Aimee Engerbrestson ripping groomers off Gold Coast. Photo: December 5, 2017 by Jeff Engerbretson 

Starting tomorrow, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will have a total of 21 lifts & carpets operating daily as conditions allows. This means we have the most open lifts and trails in Tahoe right now! From mellow beginner trails, to perfect corduroy and adventurous off-piste pitches, we have something for every snow lover to enjoy.

More Terrain Park Features 
Double slider box. Photo: December 7, 2017 in Gold Coast Park 

The park crew switched up some features in the Gold Coast Park added 3 more jibs overnight. Check out the mini-cross this weekend in the Belmont park, and stay tuned for updates on Alpine Meadows parks coming soon!  Full list of features>>

$99 Learn to Ski & Ride Special
Photo: Hank DeVre

Winter is just kicking off and it's the perfect time to learn to ski or snowboard! This Saturday and Sunday you can learn for just $99 when you book in advance. The special package is available for 3+ for skiing and 5+ for snowboarding, and includes everything you need to get started - beginner lift ticket, 2.25 hour lesson and equipment rentals.  Details>>

On the slopes

Check out the week's conditions shared by local skiers and riders!