Two Iconic Spring Skiing Capital Events Rescheduled to Celebrate Extended Season at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows PR
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•    Snow Golf at Alpine Meadows moved to April 16, Cushing Crossing pond skimming at Squaw Valley rescheduled for April 23 
•    Grand prizes to include round trip airfare on Alaska Airlines

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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] April 8, 2016 – To celebrate the longest ski season in ten years, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has moved two hallmark spring events, Snow Golf at Alpine Meadows and the Cushing Crossing pond skimming competition at Squaw Valley, to fall later in the season. The 33rd Annual Snow Golf Tournament at Alpine Meadows will take place on Saturday, April 16, with a grand prize of roundtrip airfare for two on Alaska Airlines. The 26th Annual Cushing Crossing pond skimming contest at Squaw Valley will take place on Saturday, April 23 at Squaw Valley, with prizes including roundtrip airfare for two on Alaska Airlines, a 2016-17 Bronze Tahoe Super Pass and cash prizes. 

The updated calendar follows the resort’s announcement that it will host the longest ski season in the Tahoe region, with skiing and riding through Memorial Day on May 30, conditions and weather permitting. With over 38 feet of cumulative snowfall this season and a 12-foot base, the resort is offering free skiing and riding for 2016-17 Tahoe Super Passholders through the end of May. Operations will continue seven days a week through the spring at Squaw Valley and/or Alpine Meadows through Monday, May 30, conditions permitting.

Ice Bar Party – Sunday, April 17 at Alpine Meadows
Head to Ice Bar on the backside of Alpine Meadows 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to kick back with a drink, beach games and reggae tunes from DJ Treez. Click here for more information.

Spring Music Series – Saturdays and Sundays through April 24 at Alpine Meadows
Hosted at the deck of the Alpine Meadows Lodge from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., these free outdoor concerts are the perfect ending to a day on the slopes. Performers include Lumanation, Nibblers, Coburn Station, The Sextones and Joy & Madness. To view the complete lineup and schedule, click here

33rd Annual Snow Golf Tournament – Saturday, April 16 at Alpine Meadows 
As the only top-to-bottom snow golf course, the 33rd Annual Snow Golf Tournament is a unique way for the family to spend a day on the slopes. Teeing off at 9 a.m., the nine-hole course starts at the top of Summit Express Chair, with the last hole leaving golfers at the base of Alpine Bowl Chair. The grand prize is roundtrip airfare for two on Alaska Airlines, and golfers and spectators can join the After Party to take part in a Costume Contest and enter to win fun prizes at the Main Lodge Sun Deck. For the complete schedule of events and more information, click here

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival – Saturday, April 16 at The Village at Squaw Valley®
One of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the region, this free community event takes place at the Village at Squaw Valley from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and gives kids and adults the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, and sustainability through hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy. Highlights include the Trashion Show, live music and dancing and “The Discovery Zone” hosted by the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Click here for the full lineup.

26th Annual Cushing Crossing – Saturday, April 23 
Sponsored by Alaska Airlines, GoPro and KTKE 101.5 Truckee Tahoe Radio, the iconic pond skimming event returns to the resort for its 26th consecutive year, challenging participants to cross the chilly waters of Cushing Pond on skis, a snowboard, or any ski- or snowboard-based vessel – resulting in colossal crashes, ultra-creative contraptions and hilarious costumes, with the spectacle being judge by a celebrity panel. This year’s Cushing Crossing starts at 1:00 p.m. at Cushing Pond, located adjacent to the KT Base Bar. The legendary competition will be limited to the first 50 registrants, and participants can register on the day of the event at KT Base Bar. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and is $20 per competitor, with prizes including roundtrip airfare for two on Alaska Airlines, a 2016-17 Bronze Tahoe Super Pass and cash prizes. For the complete schedule and more information, click here.  

2015-16 Passholders Party – Saturday, April 16 at Alpine Meadows and Saturday, April 30 at Squaw Valley
Grab your passholder pals for the year end party under the sun! Alpine Meadows will host a Passholders Party celebration at the Main Lodge Sun Deck on Saturday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Squaw Valley will host another celebration at KT Base Bar on Saturday, April 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Both parties include $5 food specials, drink specials, and free live music. For the complete schedule and more information, click here

Cinco de Mayo Party at High Camp – Thursday, May 5 at Squaw Valley
Celebrate skiing and riding in May at a unique Cinco de Mayo party at 8,200 feet. Cinco de Mayo specials include ice cold margaritas, Mexican themed food specials and live music at the High Camp Hot Tub. Get out on the mountain in the morning then head over to the fiesta with entertainment and games including a poolside DJ, snow volleyball, baggo and ladder toss. Costumes are highly encouraged. For the complete schedule and more information, click here

4th Annual Made In Tahoe Festival – Saturday May 28 & Sunday May 29 at The Village at Squaw Valley
Discover local artisans, culinarians and entertainers this Memorial Day Weekend at the Made in Tahoe Festival, dedicated to celebrating all things local. Food vendor applications are due April 15, and exhibitor and sponsored space applications are due May 1. Click here for applications and event information.

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 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. Over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain and 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones welcome skiers and riders of all ability levels. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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