Weekend Preview: April 28-29

Category: General

Weekend Preview at The Spring Skiing Capital

From first chair to après, there's plenty of fun to be had this weekend at the Spring Skiing Capital. Here are some highlights:

Spring Conditions Return
Photo: Court Leve

After a few stormy days and 9" of new snow this week, spring skiing and riding conditions return for the weekend! The NOAA forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures with highs in the 50s. Dress in layers and wax your boards because it will get warmer as the day goes on. And don't forget your sunglasses and sunscreen.

22 Foot Superpipe
Elena Hight in the superpipe last weekend. Photo: Andy Fox

Tahoe's only 22' superpipe is at Gold Coast and it has been going off! Renowned athletes from across the country as well as local shredders have been flocking to Squaw Valley to hit the pipe. Come check out the superpipe and all of our other terrain park features at both mountains.

Weekend Theme: Neon
Photo: Kristin Schrandt

The theme of the weekend is neon, so get out your flashiest, brightest neon gear for the slopes and afterward. All lime green, electric blue and hot pink, orange and yellow gear and accessories are highly encouraged. Check out the full lineup of weekend themes here.

The Ice Bar
Photo: Court Leve
If you're skiing at Alpine Meadows this weekend, be sure to make a pit stop at the Ice Bar. Tucked away on the backside of Alpine Meadows near the base of Sherwood Chair, this local favorite is the perfect place to pull off the slopes, kick back and soak in the sun. Unwind in lounge chairs with a can of beer and hot barbecued bratwurst and enjoy the feeling of being completely away from it all. Don't forget sunscreen!
Final Weekend of Alpine's Spring Music Series 

Don't miss the final weekend of FREE live music on the Alpine Meadows sundeck! This weekend will feature après music by Northern California Reggae Rock Band Lumanation on Saturday and the rock jams of Scarlet Moon on Sunday. Details>>

#SpringSkiingCapital Contest 
#springskiingcapital Week 1 contest winner: Chris Saito, @chris1089
#springskiingcapital Week 2 contest winner: Joe Quillinan, @wyjoming

There are still 4 weeks left in our #springskiingcapital contest! Share your favorite Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows moments with #springskiingcapital on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win Oakley sunglasses and goggles. Weekly winners will also be entered to win the Grand prize: a 2017-18 Gold Tahoe Super Pass and a GoPro. Details >>

Lift Ticket Deals

Don't have a lift ticket or pass? Here are the best way to save on lift tickets and lessons this weekend:

  • Tahoe Super Pass: Get your 2017-18 Tahoe Super Pass and ski FREE this Spring into June and on July 4th
  • Tahoe Super 2: Ski any 2 days for less than $75/day - no blackout dates
  • Other Resort Passholder Discount: Flash your 2016-17 season pass for a $52 lift ticket
  • Learn to Ski or snowboard for just $79: includes lift ticket, rental and 2.25 hour lesson