Weekend Preview: Jan 6-7

Category: Operations Blog

As the holidays are winding down, the good times continue at Squaw Alpine. Another weekend of fun skiing & riding, live après music and a chance of new snow!

Sam Kieckhefer skiing off Shirley Lake on January 3, 2017. Photo: Brandon Skinner

Weekend Weather & Conditions

The weather pattern has finally shifted, bringing precipitation back into town and hopes for some new snow on the upper mountains! 

Friday into Friday night a second wave of precipitation will bring more rain and snow into Saturday morning.  This time snow levels could sit around 8,000 feet. We could see 2-4 inches of snow above 8,000 feet (top of the Funitel)." --Bryan Allegreto's Weather Blog

The weather should clear up by Saturday and Sunday. If this forecast is correct, conditions will be the most fun on our upper mountain slopes!

  • At Squaw Valley, ride the Funitel up to Siberia, Gold Coast, Emigrant and Shirley Lake. Tip: You can download the Funitel at the end of the day.
  • At Alpine Meadows, ride Summit Express from the base to elevation 8,500' for some fun turns!

Tune in to our lift & grooming status page or mobile app for real-time information, and our snow & weather page for updates on snow.

App Lap Slapdown Contest

Up for some friendly competition while you shred this weekend? Download our mobile app and start tracking your stats to be in the running to win our App Lap Slapdown Contest! The skier/rider with the most tracked vertical feet or most lifts ridden will win Oakley goggles or sunglasses!

Check out the Newly Remodeled High Camp
Views from the Terrace Bar. Photo: Ben Arnst

Whether you're here to ski, ride or just enjoy a weekend getaway in the mountains, don't miss a ride up the Aerial Tram to the newly remodeled High Camp. Grab buffet lunch or a specialty drink with a view at the Terrace Restaurant & Bar, with panoramic windows looking out over the Sierra and Lake Tahoe. For a delicious full-service meal where you can sit on a retired Squaw Valley chairlift, try the brand new Granite Bistro (the former Poolside Cafe). Or swing by the new High Camp Marketplace for grab-and-go lunch, specialty coffee and fresh pastries. 

Live Après Music & Events

Plenty of live après music and fun events this weekend! Here are just a few: 

Best Rate on Lift Tickets 
  • Coming for the weekend? Buy your lift tickets by midnight the night before to save up to $30 on window rates! 

On the Slopes

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