Welcome to Winter Festivities at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Category: Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Liesl Kenney 
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Lkenney@squawalpine.com or 530.452.7111

Events include a day of Village-wide discounts for season passholders, a Warren Miller movie premiere, the Welcome to Winter Party, and a Base-to-Base Gondola announcement

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] November 23, 2015 – This Thanksgiving weekend Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows invites guests to a full lineup of events to kick off the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season, including parties, movie premieres and special promotions in The Village at Squaw Valley.  Both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows celebrated their earliest openings in over a decade this season, and with more snow and cold temperatures in the forecast the resort anticipates opening additional terrain for Thanksgiving holiday visitors to enjoy along with the full roster of events.

Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” Premiere, November 27-28, 2015
Squaw Valley is hosting the two-night premiere of Warren Miller's 66th snowsports film "Chasing Shadows” at the historic Olympic Village Lodge. This film features skiers and riders including JT Holmes, Seth Wescott, Caroline Gleich, Steven Nyman and more, as they chase the ultimate riding experiences across the world. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 27 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The venue offers a full bar. Click here to purchase tickets online.  

Welcome to Winter Party, November 28, 2015
The Welcome to Winter Party features big benefits for passholders and all-day events including the Patagonia Grand Opening Party, beverage specials, live music and a highly anticipated announcement. The lineup of activities includes:

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Season passholders will receive a 20 percent discount on 2015-16 merchandise at 13 participating stores throughout the Village at Squaw Valley, including deals on skis, boots, snowboards, jackets and pants.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Patagonia is hosting its Grand Opening Party that will feature refreshments provided by MTN ROOTS Food Truck, a raffle at 5 p.m., and a Retro Gear Contest. The contestant who sports the oldest and coolest piece of Patagonia Gear will be awarded a prize. 
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – The Patagonia Worn Wear Repair Truck & Facility will be on hand to fix used gear.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Beer Benefit Stations selling $2 beers will be located at Oakley, The North Face, Patagonia, The Ledge Board Shop and Parallel Mountain Sports. All proceeds will go to several area non-profits.
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Live DJs will take over the Patagonia Patio, the Events stage by Plumpjack Sport, and outside Parallel Mountain Sports. 

Base-to-Base Gondola Announcement, Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. 
Guests are invited to gather at the Village mainstage in front of Plumpjack Sport for an exciting announcement regarding the Base-to-Base Gondola that will connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. The Base-to-Base Gondola will provide skiers and riders access to move freely between the terrain of both resorts, offering a seamless way to experience both mountains without the need to drive. Click here to learn more about this highly anticipated announcement. 

Tahoe Super Pass Prices and Worry-Free Guarantee only available through November 30, 2015
Skiers and riders looking to take full advantage of this season’s snowfall can purchase the Tahoe Super Pass starting at $429 for adults, and gain access to 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and over 270 trails at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Tahoe Super Pass Silver and Gold passholders will receive the Worry-Free Guarantee: those who don’t ski or ride at least five days on this season’s pass will be credited up to four days towards their 2016-17 pass. Current prices and Worry-Free Guarantee are only available through November 30.

Refer a Friend Season Pass Promotion
Guests who already have a season pass can get $50* for every friend he or she refers who buys an adult Gold or Silver Tahoe Super Pass, and the friend gets $20*. *Click here to learn more about the Refer a Friend Season Pass Promotion.

Holiday Slopeside Lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®
Book your Holiday at The Village at Squaw Valley and 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.

For more information about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, to purchase a season pass or to make lodging reservations, visit www.squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206. 

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
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. With over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain and 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows welcomes skiers and riders of all ability levels. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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