Welcome to Winter Party on Saturday, Nov. 24

Category: Press Release
 The Village at Squaw Valley® Hosts Annual Welcome to Winter Party, Featuring a Shop Small Event, Discounts for Ikon Pass Holders and a Can’t-Miss Winter Fashion Show

• The Plumpjack Sport Fashion Show returns with MC Jonny Moseley
• Small Business Saturday brings Tahoe swag and free gift wrapping to the Village

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 19, 2018 – The annual Welcome to Winter party at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows returns with a day of fashion, entertainment and fun. The Village at Squaw Valley will come alive with local DJs, beer benefit stations, raffles, giveaways for shopping the Village’s small businesses and an appearance by Olympian Jonny Moseley. Check out the new styles for the season at the annual Plumpjack Sport Fashion Show, and then show your Ikon Pass for discounts on your favorite fashions found in Village stores. The Welcome to Winter event will take place Saturday, Nov. 24 from 12-6 p.m. 

The Welcome to Winter party is also an official Small Business Saturday event. Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and is a way to promote small, locally-owned businesses at the start of holiday shopping season. Shoppers at small businesses like Gallery Keoki, Mind Play toys and games, Lather & Fizz Bath Boutique and more will be rewarded with a gift and entered to win a gift basket of Tahoe-made products.

Village shops will also be holding special events for shoppers, like a tasting of Patagonia’s Provisions food products. Select stores will also have $2 beers for sale, and 100 percent of proceeds will benefit a number of local non-profits, including High Fives Foundation, Tahoe Food Hub, Protect Our Winters and the Shane McConkey Foundation. Bring your Ikon Pass to Wanderlust Yoga Studio for free drop-in classes all day.

The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce will be on-site to celebrate Small Business Saturday with a pop-up shop featuring North Lake Tahoe swag and local goods for purchase. The Chamber will also provide complimentary gift-wrapping from 12-6 p.m. in the Events Plaza.  

November also marks the return of the Shop, Dine & Ski Free program at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Guests who spend $750 at Village shops and restaurants between now and Dec. 24 will receive a free, unrestricted lift ticket for the 2018-19 season. There’s no better way to shop for holiday gifts. 

Back by popular demand is the annual Plumpjack Sport Fashion Show. With the runway at center stage in the Village Events Plaza, the fashion show will feature new styles from Village shops, including Plumpjack Sport, The North Face, Oakley and more. Olympian Jonny Moseley will serve as MC for the event, getting the crowd excited for winter with the signature stoke he brings to the microphone. Moseley will stick around after the show to sign posters for fans, and later in the evening, catch him on the big screen in Warren Miller’s new movie, “Face of Winter,” showing in the Olympic Village Lodge.

The Welcome to Winter party will also kick off the holiday season with the a special lighting of the Christmas tree in The Village at Squaw Valley. It’s a peek at what’s to come in December during Merry Days Holly Nights, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’ annual celebration of the holiday season, with more than two weeks of spirited events and activities from Dec. 14-31 that will put even the biggest Scrooge in the holiday spirit.

Welcome to Winter Party Event Schedule 
• 11-2 pm: Santa Visits the Big Chair in the Village at Squaw Valley
• 12-6 pm: Complimentary gift wrapping courtesy of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce
• 2-5 pm: DJ Chango live in the Events Plaza
• 2-6 pm: North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce pop-up bar with wine and signature holiday cocktails
• 3-4 pm: Fashion Show with Plumpjack Sport at the Events Plaza Stage
• 3-6 pm: $2 beers at Patagonia, Oakley, Parallel Mountain Sports, The North Face and The Ledge Boardshop; proceeds go to local non-profits.
• 3-6 pm: DJ Mich live at Parallel Mountain Sports
• 3-6 pm: DJ Rusty B live at Patagonia
• 5 pm: Tree Lighting Ceremony next to The Ledge Boardshop
• 6 pm: Raffle drawing, beer sales close
• 7:30 pm: Screening of Warren Miller’s “Face of Winter” in Olympic Village Lodge 
• All day: Complimentary drop-in classes for Ikon Pass holders at Wanderlust Yoga Studio

About Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year-round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California 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. Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Vimeo.

About The Village at Squaw Valley®
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 50 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four-season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season. Visit The Village at Squaw Valley Lodging website, or call 866-818-6963 to learn more.