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Biggest January at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows on record

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An impressive amount of snowfall has covered our Lake Tahoe ski resort
in a beautiful blanket of white. Check out the latest photos!

  • Over the past 45 years, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows' January snowfall has averaged 70 inches. With 212 inches in the first 20 days of 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is already at 305% of the January average.

  • The resort's record snowfall for the month of January came during the 1981-82 season with 175 inches. In 20 days of January 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has received 121% of that accumulation.

  • The average snowfall over the past 45 years through the end of January is 176 inches. As of today, we have 141 more inches than the average and are 180% ahead.

  • Locals and visitors have battled this storm with blizzard conditions, power outages and more, yet everyone still has a permanent grin on their face.

  • Our season snow total has now climbed to 317" and it's only January 20, 2017!

  • The average annual snowfall for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is 450 inches. As of January 20, 2017, we are at 70% of average for the entire winter.

  • The average number of days in a season is 175. We are 57 days into the season (or 33%) and have 70% of average snowfall for the entire winter.

Mountain & Travel Resources

Helpful resources to help you plan your visit


Make the most of over 15 feet of new snow this January with these tips

1. Save up to $56 per day on lift tickets with the Tahoe Super 4.
2. Download the Squaw Alpine app for lift wait times, find your friends on the slopes and track your performance.
3. Arrive early to beat traffic, secure the most convenient parking, and maximize your time on the slopes!

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