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Spring Skiing Capital

Celebrate spring at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Discover the Spring Skiing Capital

Why Spring Skiing is Awesome

Combine nearly 700" and the California Sunshine and you've got perfect spring skiing weather. At the Spring Skiing Capital you'll find soft bumps, coveted groomed terrain and smooth landings.

  1. Best Spring Skiing
  2. Multi Sport Days
  3. Lively Event Calendar
  4. Après
  • Best Spring Skiing Conditions in TahoeCombine 18+ feet of snow in March and California sunshine and you've got perfect spring skiing weather. At the Spring Skiing Capital you'll find soft bumps, coveted groomed terrain and smooth landings.

  • Multi Sport DaysAt the Spring Skiing Capital you can hit the ski slopes in the morning, wakeboard on Lake Tahoe in the afternoon and go for a bike cruise along the Truckee River in the evening.

  • Lively Event Calendar – Music Every WeekendOur jam packed spring event calendar has everything from live music on sun decks to hot tub parties mid-mountain.

  • Après on Sun Decks & Mid-Mountain Hot TubThere is only way to do apres at the Spring Skiing Capital and that’s with an ice cold beverage on a sun deck soaking up the California sunshine.

Spring Deals

There's plenty of spring skiing left at the Spring Skiing Capital. Score one of these sweet deals.
  • 2018-19 Ikon Pass

    Get your 2018-19 Ikon Pass and ski free this Spring!

    1 Pass. 26 Destinations including Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Ski free with your Ikon pass starting April 9!

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  • Other Resort Passholder Discount

    $89 Lift Ticket for Passholders at Other Resorts

    Flash your 2017-18 season pass from any resort in the U.S. at the ticket window and get a discounted lift ticket for just $89!

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  • Tahoe Super 2 Pack

    Ski for less than $85/day with no blackout dates

    Ski any 2 days of 2017-18 season, thru Memorial Day!

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  • Tahoe Super 4 Pack

    Ski for $59/day with no blackout dates

    Ski any 4 days in the 2017-18 season, thru Memorial Day!

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  • Slopeside Lodging Specials

    Stay in The Village at Squaw Valley starting from $109/night

    Stay in the heart of spring skiing fun with shopping, dining, après and our 8 outdoor hot tubs just steps from your door.

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Top 10 Spring Skiing Experiences

  • 1. High Camp Hot Tub

    Every spring, the 50-person mid-mountain hot tub opens so you can swap your skis in for bikinis and join the party at 8,200 feet. Grab a cold beer and icy cocktail from the adjacent Umbrella Bar.
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  • 2. Terrain Parks

    Spring is park season at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and our park crews have plenty of snow to build features following Miracle March 2018! More info >

  • 3. Multi-sport days

    Only at the Spring Skiing Capital (in one day) can you paddle on Lake Tahoe in the morning, sneak in corn skiing at the mountain, hit the mid-mountain hot tub and then hike or hop on a bike in the late afternoon. More info >

  • 4. Skiing thru Memorial Day

    Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will once again host Tahoe’s longest season with an extra boost from Mother Nature: with over 18 feet of snow during March we'll be skiing and snowboarding thru Memorial Day!

  • 5. Pop-Up Banked Slaloms

    Knock spring-only terrain off your bucket list: test out your skills with pop-up banked slalom courses across the resort that is suitable for all ages!

  • 6. Costume weekends

    Known for a whacky onesie or colorful tutu any day of the week, here at the Spring Skiing Capital we celebrate the carefree spring vibes with fun dress-up themes each weekend. Hit the thrift store and get your family and friends together for priceless photo ops on the mountain. More info >

  • 7. Cushing Crossing

    The original pond skimming event that started a spring resort ritual. Every year we gather a celebrity judging panel and amazing emcee's for this spectacle. Filled with big spills and laughable thrills this is one spring event that you don't want to miss. More info >

  • 8. Après & Sun Decks

    Après is our specialty here at The Spring Skiing Capital! We have 19 outdoor decks and patios across the resort that are dedicated to kicking back with a cold drink in the California sunshine.

  • 9. Snow Golf Tournament

    Alpine Meadows' Annual Snow Golf Tournament is back for its 35th year! As the only top-to-bottom snow golf course, this highly anticipated spring event is a unique way to spend a day on the slopes with the whole family. More info >

  • 10. Pacific Crest Bowls South

    Sherwood is the #1 spring skiing zone at Alpine Meadows. All aspects face south, so it gets that direct morning sun that softens up the snow to a smooth, buttery surface. Check out South Face and ride the snow walls for a fun natural half pipe this spring. More info >

Spring Dress Up Days

Join in the fun with these theme days at Squaw Alpine


  • March 31-April 1
  • April 7-8
  • April 14-15
    Retro Ski
  • April 21-22
  • April 28-29


  • May 5-6
    Cinco de Mayo
  • May 12-13
    Soul Train
  • May 19-20
    Sports Fan
  • May 26-28

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Share your favorite #springskiingcapital moments with us on Instagram & Twitter for a weekly chance to win a GoPro, Oakley sunglasses or goggles and a Yeti Rambler Coffee Cup through May 27. The 5 weekly winners will be entered to win the Grand Prize of HEAD Skis and a 2018-19 Ikon Base Pass. Get to sharing!