[Olympic Valley, Calif.] December 20, 2013 – Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will both open expanded terrain this weekend with the addition of Shirley Lake Express at Squaw Valley, and Hot Wheels Chairlift at Alpine Meadows.
Shirley Lake Express is a high-speed, six pack chairlift on the upper mountain and is slated to open for the weekend Saturday, Dec. 21. The lift provides access to some of Squaw's most beloved intermediate terrain. At Alpine, the Hot Wheels Chairlift is slated to open for the season Sunday, Dec. 22. Hot Wheels gives skiers and riders access to tree-lined intermediate trails.
Both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are open top-to-bottom for skiing and riding. Squaw Valley currently has 12 lifts and 19 trails open, including Mountain Run, the longest run at the resort. Alpine Meadows has five lifts and 26 trails open, as well as Sandy's Corner terrain park off the Roundhouse Chairlift.
In addition to great skiing and riding, both Squaw and Alpine have a full schedule of festive happenings this holiday season including Santa on the Slopes, free Ski with Jonny Moseley days, New Year's Eve fireworks, and a torchlight parade. Click here for a full list of holiday events.
*All lift and trail openings are conditions and weather permitting.
Fun Activities for Non-Skiers and Riders
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are offering a wide array of non-ski activities for the whole family this holiday season, including snowtubing, mini-snowmobiles, ice skating, shopping and dining. Guests can also participate in invigorating yoga classes at Squaw's new Wanderlust Yoga Studio, located in The Village at Squaw Valley. The studio is open seven days per week and offers a full schedule of 19 yoga classes weekly, as well as additional yoga workshops.
Save on Skiing and Riding
To get the most out of the holiday season, skiers and riders can purchase the Tahoe Super 4 Pack which offers significant discounts on four days of skiing and riding at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, with absolutely no blackout dates. The Tahoe Super 4 Pack is available at $349 for adults, bringing lift ticket prices down to less than $88 per day. The Tahoe Super 4 is $299 for young adults and seniors (less than $75 per day), and $199 for kids age 12 and under (less than $50 per day). The Tahoe Super 4 Pack is available for purchase at www.Squaw.com or by calling 800-403-0206.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 29 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley's newly upgraded suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.
About Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows' seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 13 lifts. With its high annual snowfall of 450 inches, the resort boasts one of Tahoe's longest skiing and boarding seasons.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 42 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass.