Outside Magazine ranked Squaw Valley as the best ski resort in North America for several reasons—some of which you might not know. For example, the tram generates enough energy as it moves downhill to re-feed its energy grid, illustrating Squaw’s commitment to the environment and sustainability, and a medical center at the base—staffed with 1,600 people during the winter—marks the resort’s emphasis on safety. And of course, there’s the terrain (3600 varied acres!) and multitude of après options (fire pits, shops, restaurants and pubs—oh, my!). Oh—did you know there are six hotels at Squaw? One of which is rated AAA 4-diamond? And let’s not forget the spas… Ahh.
The wonders of Squaw could fill a long list, and there’s yet another addition: The 2013/2014 Season Pass has unprecedented benefits and is available now. And if you buy it now, you can ski the rest of this season free. If you’ve purchased a lift ticket, turn it in on site and get a $30 discount toward next season’s pass.
If you purchase the Tahoe Super Pass Plus, you can score unlimited skiing at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort—literally taking you around the lake. That’s 8,000 rideable acres, 15 terrain parks, 2 superpipes and 316 trails spanning three Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Translation: You will never get bored.
Squaw Valley’s pass options carry the most benefits of any within the Lake Tahoe area, and can be purchased at different levels. Even so, the Bronze Pass, for example, still carries fewer restrictions than others of its kind in the area. And all passes either come with free lift tickets or a discount to skiing at Whistler Blackcomb, in Canada. (The Gold pass also carries a hefty 50% discount at Jackson Hole, Alta/Snowbird, Aspen/Snowmass and Mammoth.)
The Tahoe Super Pass rates are guaranteed at their lowest through May 7, and you’ll literally have ‘paid’ for the pass with only four to six days of skiing. That means your Tahoe Super Pass could pay for itself before the 2013/2014 ski season even starts. Suddenly ‘freeskiing’ has taken on a new meaning.