Ahh…the holidays. A time where we put the trees we planted outside, inside. We hang fancy, embroidered socks above the fireplace (or on the wall, when you pretend to have a fireplace – thank you fireplace app). You gather with your family, inevitably having some sort of feud over who should cook the turkey or the persistent questions from your parents about what you are doing with your life, or when you will give them grand-kids. None-the-less, it is a time spent with family (either good or bad) and hopefully in the mountains, with snow. This year, we are all in luck. The mountains have snow and there is plenty of room to escape the awkward conversation with your uncle that you only see once a year.
Here, at Squaw Valley, we have the perfect thing to counter all of that holiday “fun.” With plenty of snow, big mountain adventure, a rockin’ night life and that needed family time, Holidays at Squaw is the perfect escape. Kicking off December 15th with a splash of holiday cheer in The Village, this year’s festivities will blow your socks off, or at least the ones on the wall. You can ski with Santa, or step it up a notch and ski with Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley, and then cozy up by the firepit in The Village, or get the kids involved in a snowman building contest. But you say, “Christmas won’t happen this year, the Mayan calendar ends on the 21st.” Well, just in case, we are having an End of the World Party that night. Let loose and party like there is no tomorrow, we will see what happens at midnight.
Once we make it through the night, let’s get outside. On the 22nd, we will celebrate our #1 Ski Resort ranking from Outside Magazine. Hopefully you still have energy from the night before, because there is a lot going on this day. Start off with the grand opening of the Big Blue Express, then relive the 90’s, a decade of bright colors, grunge music and parachute pants, with a free, that’s right, FREE concert by the Gin Blossoms at the KT Base Bar. All in the same day we will also host our grand openings for Parallel Mountain Sports and The Ledge Board Shop then cap off the evening with the grand opening of the Olympic Plaza Bar.
The all new Parallel Mountain Sports
Brand new Plaza Bar
Alright, now you made it through, what could have been the end of the world and Christmas without a major family breakdown, now what? Well, like most family vacations, you aren’t in the clear yet. Getting through the New Year is the next hurdle. Get out on the mountain for some fresh early morning turns with Dawn Patrol, and then enjoy some free (I love that word) s’mores at SnoVentures activities zone. If you are still craving quality family time, catch dinner at High Camp or join one of the Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Tours. Finally, end what was probably your best family vacation ever, with a New Year’s celebration. Join the family at High Camp for an East Coast New Year’s toast and then the 21 and over crowd can send off 2012 with a New Years Eve Celebration at the Olympic House with live music and drinks.
New Years Eve Fireworks
All joking aside, the holidays are a great time to spend with family and have some fun. With plenty of events for all age groups, we would love to spend this special time of year with you and your family. Come up and join us for Holidays at Squaw.