Snow Alert: 5 to 6 Feet in 72 Hours at Squaw and Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows open 1,550 acres of terrain after three days of snow
[Olympic Valley, Calif. / Tahoe City, Calif.] January 23, 2012 – After three days of snowfall, Squaw Valley has received five feet of snow in 72 hours on the upper mountain, and Alpine Meadows has received six feet in 72 hours at the summit - the most of any resort in Tahoe. As a result of the phenomenal snowfall, more than any other Tahoe resort, both Squaw and Alpine Meadows have been able to open substantially more terrain – with 1,550 acres and 21 lifts now open between the two resorts (650 acres at Squaw, 900 acres at Alpine Meadows).
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After three days of snowfall, Squaw Valley has received five feet of snow in 72 hours on the upper mountain, and Alpine Meadows has received six feet in 72 hours at the summit – the most of any resort in Tahoe. As a result of the phenomenal snowfall, both Squaw and Alpine Meadows have been able to open substantially more terrain – with 1,550 acres and 21 lifts now open between the two resorts (650 acres at Squaw, 900 acres at Alpine Meadows).
With snow still falling from the sky, chairlifts are carrying elated skiers and riders with ear-to-ear smiles as they experience the powder days they have been dreaming of during the slow start to the winter season. Thanks to the on-going four day storm that has delivered feet upon feet of snow, Squaw and Alpine have opened approximately 700% more terrain than was last week including everything from Squaw’s mountaintop beginner area to coveted advanced and expert terrain at Squaw and Alpine. Both resorts will continue to open significantly more terrain as the week continues.
In celebration of the 72 inches of new snow at Alpine Meadows and 60 inches received at Squaw – The Village at Squaw Valley is launching a 72 hour Super Snow Sale. Guests can save up to 35% and book a room at The Village at Squaw Valley for just $59 per person/per night. To get this incredible rate, guests must book before 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2012.
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 30 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 one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.
About Alpine Meadows
Ranked as a top winter resort by SKI Magazine, Alpine Meadows is known for its abundant and varied skiable terrain, family-friendly atmosphere, and innovative children’s ski and snowboard programs. Alpine’s 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 14 lifts. With its high annual snowfall, the resort boasts one of Tahoe’s longest skiing and boarding seasons, which this past season, along with Squaw Valley, ran through July 4th.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows recently joined forces, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket.
For great winter lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit squaw.com or skialpine.com.
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