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Submitted by brian on Monday, February 4, 2013 - 7:00am

Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
530-452-7111 or

Kid-O-Rama Returns to Squaw Valley

Squaw hosts Lake Tahoe's favorite week-long kids' extravaganza February 15-23

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Media images of the Kid-O-Rama Kastle
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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] February 4, 2013 – Squaw Valley comes alive this February with a week-long kids’ extravaganza. Big trucks, street parties, balloon animals, skating parties and kids’ concerts are just a few of the festivities for kids and families taking place during Squaw Valley’s Kid-O-Rama. From activities sure to entertain Squaw Valley’s littlest visitors to action-packed teen snowsports lessons, Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids of all ages. Be sure to check out Big Truck Night in the Village featuring fire trucks, snowplows and grooming machines, as well as an outdoor kids’ concert and Dance Party on Ice at High Camp.

New this year, Squaw is also unveiling the Kid-O-Rama Kastle, an enormous castle made entirely of snow that is located at the SnoVentures Activity Zone at the base of Squaw Valley. The 5,000 square foot snow castle was built using 30,000 cubic feet of snow and features four towers, three slides and four staircases. The Kid-O-Rama Kastle is free to enter and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting February 2. The snow castle will remain open through Kid-O-Rama, weather and conditions permitting. Kid-O-Rama runs during Presidents week from February 15 through February 23.

Families looking for the best deal to ski or snowboard over the Presidents week holiday period can purchase a Tahoe Super 4 Pack. The 4 Pack offers four unrestricted days of skiing and riding anytime this season for less than $83 a day for adults, $70 for young adults and seniors and $43 for kids with no blackout dates. Tahoe Super 4 Packs are available on and or by calling 1-800-403-0206.

Saturday, Feb. 16: Kid-O-Rama Street Party
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Take to the streets for the Kid-O-Rama Street Party featuring a DJ with records that kids can spin themselves, face painting and glow sticks galore. Located in the Event Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley.

Saturday, Feb. 16 & Sunday, Feb. 17: SnoVentures Party and S’mores at the Kid-O-Rama Kastle
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come check out Squaw Valley’s new Kid-O-Rama Kastle made entirely of snow at SnoVentures. Slide down the castle’s snow slides and enjoy delicious s’mores after a great day of skiing or riding.

Saturday, Feb. 16 – Saturday, Feb. 23: Teen Group Lessons
Teens can ski or snowboard on Squaw’s amazing terrain with friends their own age and similar ability levels every morning of Kid-O-Rama (advanced and expert teens only). Price: $89 for lesson only, $149 for lesson and lift ticket. Save $20 by booking online three days in advance. Ages 13-18. Lessons run from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 1-800-403-0206 to book. Click here for more details.

Thursday, Feb. 21: Kid-O-Rama Big Truck Night
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For everyone who has ever thought trucks are cool, Big Truck Night is here. Kids and families can check out the massive machinery that makes the mountain tick and meet the drivers behind the scenes. Located in the Tram Promenade (next to the Funitel) in The Village at Squaw Valley.

Friday, Feb. 22:  Kid-O-Rama Dance Party on Ice
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Squaw is bringing back a host of roller rink favorites including the hokey pokey and freeze dancing for the Dance Party on Ice. At the Olympic Ice Pavilion located at High Camp. Ice skating is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Includes skate rentals, does not include Tram ticket to get to High Camp.

Saturday, Feb. 23 – Snowbomb Lil’ Air Mountain Festival
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come out for the Lil’ Air Mountain Festival – where kids 12 and under can show off their park skills in a safe competition setting. Registration is $10 on the day of the event and there are prizes for all participants. The Lil’ Air Mountain Festival will be held at Snoventures at Squaw Valley. Registration is from 9-10 a.m. and practice is from 10-11 a.m.

All Week:  Kids Crafts and Game Room in The Village
The Kids Crafts and Game Room will be open all week in the Palisades Room in The Village at Squaw Valley. Kids can play ping pong, air hockey, foosball, and cornhole – along with a wide array of arts and crafts. Game room is $10 per child, complimentary to Village guests. More info about The Village at Squaw Valley at

Lodging Deal: Kids Stay and Ski Free at Squaw and Alpine
Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe Reservations is offering a great deal for families looking for a winter getaway. Starting at just $61 per person/per night, guests who book a stay of two nights or more through Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe Reservations can get a free kid’s lift ticket valid at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows for every adult multi-day lift ticket purchased (valid for an equal or lesser number of days).*

* Valid now through the end of the season with the exception of February 16-23 and March 30-April 6 at select locations in the North Lake Tahoe area. Minimum length of stay is two nights. Purchase an adult multi-day lift ticket (valid at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows) and receive a free kids (ages 5-12) lift ticket for equal or lesser number of days. Rate is based on a family of four for a two night stay with (2) 2 day adult lift tickets and (2) 2 day child lift tickets. Rate advertised is the lowest available option and does not apply to all properties. Based on availability. Additional blackout dates and restrictions may apply. Offer not valid for group bookings.

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.

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.

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