4”of New Snow at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows
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[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif.] February 8, 2013 –A storm blew in yesterday bringing up to 4 inches of new snow and freshening up conditions just in time for the weekend. Forecasters are predicting a chance of 1-3 additional inches of snow this afternoon, before clearing up for a beautiful sunny weekend. Colder temps are also forecasted for today and throughout the weekend, which will keep the snow crisp and fresh for weekend visitors.
This weekend will be a great weekend not only to ski and ride, but also to catch some action-packed spectating with the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour taking place at Alpine Meadows and the Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle at Squaw Valley. Showcasing racing in its purest form of four at a time going head-to-head over natural terrain in ski and boarder-cross style action, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour returns to Alpine Meadows for the third year this Saturday and Sunday.
On the other side of the ridgeline, the Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle will come to Squaw this Saturday. The Big Mountain Battle features teams of two who on big mountains at ski resorts across North America. Squaw’s ski patrol has designed and pre-run a course that runs across the resort to set the time to beat as teams battle it out on Squaw’s infamous steeps, chutes and cliffs. More info at More info at www.skialpine.com/lake-tahoe-events/02-09-2013/rahlves-banzai-tour or www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/Helly-Hansen-Big-Mountain-Battle-2012.
Can’t make it up this weekend? Then plan your trip for midweek with our midweek lift and lodging package at The Village at Squaw Valley to save 20 percent on lodging. This package starts at $120 per person, per night. *
Skiers and riders looking for the best deal to ski or snowboard 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 squaw.com and skialpine.com or by calling 1-800-403-0206.
*Rate is per person, per night, based on double occupancy for a standard room. Two night stay required. Subject to change and availability, some restrictions may apply. Save 20 percent with Sunday – Thursday stays and save 10% with Friday night stays.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. Squaw is renowned for its legendary skiing and riding that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts including a unique mountaintop beginner area and unrivaled expert steeps, chutes and bowls. In summer, the resort welcomes a full line-up of live music and festivals and Squaw’s Aerial Tram offers a scenic ride up to a host of mountaintop activities. For the ultimate slopeside lodging experience, 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.
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, 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, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass. For more information about Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, visit www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206.
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