[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif.] January 10, 2013 – This winter, skiers and riders can take their mountain experience to the next level with a little help from the pros. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski and Snowboard School offer a wide range of specialty clinics in addition to group and private lessons. A resolution for the New Year - tackle the mountain in ways you never dreamed you could.
Specialty Ski & Snowboard Clinics
Free Tuesday Tips at Squaw Valley and Wednesday Free Tips at Alpine Meadows
Offered at Squaw Valley every Tuesday through March 19
Offered at Alpine Meadows every Wednesday through March 20
For those not ready to commit to a full-day lesson, get a free taste of how expert instruction can make your experience on the mountain better at Tuesday Tips at Squaw or Wednesday Tips at Alpine. Receive personalized feedback and experiment with skill-building exercises on terrain suited for your ability. 45 minutes of coaching with express lift access, lift ticket not included.
More details here: http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/tuesday-tips
Jibs and Jumps
Offered Fridays at Squaw Valley through March 22 and Mondays at Alpine Meadows through March 18
Jibs and Jumps is an introduction to the playful realm of manmade and natural features: boxes, rails, tabletops, tree jibs, wind lips and more. Whether on skis or a snowboard, this clinic will help skiers and riders learn to play all over the mountain and in the terrain parks with confidence, awareness and safety. Open to strong intermediate and above adult (13 +) riders and skiers who are either just starting out in the park or looking for some coaching to take their skills to the next level.
More details here: http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/jibs-jumps OR http://www.skialpine.com/adult-ski-snowboard-lessons-specialty-clinics
Squaw Valley’s Chutes and Hikes
Offered Mondays at Squaw Valley through March 18
This clinic helps the advanced and expert skier/rider get the most out of Squaw’s legendary expert terrain. Access and conquer the steep lines and drops Squaw is famous for. Find the best snow conditions and “secret” lines only the locals know. Using a high energy tactical approach, skiers/riders are encouraged to learn through self-discovery in a fast-paced environment. As conditions permit, groups will hike the Palisades, Mainline Pocket and Granite Peak, and explore the cliffs and chutes of Silverado, KT-22 and other nooks and crannies of the mountain not found on the trail map.
More details here: http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/chutes-and-hikes
Offered Fridays at Alpine Meadows through March 22
Explore Alpine Meadows’ legendary back bowls, trees and chutes. Alpine’s guides will show skiers and riders the easiest routes to the best skiing and riding Alpine has to offer and provide tips on how to ski whatever type of conditions are encountered along the way.
More details here: http://www.skialpine.com/adult-ski-snowboard-lessons-specialty-clinics
Offered Thursdays at Squaw Valley through March 21
For skiers who have skied all their lives or those that joined the sport late in life, this clinic is designed for skiers ages 55 and up. Vintage Squaw combines quality skiing, great instruction, and group camaraderie with exercises paced to specific needs. Participants meet at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and tea, tech talks, and team building; skiing begins at 9:30 a.m. and goes until noon.
More details here: http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/Vintage-Squaw
Adventure 55 at Alpine Meadows
Offered Tuesdays at Alpine Meadows through March 19
For the active, mature adult, this program offers the opportunity to ski with peers and pick up a few tips from Alpine’s veteran instructors. Designed as a social ski experience, skiers will improve technique while making new friends.
More details here: http://www.skialpine.com/adult-ski-snowboard-lessons-specialty-clinics
Offered at Squaw Valley January 20-21 and at Alpine Meadows March 14-15
Riders can explore groomers, back bowls, trees, park, chutes and hikes with Squaw and Alpine’s Riders Camp. Squaw and Alpine’s snowboard coaches create a positive vibe that fuels the stoke for riding and progression. Participants will take their riding all over the mountain: groomers, back bowls, trees, park, chutes and hikes. Whether a rider is learning their first 50/50 on a box or dialing in a back flip, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows coaches will break tricks down into the steps necessary to stomp that landing. Video of will be shot and reviewed daily (weather permitting). Lunch is also provided each day on the hill for a hassle free recharge that keeps close to the park. Groups will be built around existing skills and desired goals. For intermediate to expert riders ages 13+. This is a two-day program including coaching, video review and lunch.
More details here: http://www.squaw.com/multi-day-camps/riders-camp or http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/tuesday-tips
For Women, By Women at Alpine Meadows
Camps offered at Alpine Meadows January 23-25 (and again March 11-13)
Clinic offered every Thursday and Sunday through March 21
Guests will ski with Alpine’s top female pros who will inspire them to take their skiing to the next level. Alpine’s women’s programs are the perfect opportunity for women to meet other like-minded women who are passionate about the snow. This clinic is also offered as a single day program or three-day camp.
More details on camps here: http://www.skialpine.com/lessons/camp OR details on clinics here: http://www.skialpine.com/adult-ski-snowboard-lessons-specialty-clinics
Women of Winter at Squaw Valley
Camp offered February 24-26
Clinics offered at every Wednesday at Squaw Valley through March 20
For women who love to ski, this program is designed to improve and challenge black diamond skiing. Squaw’s top pros share their energy, passion, and devotion to coaching this clinic so participants can take their skiing to the next level and ski Squaw's legendary terrain like they own it. Designed for advanced to expert abilities, these programs provide a fun and supportive environment where skiers become better skiers as they laugh with friends old and new.
More details on clinics here: http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/women-winter-2013
More details on camps here: http://www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/women-winter-2013
Learn to Ski & Ride Progression Package
This three-day progression package includes lift tickets, rental equipment and beginner lesson for any three days throughout the 2012-13 season for $299. Those who have already taken a first time lesson or participated in a learn to ski and ride day can upgrade to the three-day progression package and enjoy the remaining two days for just $160.
More details here: http://www.squaw.com/lessons-rentals/adult-lessons/first-time
Learn the basics of turning, stopping and riding lifts at a comfortable pace. Expand skills and gain confidence as you explore Squaw's extensive beginner area, featuring our progressive balance-building terrain gardens. Enjoy newfound camaraderie and feelings of accomplishment as you experience the freedom of gliding.
All-Day Price: $169. 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Includes lift ticket, rentals and lesson.
Half-Day Price: $129. 1 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. Includes lift ticket, rentals and lesson.
Afternoon lesson: $79. 1 – 3:30 p.m. Includes lift ticket, rentals and lesson.
More details here: http://www.skialpine.com/lessons/learn-ski-and-snowboard OR More details here: http://www.squaw.com/lessons-rentals/adult-lessons/first-time
Beginner & Intermediate Group Lessons
Expand skills and gain confidence skiing/snowboarding on a variety of Green and easy Blue slopes.
Full day: $189. 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Includes lift ticket, rentals and lesson.
Advanced Group Lessons
Continue to build a solid foundation of skills and explore the more challenging terrain.
Adult morning lesson: $149. 10a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Includes lift ticket, rentals and lesson.
For more information about group lessons: http://www.squaw.com/lessons-rentals/adult-lessons/group#content_title OR http://www.skialpine.com/lessons/adult-group-lesson
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.