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Submitted by brian on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 11:30am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
530-452-7111 or arichmond@squaw.com



Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offer Lift Tickets for a Good Cause

Buy a lift ticket in support of a local non-profit – a win, win


[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif.] January 15, 2013 – Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are showing their community support by providing lift tickets to five local non-profit organizations to sell at a discount. Skiers and riders can show their goodwill by purchasing an affordable lift ticket from one of the five local non-profits of their choice including Arts for the Schools, KidsZone Museum, Sierra Senior Services, Sierra Avalanche Center and Truckee Tahoe Humane Society. The tickets are valid Sunday through Friday, February 3-8, 2013.

“We are thrilled to once again be included in the Squaw and Alpine Meadows Community Ski Week,” said Stephanie Nistler, executive director, Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. “The proceeds from the tickets we sell will go directly toward helping us save the lives of homeless pets in our community and beyond. Skiing powder and helping puppies…what could be better?”

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are dedicated to being responsible stewards of this legendary mountain environment and to providing leadership to enhance the quality of life in our community. Special emphasis of community giving on behalf of Squaw and Alpine is focused on youth education, snow sports, environmental and animal protection, and community efforts to alleviate hunger.

“Our role as dedicated members of the Tahoe and Truckee communities is to give back to the organizations that support our guests and employees,” said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. “ The money raised will be used to benefit organizations and services that are extremely important to our local community.”

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows provided 300 lift tickets to each of the participating five local non-profits – a total donation of $148,500 at ticket window rates. Tickets are valid any one day between February 3-8, Sunday – Friday, at either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows or both resorts in the same day, accessed by the free Squaw/Alpine Express shuttle. Rates for the tickets start at $30 per ticket- a savings of up to $69. Tickets must be purchased directly from one of the following five non-profit organizations: Arts for the Schools, KidsZone Museum, Sierra Senior Services, Sierra Avalanche Center and Truckee Tahoe Humane Society.

About Arts for the Schools
Founded in 1984 by Terry Yagura, Arts for the Schools sought to address the decline in arts programming in schools, brought about by the 1978 ratification of Proposition 13. Terry firmly believed that arts were an essential part of a complete education and that professional artists would provide the highest quality learning experiences for our students. For more information call 530.582.8278 or visit www.artsfortheschools.org.

About KidsZone Museum
KidZone Museum is a non-profit children's museum in Truckee specializing in early learning though hands-on exhibits, science and art programs. The museum is located at 11711 Donner Pass Rd. For more information call 530.587.KIDS (5437) or visit www.KidzoneMuseum.org.

About Sierra Senior Services
Sierra Senior Services deliver 24,000 meals annually to homebound seniors in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Communities through the Meals On Wheels program. For more information call 530.550.7600 or visit www.sierraseniors.org.

About Sierra Avalanche Center
The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) is a partnership between the Tahoe National Forest and a not for profit board of directors. SAC provides backcountry avalanche advisories for the central Sierra Nevada mountains. For more information call 530.587.3558 or visit www.sierraavalanchecenter.org.

About Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoptions, community spay/neuter services and humane education programs. For more information call 530.587.5948 or visit www.hstt.org.

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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