Squaw and Alpine Meadows 2012 Closing Dates

by Amelia Richmond
(Squaw Valley)

Groomer by Jeff Engerbretson

Groomer by Jeff Engerbretson

Squaw to Stay Open through April 29, Alpine through May 13
Submitted by arichmond on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 9:15am

Contact: Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley

530-452-7111 or arichmond@squaw.com

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Scheduled to Stay Open Daily Through April 29

Resorts announce that Squaw and Alpine are scheduled to remain open daily through April 29, with Alpine to remain open Friday-Sunday through May 13, conditions permitting

Olympic Valley and Tahoe City, Calif. March 26, 2012 – In the midst of Miracle March, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have announced the resorts will stay open through the month of April, conditions permitting. Both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are scheduled to remain open daily for skiing and riding through April 29, and Alpine Meadows is also slated to stay open Friday through Sunday through May 13.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have received over 9 feet of snow since March 1, and even more snow is on the way this week. The continued snowfall has created a great base for spring skiing at both resorts – both of which are known for having incredible corn snow, brilliant blue skies and an amazing lineup of events throughout the spring season.

In addition to great skiing – Squaw and Alpine Meadows offer an unmatched spring skiing scene. Squaw Valley will be hosting pool parties every weekend this spring at the resort’s renowned mountaintop pool and hot tub. Free for all season pass holders and $14 for everyone else, the High Camp Pool and Hot Tub is nestled between Squaw’s magnificent peaks at elevation 8,200 feet with stunning views surrounding Sierra Nevada.

Across the ridgeline, skiers and riders can relax at Alpine Meadows’ Ice Bar, located at the bottom of Sherwood. Recognized as one of Tahoe’s most unique spots to gather with friends and catch a few rays of the Sierra’s famous sunshine, the Ice Bar is a springtime hotspot. Keep an eye out for Ice Bar parties scheduled throughout the season.

For those looking to get out there and enjoy some incredible spring conditions, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows’ 2012-13 season passes will offer free skiing and riding at both resorts starting April 1 through the close of the season. Passes are slated to go on sale on March 27, 2012.

For more details about spring events and great spring skiing deals, see www.squaw.com and www.skialpine.com.

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 13 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 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 any lift ticket.

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