Spring Skiing and Riding is Here at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows
With a mountaintop hot tub and a mid-mountain ice bar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are North America's Spring Skiing Capitals
[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif.] March 13, 2013 – With 300 inches of snow already fallen this winter season, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are gearing up for a fantastic spring season. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have already received over two feet of snow this March, and forecasters are noting a chance of more snow as early as next week. March is a historically snowy month for the Lake Tahoe resorts, with March snowfall averaging over 154 inches in the past four years.
In addition to great snow, the spring months bring endless good times for skiers and riders at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Both resorts are known for their legendary corn snow and great spring skiing conditions, sunny skies and temperatures warm enough for girls to ski in their bikinis.
Squaw Valley’s spring scene offers a complete calendar of events ranging from après music in the Village at Squaw Valley to High Camp pool parties at the resort’s truly unique mountaintop pool and hot tub located at elevation 8,200 feet. Spring is also the time for some of Squaw’s wacky signature events such as Retro Ski Day and the Lake Cushing Crossing; the original pond skimming event where skiers and snowboarders ride down the slope and attempt to cross a freezing cold pond. Squaw Valley’s mountaintop pool and hot tub are schedule to open on March 23.
Just on the other side of the ridgeline, Alpine Meadows is also known for incredible spring skiing and nonstop fun. Skiers and riders can follow the sun as the groomers warm up and end up at the Ice Bar at the bottom of Sherwood Run to relax and enjoy an ice cold beverage. 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. Alpine is notorious for their Ice Bar parties complete with DJs, hula hoop contests and miscellaneous shenanigans. This spring, Alpine Meadows will also be hosting the Red Bull Schlittentag, the 30th anniversary of Snow Golf, and the Spring Music Series featuring live music every weekend throughout the spring season.
Experiencing spring skiing at Squaw and Alpine has never been easier with great new spring lodging packages such as the Spring Getaway package, which start at $118 per person/per night including lift tickets and pool access. Call 1-800-731-8021 or visit http://www.squaw.com/trip-planning/tahoe-vacation-packages/spring-getaway for more information or to book the ultimate spring getaway.
Spring Getaway Package
Book your two-night trip to Lake Tahoe for stays between March 23 and April 28 and receive two pool access tickets, two 2 of 3 day lift tickets along with your lodging with rates starting at $118 per personal/per night. Based on availability. A two night minimum stay is required, not available for group bookings. Pool passes are subject to the pool opening date.
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
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 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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