December 16, 2002 (News Release) - A series of cold and powerful winter storms has left over 5 feet of NEW snow at Squaw Valley USA since Thursday December 12, and more is on the way. The storms have nearly doubled the base depth, now over six feet, and as a result Squaw Valley USA will begin opening additional lifts and terrain, including KT-22, Headwall and Snow King by this weekend.
"This is perfect timing," stated Eric Brandt, Director of Marketing for Squaw Valley Ski Corp. "With several feet of fresh snow, we'll have theentire mountain open with exceptional conditions in time for the holiday."
A winter storm warning is still in effect for the Sierra and the National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of another 1-2 feettoday and an additional 6-12 inches tonight with snow in the forecast through Sunday.
For the most up to date resort conditions, operations schedules and live mountain cams visit Squaw Valley's web site at www.squaw.com or call the snow phone at 530-583-6955.
Enjoy excellent bargains on lodging and lift tickets by callingSquaw Valley Central Reservations at 800-545-4350.
Site of the VIII Winter Olympic Games, Squaw Valley USA is located five miles north of Lake Tahoe along the Truckee River on Highway 89. Theyear-round resort offers 4,000 acres of lift served terrain including three half pipes and three terrain parks, ice-skating, snowtubing, indoor rock climbing, an Olympic Winter Games Museum, shopping, dining and the new Village at Squaw Valley USA. For more information call 530-583-6985, or visit www.squaw.com