April 23, 2006
OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA - (News Release) - Squaw Valley's reputation as North America's Spring Skiing Capital holds true this season more than ever. After another 4 feet of snow fell last weekend, Squaw Valley has a base depth of more than 20 feet at the top of the mountain. Squaw Valley has received a total of 623" of snow this season which is 131" more than the epic 04/05 season and 173" more than the average annual snowfall of 450". The resort is scheduled to remain open for skiing and snowboarding until May 29, offering access to Tahoe's best spring skiing and snowboarding terrain as well as the Mainline Terrain Park and Superpipe.
Spring weather has settled in and conditions are superb with clear blue skies and thousands of acres of packed powder and groomed terrain. KT-22 will continue operations as long as conditions permit. Thus, the remaining lifts, including the Funitel and Cable Car, offer access to terrain for all tastes and abilities. Starting Monday, May 8, the daily lift ticket price will drop significantly and all skiers and snowboarders can enjoy use of the Lagoon & Spa at High Camp (elev. 8200') free with the purchase of their lift ticket.
As other Lake Tahoe area resorts are closed for the season, thousands of season pass holders have been left stranded. Squaw Valley USA is offering pass holders from other resorts a chance to sample Squaw Valley's legendary terrain with a special offer of $10 off adult all-day lift tickets (until Monday, May 8). To take advantage, guests can bring their 2005/2006 season pass from any closed resort to the Squaw Valley Special Tickets office. The offer is limited to one discount ticket per pass holder, per day.
Squaw Valley USA is also offering the 'Rise Up to Squaw' program, designed for skiers and snowboarders interested in becoming pass holders for next season. Those who purchase a 2006/2007 season pass (full or midweek) before the end of the season can ski or ride for the remainder of this season for FREE. In addition, by rising up to Squaw and buying a 2006/20067 season pass, you receive free Cable Car rides all summer long. To take advantage of this offer visit Squaw Valley's Special Tickets office or purchase your pass online at www.squaw.com.
For more information about Squaw Valley's snowfall, spring lift schedules, or the 'Stranded Pass Holder' and 'Rise Up To Squaw' programs, log on to www.squaw.com.