[Squaw Valley USA] March 22, 2011 – In the midst of an incredible, two-week snowstorm, Squaw Valley USA has reached 50 feet for this season’s snowfall total. The 50 foot benchmark has only been reached three times since 1970 and never before April. Squaw Valley USA has received well over 100” of snow in the last week alone, and skiers and riders are reporting incredible, chest-deep powder on the mountain. With over a month and a half remaining in Squaw Valley’s 2010-11 winter season, the new snow is setting the Lake Tahoe resort up for a truly phenomenal spring skiing season.
Squaw Valley received 10 feet of snow in the last 5 days, bringing the season's snowfall totals to 50 feet or 600 inches. Snow is predicted to fall at the Lake Tahoe resort through Sunday, March 27 with more snow slated to fall into early April.
With a current base of 250” and more snow on the way, Squaw Valley USA is slated to have a phenomenal spring skiing season. Ranked one of the Top 5 Spring Skiing destinations in North America by The New York Times, Squaw Valley offers a mountaintop pool and hot tub overlooking the Sierra, incredible spring snow conditions and one of the longest ski seasons in the country. Skiers and riders can take full advantage of all the spring has to offer with a $199 Spring Pass valid 7 days a week from April 11 through May 8, 2011 including free spring access to the High Camp pool and hot tub, el. 8200’, and free summer Cable Car access. Spring passes are on sale now at www.squaw.com.
Squaw Valley offers Lake Tahoe’s longest winter season with a scheduled closing date of May 8, 2011.
For more information, conditions updates, lodging packages, and event details, call (530) 583-6985, or visit www.squaw.com.