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Squaw Alpine Mountain Resort - Home of the 1960 Winter Olympics

Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10 Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe.

Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley is just 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco via all weather Interstate 80. Seasons Winter: November – Mid-May Daily Lift Operations: 9am-4pm, subject to change due to weather and conditions Night Operations: 3:30-7pm on select dates Summer: Mid-May – Mid-September Aerial Tram Hours Elevations Base Elevation: 6,200’ Peak Elevation: 9,050’ Vertical rise: 2,850’ / 869 m Six Mountain Peaks: Snow King – 7,552’ Broken Arrow – 8,030’ KT-22 – 8,070’ Emigrant – 8,774’ Squaw Peak - el. 8,885’ Granite Chief - el. 9,006’ Snow Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches Snowmaking: 11 out of 29 lifts Monthly Snowfall Average November: 40 inches December: 123 inches January: 74 inches February: 57 inches March: 91 inches April: 67 inches May: 8 inches Trail Classification (total mountain acreage) 25% Beginner 45% Intermediate 30% Advanced Skiable Acres: 3,600 Trails: 170+ Bowls: 16 Longest Run: Mountain Run, 3.2 miles or 5.15km Lift System Total Number of Lifts: 29 Aerial Tram: 1 (110-person tram) Funitel: 1 (28-person gondola) Express 6-pacs: 4 Express Quads: 3 Fixed-Grip Quad: 1 Triple Chairs: 9 Double Chairs: 5 Surface Lifts: 3 Magic Carpets: 2 Uphill Capacity: 53,500 people per hour Terrain Parks Belmont Park Gold Coast Park Mainline Park SnoVentures Start Park High Camp Start Park Climate (average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit) Nov: 47 high, 24 low Dec: 40 high, 20 low Jan: 36 high, 16 low Feb: 39 high, 18 low Mar: 44 high, 21 low Apr: 50 high, 26 low May: 60 high, 32 low *Squaw Valley sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year.

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What’s New for Summer 2019 at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Wanderlust Yoga Studio introduces new outdoor classes: Mindful Hiking and Sierra Flow• Freedom Fest includes skiing, music and fireworks July 4-6•  Alpenglow Expeditions’ Tahoe Via Ferrata marks its first full season [Olympic Valley, Calif.] June 5, 2019 – While skiers and snowboarders can still get their turns in every Friday through Sunday through June 30, and July [...]

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Seeking Desolation Wilderness Volunteers

Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit Seeking hard-working, dedicated volunteers who love working outdoors, educating wilderness visitors SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Do you love the wilderness? Are you committed to preserving its’ breathtaking beauty? Do you love working with people and spending time in the outdoors? Can you match your motive for volunteering with the mission [...]

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Seeking Desolation Wilderness Volunteers

Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit Seeking hard-working, dedicated volunteers who love working outdoors, educating wilderness visitors SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Do you love the wilderness? Are you committed to preserving its’ breathtaking beauty? Do you love working with people and spending time in the outdoors? Can you match your motive for volunteering with the mission [...]

TAYLOR CREEK STREAM PROFILE CHAMBER REOPENS WITH HELP FROM TAHOE FUND AND TAHOE BLUE VODKA

Private donations helped repair broken glass to ensure popular facility reopened to the public SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (June 10, 2019) – During the average school year, Taylor Creek Visitor Center hosts over 150 students per day to connect classroom curriculum through direct experience with local aquatic life. One of the highlights of the experience is the [...]

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Keller Williams and the Hillbenders Headline the Carson City Off-Road June 28-30, 2019

Williams to perform full set of Tom Petty songs known as “Petty Grass” (CARSON CITY, NEV.) May 27, 2019 – Epic Rides today announced Keller Williams and the Hillbenders as the Saturday evening headlining act at the Four Peaks Brewing Concert Series during the Carson City Off-Road mountain bike event on June 28-30, 2019. Hailing [...]

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The Village at Squaw Valley® Welcomes the Return of Bluesdays, Tahoe’s Must-See Summer Music Series

The free outdoor concert series featuring top blues musicians returns to The Village at Squaw Valley every Tuesday, June 11 through Sept. 3  [Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 27, 2019 – The eleventh summer of Bluesdays in the Village at Squaw Valley returns this June with its best lineup yet, featuring talented blues and jazz musicians from across the [...]

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Ski or Ride for $5 on Fridays in June at Squaw Valley

Resort to offer $5 advance-purchase lift tickets every Friday in June with all proceeds benefitting the nonprofit Tahoe Fund•  Resort to match skier contributions with an additional donation of up to $10,000 Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 21, 2019 – Skiers and snowboarders are invited to celebrate spring on the slopes at Squaw Valley with $5 lift [...]

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Tahoe Waterman Series Sets Summer Schedule

North Lake Tahoe CA - Since its inception in 2009, Tahoe Paddle Racing  (formerly known as Tahoe Cup) has been a combined effort of soulful paddlers, organizer, volunteers, sponsors, and exhibitors,  who continue to enjoy, promote and enhance paddlesport activities and events in the Tahoe Basin. The proceeds from the Tahoe Paddle Racing series benefit [...]

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