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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 Winter 2019-20 at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

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Seeking Desolation Wilderness Volunteers

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Seeking Desolation Wilderness Volunteers

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What’s New for Winter 2019-20 at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

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