Intermediate terrain opening on Kangaroo trail at Alpine Meadows – Beginner terrain, snow tubing to open at SnoVentures Activity Zone at Squaw Valley
Sierra Rec Magazine – [Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 12, 2019— After weeks of preparation and snowmaking at every opportunity, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will celebrate Opening Day for the 2019-20 season on Friday, Nov. 15 with skiing, riding, snow tubing and swag giveaways. Guests will have access to intermediate terrain on Kangaroo trail at Alpine Meadows and beginner terrain and snow tubing at SnoVentures Activity Zone at Squaw Valley. The Squaw Kids area will also be open for children’s lessons. Lifts will spin from 9 a.m.-4 p.m daily.
Only once in the last ten years has the resort opened earlier than November 15, and on only three occasions in the past twenty years.
Beginner ski tickets for SnoVentures will be on sale for $49 and snow tubing will cost $42. Day tickets at Alpine Meadows start at $84 for adults when purchased in advance, or $99 at the window at Alpine Meadows. Tahoe Super 4 Pack and Ikon Pass holders are encouraged to check out the Opening Day Checklist to get ready for the first turns of the season.
With a focus on best serving its guests, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow has invested $9 million in snowmaking over the past nine years. The system encompasses over 300 snowmaking guns, many of which are now fully automated: Automatic air and temperature sensors allow snowmakers to determine the optimal time to make the best snow and remotely control the quality and quantity of snow, from powder to heavy base-setting snow. The resort team will continue to make snow at every opportunity, and open more terrain as weather and conditions allow.
About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for three years in a row by USA Today, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California and proud host of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. The resort spans 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, while legendary steeps, towering cliffs and heart-pumping chutes continue to be ground zero for boundary breaking skiing and riding. 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™ and provides the longest ski and snowboard season in Lake Tahoe. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is on the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes, which grants access to 41 iconic destinations across five continents. Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Vimeo.
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