Thanksgiving in Squaw Valley

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 24, 2009 3:00 pm

Hey, check out this press release we just got from Squaw, talking about their Thanksgiving skiing and riding!



60 years ago, Squaw Valley opened for skiing for the first time on Thanksgiving Day with one lift, one rope tow, and one lodge. Today, with 33 lifts, over 50 restaurants and 40 shops, and some of the best skiing and riding in the world, the resort has a lot to be thankful for. And thanks to early season snow storms, Squaw Valley is open for skiing, riding and activities. The resort is offering delicious Thanksgiving at High Camp on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.

On Thanksgiving Day holiday revelers can feast on a Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet at The Terrace Restaurant at High Camp, 8200’. The Thanksgiving Buffet is served from 11:30 am to 6 pm and is $27 for adults and $17 for children (price does not include Cable Car ticket which is $24 for adults and $6 for children). If purchased after 3 pm, the Cable Car ticket is included and the price is $39 for adults and $23 for children.

Adults before 3 pm: $24 Cable Car; $17 Buffet
Children before 3 pm: $6 Cable Car; $17 Buffet
Adults after 3 pm: $39 package (Cable Car & Buffet)
Children after 3 pm: $23 package (Cable Car & Buffet)

Reservations are strongly recommended: 530-452-7278. Seating between 3 and 6 pm is almost sold out.

Diners can also order turkey and California Cuisine off the menu at Alexander’s at High Camp from 11:30 am to 6 pm. Menus for both the Terrace and Alexander’s are attached.

Skiing and Riding
The Red Dog, Searchlight, and Papoose (beginner area) lifts run daily Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov 26-Nov 29). Lift tickets are $79 for Adults and $10 for Children. Squaw Valley SnowSport School is offering adult private and group ski and snowboard lessons. Squaw Kids is open daily for Children’s ski and snowboard lessons.

In addition to skiing and riding, the following activities are offered on Thanksgiving Day at Squaw Valley USA:

Scenic Cable Car Rides
The Cable Car will be off and running for the season, therefore guests can enjoy scenic rides to High Camp and ice skating and dining, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Cable Car is operating daily with the first ride up at 10:40 am and the last trip down is at 7 pm on Thanksgiving Day (Nov 26). The last trip down is 4:40 pm, Friday through Sunday (Nov 27-Nov 29).

Mountaintop Ice Skating
The Olympic Ice Pavilion is open daily for ice skating from 11 am to 4 pm (until night operations begin on December 19, 2009).

Squaw Valley is open for snowtubing on Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 26 – Nov 29) from 10 am to 3:30 pm at Papoose Discovery Center.

In addition to shopping and dining in the boisterous Village at Squaw, the following shops are open for holiday shopping: The North Face, Squaw Valley Company Store, Squaw Valley Outfitters, and High Camp Bath & Tennis Shop.

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