Squaw Valley passes 700 inch mark and its still snowing

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 9, 2011 6:46 am

With nearly a foot of fresh snow in the last 48 hours, Squaw Valley USA has hit the 700 inch mark for cumulative season snowfall for the first time ever on record. In honor of the season’s historic snowfall and incredible spring skiing conditions, Squaw Valley USA has already extended their ski season to May 30, 2011.  Following May 8, the resort will move to Friday-Sunday operations, offering skiing and riding May 13-16, May 20-22 and May 27-30, 2011. Additional days of operation include Monday, May 16, for the Stage 2 start of the Amgen Tour of California and Monday, May 30, the Memorial Day holiday.

“With 700 inches of snow, we are going to have amazing spring skiing through our extended closing date of May 30,” said Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley’s Chief Executive Officer. “We have so much snow that we will be examining the possibility of opening for the 4th of July, conditions permitting.”

With records dating back to 1970, Squaw Valley USA previously beat their highest recorded season snowfall total of 662 inches during an epic March snowstorm that brought 211 inches (17 feet) of snow to the resort. Now having reached the 700 inch milestone, the resort has greatly exceeded the average annual snowfall total of 450 inches. More snow and phenomenal spring conditions are on tap in the next eight weeks until the season end.    

“We’re extending the entire spring experience all the way through May 30,” noted Wirth. “While other resorts operations and accessibility will have diminished by late April and May, Squaw Valley will be offering incredible skiing, music and events all with extremely easy access via the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.”

Squaw Valley’s spring is better than ever with unbelievable spring lodging deals and a non-stop line up of spring events, concerts and mountaintop pool parties. With a current base of 225” and Easter Weekend on the horizon, families can bring the kids for a chance to ski with the Easter Bunny and participate in the on-mountain egg hunt. Live music, outdoor sundecks, poolside restaurants and more make Squaw Valley the place to be this spring.

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. With the resort’s decision to remain open through May 30, this spring is sure to be the best yet with pool parties and live music on deck through the end of May. Skiers and riders can take advantage of the resort’s incredible spring deals with Squaw Valley’s Stay and Ski Free deal. 

Ski & Ride FREE at Squaw Valley USA
Stay at Squaw Valley starting in April in one of three properties and get two free 2-day lift tickets to Squaw Valley USA (a $294
savings). Lodging options include The Village at Squaw Valley, Squaw Valley Lodge and The Resort at Squaw Creek.

Skiers and riders can take advantage of the abundant snowfall with a Spring Pass for just $199. The 2011 Spring Pass is valid 7 days a week through the newly-extended end of the 2010-2011 winter season. If purchased with a 2011-2012 season pass, spring visitors will receive a discounted rate of $129.