The Lake Tahoe resort recently received over half a foot of snow! Not only that, snowmaking efforts have been going full force since Halloween resulting in an early opening for Squaw Valley Mountain Resort! The lifts will start spinning on Wednesday November 23rd. The National Weather Service has noted that La Niña, which brought a record-breaking 810 inches to Squaw last winter, has re-emerged in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is forecast to gradually strengthen and continue into winter. You know what that means? Large amounts of snowfall all season!
Skiers and riders can kick-off winter on November 23 by taking their first turns of the season on the slopes accessed by the Red Dog and Exhibition chairlifts, scheduled to spin from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Squaw Valley’s Snowsports School will be open in a brand new location, offering private and group lessons to help skiers and snowboarders get back in the groove. Squaw’s renovated ski and snowboard rental shops will also be opening on November 23 with a full new rental fleet of top of the line Salomon skis and boards.
Opening day marks the soft opening of Squaw Valley’s new SnoVentures Activity Zone, offering new mini snowmobiles for kids and snowtubing for the entire family. Guests can also take a scenic ride up Squaw Valley’s Aerial Tram to enjoy dining and ice skating overlooking Lake Tahoe. Opening day also marks the final week in which skiers and riders can purchase a Tahoe Super Pass at the current reduced rates. Starting at just $439, the Tahoe Super Pass is the first pass in ski resort history to offer season-long, interchangeable access to both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Tahoe Super Passes are on sale now and available at these incredible rates through November 30.
Through Squaw’s new “Turn in Your Ticket” program, skiers and riders will be able to turn in their 2011-12 lift tickets on the day of purchase at the Tickets, Passes and Snowsports Center, and receive the full amount off the purchase of a Tahoe Super Pass before prices go up after November 30.
Squaw Valley will be starting the season off with early-season discounted lift tickets. Adults can ski all day for $59, youth and seniors for $49, super seniors and kids 12 and under for $25. For more information on ticket pricing and the most up-to-date conditions and operations, please see www.squaw.com or call 1-800-403-0206.
Finally, dont forget to take advantage of early season lodging packages at The Village at Squaw Valley. Offering a one bedroom condominium suite for a two night stay through December 15, 2011 for just $90 per person/per night. Opening day is scheduled for November 23, 2011 – don’t miss your first chance to make some turns this season. For more information or to book, call 1-866-818-6963 or visit TheVillageAtSquaw.com.