Another Pow Alert From Northern Cali: 5 to 6 Feet of Snow Falls in 72 Hours at Squaw and Alpine Meadows

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 24, 2012 8:51 am

It’s snowing…and snowing…and snowing in Northern California! After just 72 hours, Squaw Valley has received a whopping five feet of snow on the upper mountain, and Alpine Meadows has received six feet at the summit – the most of any resort in Tahoe.
As a result of the phenomenal snowfall, both Squaw and Alpine Meadows have been able to open substantially more terrain – with 1,550 acres and 21 lifts now open between the two resorts (650 acres at Squaw, 900 acres at Alpine Meadows).

With snow still falling from the sky, chairlifts are carrying elated skiers and riders with ear-to-ear smiles as they experience the powder days they have been dreaming of during the slow start to the winter season. Thanks to the on-going four day storm, Squaw and Alpine have opened approximately 700% more terrain than was last week. Both resorts will continue to open significantly more terrain as the week continues.

To celebrate, the The Village at Squaw Valley is launching a 72 hour Super Snow Sale. Guests can save up to 35% and book a room at The Village at Squaw Valley for just $59 per person/per night. But hurry up and book — to get this incredible rate, guests must book before 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2012.

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