Relief from the recent warm weather allowed Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows snowmakers to fire up the snow guns last night. Crews have been working hard to capitalize on the cold temperatures to make snow on trails at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
Forecasts call for the potential for significant, cold storms next week, which will hopefully bring fresh snow to the Tahoe peaks. But even just the cold temperatures will be a boon to mountain operations teams, and will greatly assist efforts in making snow and opening more terrain.
Next weekend, Squaw Valley will celebrate 70 years since its Thanksgiving opening in 1949. Back then Squaw Valley was just a single chairlift, Squaw One, which was the world’s longest double chairlift at the time. In honor of the resort’s 70th anniversary, they will be hosting a champagne and sparkling cider toast in the Village Events Plaza at 3:45 pm next Saturday.
Currently, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is open daily, with the Kangaroo chair spinning at Alpine Meadows, and the SnoVentures area open at Squaw Valley – complete with a beginner chairlift and magic carpet, one lane of snowtubing and terrain park features for the more advanced crowd. They will continue to expand their terrain offering as conditions allow.