Squaw Valley 200″ Down on Last Year but Crowds Still Turn up for MLK Weekend

Steven Agar | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
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Skiers and riders still turned up to enjoy the holiday weekend at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Credit: mynews4

Going into Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend last year, Squaw was in the middle of its best January for 35-years, having gotten 15 FEET of snow since the turn of the year. The snow total at 8,000 feet was 281″.

This year, at the same elevation, there was just 80″, a huge -200″ difference on last year.

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Early January at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Photo from Facebook

But despite this skiers and riders still turned out in their thousands this year, to enjoy the 25% open terrain available.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows representatives said that they continue to bring in thousands of people every day, although declined to give exact numbers.

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The forecast is looking good. Credit: NOAA

The upcoming forecast is good though, the resort is optimistic that a couple of storms predicted for the next week or so could dump multiple feet of fresh snow, giving them the opportunity to open more terrain and welcome even more visitors.


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