After providing the longest ski and ride season of any resort in Tahoe, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA, announced today that it would end winter operations on Sunday, May 9 for Alpine Meadows and on Sunday, May 16 for Squaw Valley, conditions permitting. Spring hours of operation are 9 am – 2 pm on weekdays and 9 am – 3 pm on weekends.
Known as the Spring Skiing Capital, Squaw Alpine was able to keep its lifts spinning for more than 160 days this winter. The resort received 306 inches of total snowfall this season, only 75 percent of the average. Despite Mother Nature’s obstacles, Squaw Alpine kept the resort open for nearly six months, about a month longer than all other Tahoe area resorts, giving skiers and riders the opportunity for the late-season spring skiing and riding experience that they have come to expect and love.
While this will be the last weekend for Alpine Meadows and the High Camp beginner area at Squaw Valley, the resort plans to keep the remaining lifts at Squaw Valley spinning for an additional week. Because operations are dependent on weather and snowmelt, and the resort is quickly losing snow in a few key areas, it remains possible that Squaw Valley will be forced to close before May 16, but resort operations teams are putting in extra work to hold the weak spots together.
“In a season with unprecedented challenges, we could not be prouder of how our team stayed dedicated to creating a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment for guests at Squaw Alpine this season. The resiliency of our team, along with the cooperation and enthusiasm of our guests, made it possible for us to face the uncertainty of the early fall and winter months, and come out the other side of winter having pulled off a fun and successful ski season. We are thankful we were able to provide people with the opportunity to get out in the mountains and enjoy some fresh air and recreation—a welcome respite from the challenges this past year brought us all.”
– Ron Cohen, president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will reopen for summer operations beginning June 18. Activities including Aerial Tram sightseeing rides, guided hikes, guided e-mountain bike tours, and roller skating will be available at High Camp. The High Camp Pool & Hot Tub will not operate this summer. The Aerial Tram will reopen for Memorial Day Weekend for sightseeing only.