Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA is OPEN for Winter 2019/20

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These guys had been waiting since 6:30 am for this moment… Credit: Ben Arnst

131-days after the final day of last season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA restarted the lifts on Friday 15th November to get winter season 2019/20 underway.

Snowmakers have worked tirelessly and at every opportunity for the last few weeks to ensure the opening day went ahead. Conditions were 100% manmade, but that didn’t stop riders starting to line-up at 6:30 am to claim the honor of the first chair.

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Shredding at Alpine Meadows. Credit: Ben Arnst | SVAM

Kangaroo chair at Alpine Meadows opened, and the SnowVentures area at Squaw Valley, which included a chairlift and two surface lifts (magic carpets) for skiing and one lane of lift-accessed snowtubing, also opened.

Many guests were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the snow and skiing experience, and with temperatures forecast to drop next week, the resort is hoping to have the opportunity to increase snowmaking and expand terrain as conditions allow.

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Good to be back. Credit Kate Abrahams | SVAM

The first 50 people in line received YETI mugs and this season’s Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows signature beanie. Buffs, Clif bars, and coffee were also available for early risers. The resort opened from 9 am – 4 pm, and is now open for daily operations, conditions permitting.

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