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Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Jan 18, 2020 05:57PM ● By Leslie McCarroll
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for three years in a row by USA Today, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California and proud host of the 1960 Olympic
Winter Games. With the 2020 season in full swing, the resort continues to take winter recreation to new heights with new lifts, events, and experiences. Whether you prefer to hot shot off the highest peak or simply sip hot
totties in the warming hut, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will not disappoint. Here’s what’s new in 2020:

New Treeline Cirque Chairlift at Alpine Meadows –
From Base to Black Diamond in 5 Minutes or Less! This new $10 million detachable, high-speed quad chair transports skiers and riders from the base area to the Sherwood ridge in a total of five minutes. While a midstation
stop allows quick access to some of Alpine’s best low-intermediate terrain, expert skiers and riders can take it to the top to drop in on the frontside or venture into the back bowls of Sherwood, which boast the resort’s best
views of Lake Tahoe. The protected alignment of Treeline Cirque makes it favorable in high winds and inclement weather, and the rapid access from the base area will dramatically improve the skier experience for a wide
range of ability levels.

Get Your R&R at the Tram Car Bar – A restored 70’s era Squaw Valley tram cabin has a new home on the Olympic House deck, serving drinks as the Aerial Tram soars overhead. The Tram Car Bar is a nod to Squaw Valley’s storied past—the original logos and unique shape of the cabin a e the ideal après-ski photo op with the iconic Tram Face in the background.

“The Leap of Love” – 50 Couples Take the Leap Together on Leap Day 2020 - This collective Leap Day mountaintop wedding will take place on February 29, 2020 (Leap Day). Up to 50 couples will get married or renew their vows at the picturesque High Camp Upper Observation Deck, with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the snowcapped Sierra Nevada. The ceremony will be followed by
a laid-back gathering in the Terrace Bar & Restaurant and a group ski down 3.2 miles to The Village at Squaw Valley.

New Adventures with Alpenglow Expeditions & North Face Mountain Guides - Alpenglow Expeditions, the local mountain-guide service located in The Village at Squaw Valley, introduced two new weekend offerings this season; Shirley Canyon snowshoeing tours every Saturday and Sunday leaving at 10:30am, followed by backcountry expeditions through unexplored terrain and
untracked powder in the Tram Ridge zone beyond Broken Arrow every Saturday and Sunday, 11:30am departure. The North Face Mountain Guides program will expand with a new half-day offering to complement the existing full day option. Groups of up to 4 skiers or riders discover the resort’s most coveted terrain with priority lift line access, ideal for big powder days.

Get Moving with Mountaineer – Evening Hours Extended to 10pm - In its inaugural 2018-19 season, the new Mountaineer app-based shuttle service transported over 81,000 passengers and removed at least 20,000 vehicle trips from access roads in Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. New this season, Mountaineer offers extended evening hours in Squaw Valley (until 10 p.m. daily), holiday service in Alpine Meadows, and two vehicles were added to its fleet to further reduce weekend wait times.

U.S. Freestyle Moguls National Championship March 19-22, 2020 – The country’s best freestyle moguls talent, including Olympians and World Championship medalists Jaelin Kauf, Tess Johnson and Brad Wilson, will take on the historic Red Dog trail at Squaw Valley in an intense weekend competition.

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows spans 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada. Skiers and riders of all abilities are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, while legendary steeps, towering cliffs and heart-pumping chutes continue to be ground zero for boundary breaking skiing and riding. The resort features
slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year-round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days,
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital ™ and provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Visit SquawAlpine.com or follow @squawalpine for more info.