December 15, 2008- A strong cold North Pacific winter storm continues to fall today, accumulating at a rate of 1 inch per hour, with snow fall totals ranging between 22 and 36 inches at Squaw Valley USA. A winter storm warning is in effect for the Tahoe Basin and the National Weather Service is calling for another 18-30 inches by 10 pm tonight. Continued snow showers are in the forecast through Tuesday of next week (December 23) making for optimal skiing and snowboarding conditions for the holidays.
• Current base depths measure 16-40” inches on the on the mountain.
• Squaw Valley plans to expand operations and terrain, with top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding and up to nine lifts in operation by mid-week.
• On December 17, 18 & 19, 2009, Squaw Valley USA is offering $20 lift tickets to season passholders from other resorts.
• Beginning Friday, December 19, Squaw Valley will welcome visitors to enjoy “Squawlidays”, a series of ongoing events and festivities bringing Yuletide cheer to the Squaw Valley community through the New Year. Santa Claus on skis, Christmas carolers, movie nights, holiday parties, and the Christmas Eve torchlight parade are a few of the planned events.
• The most up-to-date resort conditions, operations schedules, holiday events and live mountain cams are available on www.squaw.com.