Lake Tahoe’s Only 22-Foot Halfpipe Opens to the Public at Squaw Valley USA

[Squaw Valley USA] May 3, 2011 – Lake Tahoe’s only 22-foot halfpipe is now open to the general public at Squaw Valley USA. Located in Mainline off the Siberia chairlift, the 22-foot superpipe was built by Snow Park Technologies (SPT), who are well known for their work in the X-Games and the Dew Tour. The superpipe, which stands 22 feet tall and 600 feet long, will be open to the public through May 8, 2011.

Squaw Valley USA’s superpipe  was originally built by Snow Park Technologies (SPT) as a Red Bull training center for elite athletes and friends including Greg Bretz, Elena Hight, Kaya Turski, Simon Dumont, Bobby Brown and Louie Vito. Squaw Valley’s Red Bull Training Grounds, designed to promote athlete performance development, was where Bobby Brown threw freeskiing’s first-ever triple cork 1440 last month.

In honor of the public opening of Lake Tahoe’s only 22-foot superpipe , Squaw Valley USA is currently offering 50% off private ski and snowboarding lessons, including lessons with highly qualified park and pipe professionals. Colin Barlett, an instructor with the Squaw Valley Snowsports School and established freestyle coach, and will be teaching in the pipe this week with a focus on rider development. Lessons are available by calling (530) 452-7263.

Squaw Valley’s superpipe will be open daily through May 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The pipe will be maintained daily and cut nightly to guarantee a surface for maximum performance.
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