[Squaw Valley USA] November 19, 2010 – Squaw Valley USA is slated to open for skiing and riding on Saturday, November 20 with fresh snow from a potentially historic storm system approaching Lake Tahoe. The storm, predicted to deliver up to 6 feet to the Sierras, has everyone excited for La Niña’s impact on the Tahoe region this winter. According to weather experts, Lake Tahoe has not seen a November snowstorm this large in the past six years.
“I’ve been here for twenty years and I’ve never before seen a storm set up like this before Thanksgiving,” said Mike Livak, General Manager of Squaw Valley USA. “With snow totals predicted to total up to six feet at el. 5,500 feet, just imagine what great conditions we’ll have above our base area located at 6,200 feet.”
Skiers and riders can kick-off winter on Saturday, November 20 by taking their first turns of the season on the slopes accessed by Exhibition Chairlift and Pony Tow, scheduled to spin from 9am to 4pm this weekend. Guests can also take a scenic ride up the Cable Car to enjoy world-class dining and ice skating overlooking Lake Tahoe.
Squaw Valley USA will be starting the season off with early-season discounted lift tickets for opening weekend. Adults can ski all day for $59, youth and seniors for $42, super seniors for $27 and kids 12 and under for just $12. For more information on ticket pricing and the most up-to-date conditions and operations, please seewww.squaw.com.
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Site of the VIII Winter Olympic Games, Squaw Valley USA is located five miles north of Lake Tahoe along the Truckee River on Highway 89. The year-round resort offers 4,000 acres of lift-served terrain for skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and snowtubing. Off the slopes, guests enjoy a vibrant après scene and world-class shopping and dining in the Village at Squaw Valley. Summer and fall activities include mountain biking, hiking, mountaintop swimming, paintball, disc golf and zip-lining. For more information call 530-452-4000, or visit www.squaw.com.