[Squaw Valley USA] April 6, 2008 – Tahoe’s longest season, the Swimming Lagoon & Spa at High Camp, expansive terrain and the best party scene on the Lake are all reasons why skiers and riders flock to Squaw Valley in the spring. A tribute to springtime goodness, Squaw Valley USA is hosting Peaks & Lagoons, a weekend-long celebration April 12-13, 2008. Live hip hop at the pool, Toyota Sick & Twisted Half Pipe and Rail Jam, and snowboard, surf, and skate legends making history at the Ultimate Boarder¿ Competition are all part of Peaks & Lagoons Weekend, this weekend at Squaw Valley USA.

On Saturday, April 12 California’s highest pool party comes to High Camp, el. 8,200′ with San Francisco MC, Good Word performing live at the Lagoon and Spa at 1 pm. Influenced by Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and The Ruler, Slick Rick, Good Word delivers fresh songs with mind blowing lyrics, unforgettable beats, and catchy hooks you hope stick in your head. The “underground/independent” hip hop MC has performed in over 40 different cities across the US, and the popularity of his newest album, “Coulda Been That,” is spreading the good word about Good Word to hip hop enthusiasts every where. On April 12, spring breakers can shred the mountain in the morning and spend the afternoon poolside, sipping on a cold one and getting down to the sounds of Good Word until 3:30 pm. www.goodword.us

Saturday evening (April 12) the action turns to Zenbu for the Ultimate Boarder¿ Athlete Party featuring live hip with Mistah F.A.B, JStalin & B.I.G., as well as the Ultimate Boarder¿ competitors. This party is open to public, 21 & up. Doors open at 9:30 pm and tickets are $20. www.zenbusquawvalley.com

Snow sport pros and International-caliber competitions are no stranger to Squaw Valley, this coming weekend marks the first time in history that iconic surf and skateboard pros ascend on the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics for a competition. On Sunday April 13, the lords of board sports (surf, skate and snow) from across the globe go head-to-head in the snowboard component of the Ultimate Boarder¿ Competition, taking place all day in the Riviera Park. Lift ticket holders and passholders can watch it all go down for no charge. A spectator (walking/non-ski) lift ticket will also be available, as the Ultimate Boarder¿ course is accessible by foot.

“The triathlon of our generation,” the Ultimate Boarder¿, is the only event of its kind: a one-week competition to find the first athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. For a complete list of participating athletes and event details visit www.ultimateboarder.com.

Toyota’s Sick & Twisted Freestyle Series is amping up Peaks & Lagoons with a half pipe competition on Saturday, April 12 and a rail jam on Sunday April 13. Saturday’s Toyota Sick & Twisted Half Pipe presented by Under Armour and Snowbomb will crown the best men and women in ski and snowboard and pro and amateur categories. With cash prizes for pros and great flow from the sponsors for ams, the best of the best in local talent come out for Sick & Twisted. Registration is from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at the Group Sales office. There is a $10 entry fee for ams and $20 for pros plus lift ticket or season pass. The competition starts at 12:00 pm in the Riviera Superpipe. Helmets are required for all competitors and a parent/guardian must sign release form for competitors who are under 18.

The Toyota’s Sick & Twisted Freestyle Series returns on Sunday, April 13 for the Toyota Sick & Twisted Rail Jam taking place at the bottom of Exhibition, at the base of the mountain.
For more information, visit www.snowbomb.com.

Peaks & Lagoons Evvent Schedule
(All events are subject to change due to weather)

Friday, April 11

Free Peaks & Lagoons Kick-off Party with DJ Mitzflic
9 pm – 2 am @ Zenbu

Saturday, April 12

Toyota Sick & Twisted Half Pipe Presented by Under Armour and Snowbomb
8:30 – 10 am – registration
12 pm – competition @ Riviera Superpipe

Peaks & Lagoons Pool Party featuring Live Hip Hop w/ Good Word
1-3:30 pm @ Lagoon & Spa at High Camp, el. 8200′

Ultimate Boarder¿ Competition Kick-off Party featuring Live Hip Hop w/ Mistah F.A.B
10 pm – 2 am @ Zenbu

Sunday, April 13

Ultimate Boarder¿ Competition
All day in the Riviera Park

Toyota’s Sick & Twisted Rail Jam presented by Under Armour and Snowbomb
8:30 – 10 am – registration @ Dave’s Deli
12 pm – competition @ the bottom of Exhibition

Ultimate Boarder¿ After-party @ Zenbu
9 pm – 2 am @ Zenbu

Spring lodging packages are available now at www.squawvacations.com or call 1-800-545-4350 to book your stay.

For the most up-to-date resort conditions, operations schedules, spring events and live mountain cams, visit Squaw Valley’s web site at www.squaw.com or call 530-583-6985.

For Great Lodging Specials Call 866-366-7261