“Peaks & Lagoons Weekend” Brings Spring Parties, Concerts, Competitions & Easter Day Festivities to Squaw Valley, April 11-12, 2009

[Squaw Valley USA] April 5, 2009- Tahoe’s longest season, the Swimming Lagoon & Spa at High Camp, superb conditions, and the best party scene on the Lake are all reasons why riders flock to Squaw Valley in the spring. A tribute to springtime goodness, Squaw Valley USA is hosting Peaks & Lagoons, a weekend-long celebration taking place April 11-12, 2009.  Live music at the pool, the Hatchett Brothers Metal Bash, Toyota Sick & Twisted Slopestyle and Jibbing-for-Jacksons rail contest are all part of Peaks & Lagoons Weekend, April 11-12 at Squaw Valley USA.

On Saturday, April 11, Monster Energy and Squaw Valley USA are hosting the wildly popular Jibbing-for-Jacksons rail contest, followed by a DJ Pool Party. Jibbing-for-Jacksons is open to 50 skiers and 50 snowboarders, male and female (100 total competitors).  This Best Tricks Jam Session contest has no losers, but can have many, many winners.  Each time a judge sees a skier or rider stomp a trick worthy of a “Jackson,” Monster officials hand the competitor a $20 bill.  Registration is from 9 to 11 am, outside the side exit of the top terminal of the Funitel.   Practice starts at 11:30 am and the competition begins shortly after. Entry fee for all riders is $20 (it’s about the Jacksons) and helmets are mandatory. Athletes under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present at registration to sign a liability release form.

On Saturday afternoon the action moves to High Camp, el. 8200,’ for the Monster Energy DJ Pool Party featuring DJ Max, beginning at 1 pm at the Lagoon and Spa. Spring breakers can shred the mountain in the morning and spend the afternoon poolside, sipping on a cold one and dancing to fresh beats until 4 pm.

The night of Saturday, April 11, Standard Films and Squaw present Hatchett Brothers’ 80’s Metal Bash featuring FORTRESS at the Olympic Village Lodge. Doors open at 8 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.   Fronting FORTRESS is Jeff Martin from Racer X and Whitfield Crane from Ugly Kid Joe. Together their vocal talents can shatter a beer mug. FORTRESS members Mike and Dave Hatchett (guitar) will also be joined by special guests Scott Travis from Judas Priest and Klaus Eichstadt from Ugly Kid Joe. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and are on sale now at Porter’s in Tahoe City and Truckee (cash only). Partygoers must be 21 or older and are strongly encouraged to “dress metal.”

Toyota’s Sick & Twisted Freestyle Tour is amping up Peaks & Lagoons with a slopestyle competition on Sunday, April 12 in the Monster Park at Riviera. Snowbomb will crown the best men and women in ski and snowboard in 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 9 am to 10:30 am at Dave’s Deli.  Practice is from 10:30 to 11:30 am and the competition starts at 12 pm in the Monster Park at Riviera. There is a $10 entry fee for ams and $20 for pros plus lift ticket or season pass.  Helmets are required for all competitors and a parent/guardian must sign a release form for competitors who are under 18. www.snowbomb.com.

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

Saturday, April 11
Jibbing for Jacksons presented by Monster Energy
9 – 11 am – Registration @ top terminal of the Funitel
11:30 am – Practice @ Monster Park at Riviera
12 pm – Competition @ Monster Park at Riviera

Peaks & Lagoons DJ Pool Party presented by Monster Energy
1-4 pm @ Lagoon & Spa at High Camp, el. 8200’

Hatchett Brothers’ 80’s Metal Bash featuring Special Guests from Iron Maiden & Racer X
Doors open – 8 pm @ OVL
Show Starts – 9 pm @ OVL

Squaw Valley USA Annual Tent Sale
This amazing sale event offers with up to 70% off North Face, Patagonia, Burton and more!
Sale will be held all Easter weekend from 10 am-4 pm
Location:  in front of the North Face Store at Squaw Valley.

Sunday, April 12
20th Annual Billy Dutton Uphill Race
7 am – Registration @ Olympic Plaza
8 am – Race Starts @ the Funitel

Toyota Sick & Twisted Slopestyle presented by Snowbomb
9 – 10:30 am – Registration @ Dave’s Deli
10:30 – 11 am – Practice @ Monster Park at Riviera
12 pm – Competition starts @ Monster Park at Riviera

EASTER CELEBRATIONS
Easter Sunday Service
8 am – Service begins @ High Camp, el. 8200′
Guests attending the service can ride the Cable Car from 7-8 am and return afterward (skis and snowboards are not permitted).

On-Mountain Easter Egg Hunt
9 am- 4 pm – Easter Egg Hunt on the Mountain
Find any of the 30 magnetic & colorful eggs hidden throughout the mountain and receive a great prize!  (Hint: think beginner lift areas). Prizes can be redeemed from 2 to 4 pm in the Village Events Plaza.

Get Your Photo Taken with the Easter Bunny
10 am-2 pm:  Easter Bunny Photos @ the Big Chair in the Village Events Plaza

Easter Sunday Special Mountain Top Service
2 pm – @ the top Link’s Chair Easter

FREE Children’s Entertainment with Todd Wees’ Big Ideas and Live Music
2-4 pm – @ Village Events Plaza

Themed Candle Making at Waxen Moon
All-day – @ Waxen Moon

Squaw Valley USA Annual Tent Sale
This amazing sale event offers with up to 70% off North Face, Patagonia, Burton and more!
Sale will be held all Easter weekend from 10 am-4 pm
Location:  in front of the North Face Store at Squaw Valley

The most up-to-date resort conditions, operation schedules, events and live mountain cams are available on www.squaw.com.