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SQUAW VALLEY SET TO OPEN ON NOVEMBER 21 FOR 60th ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH GRAND CEREMONY FEATURING BIRDMAN JT HOMES BASEJUMPING FROM THE CABLE CAR

[Squaw Valley USA] November 12, 2009 – Five inches of fresh snow blanketed Squaw Valley this morning – a wonderful precursor to Opening Day as the resort is gearing up for a historic 60th Anniversary Celebration on Opening Day, November 21, 2009. Anchoring the 60th Anniversary Season Opening Day ceremonies is a BASE jump from the top of the resort’s Cable Car performed by Birdman and Squaw Valley Pro skier, JT Homes. Ceremonies begin at 2 pm on Saturday, November 21.

*Broadcast quality MPEG 2 B-Roll footage of JT Holmes’ BASE jump for preview, download and broadcast use will be available after 3 pm on Saturday, November 21 at www.tahoemediacenter.com

Anniversary Toast and Celebration with Jonny Moseley on the KT Sundeck (2 – 3:45 pm)

2 pm: Mighty Mite Parade and Cake Lighting

2:10 pm: Champagne Toast by Nancy Cushing

2:15 pm: Jonny Moseley toast

2:20 pm: JT Holmes BASE Jump from the Cable Car

2:25 pm: Balloon Release from the Funitel and 50/60 Anniversary Cake

2:35 pm: Screening of “Squaw Valley USA – 60 Legendary Years”

A screening of Flame in the Snow Movie & Gathering with DJ Paul at the Plaza Bar to follow.

In addition to skiing, riding, and opening day festivities, guests can enjoy the snow as Papoose will be open for snowtubing from 11 am to 4 pm. High Camp, el 8200′, will be open for ice skating from 11 am to 4 pm and for lunch and drinks at the Terrace overlooking Lake Tahoe from 11:30 am to 4 pm. Beginning at 10:40 am, Sat & Sun, the Cable Car will be leaving every 20 minutes, with the last trip up at 3:40 pm and the last trip down leaving at 4:40 pm. All lift tickets also include Cable Car access. The Cable Car will be closed for uploads and downloads from 2:15 to 2:45 pm for JT’s BASE jump.

BROADCAST QUALITY MPEG 2 B-ROLL FOOTAGE of today’s snow is available for download at www.tahoemediacenter.com/091112_svearlysnow.

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

Attached photos of JT Holmes from his Silver Legacy BASEJump is courtesy of Jim Scripps/RSCVA. Photosof today’s snow taken today courtesy of Amelia Richmond/Squaw Valley USA.

For information about the footage, assistance with downloads, or to order BetaSP copies of this footage, please contact Lake Tahoe Media Center – 530-583-4206.

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