Squaw Valley USA Just in time for the start of the New Year, Squaw Valley USA has opened their new and expanded Superpipe, a 400′ long professionally designed and cut halfpipe on Squaw Valley’s upper mountain. The new larger pipe is located in one of Squaw Valley’s two terrain parks creatively designed to inspire the novice and test the skills of the most seasoned professional.
“Squaw has always been on the cutting edge in regards to lift technology and mountain facilities, and we are continuing with that tradition with cutting edge half pipes and terrain parks,” explained Tom Boxler, Grooming Director for Squaw Valley Ski Corp. “We have invested in the best technology with our new Park Bully and Super Dragon Grooming Machines and we are using them to create the best and safest terrain features and half pipes possible. It will just keep evolving and getting better.” Central Park, located adjacent to the Riviera and High Camp chairlifts, is wired with a sound system and offers a 500′ half pipe with 12′ walls, as well as two table tops, a full line of rails and a spine. A quarter pipe will be added soon. Starting in January, this half pipe will also be cut twice daily, once in the morning and again in the afternoon for night riding between 4-9pm nightly.
The new Superpipe is built in a new location at the top of the Mainline Terrain Park and cut with a state of the art new Super Pipe Dragon. The Superpipe is over 400′ long with a 19-degree pitch and 17′ walls and will continue to grow in length as the snow accumulates. To complement the new pipe, more features are being added in the Mainline area each day including table tops, rails, spines, hips, fun boxes and a huge quarter pipe. The park crew’s goal is to create three separate lines through the Mainline Park: a rail line and both a medium and large jump line.
Squaw Valley USA’s pipes and parks are open daily, with night operations in the Riviera pipe from 4-9pm. All operations are weather permitting and subject to temporary closure for cutting and grooming when necessary.
Squaw Valley is located five miles north of Lake Tahoe along the Truckee River on Highway 89. The senior friendly resort offers 4,000 acres of lift served terrain, ice-skating, snowtubing, rock climbing, an Olympic Winter Games Museum, shopping, dining and more. For more information, call 530-583-6985 or visit www.squaw.com