(Squaw Valley) No snow in the weather forecast? Dont worry. Squaw ValleyUSA has top to bottom skiing that will make your legs burn by noon, andplenty of other activities to keep the entire family entertained throughoutthe holidays.
Unique to Squaw Valley is the resorts two levels of skiing – el. 6200 andel. 8200. At el. 6200, guests will find great groomed intermediate terrainaccessed by the Red Dog and Squaw Creek chairlifts. These runs offerbeautiful views of Lake Tahoe as well as some of Squaw Valleys finestsnowmaking. From Squaw Valleys lower mountain guests are also able toaccess Squaw Valleys new Funitel, the aerial Cable Car and the Squaw OneExpress lift, each ready to whisk skiers and snowboarders to el. 8,200. Theupper mountain features nine additional lifts serving terrain suitable forall ages and abilities and much better conditions than the weatherforecasters may lead you to believe.
For the non-skier or snowboarder and for apres-ski entertainment, SquawValleys High Camp Bath & Tennis Club, el. 8200, perched atop the mountainoverlooking Lake Tahoe, offers activities for the entire family. Take a spinat the Olympic Ice Pavilion, leap from the worlds highest elevation bungeetower, or travel back in time at the VIII Winter Olympic Games Museum. ThisSaturday, December 26, Squaw Valley will also reopen the Swimming Lagoon &Spa at High Camp. Use of the pool and spa will be included with the purchaseof all daily lift tickets so guests may ski all morning and relax poolsideall afternoon – only in California! Additional mountain activities for SquawValleys guests include a 30 indoor rock climbing wall in the Cable Carlobby as well as a myriad of dining and shopping options at both the lowerand upper mountain facilities.
Highlighting the holidays at Squaw Valley USA is the annual Christmas EveTorchlight Parade. Beginning at dusk on the 24th, guests watch as atorchlight parade of skiers descends the mountain in a beautiful processionof lights. Additional holiday festivities include special visits by SantaClaus skiing and snowboarding around the mountain, skating at the OlympicIce Pavilion, bungee jumping, and entertaining guests at Childrens Worldthrough Christmas. The Sierra Nevada Choir will also visit Squaw Valley onDecember 23 and 24 to perform a selection of holiday favorites throughoutthe base village.
Squaw Valley is located five miles north of Lake Tahoe along the TruckeeRiver on Highway 89. This season the year-round resort celebrates 50 yearsof dedication to skiing and snowboarding excellence. Offering 4,000 acres oflift served terrain, a snowboard park, ice-skating, bungee jumping,snowtubing, rock climbing, an Olympic Winter Games Museum, shopping, diningand more, Squaw Valley has something for the entire family. For moreinformation please call 530/583-6985, or visit www.squaw.com.