IN A BAD ECONOMY, SQUAW OFFERS GREAT DEALS
This winter everyone can ski or ride Squaw at a discounted rate, here's how:
[Squaw Valley USA] November 26, 2008 – With winter a-knocking, skiers and riders are gearing up for the season and many are looking for deals and discounts. And they are in luck! There is a value program designed so that weekenders, vacationers, locals, beginners, college students, military personnel, Bay Area skiers, families – virtually everyone can ski or ride Squaw for a discounted rate.
Reload your lift ticket online for a discount on your next day(s) lift tickets – Whether you ski at Squaw two days in a season or thirty, you can enjoy $5 off every adult lift ticket after you purchase one adult lift ticket – by reloading your lift ticket through the Fasttraks Club. Here's how it works: On your first visit to Squaw, you purchase your lift ticket at the ticket portal at full price ($79 regular/ $83 holiday). Now you have a reloadable lift ticket (more of a card than a paper ticket) and you can log on to squawshop.com to join the Fasttraks Club. As a Fasttraks Club member each lift ticket purchased online is $74 every day – a savings of $5 per regular lift ticket and $9 during holiday periods! Along with discounted lift tickets, guests who reload their lift tickets online skip the ticket counter and go directly to the lifts. Coming soon!
$299 College Season Pass – Any college student enrolled in a full course schedule at a 2 year, 4 year, or graduate program at a college or university is eligible for $299 Season Pass. The College Pass is valid Sunday through Friday, with regular holiday blackout dates. Full-time students must bring current school photo ID, a copy of course schedule or registration, and a signed letter from school registrar/dean/school official stating full-time student status to Squaw Valley's Special Tickets office. Required information can be faxed to 530- 452-7141 (Special Tickets) along with College Pass form. The College Pass Form is available at www.squaw.com/college-pass.
The $10 Kids Ticket – All children 12 & under ski and ride for only $10 every day, all season. This lift ticket price makes Squaw Valley North America's most affordable major resort for families with young children.
Frequent Skier & Snowboarder Program – Register for $5 online or $10 at any ticket window, then for every four days you ski throughout the season, your fifth day is free. To maximize savings, members can ski & ride on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for a discounted price. These discount days count towards the non-restricted fifth day free ticket.
Central Reservations – Book your ski vacation through Squaw Valley USA's Central Reservations for the biggest discounts on Lodging/Lift Ticket packages. Our Central Reservations' agents can offer you the best deals on Ski and Stay packages because it is the only booking service that is part of the ski resort. Ski-n-Stay packages start as low as $69 per person, per night, including lodging and lift ticket. Call 866-366-7261 or visit www.SquawVacations.com.
Kids Stay FREE – Many Squaw Valley lodging properties offer complimentary lodging for children 12 and under when traveling with their parents. Combine this with one of many lodging and lift ticket packages offered through Squaw Valley Central Reservations to maximize the savings. Call 866-366-7261 for details.
$25 – $35 Beginner Packages on Learn to Ski & Ride Days – On December 13 & 14, 2008, Squaw Valley joins other North Lake Tahoe resorts for this regional Learn to Ski & Ride weekend. First-time skiers and riders are eligible for $25 beginner packages all weekend, space permitting. $25 beginner packages include: lift ticket, lesson, equipment rentals! On January 11, February 8, and March 8, 2009, Squaw will be holding its own Learn to Ski and Ride Days. First-time skiers and riders are eligible for $35 beginner packages that include lift ticket, lesson, and equipment rentals.
Multiple-Day Lift Tickets – The more days you ski, the more you save. Squaw Valley offers one of the area's best multi-day rates – save as much as $220 off the daily rate.
The $29 Lesson Upgrade – Any guest enrolled in a group lesson at Squaw Valley USA can upgrade to the next level on the same day for only $29 (a $20 savings).
FREE night skiing & snowboarding with all daily lift tickets – All day and half-day lift tickets are good until 9 pm, Friday-Sunday and during holiday periods or 7 pm, Monday-Thursday. That means one lift ticket can get you over 12 hours on the slopes (night operations run from mid-December through early April).
Save on gas! Ride the Shuttle from Sacramento or Reno – Every Saturday, beginning in January, Squaw Valley runs a round-trip shuttle from Sierra Snowboard and Ski, conveniently located on I-80 in Sacramento. The new shuttle provides Bay Area and Sacramento area skiers with an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective mode of transportation. Included in the price of a lift ticket, for no additional cost than the price of a lift ticket (shuttle ride includes 1-day lift ticket), Bay Area and Sacramento skiers and riders can park their cars at Sierra Snowboard & Ski and load the shuttle. Squaw Valley runs free daily shuttles for guest commuting to Squaw from South Lake Tahoe or Reno, arriving at 9:30 am and leaving at 4:30 pm.
Local Residents' Deal – The Squaw Club – Full time residents of the Reno/Tahoe area (or living in a 50 mile radius of Squaw Valley) can enjoy great savings all year. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, lift tickets are only $49. Join the club for $5 and start saving midweek. New for 2008/09, this program will be a direct-to-lift program. When you become a Squaw Club member, you register with a credit card and you will be issued a pass with your photo on it at Special Tickets. Each day you ski or ride (Tue – Thu) your credit card will automatically be charged $49.
Purchase discounted Squaw lift tickets at your local ski shop – If you live in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Reno, or anywhere nearby, you can purchase lift tickets at a discounted price at your local ski and sport shop. Participating shops include REI, Sports Basement, Bobos, Lombardi's, Mel Cottons, Reno Mountain Sports, Sports Chalet, Santa Rosa Ski and Sports, Sierra Snowboard and Ski, and many more. Ask your local ski shop!
Military Ski & Ride Free – All active duty, U.S. military personnel ski or ride FREE, 7 days a week. Blackout days include December 25, 2008 – January 4, 2009, January 17-19, 2009, and February 14-16, 2009.
Squaw Valley USA is Lake Tahoe’s #1 ranked ski resort by SKI magazine and Squaw Valley is ranked among the top 15 North American ski resorts (#9) by OUTSIDE magazine. Squaw's expansive terrain and state-of-the-art lift network (4,000 skiable acres, six peaks, 16 open bowls and 33 lifts) allow skiers and riders to spend less time combating crowds on congested slopes, less time waiting in lift lines, and more time skiing and riding. With a new and improved night park and superpipe, and a brand new mid mountain restaurant, "The Arc" – this winter is a better time than ever to experience the legendary Squaw Valley.
The most up-to-date resort operation schedules, events and season pass information are available on www.squaw.com
For Great Lodging Specials Call 866-366-7261
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