Squaw Valley is widely known as North America's spring skiing capital, however, conditions this year will be better than ever as a result of this season's phenomenal snowfall.
The storms of the last two weeks brought more than 150 inches (3.75m) of fresh powder to the resort. With records dating back to 1970, Squaw Valley has surpassed the highest season snowfall total on record of 662 inches (16.55) set in the 1994-1995 winter season. Nearing the 700 inch milestone, the resort has already exceeded the average total of 450 inches. More snow is sure to come with two more months until the season end.
"With this much snow, Squaw Valley will have great coverage through May 30 and possibly even longer," said Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley's Chief Executive Officer. "We will certainly be examining the possibility of opening for July 4, conditions permitting."
While Squaw Valley is already well known for incredible spring conditions and exciting ski atmosphere, this season will be one to remember. Through the end of May, the resort's famous High Camp Swimming Lagoon & Hot Tub will host one-of-a-kind pool parties at the top of the mountain as the KT Sundeck hosts an array of live music and DJs for an après ski scene like no other.
"It's not just the ski season that we're extending, we're extending Squaw Valley's unparalleled spring scene," noted Wirth. "Unlike other resorts whose operations and accessibility will have diminished by April and May, Squaw Valley will be offering amazing skiing and riding, incredible spring lodging packages and unmatched accessibility for destination travelers through the Reno Tahoe International Airport."
Skiers and riders can take advantage of the abundant snowfall with a Spring Pass for just $199. The 2011 Spring Pass is valid 7 days a week from April 4, 2011 through the newly-extended end of the 2010-2011 winter season.
With the Swimming Lagoon & Hot Tub set to open April 1 and other High Camp activities, spring at Squaw provides just as much excitement off the slopes, as it does on the slopes. On April 9, guests can join Olympic Gold Medalist Julia Mancuso at the Julia Mancuso Kiss My Tiara Pool Party followed by a free outdoor concert by Donavan Frankenreiter on the KT Sundeck.