Spring skiing and snowboarding doesn’t get much better than what [R419R, Squaw Valley] has to offer. Both Squaw Valley and its sister resort, [R5R, Alpine Meadows], plan on remaining open for daily operations until April 29, and Alpine will reopen for Fridays through Sundays until May 13.

There are several ways to ski on the cheap at the two resorts, as well as some great events to take part in throughout the rest of April.

One of the many ways to save is to purchase your 2012/13 Tahoe Super Pass and ski and snowboard at Alpine and Squaw for the remainder of this season for free.

Another great option for season pass holders from other resorts is to purchase a lift ticket for just $50. That deal is good from April 16 through the end of the season at both Squaw and Alpine. To redeem the lift ticket, present your season pass to the new Ticket and Pass Center at Squaw or the Special Ticket Office at Alpine. If at the end of the day you decide you want a season pass for yourself, you can trade your ticket in and get $30 off your 2012/2013 Tahoe Super Pass.

In addition to great spring skiing, Squaw hosts some incredible spring events. Some of the great events scheduled at Squaw include weekend pool parties, the Earth Day Festival, Season Passholder Appreciation Party, and the annual Cushing Crossing.

Guests are invited to spend time at High Camp at the resort's mountaintop pool and hot tub where they will host pool parties every weekend. The parties are free for passholders and $14 for ticket holders. Spend the morning skiing and snowboarding and the afternoon lounging in boardshorts or a bikini poolside. Doesn't get much better than that!

The Earth Day Film Festival will be Thursday, April 19 and Friday, the 20. The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day will host two screenings of environmental films from the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. Tickets for each night are $10, and will start at 7 pm. The films will feature a variety of topics, such as energy, conservation, wildlife, climate change, water and adventure. Each screening will be a total of 90 minutes long, and each film will be between 2 and 40 minutes long. Each night will show different packages of films, so guests are encouraged to attend both nights.

For more information and to see the schedule, click here 

On Sunday, April 22, Squaw Valley will host a Season Passholder Appreciation Party at the KT Base Bar to close out the season. Live music from the Shotgun Wedding Quintet will play from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. BBQ food will be available for $10, which includes two drink tickets (alcoholic beverages for those of age and soda/juice for under 21), and passholder t-shirts will be available for $10 as well. Guests can enter a raffle for a chance to win a variety of great prizes, including a brand new GoPro.

Last but certainly not least is the 22nd Annual Cushing Crossing on April 29. Guests are invited to try their hand at crossing Cushing Lake. This pond-skimming event will be hosted by entertaining MCs and judged by a celebrity panel. Registration starts at 12 p.m on the KT Base Bar. This is arguably the best spring event, and it’s certainly not one you want to miss.

Here's a look at the fun that went down at last year's Cushing Crossing

The ski season isn’t over yet, so grab those shades and sunglasses, wax up the skis or boards and head over to Squaw this spring.