All of a sudden, winter appears to have arrived in Lake Tahoe and the ski season is definitely operating a full-speed ahead.
Squaw Valley announced today that it will open Wednesday, Nov. 27 for the 2013-14 season. Also opening Wednesday will be Mt. Rose ski resort. That makes six Lake Tahoe ski resorts that will be open for Thanksgiving.
- Boreal Mountain: Nov. 6
- HeavenlyMountain: opened Nov. 23
- Northstar California: Nov. 23
- KirkwoodMountain: Nov. 24
- Mount Rose: Nov. 27
- Squaw Valley: Nov. 27
Squaw will have six lifts operating
Squaw Valley will open with six lifts for skiing and snowboarding, as well as offering snow tubing, scenic aerial tram rides, ice skating, shopping, and dining.
The North Tahoe resort recently received 10 inches of snow, and snowmaking efforts have been underway since before Halloween.
“Our snowmaking and grooming teams have done an amazing job getting the mountain ready to open,” said Mike Livak, executive vice president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. “The snow conditions are incredible, and we are thrilled to offer skiing on the upper mountain for opening day, along with so many great family activities.”
Terrain and Activities for Opening Day
Starting Nov. 27, skiers and riders can take Squaw’s Funitel up the mountain to ski and snowboard down Gold Coast. Downloading will be required on the Funitel. The ARC at Gold Coast will also be open for lunch and drinks.
At the base of the mountain, kids and beginners can ride the FirstVenture chairlift and the SnoVentures carpet to ski and ride easy, green runs. Two magic carpets will also be open at Squaw Kids for children’s lessons through Sunday, Dec. 1.
Lift Ticket Pricing
Squaw Valley will be starting the season off with discounted lift tickets. Adults can ski all day for $76, youth and seniors for $65, super seniors for $40 and kids 12 and under for $40.
Prices are valid through Sunday, Dec. 1. For more information on ticket pricing and the most up-to-date conditions and operations, please see www.squaw.com or call 800 403-0206.