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New offerings include a revamped High Camp experience, a new Squaw Kids Adventure Camp, Sunday Brunch Series & More

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] June 16, 2016 – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is kicking off the summer season with a variety of new offerings for all ages to enjoy the resort’s high alpine beauty. At High Camp, new items include a lawn and play area, streamlined High Camp experience packages and a free Summer Music Series. A brand new Squaw Kids Adventure Camp launched June 17, and the resort has also added a Sunday Brunch series to its popular lineup of sustainable dining experiences. Wanderlust returns with added offerings for festival-goers including new yoga classes, meditative hikes and more.
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Enhanced High Camp Experience at 8,200 Feet
Surrounded with sun-drenched views of Lake Tahoe at 8,200 feet, Squaw Valley’s High Camp will offer three new packages for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers this summer. Accessible via the iconic Aerial Tram, the upper mountain experience includes High Camp Pool & Hot Tub, roller skating, a new lawn area with games and a play structure for kids, the recently-renovated Olympic Museum, miles of hiking and walking trails, 360 degree panoramic views, and countless activities.
•    The Sightseeing Package: includes Aerial Tram ride, access to Olympic Museum, hiking and walking trails, scenic observation deck, geocaching, disc golf, and a variety of free lawn games; $34/day advanced rate for adults 18+, $17/day advanced rate for youth 5-7, children four and under are free.
•    The Adventure Package: includes Aerial Tram ride, full access to High Camp Pool & Hot Tub, roller skating, disc golf, geocaching, hiking and walking trails, scenic observation deck, geocaching, and lawn games; $42/day advanced rate for adults 18+, $25/day advanced rate for youth 5-7, children four and under are free.
•    The Family Pass: the whole family can access the Aerial Tram and all High Camp activities including High Camp Pool & Hot tub and roller skate rentals with savings up to 30%; $119 for two adults and four kids.
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High Camp Experience activities are open daily, June 17 through September 5. Click here for more information about High Camp activities and save $10 on advanced rate packages.
Summer Music Series and New Dining Experience at High Camp
High Camp will launch a Summer Music Series with free live music on the lawn Saturdays and Sundays in July and August from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.  A total of 19 show dates will include a special free performance on Monday, July 4. Additionally, guests will enjoy offerings from High Camp’s Poolside Café, where the restaurant will offer a grilled menu from the outdoor BBQ with cocktail service to all loungers in the High Camp Pool and Hot Tub area.
Squaw Kids Adventure Camp – Friday through Monday, June 17-September 5
Launching this summer, the resort will operate a day camp out of the Squaw Kids facility for children ages 5-13 to unplug, explore and discover the extraordinary High Sierra. Activities will include the following: swimming, Aerial Tram rides, hiking, nature crafts, biking, map and compass class, roller skating, geo-caching, engineering Lego build/tech projects, disc golf, climbing wall, mini golf, lawn games, scavenger hunts, cooking class, yoga, flower press and tree recognition. The summer camp is scheduled to take place Fridays through Mondays June 17 through September 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prices are $109/day with an advanced purchase and a regular rate of $129/day. For more information or to sign up, click here.
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Sunday Brunches at Squaw Valley – Sundays July 3 – September 4
Executive Chef Tiffany Swan and the team at MTN ROOTS Food Trucks will add a new Sunday Brunch Series to its lineup of popular Farm to Table dining experiences. Perfect for foodies and health-conscious families, the series will take place on the KT Sundeck at Squaw Valley. Each buffet-style brunch will feature sustainable, regionally-sourced meals prepared by the MTN ROOTS Food Truck. A seasonal Bellini will be offered to guests 21 and over alongside brunch items such as summer vegetables, a seasonal frittata, crispy Neueske’s bacon and weekly specials sourced locally in partnership with the Tahoe Food Hub. Brunches will be held Sundays, July 3 through September 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, click here.
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New Events at Wanderlust – July 14 – 17
The largest yoga-lifestyle event in the world returns to Squaw Valley July 14-17, where the four-day event will celebrate yoga, meditation, music, nature and camaraderie in the pristine setting of the High Sierra. New this year is an unparalleled lineup of offerings to inspire, surprise and delight returning and first-time festival-goers. Following are highlights for this year’s new events.
•    Sonic Hikes: Six new hikes will offer musical accompaniment. After a meditative hike, attendees can choose to join Masood Ali Khan for kirtan in the woods or Magic Giant who will play a variety of stringed instruments. Elijah Ray will lead a walking meditation and sing, Garth Stevenson will play upright bass, and attendees will be serenaded by Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda with angelic voices, guitar and bansuri flute—all in stunning natural settings.
•    Acrovinyasa: Australians Claudine and Honza LaFond come to Squaw Valley for the first time to teach this unique practice that unites the elements of vinyasa, acroyoga and inversion training in both a solo and partner practice.
•    Ride Your Brainwaves: A new dynamic class will feature meditation using Muse, the brain-sensing headband. In this intimate class, guests will meditate with Muse immersed in the sounds of their mind. This transformation of mental activity into an ocean of sound allows observation of the wandering mind and discovery between intention and effort.
Click here to view the full schedule or to register.
Broken Arrow Skyrace – June 18-19
Squaw Valley will host the Broken Arrow Skyrace for the first time on June 18-19. The Broken Arrow Skyrace is an iconic race that encompasses more than just running – it is a true test of how fast runners can move through the mountains. Participants will start in Squaw Valley and race up mountain trails, scramble across ridgelines and up gullies, and speed through Tahoe’s forests. Participants can register for one of following three distances.
•    A 3-3.5 mile “VK” or vertical kilometer distance that gains approximately 3,200′ elevation
•    A 16.4 mile distance with over 6,000′ elevation gain
•    A 32.23 mile distance with over 11,000′ elevation gain
Click here for more information about Broken Arrow Skyrace or to register.
Warren Miller “Head to Squaw Video Contest”
Even during summertime, snow is on the brain at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. The resort has partnered with Warren Miller for the “Head to Squaw Video Contest.”  Voting is open now through August 29 for the public to choose the best video submission from a ski or snowboard athlete or cinematographer. The winner will land a pair of HEAD skis and the opportunity to film with Warren Miller Entertainment during a shoot for the legendary filmmaker’s 68th feature film at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows during the 2016-17 season. Once voting is closed, the top four final videos will be judged by an elite panel of judges including Squaw Valley athletes Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes and Jeremy Jones. The winner will be announced September 5. For complete information on the Head to Squaw Video Contest, click here.
Aerial Tram rides at Squaw Valley
Aerial Tram rides run daily through September 5 and on weekends only September 10 through October 3, from 10:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., with the last download at 5 p.m. The Aerial Tram will be open with extended hours on Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 for Spartan World Championship Weekend. For complete details on the Aerial Tram and to purchase tickets online and save $10, click here. As an added bonus, guests who hike up to High Camp earn a free Aerial Tram ride back to The Village.
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About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted 2016 ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and nearly 60 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the spring skiing capital as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain and 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones welcome skiers and riders of all ability levels. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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