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New & Unique Family Events for Easter Weekend at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Written by Charlie Pankey

A new decadent brunch at Squaw Valley is the perfect way to spend Easter Sunday with the family
•  The weekend will feature one-of-a-kind events including Snow Golf, Beacon & Eggs, and the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival, complete with a “Trashion Show”

Sierra REC Magazine -Events – [Olympic Valley, Calif.] April 15, 2019–Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is the perfect place to celebrate Easter with family this season, surrounded by mountains views and with lots to do. The new Easter Brunchand Egg Hunt at Squaw Valley joins the classic Beacon & Eggs event at Alpine Meadows on Easter Sunday. Saturday, April 20 will feature the annual Snow Golf tournament at Alpine Meadows and the Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival in The Village at Squaw Valley.

For the early risers, there will be an Easter Service at High Camp at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 21. Take the Aerial Tram up to 8,200 ft. for a non-denominational Easter Service with music by Tim Foster.

Easter Brunch
Easter Brunch will be held in the Olympic House, with vistas of Squaw Valley’s towering mountains, a bountiful buffet and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Start the day off with the opulent Grand Marnier French toast, or the decadent Lox Bar; a variety of smoked fishes to pair with an assortment of bagels, cream cheese and toppings. The classic shrimp cocktail gets dressed up for the occasion with the addition of charred octopus to the dish. Brunch standards like scrambled eggs and frittatas, slow-roasted prime rib, Cherrywood smoked bacon and chicken apple sausage round out the stepped-up buffet.

Adults will receive one complementary mimosa, and an Easter-themed cocktail menu will be available for purchase, along with other drinks at the cash bar. There will be two brunch seatings: 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., with limited space at each event—reservations are strongly suggested. The brunch is $65 for adults and $25 for kids. Brunch will be followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on the KT deck overlooking Cushing Pond.

Snow Golf
The annual Snow Golf tournament returns to Alpine Meadows on Saturday, April 20 for its 35th year. The nine-hole course starts at the top of Alpine Bowl—with the perfect view of Lake Tahoe from the tee box—before winding down the entire length of the mountain and back up to the base of the Alpine Bowl Chair. Golf clubs and tennis balls are provided, and registration is free. This year, the best Caddyshack-themed costume will win a prize.

Ikon Passholder Appreciation Party at Alpine Meadows

After Snow Golf wraps up, don’t miss the Ikon Passholder Appreciation Party on the Main Lodge Sun Deck at Alpine Meadows. A passholder raffle with prizes from YETI, GoPro, Oakley and more kicks off at 11 a.m., followed by live music starting at 2:30 p.m. In addition to drink specials on the sun deck, Ikon passholders also get 30 percent off food at Meadows Café and The Chalet all day.

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival
The Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival is a free, community event that takes place on Saturday, April 20 in the Village at Squaw Valley, and gives kids and adults the opportunity to learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy and sustainability through hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy. In addition to music and dance performances, the highlight of the afternoon is the “Trashion Show,” a fashion show run by local students to educate the audience about environmental issues with corresponding styles created with recycled materials.

Easter at Squaw Alpine

Beacon & Eggs
If searching for eggs around the house on Easter is too easy, come put your navigation skills to the test with the Beacons & Eggs contest on Sunday, April 21. Search for prizes under the snow using avalanche transceivers, a fun way to highlight the importance of avalanche education and practice using these life-saving tools.

Spring Ticket Trio
New this season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows introduced the Spring Ticket Trio, which includes three all-ages lift tickets good for any three days. You can use all three yourself, or share a ticket or two with friends or family members. The Spring Ticket Trio is only available online and saves guests $76 per day on each lift ticket.

Ikon Pass Price Increase – April 24
The 2019-20 Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass will both increase in price on April 24. Buy prior to the deadline for the lowest pricing: the Ikon Base Pass sells for $649 and the full Ikon Pass goes for $949. Those prices will increase by $100 on April 24. In addition to access to 39 destinations worldwide, the pass starts to pay off immediately for California skiers with free spring access at some of the top destinations across the country. The 2019-20 Ikon Pass offers access to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows starting April 8, for three whole months of free skiing and riding.
About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for three years in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year-round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California 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. Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on InstagramTwitterFacebook and Vimeo.

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