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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows offering youth spring training camps, set alongside some of the world’s best skiers and riders

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Apr. 12, 2017 – With more than 57 feet of cumulative snowfall to date, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is primed to once again host Tahoe’s longest season, with spring operations lasting into June and on July 4, weather and conditions permitting. In addition to great spring skiing and riding, Squaw Valley will offer a number of youth training camps for the next generation of skiers and riders to hone their skills. Not only will youth have an excellent surface to train on, but they will be coached by world class coaches in a multitude of disciplines.
Spring camps kick off with the World Cup School of Speed, hosted by current and former World Cup athletes including Marco Sullivan, Travis Ganong and Anna Goodman. This three day camp will be held April 28-30 and June 2-4, and gives young athletes ages 9-19 the chance to learn from the pros. Following the first World Cup School of Speed Camp, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will host Technical Camps (Slalom and Giant Slalom) for U10, U12 and U14 athletes May 12-14 (GS), May 19-12 (SL) and May 26-28 (SL), and for U16 and FIS athletes May 17-21 (GS), May 24-28 (SL) and May 31-June 4 (SL). For big mountain athletes, the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Big Mountain Team will host camps May 12-14 and May 26-28.
After the season ends, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows team coaches will host camps in Mt. Hood, OR, June 25-July 2 and July 9-16 for equipment testing and technical discipline training, and in New Zealand at Ohau, Round Hill and Mt. Hutt, July 23-August 16, where athletes will train alongside the US Ski Team.
For more information on Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Spring and Summer Camp offerings, click here.
In addition to the comprehensive offering for youth across the country, Squaw Valley will host a number of professional athletes this spring as they visit the resort for individual training opportunities. Alpine ski racing athletes including Women’s FIS World Cup Overall and Slalom Champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, up-and-coming U.S. athletes Nina O’Brien and Patricia Mangan, and World Cup mainstay, Resi Stiegler, will return to the Red Dog run, the course of the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup, as well as other slopes at Squaw Valley for individually tailored training. Numerous industry brands including The North Face, Smith Optics, K2 Skis and more, will also be using Squaw Valley as the location for spring photo and video shoots with some of the sports top athletes.
For the next generation of young ski and ride athletes, the opportunity to train on world class terrain and watch some of the world’s top athletes is an unparalleled chance for lasting inspiration.
Ski Free this spring with the 2017-18 Tahoe Super Pass
Skiers and riders looking to join in on the fun can purchase their Tahoe Super Pass today and ski free this spring. Purchase now in order to secure the best price possible, with prices set to go up after April 18. The Tahoe Super Pass offers more passholder benefits than any other Tahoe resort, including discounted Friends & Family tickets, exclusive Club TSP events, access to Dawn Patrol, discounts on dining, demo equipment, lessons, yoga and more. Click here for a full list of Tahoe Super Passholder benefits.
Midweek Lodging Special starting at $272/night
Stay any two nights Sunday-Thursday at The Village at Squaw Valley and receive 15% off the room rate plus a $50 gift card. Guests at The Village at Squaw Valley will enjoy slope-side convenience and the vibrant village atmosphere with nearly 60 bars, restaurants and boutiques. Village guests have access to eight scenic outdoor hot tubs, kids game and entertainment rooms, ski lockers and fitness facilities, and each room features casually sophisticated décor, granite countertops, fully equipped gourmet kitchens and cozy stone hearth fireplaces, with private balconies for every room that is one bedroom or larger. Click here to book your vacation at the Spring Skiing Capital.
$52 lift tickets for passholders from other resorts
Passholders from other resorts looking for more spring laps can purchase a single-day lift ticket for just $52, and any guest can bring their daily lift ticket to the Ticket & Pass Office at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows and redeem it the same day for a full credit towards a 2017-18 Tahoe Super Pass of their choice.
Spring Operations at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
With more than 57 feet of cumulative snowfall, the Spring Skiing Capital™ is primed to once again host Tahoe’s longest season. Alpine Meadows will operate seven days a week through Sunday, April 30 and then Saturdays & Sundays only through closing day on Sunday, May 14. Weather and conditions permitting, Squaw Valley will continue to operate into June and on July 4, marking only the fourth time in the last 50 years that the resort has reopened for Independence Day.
About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the second year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice 2017, 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. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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