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May 20 will mark the latest in Squaw Valley history that KT-22 has ever operated

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 12, 2017 — Voted best chairlift in North America, KT-22 Express chair at Squaw Valley will celebrate its latest closing in history on Saturday, May 20 at 7pm. The lift will run continuously from 9am to 7pm, with sunset at 8:06pm, allowing skiers and riders to take advantage of late afternoon laps as the sun dips down over the Sierra Nevada. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has received 721 inches of snow so far this season, second only to 810 inches in 2010-11, when KT-22 operated through May 8. While KT-22 is anticipated to close on May 20 due to conditions, it will continue to be assessed for the possibility of further operations as Squaw Valley is committed to offering terrain as long as conditions allow. Squaw Valley is the only Tahoe resort operating beyond the month of May, running seven days a week through June 4, weekends in June and July 1-4.  For the first time ever, Squaw Valley plans to operate the Shirley Lake Express chairlift on Saturdays after July 4, as long as conditions allow. Alpine Meadows will celebrate its closing weekend this weekend with special parties on May 13 and 14.
The 2016-17 season has been one for the record books, with the California Department of Water Resources declaring it the wettest water year on record in the northern Sierra Nevada. January 2017 at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows broke the resort’s record for most snow in one month, with 282 inches, followed by the snowiest February ever with another 196 inches. With the Tahoe Basin snowpack currently at more than 300% of average, the Squaw Valley operations team plans to work in conjunction with Mother Nature, as they have all season long, to provide a skiable surface in July and beyond, narrowing the gap between the 2016-17 season and the 2017-18 season.
Ski Free this Spring (and Summer) 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 May 12. 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.
Spring Lodging Specials in The Village at Squaw Valley®
Take advantage of great spring deals on lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley. Stay right in the heart of the action, with direct access to the slopes, world-class shopping, dining, activities and events in the Village. Ski, stay and forget about driving.
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 over 50 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 or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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