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Squaw Valley Open for Skiing, Riding and Freedom Fest July 3-7

Written by Charlie Pankey

Lineup includes fireworks, live music and a headlining performance by pioneering DJ, Paul Oakenfold, on July 5

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] April 26, 2019 – Coming off a record-breaking season—with a total of 682 inches of snowfall so far—Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is bringing a taste of winter to the Fourth of July. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows received more snow than any other resort in the country this season, and guests will be skiing and riding well into the summer, with a projected closing date of July 7 at Squaw Valley and the return of Freedom Fest on July 4-6.  

Freedom Fest brings together the best of summer and winter: skiing and riding during the heart of the summer, daily live music performances, pool & hot tub parties and spectacular fireworks. There is nothing quite like donning your most patriotic garb and taking some turns at 8,200’ feet on a day usually reserved for backyard barbecues and beaches.

World-renowned Paul Oakenfold will bring his legendary musical performance to the KT Deck for a family event on Friday, July 5, accompanied by dazzling laser lights and culminating in a festive fireworks display. For over three decades, Oakenfold has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today. Bring the whole family out for this all-ages event—grab lawn chairs and blankets to spread out on the grass, take in the music and watch fireworks streak across the night sky. 

Freedom Fest Event Schedule

Skiing and Riding    • July 3-7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily       Aerial Tram, Funitel, Big Blue, Gold Coast and Shirley Lake chair lifts. 

Live Music    • Paul Oakenfold      July 5, 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.      KT Deck     • DJ performance      July 5, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.      KT Deck     • Grant Farm presents the “Grantful Dead Revue”      July 4-6, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily at Gold Coast 

Fireworks    • July 5, show will start after sunset 

Village Block Party    • July 4-7, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily      After coming off the slopes, the party continues in the Village at Squaw Valley with daily Block Parties. Each day a Village restaurant will offer specials on food or drinks, and live music on its patio.

Hot Tub Party    • July 5, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.      High Camp Hot Tub & Pool

Yoga Squaw’d    • July 3, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m      This is a free, outdoor, all-abilities yoga class held outside Wanderlust Yoga Studio. 

Spring and Summer Schedule****All operations are subject to change due to weather and conditions 

Squaw Valley Ski & Ride ScheduleOpen daily through Memorial Day (Monday, May 27)Open every weekend (Friday-Sunday) from Friday, May 31-Sunday, July 1Open for the Fourth of July Weekend, Wednesday, July 3-Sunday, July 7Closing Day is Sunday, July 7 

Alpine Meadows Ski & Ride Schedule Starting Friday, April 26, open weekends (Friday-Sunday) through May 19, via Summit and Roundhouse Beginning Monday, April 22, Sherwood, Scott, Lakeview and Hot Wheels terrain will be closed for construction of the new Hot Wheels chairlift. No skinning or other access will –be allowed Closing day is Sunday, May 19

Squaw Valley Aerial Tram ScheduleThe Aerial Tram and High Camp Hot Tub will be open Friday through Sunday for sightseeing only May 31-June 2 and June 7-9. The Aerial Tram will be open daily for sightseeing only beginning Friday, June 14 

Spring Ticket Trio New this season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is introducing 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 available online or onsite, and saves guests $76 per day on each lift ticket.
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.

***All Photos courtesy of Squaw Valley Media **Press Release Images

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