Squaw Valley to open for the 2013/14 ski season on November 27

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Squaw Valley is set to open tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27, for the 2013/14 ski season. The resort has been blasting snow since Halloween, and a recent ten inch snow storm has boosted its base levels for the upcoming opening.

“Our snowmaking and grooming teams have done an amazing job getting the mountain ready to open,” said Mike Livak, executive vice president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. “The snow conditions are incredible, and we are thrilled to offer skiing on the upper mountain for opening day, along with so many great family activities.”

Skiers will have access to the upper mountain via Squaw’s Funitel, which will need to be downloaded to reach the base at the end of the day. Lift tickets for adults will cost $76, while youth and seniors can ski for $65.

Press Release, Olympic Valley, California, November 25, 2013:

Squaw Valley will open for the season Wednesday, Nov. 27 with six lifts for skiing and riding, as well as snowtubing, scenic aerial tram rides, ice skating, shopping, and dining. The Lake Tahoe resort recently received 10 inches of snow, and snowmaking efforts have been underway since before Halloween.

“Our snowmaking and grooming teams have done an amazing job getting the mountain ready to open,” said Mike Livak, executive vice president of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. “The snow conditions are incredible, and we are thrilled to offer skiing on the upper mountain for opening day, along with so many great family activities.”

Terrain and Activities for Opening Day:

Starting Nov. 27, skiers and riders can take Squaw’s Funitel up the mountain to ski and snowboard down Gold Coast. Downloading will be required on the Funitel. The ARC at Gold Coast will also be open for lunch and drinks.

At the base of the mountain, kids and beginners can ride the FirstVenture chairlift and the SnoVentures carpet to ski and ride easy, green runs. Two magic carpets will also be open at Squaw Kids for children’s lessons through Sunday, Dec. 1.

Beyond skiing and snowboarding, Squaw will offer family snowtubing at the base of the mountain. Squaw’s aerial tram will also be open for scenic rides with incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada. The tram rises 2,000 feet to High Camp, where families and friends can also enjoy ice skating amid stunning mountain views on Squaw’s mountaintop, open-air ice rink. For full details on early-season operations, please visit www.squaw.com/the-mountain/early-operations.