At Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the snow just won’t melt. Totaling 728 inches (more than 60 feet) of snowfall this winter, Squaw has officially announced its upper mountain will be open for skiing and riding on July 8. It’s the first time in the resort’s history that lifts will operate post-July 4th. Pending conditions, the mountain plans to re-open consecutive Saturdays throughout the summer from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“With a six-foot base of snow on the upper mountain, the resort is committed to running as deep into the summer season as possible,” reads the official announcement from representatives at Squaw, confirming rumors from previous press releases.
Ample snow still sits atop the Squaw Valley’s 9,050-feet peak, so, unless you can’t get out of your Saturday brunch plans, it’s time to grab your favorite jean shorts, call your best friends and head to North Tahoe to take part in the resort’s longest running season since opening in 1949.