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Have Pass, Will Ski; Squaw Valley's Spring Incentive

SquawValley_SpringThe snow gods have given to Squaw Valley this year, to the tune of 730-inches of snow, and now the resort is giving back to those wishing to visit the mountain.

In honor of the record snows, Squaw Valley is providing a discount to anyone holding a pass from another mountain or resort.

Until gates close on May 30, $10 will be removed from the customary $59 Spring lift ticket – allowing folks to ski or ride for just $49 at one of America’s grandest ski resorts.

All guests have to do is present their 2010-11 pass from any other mountain when they go to purchase a lift ticket.

“Mother Nature has been especially kind to us this season,” said Julie Maurer, Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “We have broken every season snowfall total on record, and we wanted to give other passholders a chance to be a part of this legendary season.”

The Lake Tahoe region has received the highest amount of snow in its history according to resort spokeswoman Amelia Richmond.

“Our record highest (since 1970) is 662-inches. Donner Summit has recorded 700 inches only a couple of times since 1880.”

Squaw Valley reported a total of 737-inches of snow as of May 10, far surpassing any previously known mark.

In case you’re wondering, according to weather historian and author Mark McLaughlin, the California state record for snowfall in one year is 883 inches in 1907.

With all of the extra snow, the resorts in and around Lake Tahoe have kept lifts running for an extra five to six weeks, meaning extra fun for skiers and snowboarders and extra profits for the mountains.

May 16 marks another major occasion for Squaw Valley as the second stage of the Amgen Tour of California rolls through the resort village. On that day, snow-goers will pay just $39 for a lift ticket.

The race begins at 10:15am in the village and after the racers take off, folks can hit the slopes. The Amgen Tour of California is the largest bicycle race in America.

Spring passes are still available for a total price of $199 that are valid through the end of May. Passes for the 2011-12 ski season are also currently available for $399. That low price is guaranteed until June 15, 2011 with prices likely to rise after that target date.


-Ryan O'Leary

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