Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Snow at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows - Photos Below

With snow already falling in Tahoe, skiers and riders can get the most out of winter with a Tahoe Super Pass. Season pass prices will increase after October 13.

[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadow, Calif.] October 9, 2013 – Last night, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have received a dusting of snow for the third time this fall. For those who want to make the most of this winter season, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows’ season pass, the Tahoe Super Pass, is currently on sale at $499 for a Bronze pass, $559 for a Silver pass, and $789 for an unlimited Gold pass. Prices will increase after October 13.

[Click here for photos of the this morning’s snow at Squaw Valley]

The Tahoe Super Pass offers access to 6,000 acres of unrivaled terrain, including Squaw’s scenic mountaintop beginner area and coveted steeps, as well as Alpine’s vast intermediate terrain and open boundaries.

Along with access to neighboring Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Silver and Gold passholders also get season-long access to Sierra-at-Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe. And on top of that, Gold passholders also receive two free lift tickets to Whistler Blackcomb as well as 50% off lift tickets all season at Alta Snowbird, Aspen | Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth and Whister Blackcomb. A full list of passholder benefits is available at

Season passes are the best way to save money this winter. With the advance purchase of a season pass, skiers and riders get both the best value, as well as the extra motivation to get outside and make the most out of the winter season. Season passholders typically ski and ride more days than anyone else on the mountain, which can have added health benefits as well as added value.

According to, skiing “not only burns lots of calories, but also improves strength, flexibility, balance, endurance and agility.”

Web MD notes, “Snowboarding uses the calf muscles, hamstrings, and quadriceps to guide the board; ankle and feet muscles for steering; and abdominal muscles for balance. It also burns about 480 calories per hour for someone weighing 150 pounds.”

Web MD continues, “Jonathan Chang, MD, of Pacific Orthopaedic Medical Group in Alhambra, Calif., says another key perk of snowboarding…is that ‘the thrill of shredding the powder is good for your mental health.’ Recent studies, Chang says, indicate people's mood and anxiety level improve when they are exercising outdoors.”

For more information or to purchase a Tahoe Super Pass, skiers and riders can head to Squaw Valley is scheduled to open on November 27, and Alpine Meadows is scheduled to open on December 13, both weather and conditions permitting.

For those that maybe haven’t been to the resorts recently, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are currently in the middle of a five-year, $70 million Renaissance that has already brought new chairlifts, new dining experiences and the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks. This winter brings $8 million in improvements including a new yoga studio, two new food trucks, electric car charging stations, and $1.2 million in lodging renovations at The Village at Squaw Valley. For a full list of what’s new this winter, see

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