It Snowed in Tahoe—Finally

Storm Brings Five Feet of New Snow to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

The storm Tahoe had been waiting for since November finally came in February. PHOTO: Jeff Engerbretson/Squaw Valley

The storm Tahoe had been waiting for since November finally came in February. PHOTO: Jeff Engerbretson/Squaw Valley

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[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif.] February 10, 2014 - The storm that rolled through Lake Tahoe at the end of last week and through the weekend brought 68 inches or over five feet of snow to Squaw Valley and 63 inches to Alpine Meadows. The new snow has created a great base at both resorts and will allow both mountains to open new terrain this week.

The Lake Tahoe resorts were open today with 15 lifts at Squaw Valley and 7 lifts at Alpine Meadows. New lifts slated to run this week for the first time this season include Solitude chairlift at Squaw Valley, and Scott chair and Lake View at Alpine Meadows. Siberia Express is also slated to reopen at Squaw Valley starting Tuesday.

"The new snow was just what we needed to really get winter going here at Squaw and Alpine," said Mike Livak, Executive Vice President for Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. "Thanks to the storm, we are now able to open new lifts so that our guests can truly experience the diverse terrain that these two mountains have to offer."

About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 29 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley's newly upgraded suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.

About Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows’ seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 13 lifts. With its high annual snowfall of 450 inches, the resort boasts one of Tahoe’s longest skiing and boarding seasons.