California Dreamin’: Time To Get Best Deal On Next Season’s Passes

Squaw Valley

The skiing and snowboard season in California was a mixed bag this season, but hope always springs eternal for the next season – as do the bargains for buying a season’s pass early.

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Retracing Memories: Squaw Valley Offers Tour Of 1960 Olympic Venues

Winter Olympic 1960

Imagine carving a high-speed turn on the same course where American Penny Pitou won her nation’s first downhill Olympic medal. Or peering down the treacherous slalom slope where Austrian great Ernst Hinterseer blew away the field by almost two seconds.

 

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Romantic Dinners, Mountaintop Matrimony Spice Up Valentine’s Weekend

Winter Park Gondola (winterparkresort.com)

Love is in the air at many Western ski resorts as guests celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here’s what some resorts are offering. 

 

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Streamlined Squaw Valley Base Project Detailed; Review Underway

Rendering of new Village of Squaw plan

Despite a second straight low-snow season in the Sierras, the owners of Squaw Valley, Calif. remain resolute about the future with a redevelopment plan for the resort’s base area.

 

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Ladies’ Days, Women’s Clinics Provide Escape To Freedom, Audacity

Women's Workshop OkemoSeniors, military personnel, college students, kids, Telemarkers, and yes, even Moms have their special days on snow.

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Lake Tahoe Resorts Retool With Caution; New Chairlift At Sugar Bowl

Lake View

After a snow-challenged 2012-13 season that came on the heels of an industry slowdown, the 14 resorts that ring Lake Tahoe kept upgrades modest this summer. Still, there are a number of improvements.

 

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Winter Crashes Fall’s Arrival Party With Early-Season Snow

Squaw Valley Snow

Fall officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere Sunday bringing colder temperatures and snow across the inter-mountain west and high peaks of the Northeast.

 

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Former Amex Executive To Head Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Marketing

Cara Whitely, SV/AM

Cara Whitley has been appointed chief marketing officer for Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC, parent company of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows resorts in California.

 

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Labor Day Sales Mean Good Deals On Equipment; Have A Plan

Squaw Valley, Calif.

Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 2) means one very important thing to skiers and snowboarders: sales. There will be a wide number of mountain and cityside ski and sports shops hosting sales on equipment, clothing, and accessories.

 

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Squaw, Alpine To Add $8 Million In 2013-14 Improvements

Squaw Valley

Significant snowmaking improvements at both Lake Tahoe sister resorts Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows and much more have been announced.

 

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Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Pat’s Peak Aid Environmental Causes

Craney Pond To Pats Peak

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif. and Pats Peak, N.H. may be about 3,000 miles apart by geography, but they are connected by their responses to environmental causes.

 

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Canadian Anna Goodman Bests Shiffrin for U.S. National Slalom Crown

Mikaela Shiffrin and fans

Canadian and Westminster College student Anna Goodman parlayed her NorAm slalom crown to the top of the podium as the Nature Valley U.S. National Championships closed out the racing season at Squaw Valley, Calif.

 

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Julia Mancuso Wins Record 16th U.S. Title On Home Snow

Julia Mancuso

Squaw Valley, Calif. is home for Julia Mancuso, an Olympic gold medalist and long time high- level skier on the U.S. Ski Team. The home cooking helped her win the Giant Slalom Thursday (March 21) at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships.

 

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U.S. Alpine Championships At Squaw Valley March 20-24

Julia Mancusoi

Hometown favorite Julia Mancuso and teen star Mikaela Shiffrin and will battle for national titles at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley, Calif. March 20-24.

 

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Spring Break Means Fun For College Students Across Country; Beer, Too

Boyne Highlands Resort Brew-Ski

College students' spring breaks come at varied times this month and produce varied results – dragging bags of dirty laundry home to mom, enjoying home-cooked meals, sleeping in your own bed, heading to the beach, to the best of all: adventures on spring snow.

 

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Lincoln’s Missing, But Fun’s Not During Presidents Week

WinterFest Snowcano, Bethel, Maine

Despite the popularity of the recent movie “Lincoln,” U.S. presidents don't seem to be a big feature at ski and snowboard areas across the country for Presidents Week. But, fun tops the agenda everywhere.

 

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Western Resorts Jump On 49ers Bandwagon Super Sunday

Squaw Valley, Calif.

Western ski resorts are gearing up to give the San Francisco 49ers a boost while giving you the chance to ski and ride before settling into the Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3). 

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Specialized, One-Day Instruction All Winter At Squaw, Alpine

Squaw Valley instruction

Most everyone who hits the slopes and trails of the West this season would like to get a little bit better at some phase of skiing or snowboarding. Here's one way to do it.

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Cascades, Sierras Pull In Bounty of Early Snowfall

Crystal Mountain

Nothing gets winter season off with a bigger bang than a bunch of snow in December. That's what happened in the Cascades and Sierras.

 

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Kids? No Charge If Stay And Ski At Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley/Hank-deVre

Families who make the trip up to north Lake Tahoe can save on lift ticket costs if they stay at the Village at Squaw Valley, Calif.

 

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