Squaw Valley breaks 700 inches (17 metres) of season snowfall

    Following a 14-inch storm and nearly three feet in the last week, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has reached 700 inches of cumulative snowfall for the 2016-17 season, equaling just over 58 feet (17 metres).

    Yesterday, the California Department of Water Resources declared the 2016-17 winter season the wettest on record for the northern Sierra Nevada. For Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, 700 inches of snowfall is the second greatest in its recorded history, ranking only behind 2010-11 which saw 810 inches.

    January 2017 broke the resort’s record for most snow in one month, with 282 inches, followed by the snowiest February ever with another 196 inches. Average annual snowfall at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is 450 inches.

    With a 22-foot base in mid-April, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will once again host Tahoe’s longest season: Squaw Valley will be skiing and riding into June and on July 4, weather and conditions permitting, marking only the fourth time in history that the resort has reopened for Independence Day. Alpine Meadows will operate seven days a week through Sunday, April 30 and then Saturdays & Sundays only through closing day on Sunday, May 14.

    Spring Operations at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

    With more than 58 feet of cumulative snowfall, the Spring Skiing Capital™ is primed to once again host Tahoe’s longest season. Alpine Meadows will operate seven days a week through Sunday, April 30 and then Saturdays & Sundays only through closing day on Sunday, May 14. Weather and conditions permitting, Squaw Valley will continue to operate into June and on July 4, marking only the fourth time in the last 50 years that the resort has reopened for Independence Day.

    Ski Free this Spring with the 2017-18 Tahoe Super Pass

    Skiers and riders looking to join in on the fun can purchase their Tahoe Super Pass today and ski free this spring. Purchase now in order to secure the best price possible, with prices set to go up after April 18. The Tahoe Super Pass offers more passholder benefits than any other Tahoe resort, including discounted Friends & Family tickets, exclusive Club TSP events, access to Dawn Patrol, discounts on dining, demo equipment, lessons, yoga and more.

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    1. that’s great news. Always thought of Tahoe region as a bit iffy on snowfall. Good snow one season, almost none the next. Be good to see some figures for the last 20 or 30 years.

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