Squaw Valley have so much snow they are open till July

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Wax up your spring skis, people, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows are staying open until July 7, thanks to record snowfalls. 

The California resort will be open Friday through Sunday after Memorial Day on May 27. Alpine Meadows will operate into the month of May, with a schedule dependent on weather, conditions and the construction of the new high-speed chair lift that will replace Hot Wheels.

The resort has seen 596 inches (14.9 metres) the season, with 315 inches (7.87 metres) falling in February alone. The resort broke its own record for most snowfall in one month, set in January 2017 with 282 inches (7 metres).

The latest Squaw Valley has stayed open previously is July 15 in 2017. Squaw is not the only one extending, Mammoth announced a July 4 extension and Tahoe resorts Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood have all extended their seasons by a week. 

Spring tickets

New this season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is introducing the Spring Ticket Trio, which includes three all-ages lift tickets good for any three days starting March 8. You can use all three yourself, or share a ticket or two with friends or family members.

The Spring Ticket Trio is only available online and saves guests $76 per day on each lift ticket.

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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