Yes, it has been a big season. In fact, one of the biggest ever. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has received over 60 feet, of snow, ranking only behind the 2010-11 season and 1994-95 season, which saw 810 inches and 662 inches of cumulative snowfall, respectively. January 2017 broke the resort’s record for snowiest month with 282 inches, beating out March 2011 at 241 inches.
The resort is operating weekends through June and on the 4th of July weekend, conditions permitting. Beyond the 4th of July, the resort plans to operate the Shirley Lake Express chair on Saturdays. Skiing and riding this summer is free for 2017-18 Tahoe Super Passholders. Discounted daily lift tickets will also be available. Summer guests planning to ski and ride will ride to High Camp at 8200 feet on the Aerial Tram and access the top of Shirley on foot. Strategic movement of snow using grooming machines, will maximize snowpack. The Shirley zone is also northwest facing which limits sun exposure and melting. Summer operations will continue as long as the snowpack allows, with no closing day currently scheduled.
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