If you were excited about spring skiing, hold onto your poles. Tahoe has gotten so much snow in this winter that you might be able to ski straight through summer at Squaw Valley this year. That’s right – endless ski season!
Squaw Valley chief executive officer Andy Wirth recently told Truckee Tahoe Radio that, “We are actually considering staying open through the summer and fall so it becomes the ’16-17-18 season. We’re taking a hard look at that. Maybe we spin [a lift] through the summer, ’cause there’s so much snow up there.”
How much snow are we talking?
Squaw Valley got a cumulative 714 inches of snow this winter. And it looks like it’s sticking around for summer. At the beginning of May, the mountain still had nearly 60 feet of snow and a base of 20 feet.
The mountain is expecting to stay open and keep the trails groomed … as long as the snow lasts.
Late-spring ski season
Squaw Valley will open every day from 9 am to 4 pm until June 4th. After that, it will be open Saturdays and Sundays. The exact hours in June will depend on conditions.
Summer ski season
From July 1-4, Squaw Valley will be open for the holiday weekend. After that, it could possibly remain open through August and into the fall. It all depends on how the snow holds up.
Don’t pack up that gear just yet!
Before you relinquish your skis or snowboard to the storage closet for the summer, you might want to consider the possibility of getting in some bonus runs at Tahoe. It’s the ideal spot for a summer ski vacation because you can spend your days hitting the slopes and then head down for a barbecue on the lake at night. You’re sure to get lots of sunshine and good weather, so you won’t miss out on the opportunity to get a killer tan. All of the winter fun without missing out on the summer vibes.
If you’re interested in checking out the summer skiing at Squaw – and who wouldn’t be? – you should start planning soon! Check out our deals for Squaw Valley skiing available to you right now.