For the mountains of the Sierras, this has been a winter to remember. Record-breaking snowfall from storm after storm hammered resorts like Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley and the slopes around Tahoe, bringing desperately needed moisture to a drought wracked range. Skiers and snowboarders alike have been taking advantage of multiple double digit powder days for months, and the snow depth base (as of April) reflects Ullr’s generosity. Squaw’s top base is sitting oh-so-pretty at 245 inches, while Mammoth has a current top base of 330 inches!
In fact, both of these mountains have decided to extend their regular season to July 4th! And while this is not the first time (Squaw pulled the same stunt off last year), the promise of even more moisture on the way means top to bottom skiing is a real possibility.
Yes, that means all regular season pass-holders just got about 60 free days added to their season, and everyone will get the chance to experience Independence Day from the slopes. And hey, after a full day of skiing, you still have almost five hours of beautiful mountain sunlight to enjoy while you entertain yourself with the sights and local flavors.
The towns around North and South Lake Tahoe come to life with Spring and Summer festivals, as well as camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. Check out some of their incredible events for spring and summer. Start your day making turns on the slopes, and end your day in a t-shirt, listening to live music in the sun, or sipping your favorite beverage around the lake.
Although neither one of the ski mountains themselves has finalized their summer events calendars yet, if last year was anything to judge by at Squaw Valley, it should be pretty impressive. Be ready for music headliners, pond skimming, costumes and memorable shenanigans for all ages.
Check in with us to get the latest on passes, food, beverage and lodging deals if you’re ready to ski the closing run this year.