In recent years, Lake Tahoe ski resorts have become top destinations for a winter ski vacations. Lake Tahoe has an average snowfall of approximately 250 inches every season with additional ‘fake snow’ added as needed during the season. Elevations on the mountains range from 7,500 – 9,000 feet.
But that’s not all. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows also have a full schedule of events in the mountains and the pool during the summer months. The majestic mountains are open for incredible hiking and biking.
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is located on the grounds of the 1964 Olympic Stadium and Village, which has been managed by Andy Wirth since 2010. Wirth is a hands-on leader at http://squawalpine.com, and he immediately began a six million dollar renovation to make it an outstanding resort for skiing.
He rebuilt two ski lifts, improved the grounds and rebuilt parts of the lodge, but he didn’t stop there. In 2015, Wirth announced to the public that Squaw Valley was building a Gondola that would unite Squaw Valley to their new acquisition, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, and this would be a huge attraction. Whether for the summer or the winter, the connection between the two resorts would increase the popularity of these two destinations.
This connection has been tickling the ears of Tahoe skiers since 2011. Wirth has actively been working on the development and plans as he is also drawing up plans to enlarge the base of the Village.
Wirth is continually improving the resorts. Squaw Valley was internationally known in 1964 when the resort hosted the Olympics, and today Wirth is improving the resort to create one of the best ski resorts worldwide with the best amenities of the Lake Tahoe Vacation Resorts.
Squaw Valley Holdings and Andy Wirth are not all about the tourists, though. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation or SAF is a 501C non-profit organization that is “paying it forward” for many young people with scholarships and education. The organization is supporting coaches and athletes in the community, too.
Donations are accepted so that it can reach more people in trail races, athletes who are performing on the mountains of Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, and those that are supported by scholarships. The skiing experience in Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will excite every member of your family when you visit the spectacular mountains here in North Lake Tahoe.