Alpine Meadows Drops Opening Day Lift Ticket Prices to $59, All Proceeds to Benefit Local Athletes
Known as Ski Team Scholarship Day, the event will benefit athletes at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows
*Click here for a video of last year’s event at Squaw Valley
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] December 6, 2013 – Alpine Meadows is dropping lift ticket prices to $59 on Dec. 13 for opening day, with all lift ticket proceeds going to the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (SAF). The event, known as Ski Team Scholarship Day, helps support the non-profit foundation which is dedicated to helping local winter athletes pursue their dreams in the field of skiing or snowboarding.
“This is a great opportunity to celebrate Alpine’s opening day while skiing and riding for a good cause,” said Cara Whitley, chief marketing officer for Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. “We hope everyone takes this opportunity to enjoy the snow and help support a foundation that has a profound impact on local athletes.”
Season passes are valid for the event, but passholders are encouraged to make a donation to SAF. The discounted lift tickets are valid for opening day on Dec. 13 at Alpine Meadows only.
This season, SAF is awarding scholarships to 23 Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows athletes across multiple ski and snowboard disciplines. SAF is celebrating its first year as a foundation and looks forward to awarding more scholarships to kids and young adults in the community.
SAF is dedicated to supporting young amateur athletes who participate in competitive or non-competitive ski and snowboard teams at Squaw or Alpine. The foundation offers financial assistance to athletes who have a monetary need or have achieved a higher level of competition, which requires extensive travel and specialized training programs. SAF supports athletes in a variety of ski and snowboard disciplines.
About Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows’ seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 13 lifts. With its high annual snowfall of 450 inches, the resort boasts one of Tahoe’s longest skiing and boarding seasons.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 42 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass. For more information about Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, visit www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206.
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