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Submitted by mbrouse on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 3:30pm

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Amelia Richmond
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
530-452-7111 or arichmond@squaw.com

Melissa Brouse
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
mbrouse@squaw.com



Kids Adventure Games Come to Squaw Valley June 28


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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 22, 2014  – Registration is now open for the 2014 Kids Adventure Games taking place at Squaw Valley Saturday, June 28.  The Kids Adventure Games, designed for children ages 6 to 14, will feature teams of two competing in mountain biking, hiking, zip lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slope-n-Slide, cargo nets, mud pits and more. Squaw is one of only eight mountain resorts to host the event.

"Squaw Valley is a perfect venue for the Kids Adventure Games, and we are proud to partner with them this summer," said Billy Mattison, Kids Adventure Games founder and race organizer. "They share our goal to provide kids the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive, be adventurous and most importantly, have fun."

Event details are as follows:

•    The race will take place on Saturday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exact race course is kept a secret until race day. Kids will be given a map and must navigate their way through the course. Parents are encouraged to watch and cheer on their kids from the sidelines. The course is a parent-free zone.

•    To accommodate different racing abilities, younger or beginner racers will compete on a short course.  Older racers will compete on a longer course with more challenging obstacles. Cost for the race is $120 per team of two through June 1. After that date, the cost increases to $150 until registration ends on June 14 or the race is full. Online registration is available on www.kidsadventuregames.com.

•    On June 27, the day before the race, kids can participate in clinics to prepare and hone their skills for race-day.  Clinics feature teamwork, race-day preparation, climbing and mountain biking. Clinics may sell out so early registration is encouraged. Cost for the clinics is $50 per child.

•    Participants must register as a team. Teams are encouraged to create a fun name and crazy uniform.  All participants will receive cool SWAG from the event sponsors.

Kids Adventure Race organizer and international adventure racer, Billy Mattison, says
the races emphasize teamwork, problem solving and fun.

"The idea behind the race is to create an event that has all the fun things we dreamed about as kids," said Mattison. "By putting zip-lines, slip-n-slides, rope bridges, tubing, mud crawls and anything 
else we can dream up, the kids have a true adventure and an incredible time. We want the kids to cross the finish line pumped up with smiles on their faces and a feeling of accomplishment."

For more information on the Kids Adventure Games, visit www.Squaw.com. For the event, families can also stay in one, two and three bedroom condominium suites located in The Village at Squaw Valley. To book a stay, call 877-297-2140 or book online at squaw.com/the-village/lodging.

About Kids Adventure Games
Kids Adventure Games was founded in 2009 by Hélène and Billy Mattison, with one event in Vail.  After five successful summer events, NRG Marketing joined forces with the Mattison's to expand the Kids Adventure Games on a national level.  For more information on the Kids Adventure Games go to www.kidsadventuregames.com.

About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows recently joined forces, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 42 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket.

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