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Submitted by arichmond on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 1:15pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
530-452-7111 or arichmond@squaw.com



Tackle the Mountain with Squaw's New Snowsports Programs

Squaw offers great new programs for skiers and riders of all levels


[Olympic Valley, Calif.] February 15, 2012 – This winter, skiers and riders can take their mountain experience to the next level with a little help from the pros. Squaw Valley’s Snowsports School offers a wide range of specialty clinics in addition to group and private lessons. With more snow in the forecast, now is the time to tackle the mountain in ways you never dreamed you could!
 

Specialty Ski & Snowboard Clinics

 

Women of Winter Sessions
For Women who LOVE TO SKI! Take your skiing to the next level, fine tune your skills and ski Squaw's legendary terrain like you own it with the Women of Winter. Designed for strong intermediate to expert abilities, these programs provide a fun and supportive environment to develop new skills, build confidence and, of course, laugh a lot with good friends. Price: $69 for Wednesday or Sunday sessions. More details.

 

Chutes & Hikes
The Chutes and Hikes clinic helps the advanced and expert skier and rider get the most out of Squaw’s legendary expert terrain. Access and conquer the steep lines and drops Squaw is famous for. Find the best snow conditions and “secret” lines only the locals know. Using a high energy tactical approach, skiers and riders are encouraged to learn through self-discovery in a fast-paced environment. Price $89. Available for ages 13 and up every Monday starting January 23 through March 26, 2012. More details.

 

Squallywood Big Mountain Camp
Get your own guided tour to the lines that have made Squaw Valley famous on this two-day camp. Guest coach Robb Gaffney, professional freeskier and author of the book Squallywood, and our handpicked crew of guides will help advanced and expert skiers and riders get the most out of Squaw's legendary terrain. Includes two days of all-day guiding and coaching, video highlights available for purchase (weather permitting), lunch voucher, and a copy of the book Squallywood. Price: $448. Available on weekends throughout the season. More details.

 

Vintage Squaw
For skiers 55+, Vintage Squaw incorporates quality skiing and instruction with group camaraderie. All tasks and activities will be selected and paced based on your needs. Whether you've been skiing all your life or came late to the sport our instructors will help you adopt the technique that's right for you and the gear you are using. Price: $69. For adults 55 and older on Thursdays throughout the season from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with coffee and tea starting at 8:30 a.m. More details.

 

Gates to Skills
This all day program uses gate training as an effective means to enhance, strengthen and hone ski skills and is excellent at improving confidence in tackling all terrain and conditions. The clinic features coaching in technical freeskiing, slalom and giant slalom gate skiing as well as video analysis and dryland exercises. Also shared are ski and boot tuning tips for greater performance. Price: $189. For ages 13 and up on select Fridays throughout the season from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details.

 

Tuesday Tips
Get a free taste of how expert instruction will enhance your mountain experience with our free Tuesday Tips clinic. We'll show you skill-building exercises that will make skiing and riding easier and more fun. Then we'll explore the terrain that is best suited for your ability level. Price: Free. For ages 13 and up every Tuesday from January 3 through March 27, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. More details.

 

Rider's Camp
Participants will have breakthrough progression at the two-day Rider’s Camp built on a freestyle platform. Whether you're learning your first 50/50 on a box or dialing a back flip, our coaches will break tricks down into the steps necessary to stomp that landing. Lunch vouchers are included for a hassle free recharge that keeps you close to the terrain. Price: 499. For ages 13 and up on January 14-15 and March 24-25, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More details.
 
 

Beginner Packages

 

Learn to Ski & Ride Progression Package
This three-day progression package includes lift tickets, rental equipment and beginner lesson for any three days throughout the 2011-12 season for $289. Those who have already taken a first time lesson or participated in a learn to ski and ride day can upgrade to the 3-day progression package and enjoy the remaining two days for just $130. More details.

 

First-Timer Package
Learn the basics of turning, stopping and riding lifts at a comfortable pace.  Expand skills and gain confidence as you explore Squaw's extensive beginner area, featuring our progressive balance-building terrain gardens.  Enjoy newfound camaraderie and feelings of accomplishment as you experience the freedom of gliding. Save $10 by booking 3 days in advance. Call 1-800-403-0206 to book. More details.
All-Day Price: $159. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Includes lift ticket, rentals and lesson.
Half-Day Price: $119. 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Includes lift ticket, rentals and lesson.

 

Group Lessons

 

All Mountain Skier/Rider Package
This all day group lesson includes a full day lift ticket and equipment rental for just $179 ($169, 3-day advance purchase price), up to a $285 value. Open to intermediate and advanced skiers and riders looking to improve their skills and gain a better sense of the mountain. Save $10 by booking 3 days in advance. Call 1-800-403-0206 to book. More details.

 

Adult Group Lesson
Open to skiers and riders of all abilities, sessions are offered in 5 levels to match every skier's or rider's needs, and can include skills from managing turns and speeds to mastering moguls, powder and steeps. Price: $139. Save $10 by booking 3 days in advance. Call 1-800-403-0206 to book.
Need a lift ticket? Intermediates and above can buy the All Mountain Skier/Rider Package for $179 ($169, 3-day advance purchase price) and save. More details.

 

Teen Group Lesson
Teens can explore Squaw’s amazing terrain with skiers and rider their own age and of similar ability levels. This program is offered only during holiday periods. Price: $139. Ages 13-17. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Save $10 by booking 3 days in advance. Call 1-800-403-0206 to book. More details.

 

For more information and reservations, please contact the Snowsports School directly at 1-800-403-0206 between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

 

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, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket.  
 

For great winter ski and lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit squaw.com.

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