Changes at Squaw Valley for 2010/11

Sun 21 November 10

Expanded Night Terrain Park, 3 new grooming machines, 39 new snow guns and various base improvements completes the changes for this season at Squaw

Changes at Squaw Valley for 2010/11

Changes at Squaw Valley for 2010/11 © Photo: Steve Dowle, WSG Media

For the 2010-11 winter season, Squaw Valley in California, USA is expanding their night skiing with improved lighting in the Riviera terrain park and halfpipe. Free with any lift ticket, skiers and riders can hit the slopes from 9am to 9pm on weekends (9am to 7pm midweek) during the high winter season.

Squaw Valley plans to transform the Belmont Park into a kids terrain park complete with a snow fort, kid-friendly jumps, bumps and whoopty-doos. Also new for the 2010-11 season, kids can discover Squaw Valley’s mountain secrets with a new kids map designed to lead them on a grand adventure around the mountain. Kids will follow the map through Squaw Valley’s kid-friendly terrain to find fun facts about the mountain’s animals, history and natural habitat.

Squaw Valley’s grooming is getting even better for the 2010/11 winter season with the addition of 3 new state-of-the-art grooming machines. Squaw Valley’s grooming department has the largest fleet of winch cats in the Tahoe region. Squaw Valley’s three new piston bully 400s are capable of grooming more terrain per hour while using significantly less fuel, therefore improving both the quality of grooming and the environmental sustainability of the fleet.

Squaw Valley continues its multi-year effort of upgrading the mountain’s snowmaking equipment to greener and more efficient models. Now in its ninth year, Squaw has successfully upgraded 145 guns, including 39 new snowguns for the 2010-11 season. Further, Squaw Valley is demoing 8 new Saphyr snow-towers for the upcoming season. The Saphyr guns are nearly 30% more energy efficient than the most up-to-date B3 guns, requiring significantly less running time and less air to create the same amount of snow. Finally, Squaw Valley will be expanding snowmaking to terrain park’s halfpipe, improving Squaw Valley’s terrain park offerings throughout the season.

For more information visit www.squaw.com

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Squaw Valley, USA

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “Great all-round resort with snowboarding to suit all levels and styles. Excellent halfpipe and good novice slopes. Very good local services.”

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