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Squaw/Alpine pass now works at Sierra-at-Tahoe

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Squaw/Alpine Silver and Gold pass holders can now ski at Sierra for free, Sierra passholders can ski at Squaw only early/late season.   Here is the press-release.  As a reminder- Squaw is opening Nov 16, this Fri.

 

Tahoe’s Best Season Pass Just Got Better

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows partner with Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort to offer passholders access to all three resorts

[Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, Calif.] November 12, 2012 - Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are excited to announce the new Tahoe Super Pass Plus in partnership with Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. New and existing gold and silver Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows season pass holders will now be upgraded to the Tahoe Super Pass Plus, offering access to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in North Lake Tahoe, and now to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort in South Lake Tahoe. There will be no price increase for skiers and riders – just pure added value. 

With the new Tahoe Super Pass Plus, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows’ new and existing gold and silver passholders will now have access to 8,000 acres, 15 terrain parks, 2 super pipes, 57 lifts, and 316 trails across three Lake Tahoe ski resorts. The Tahoe Super Pass Plus will be valid at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort Sunday-Friday, non-holiday. Blackout dates will include December 26-31, January 19-20 and February 16-17. This new season pass perk comes in addition to discounted lift tickets for friends, free or discounted dawn patrols, free spring pool access and discounts on lodging, lessons, lift tickets and food. Gold passholders will also receive 50 percent off lift tickets all season long at Squaw and Alpine’s sister Mountain Collective resorts: Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Alta. 

“Sierra Resort is one of the great mountain resorts of California and a longstanding legend with its history, terrain and family-friendly slopes. After getting to know their mountain and their staff, it was clear that our inspiration and values are very much aligned,” said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. “It was in that light that we forged this substantial new benefit for our gold and silver passholders.”

Together Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort offer an amazing trio that spans both shores of Lake Tahoe. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are renowned for legendary terrain, spectacular views from high alpine peaks, and a wide host of accommodating amenities including new terrain parks, activities for kids, the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks and a celebrated adaptive ski program. On Lake Tahoe’s south shore, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is well known for its backcountry gates, terrain park and pipe offerings, wind protected slopes and amazing tree skiing. Together, the three resorts offer an unbeatable package of skiing and riding variety.

Also as part of the new resort partnership, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort season passholders will now be able to ski Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows from opening through December 21, and from April 15 through closing. On all other days throughout the season, Sierra-at-Tahoe passholders can enjoy $75 lift tickets on non-holiday weekends, and $50 lift tickets on non-holiday weekdays.

"This is without a doubt the best pass partnership in Lake Tahoe history. Sierra Resort, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadow passholders now get to enjoy legendary terrain on both sides of the lake,” said John Rice, general manager at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. “Sierra Resort passholders will get to experience the open bowls, iconic runs, unforgettable big mountain terrain, and legendary spring conditions that Squaw and Alpine offer. Passholders now have options on both the North and South Shore, offering access to nationally recognized terrain parks, extraordinary learn-to-ride programs and more. It’s the ultimate value.”

The Tahoe Super Pass Plus is available at www.tahoesuperpass.com starting at $519 for adult silver passes and $749 for adult gold passes. Prices are only guaranteed through December 7. Regular bronze Tahoe Super Passes are still available for $429, though they do not include access to Sierra-at-Tahoe. No matter which pass is the most suitable, skiers and riders are encouraged to buy now as prices are slated to increase as much as $100 after December 7. 

post #2 of 12

I'm bronze, (so I'll use the Vail Pass for Kwood when I'm at Heavenly in March/April).

post #3 of 12

was alpine better last year running lifts on powder days ? they used to be horrible. Vail kicked rvs out of kirkwood after 20 years so i need a new place to ski, so thinking sugarbowl / squaw combo
 

post #4 of 12

I don't know how much we will be skiing SAT, we have to pass a lot of good skiing to get there but we would like to hit it on a powder day, the trees look great. Plus we have an eastern friend who will be coaching there. 

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Originally Posted by natrat View Post

was alpine better last year running lifts on powder days ? they used to be horrible. Vail kicked rvs out of kirkwood after 20 years so i need a new place to ski, so thinking sugarbowl / squaw combo
 

 

Can't answer your Alpine question, but Sugar Bowl / Squaw seems like a good combo to us as well.

Wife and I pulled the trigger on Squaw/Alpine/Sierra passes as well as Sugar Bowl core day passes.

We both learned to ski at Sierra, so happy to see that added to the mix.

 

Cheers,    rick p

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was alpine better last year running lifts on powder days ? they used to be horrible. Vail kicked rvs out of kirkwood after 20 years so i need a new place to ski, so thinking sugarbowl / squaw combo
 


well, last year wasn't too big a challenge...

 

but no, Alpine USED to be excellent at running in storms. Skied tons of storms there. THEN it was weak for a while. NOW we'll see, but I'd be optimistic, except for some new regulations coming from the state or national about wind speeds and lifts (hearsay).

post #7 of 12

I think it's great to have another option on the same pass.  It's probably a smart move for Sierra.  So how long before KSL acquires the place?

 

Alpine was pretty good about spinning at least Roundhouse on really windy storm days IMO.  Usually when they shut down Summit it was pretty obvious why.

post #8 of 12

Bronze passholders can upgrade to Silver or Gold and ski/ride Sierra-at-Tahoe by calling 800-403-0206. beercheer.gif
 

post #9 of 12

Just got a 'cheers mate' friom SV. There must've been some demand for allowing the bronzes to upgrade.

post #10 of 12

We have been very impressed with what KSL has been doing in Tahoe, Andy Wirth and his crew have been doing a great job. Will SAT become part of the KSL group? I wouldn't be surprised but I would like to see the Squalpine connection happen first. 

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Originally Posted by natrat View Post

was alpine better last year running lifts on powder days ? they used to be horrible. Vail kicked rvs out of kirkwood after 20 years so i need a new place to ski, so thinking sugarbowl / squaw combo
 

There is only so much Squaw and Alpine can do about running on storm days, due to both resorts located on the Sierra crest.  When the wind is 100 mph on the ridge, you don't want be there period, and especially on a chair.  I'd sometimes wish KSL has added Homewood to the stable as a storm day option (but driving and parking will be worse than a nightmare...) 

post #12 of 12

The upgrade to silver cost me $70 so now I have Sierra - at - Tahoe as an extra resort  for the 2 week holiday on the South Shore. roflmao.gif

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