Squaw Valley will be opening early for the 2012-13 winter season on Friday, November 16. Turns out the latest set of storms and their snowmaking have given them enough coverage to run a bunch of lifts. To start, skiers and boarders will be able to ride the Exhibition, Red Dog, Resort at Squaw Creek and FirstVenture lifts. The mountain operations teams are currently working on getting some of the upper mountain open before Thanksgiving including sections of Gold Coast, Mountain Run and possibly even down into the Shirley Lake area. Alpine Meadows also got a good dose of snow and while they didn’t announce an opening date yet, they’re saying they “will undoubtedly open earlier than our original opening date of December 7, 2012″.
The other big news coming from Squaw is: Gold and Silver Season Passholders Can Now Ski & Ride Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort! This benefit applies to all 2012-13 Gold and Silver Tahoe Super Pass holders, regardless of when the pass was purchased. If you haven’t purchased your 2012-13 pass as of yet, they’ve extended existing pricing through December 7, 2012. Remember, too, that Gold Tahoe Super Pass holders can also ski the other Mountain Collective resorts for 50% off the published one day ticket rate: that’s 50% off of Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, and Jackson Hole all season long. Wow, Squaw Valley, that’s Sweeeet!