With so many great skiing opportunities available, it may be hard to pick a resort. There are the Colorado Rockies, home to Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Here, extreme skiing on two peaks connected by a gondola is a great way to get your rush. The very daring can experience heli-skiing. A helicopter will lift you to blood-rushing terrain and drop you out. Ski down at your own risks!
Those who want great skiing closer to home can opt for a trip to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in the Sierra Mountains. Here CEO and president Andy Wirth has worked diligently to keep improving this Olympic site into a world-class ski resort.
Wirth’s newest idea in the making is a gondola experience similar to the Blackcomb and Whistler gondola. The ride will connect the two mountains at the base. Visitors will no longer have to leave the parking lot and drive to another to access the sister mountains.
A gondola ride is not the best reason to choose Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, though. Come for great skiing including a run that is over 3 miles long. Grab some great air time as you jump hills and avoid trees on the gladed runs. Beginners can get lessons from professionals. Snow boarders will enjoy the totally revamped terrain parks where they can run pipes and shred snow.
There is so much more to Squaw Valley than just skiing. Mom and Dad can relax in a hot tub. Kids can make S’mores at one of three fire pits in the village. Anyone can try out the fun of snowtubing. There is mini-snowmobile fun, ice skating and snowshoeing. Dog sledding and cross country skiing and beautiful snowy scenery make this a winter wonderland for all kinds of activities.
Don’t forget The Village at Squaw Valley. Visitors can stroll through the shops and enjoy hand-made chocolates and great coffee. Buy some warm outerwear for the slopes. Get some great-smelling bath salts and fizzy balls.
Join your friends for skiing, fine dining and massages at the spa. Visit Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows today.