There will be plenty of time for summer fun, so let's take all the winter we can get. To help keep winter alive Squaw Valley USA has announced the reopening of ski lifts to allow for skiing on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.
The incessant wintry weather throughout May and the remaining snowpack on the mountain will allow the resort to open a selection of upper mountain ski lifts to skiers and snowboarders over Memorial Day weekend. Available terrain will include beginner and intermediate runs.
"This winter has never quit," commented Jimmy King, Squaw Valley's Mountain Manager. "We took a look at it and the conditions on the upper mountain are fabulous. There's mid-January snow up there."
High Camp, Squaw Valley's mountain-top recreation and dining facility will also will be open this weekend offering mountain top sightseeing, cocktails and dining. High Camp is open for summer operations on weekends until June 12, when it opens with daily ice skating, swimming, dining, hiking, and more through the summer.
A Spring Skiing Day at Squaw Valley USA © Mike Doyle