Join the SkiHawks at Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley, the setting for the 1960 Olympics, is known for its legendary steeps and lively village. Neighboring Alpine Meadows has its empty back bowls and unpretentious vibe. Both are blessed with tremendous amounts of snow and views of Lake Tahoe. The resorts boast a combined, 6,000 acres of skiable terrain, featuring 245 runs that are serviced by 34 lifts.
Despite being known for its challenging runs, there is plenty of terrain for all levels of skiers & boarders. 67% of the terrain is rated green and blue.
The Village at Squaw Valley serves up all of the must haves for après ski. The village is where it's at, offering everything from cold craft brews to sushi, with shopping, art galleries, ice skating and more.
Check out the Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows web site. and video.
7 Days, 6 nights (Monday - Sunday)
Up to 5 full days of skiing available
Round trip flight from MSP to Reno
Private 50 minute bus transfer between the airport and resort (includes a grocery and beverage stop)
2 Bedroom suites at the Village at Squaw Valley
Pre-trip introduction party
Welcome reception and après ski events
Trip capacity of 36
This event is open to all club members.
You must be a rostered member of the MN SkiHawks or another MSC club to participate.
World class skiing over 2 highly rated resorts
6,000 acres of skiable terrain split between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.
Squaw Valley has a 2,850 ft. vertical drop with a 9,050 summit and a 6,200 ft. base. Terrain is 25% Beginner, 45% Intermediate and 30% Advanced. Night skiing is available. Squaw Valley is known for groomed, steep, double blue runs.
Alpine Meadows has an 1,800 ft. vertical drop from its 8,637 ft. summit to its base of 6,835 ft. Its terrain is 25% Beginner, 40% Intermediate and 35% Advanced.
A new $60MM gondola, running 2.2 miles, to link the bases of both resorts, is scheduled to be open for the 2021 / 2022 season. The present base-to- base shuttle runs on a 5 to 10 minute schedule and takes about 15 minutes.
Average annual snowfall is 450 inches.
We will be staying at the Village at Squaw Valley which is located at the 6,200 ft. base of the 8,900 ft. Squaw Peak and just a short walk from 7 lifts. Accommodations are two bedroom / 2 bath condos with a king or queen and two twin beds. Suites are equipped with full kitchens, a fireplace, balcony and WIFI. A private room option is available for a $770 upcharge. Village amenities include: ski and sports lockers lockers, eight outdoor hot tubs and a billiards lounge. Midweek house keeping and use of the fitness center is dependent on Covid restrictions at the time of the trip (if any).
Restaurants, shopping and nightlife are just a short walk away. Preview the Village. or Things to do.
A minimum deposit of $500 will reserve your spot
- $1,162 "Early Bird Special" if deposit is received by Sept. 5th
- $1,212 if deposit is received after Sept. 5th and by Nov. 15th.
- $1,262 if deposit is received after Nov. 15th
*Trip pricing is "Land Only" based on a 25 person minimum and DOES NOT include Lift Tickets , Air Fare or Private Room options. Please see the Lift Ticket and Flight Information and Lodging sections for additional information.
Final trip pricing may be subject to fuel / transportation surcharges
You can ski or ride up to five days on this trip. There are two options for lifts: Discounted group lift tickets or the IKON Pass.
Group Lift Tickets:
IKON Pass: Purchase the IKON Pass directly from IKON Pass. As of
3 of 7 4 of 7 5 of 7
Adult $ 299 $ 399 $ 459
Senior (70 and older) $ 279 $ 369 $ 459
May 25, 2021 the base IKON Pass is priced at $779.00. Pricing will
increase as we move toward opening day.
We are hoping to fly Southwest Airlines to take advantage of their generally lower air fares and policy of 2 free bags. Unfortunately, Southwest has not yet priced or allowed the booking of flights for March departures. We are anticipating that air fare will price out at $385 or so and expect that fares will be published by mid September. Fares are not guaranteed until booked, and may also be subject to fuel surcharges.
If you plan on traveling with the SkiHawks, please be sure to check the appropriate box on the registration form. Once air fare pricing is available you will be contacted and air fare will be added to your trip invoice.
We are excited about this trip and expect it to sell out fast. Trip details are summarized in our flyer that you can access here.pdf and print.
Contact Western Trip Coordinators Steve Fager at (952) 843-8638 or Greg Grebinowski at (651) 230-2367. Click on either name to start an e-mail.
Ready to go? To register click Register. Once registered, you can make your deposit electronically online via credit or debit card. Hunting for stamps, envelopes or trips to the post office are things of the past. Only online payments are accepted.