Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Ski Vacation Alert! 5 to 7 FEET of New Snow in Tahoe/Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley's High Camp--a great way
to relax after a day of spring skiing.
The base is deep and set, bluebird days abound, and the temperatures are sure to rise. Spring is the favorite time to ski for many ski bums and mountain folk. And with 5 to 7 feet of new snow predicted for the Lake Tahoe/Squaw Valley region, you're sure to find great skiing -- and great ski vacation rentals -- at one of the world's best ski areas.

Squaw features several black diamond areas and is known among skiers for its steep slopes. Since it's spring and the days are longer, you'll be sure to enjoy the High Camp Lagoon and Spay for apr├Ęs-ski. There's a heated outdoor pool with waterfalls, four bars and restaurants on multi-level decks, lockers, showers and towel service. Now that's skiing.

There's a deep base at Mammoth and with a peak elevation of over 11,000 feet you can ski through June some years. You'll also find lots of sunshine as Mammoth averages 300 sunny days a year. After April 18, lifts run out of the higher elevation Main Lodge, open early and run through the early afternoon.

Whistler offers incredibly diverse terrain and outstanding accommodations. You'll find 5,000 vertical feet of skiing pleasure, 3 glaciers and 12 alpine bowls. In fact, glacier season runs from early June through late July. Since Whistler was the site of the winter Olympics in 2010, you'll be treated to first-class ski facilities.