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The Acquisition of Intrawest Resorts buy KSL Capital Partners and Aspen Skiing Co. Has Been Completed

An alliance between Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Capital Partners (the owners of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows) announced last week that their acquisition of Intrawest Resort Holdings has been completed. On April 10th of this year the Denver Post first broke the news of this alliance and this acqusition. Two days later they broke another story that the same alliance is buying Mammoth Mountain in Southern California. In an obvious attempt to compete with Vail’s Epic Pass these two transactions... Read more »

KSL Capital Partners – Aspen Skiing Co. Alliance Buying Mammoth & Intrawest To Compete With Vail

On April 10th the Denver Post broke the story that an alliance between Aspen Skiing Co. and KSL Capital Partners (the owners of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows) is buying Intrawest.  Two days later they broke another story that the same alliance is buying Mammoth Mountain in Southern California.  In an obvious attempt to compete with Vail’s Epic Pass these two transactions will give this alliance, along with their current holdings, control of 10 additional... Read more »

Hometown Hero: Daron Rahlves

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Daron Rahlves is still winning races!  Although retired from the World Cup Circuit, he continues to appreciate a good challenge.  In 2016 he made the long trek from Anchorage to Summit Lake, Alaska, where he participated and won the Arctic Man Challenge. Snow machine and skier join forces to race at speeds of approximately 40 mph along a 5.5 mile course involving two peaks and a valley. Born in Walnut Creek, CA, Daron, his wife Michelle and their two children call Truckee home.  Sugar Bowl has... Read more »

Mountain Guides at Squaw Alpine

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You have the skill and the adventurous spirit to ski or snowboard anywhere but you’re just not sure where the best runs are.  Or you may not have enough time to explore during your visit to Squaw Alpine and you want to discover those secret runs that only the expert skiers know about.  That’s where the North Face Mountain Guides come in!  Explore Squaw Alpine for a full day with your own personal mountain guide! The experienced Squaw Alpine guides take you to places you might not have found... Read more »

Avalanche Course Available at Squaw Alpine

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A big fear while skiing, boarding, and backcountry touring is an avalanche. Face your fears and enroll in the Avalanche Course offered monthly January through March 2017 at Squaw Alpine. This course follows the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught by AIARE qualified Instructors. Learn how to identify dangerous slopes, ways to avoid them, and how to perform a rescue. You’ll practice the necessary steps with a rescue partner. Learn what to do... Read more »

Hometown Hero: Luggi Foeger

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In 1973 Luggi Foeger was inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame for his contributions to the American Ski industry.  Whether you’ve heard of him or not, you can see his contributions in the landscape of our area. Luggi was born in 1907 in Innsbruck, Austria. He developed his skills in Tyrol which is a western Austrian state in the Alps.  The area is famous for its ski resorts and beauty.  He skied competitively and then became a trainer but moved to the USA during WWII.  During... Read more »

Hometown Hero: Shane McConkey

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Shane McConkey knew how to live life to the fullest.  He was a creative person with an extreme propensity for adventure. Those personality traits combined into skills that forged new sports, competitions, and even changed the way we ski today. Shane was born into a skiing family in Vancouver, Canada during a time in which his father, Jim McConkey was establishing the ski school at Whistler, BC. Jim McConkey is considered a free skiing pioneer.  His mother, Glenn,  began ski racing at 46 and won... Read more »

Granite Chief Sessions [Video]

Last week I posted about the opening day for Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows and this week I can’t stop thinking about getting out onto the runs. One of my favorites is known as The Chief. Granite Chief is a mountain that stands 9010 feet high and is considered the north eastern boundary at Squaw Valley Ski Resort.  The top of the chair lift is on the western shoulder of the mountain approximately 600 feet below Granite Chief Peak. From here skiers have many choices.  To the left, heading west... Read more »

Hometown Hero: Michelle Parker

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  Michelle Parker was born in Truckee and grew up skiing at Squaw Valley. She strapped on her first skis (with mom and dad’s help) at age one. As she grew older, Michelle started to get into ski racing, but at age 15 decided her passion was freeskiing. A year later she competed in her first US Ski Open. Her advice to newcomers in the skiing world? “Do it because you love it!” A place winner in everything from the 2009 Aspen Open to the Winter X Games Invitational, Parker has worked her... Read more »

Hometown Hero: Jonny Moseley

You know Jonny Moseley as an American freestyle skier and television personality, but back in 1975, he was born in Puerto Rico as Jonathan William Moseley. The first time Jonny saw snow, he was three years old on a vacation at Squaw Valley. After moving to Tiburon California, the family began traveling most winter weekends to the mountains to ski. Jonny began taking skiing lessons when he was nine and quickly excelled at the sport. A year before he graduated from high school he joined the Squaw... Read more »

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