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Opening day for Alpine Meadows ski resort; lift tickets $59 on opening day

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Alpine Meadows ski resort will have five lifts and seven groomed trails open today (Dec. 13) with skiing and snowboarding top to bottom at the resort off Highway 89 in Truckee.

It’s the opening day for Alpine Meadows ski resort in Lake Tahoe. To celebrate its opening, the resort has lift tickets priced at $59!

All 14 Tahoe resorts open by this weekend
Soda Springs ski resort will also open today, while Donner Ski Ranch makes its debut Saturday. Tahoe Donner will open Sunday, becoming the last of Lake Tahoe’s 14 ski resorts to open for the 2013-14 ski season.

Alpine Meadows ski resort joins neighboring Squaw Valley ski resort with reduced-priced lift tickets at $59. All proceeds from lift ticket sales will benefit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation as part of Alpine’s Ski Team Scholarship Day.

Squaw now has Mountain Run open

Squaw Valley open in late November and currently offers open top to bottom with 10 lifts and 21 runs, including Mountain Run, the longest run at Squaw.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resort joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership.

This weekend, both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will roll out the Learn to Ski and Ride Special. Beginner skiers and riders at both mountains can purchase a beginner lift ticket, equipment rentals, and a half-day lesson all for just $49.

"We are so excited to offer skiers and riders top-to-bottom access at both of our legendary resorts,” said Cara Whitley, chief marketing officer for Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. “From first-timers to those simply looking to support a good cause, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have a great weekend on tap for those of every ability level.”

When operating in full, Alpine Meadows ski resort offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 13 lifts.

Season passes for Squaw, Alpine
Skiers and riders looking to take full advantage of this winter season should purchase their Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows season pass now.

The Tahoe Super Pass starts at $519 for adults, and offers season-long access to 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and over 270 trails at both resorts. Current season pass prices are guaranteed through December 16. For more information on pricing, or to purchase a season pass, visit www.TahoeSuperPass.com.

Lake Tahoe ski resort openings
• Boreal Mountain: Nov. 6
• Heavenly Mountain: Nov. 23
• Northstar California: Nov. 23
• Kirkwood Mountain: Nov. 24
• Mount Rose: Nov. 27
• Squaw Valley: Nov. 27
• Sierra-at-Tahoe: Dec. 6
• Sugar Bowl: Dec. 7
• Homewood Mountain: Dec. 11
• Diamond Peak: Dec. 12
• Alpine Meadows: Dec. 13
• Soda Springs: Dec. 13
• Donner Ski Ranch: Dec. 13
• Tahoe Donner: Dec. 14

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