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Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows offer sweet deals

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In a press release today, Amelia Richmond, PR maven at Squaw Valley, outlined some outrageous January deals at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts.

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Richmond offers this: the resorts "...are rolling out special 2-for-1 deals Jan. 6-12 on four specialty clinics: Women of Winter, Adventure 55, Jibs and Jumps and All-Mountain Excursions. Participants can bring a friend or family member and receive two specialty clinic passes for the price of one, offering a savings of nearly $50."

Women of Winter is "...designed to help intermediate to expert women skiers (ages 13 & up) fine-tune skills and build confidence in a fun atmosphere. Skiers will feel challenged and invigorated while building camaraderie with other adventure-seeking women. Participants of the 2.5 hour clinic meet at the base of the Funitel at 9:30 a.m. Cost for a single WOW clinic is $49. The special 2-for-1 deal is offered Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Squaw Valley. At Alpine Meadows, the special deal is offered Thursday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 12."

Adventure 55 is aimed at the senior crowd or, as some would say, more mature skiers. If you are in that boat, this is for you. Those of a certain age should ":..benefit from the wisdom and experience of specially trained instructors while enjoying the company of other like-minded skiers during this 2.5 hour tour. Skiers begin the day with an 8:30 a.m. meet and greet at Starbucks, before hitting the slopes at 9:30 a.m. to explore the mountain. This clinic is available for intermediate to expert skiers. Cost of a single clinic is $49. The special 2-for-1 deal is offered Thursday, Jan. 9 at Squaw Valley and Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Alpine Meadows."

Jibs and Jumps is for the adventuresome who are 13 years old and up. It's to get you soaring on the terrain features that are built skiing and boarding experience at the resorts. You'll be "...guided into the playful realm of man made and natural features: boxes, rails, tabletops, tree jibs, wind lips and more. The clinic is from 9:30 a.m. to noon and is designed for solid intermediate to advanced skiers riders. Cost for a single clinic is $49. The special 2-for-1 deal is offered Friday, Jan. 10 at Squaw Valley and Monday, Jan. 6 at Alpine Meadows."

All Mountain Excursions are just that, a guided trip around the mountain. If you are a good intermediate to advanced skier this could be a real plus for you. Here's how it's describe by Richmond:

"Discover the nooks and crannies of two legendary mountains that can’t be found on the trail map. An experienced guide shares tactical tips while leading participants to explore the best conditions of the day during the 2.5 hour clinic. All-Mountain Excursions are offered for intermediate to advanced skiers and riders (ages 13 & up) and begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost for a single clinic is $49. The special 2-for-1 deal is offered Monday, Jan. 6 at Squaw Valley and Friday, Jan. 10 at Alpine Meadows.

These two for one deals makes the day a bit more fun. The resorts offer these to enhance the on snow experience for all ages. Saving a bit of money on the deal makes it even sweeter.

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