Blizzard Blasts Lake Tahoe Region
Resort at Squaw Creek Receives Several Feet of Snow
Olympic Valley, Calif. - A fierce blizzard blew into the Lake Tahoe region bringing over 3 feet of snow to the upper elevations of Squaw Valley USA.? The Squaw Creek chairlift linking the AAA Four-Diamond Resort at Squaw Creek to Squaw Valley USA's 4,000 acres of world-class terrain is open, and additional lifts will open throughout the day.?
The National Weather Service has called for an additional 1-2 feet of snow in valley locations with 2-4 feet of snow above 7,000 feet by Sunday evening.? "These storms set us up for a terrific winter," said Richard McLennan, Resort at Squaw Creek General Manager.? "Obviously, with the forecasted snowfall this week, we will have outstanding powder conditions for many days to come."?
The ski-in, ski-out Resort at Squaw Creek continues to offer the "Snow Celebration" special, granting 20%-off midweek stays through January 31, 2008.? A three (3) day minimum is required and blackout dates apply.? For reservations visit http://www.visitsquawcreek.com/, or call 800.401.9501.? The promotion code is DISC20.?
On January 13, Squaw Valley USA, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, is offering complete beginner "Learn-to-Ski-or-Ride" packages for $35.??
Recently recognized as one of Cond?ast Traveler's "Top 50 Ski Hotels" in North America, the 405 room and suite Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination Hotels & Resorts-managed property, offers quick access to Squaw Valley USA's more than 4,000 acres of terrain served by an extensive network of 33 chairlifts including North America's only Funitel and the world-famous KT-22 Express lift.? Visitors also can enjoy a host of other activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sled tours and an on-property ice skating rink.? Plus, the property's on-site ski shop provides ski and snowboard rentals, expert boot fitting, lift tickets for purchase and complimentary ski lockers.? Squaw Valley USA is currently open for skiing and riding on the entire mountain.?
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About Resort at Squaw Creek (www.squawcreek.com)
Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property, is situated at the base of Squaw Valley USA, home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. The mountainside North Lake Tahoe resort, which still sparkles from the near $55 million property-wide renovation two years ago, features 405 lavishly appointed residential-style guest rooms and suites; 33,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 14,750 square feet of outdoor space; an exclusive on-property chair lift accessing Squaw Valley USA's world-class ski terrain; a recently renovated spa and full-service salon; a 25-meter heated pool and outdoor hot tubs; four distinct restaurants; exclusive boutique shopping; and Mountain Buddies, a fully-supervised children's activity program. Resort at Squaw Creek is a perennial AAA Four-Diamond property, and is one of the "Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America," as selected by Cond?ast Traveler.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts (www. destinationhotels.com)
Resort at Squaw Creek is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company, headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo., features a portfolio of more than 7,000 guest rooms, 10 golf courses and 11 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Houston, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui, Santa Fe and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit http://www.destinationhotels.com/.
High-resolution, downloadable images of the Resort at Squaw Creek and images of other properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection are available by visiting www.leonardo.com/destination.