Skiers' Best Independence Day Ever

Slopes at Squaw Valley and Mt. Bachelor to reopen July 2-4

Jun 17, 2011
Outside Magazine

After a season of record-breaking snowfall this past winter, California's Squaw Valley USA and Oregon's Mt. Bachelor ski resorts announced that they will reopen for skiing and snowboarding over Fourth of July weekend. Mt. Bachelor reported 665 inches this season while Squaw saw a staggering 810, with snow as recent as June 6. “It is certainly uncommon to be able ski July but it is truly unheard of to be operating at the capacity that we will be operating on July 4th Weekend,” said Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition to reduced ticket rates at both resorts, Squaw will host a fine arts and crafts festival, pond skimming competition, free Big Head Todd and the Monsters concert, and a fireworks display.

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