TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are showing community support by providing lift tickets to five nonprofit organizations to sell at a discount. Skiers and riders may show their goodwill by purchasing an affordable lift ticket from Arts for the Schools, KidZone Museum, Sierra Senior Services, Sierra Avalanche Center and Truckee Tahoe Humane Society. Tickets are valid any one day Feb. 3-8, at either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows or both resorts in the same day, accessed by the free Squaw/Alpine Express shuttle. Rates for the tickets start at $30 per ticket, a savings of up to $69, and must be purchased directly from the nonprofits.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows provided 300 lift tickets to each participating nonprofit - a total donation of $148,500 at ticket window rates.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Visit www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com or call 1-800-403-0206.
About Art for the Schools
Founded in 1984 by Terry Yagura, Arts for the Schools sought to address the decline in arts programming in schools, brought about by the 1978 ratification of Proposition 13. Terry believed arts were an essential part of a complete education and that professional artists would provide the highest quality learning experiences for students. Call 530-582-8278 or visit www.artsfortheschools.org.
About KidZone Museum
KidZone Museum is a nonprofit children's museum in Truckee specializing in early learning though hands-on exhibits, science and art programs located at 11711 Donner Pass Road. Call 530-587-KIDS (5437) or visit www.KidZoneMuseum.org.
About Sierra Senior Services
Sierra Senior Services delivers 24,000 meals annually to homebound seniors in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Communities through the Meals On Wheels program. Call 530-550-7600 or visit www.sierraseniors.org.
About Sierra Avalanche Center
The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) is a partnership between the Tahoe National Forest and a not-for-profit board of directors. SAC provides backcountry avalanche advisories for the central Sierra Nevada mountains. Call 530-587-3558 or visit www.sierraavalanchecenter.org.
About Truckee-Tahoe Humane Society
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoptions, community spay/neuter services and humane education programs. Call 530-587-5948 or visit www.hstt.org.