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Squaw to host Kid-O-Rama extravaganza

TAHOE, Calif. - Squaw Valley comes alive Feb. 15-23 with a week-long kids' extravaganza. From activities sure to entertain Squaw Valley's littlest visitors to action-packed teen snowsports lessons, Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids of all ages. Be sure to check out Big Truck Night in the Village featuring fire trucks, snowplows and grooming machines, as well as an outdoor kids' concert and Dance Party on Ice at High Camp.

New this year, Squaw is also unveiling the Kid-O-Rama Kastle, an enormous castle made entirely of snow located at the SnoVentures Activity Zone. The 5,000 square foot snow castle was built using 30,000 cubic feet of snow and features four towers, three slides and four staircases. The Kid-O-Rama Kastle is free to enter and is now open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The snow castle will remain open through Kid-O-Rama, weather and conditions permitting.

Feb. 16: Kid-O-Rama Street Party

Take to the streets for the Kid-O-Rama Street Party, 2-5 p.m., featuring a DJ with records that kids can spin themselves, face painting and glow sticks galore. Located in the Event Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley.

Feb. 16 and 17: SnoVentures Party and S'mores

Check out Squaw Valley's new Kid-O-Rama Kastle made entirely of snow at SnoVentures. Slide down the castle's snow slides and enjoy delicious s'mores after a great day of skiing or riding, 5-7 p.m.

Feb. 16-23: Teen Group Lessons

Teens can ski or snowboard on Squaw's terrain with friends their own age and similar ability levels every morning of Kid-O-Rama (advanced and expert teens only). Price: $89 for lesson only, $149 for lesson and lift ticket. Save $20 by booking online three days in advance. Ages 13-18. Lessons run 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 1-800-403-0206 to book.

Feb. 21: Kid-O-Rama Big Truck Night

For everyone who has ever thought trucks are cool, Big Truck Night is here, 3-5 p.m. Kids and families can check out the massive machinery that makes the mountain tick and meet the drivers behind the scenes. Located in the Tram Promenade (next to the Funitel) in The Village at Squaw Valley.

Feb. 22: Kid-O-Rama Dance Party on Ice

Squaw is bringing back a host of roller rink favorites including the hokey pokey and freeze dancing for the Dance Party on Ice at the Olympic Ice Pavilion located at High Camp, 1-4 p.m. Ice skating is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Includes skate rentals, does not include Tram ticket to get to High Camp.

Feb. 23: Snowbomb Lil' Air Mountain Festival

Kids 12 and under can show off their park skills in a safe competition setting, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration is $10 on the day of the event and there are prizes for all participants. The Lil' Air Mountain Festival will be held at Snoventures at Squaw Valley. Registration is from 9-10 a.m. and practice is from 10-11 a.m.

All Week: Kids Crafts and Game Room in The Village

The Kids Crafts and Game Room will be open all week in the Palisades Room in The Village at Squaw Valley. Kids can play ping pong, air hockey, foosball, and cornhole along with a wide array of arts and crafts. Game room is $10 per child, complimentary to Village guests. More info about The Village at Squaw Valley at www.squaw.com/the-village.

For more information, visit squaw.com.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 7, 2013 12:22PM Published Feb 7, 2013 11:27AM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.