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Squaw Valley opens for season; J.T. Holmes jumps from cable car

Ryan Slabaugh
rslabaugh@tahoedailytribune.com

Ryan Slabaugh/Sierra SunJ.T. Holmes's parachute begins to open after he jumps from the cable car Saturday afternoon at Squaw.

SQUAW VALLEY USA – Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders enjoyed a few inches of new snow and one guy crazy enough to parachute from the famous Squaw tram during the mountain’s opening day on Saturday.

After a champagne toast celebrating the resort’s 60th anniversary, J.T. Holmes, friend of the late Squaw big-mountain legend Shane McConkey, jumped from the top of the tram car, opened his parachute and within seconds landed safely in the village.

Heavenly, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Mount Rose also opened on Saturday.

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