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Squaw Valley opens mountaintop roller skating and summer activities June 17

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SQUAW VALLEY USA – As brilliant blue skies and warm temperatures return to the Sierra, Squaw Valley USA prepares to open for summer operations June 17. This summer brings the return of mountaintop roller skating to the mountain as well as a host of other activities including mountaintop paintball, disc golf, hiking, scenic cable car rides and the High Camp pool and hot tub. With incredible views of Lake Tahoe in a pristine alpine setting, Squaw Valley is the ultimate destination for this summer’s big adventures.

Roller Skating

This summer, roller skating will return to High Camp for the first time since the summer of 2008 at the High Camp Roller Rink (known as the Olympic Ice Pavilion in the resort’s winter months). Roller skating will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under with all tickets including traditional quad roller skate rentals. Accessed via the resort’s aerial Cable Car, the High Camp Roller Rink overlooks beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada. The High Camp Roller Rink will be open daily starting June 17, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended operations on weekends in July and August.

Swimming Pool & Hot Tub

The High Camp Swimming Pool & Hot Tub allows guests to soak up the California sunshine among Squaw Valley’s majestic peaks. Swim and splash with the whole family in the free-form pool or relax in the hot tub overlooking wildflowers and Lake Tahoe. Lunch at the Poolside Cafe and or sip a cold drink from the Umbrella Bar. Pool entrance is $14 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. The pool and hot tub will be open daily starting June 17, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended operations on weekends in July and August.

Paintball

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Squaw Valley offers two mountaintop paintball courses located at High Camp, el. 8,200′. Semi-automatic paintball guns, masks and safety equipment will be provided. Open to children ages 10 and up, paintball will be $29 for adults and $24 for kids. Squaw Valley’s paintball arenas will also be available for parties, corporate events and team building exercises. The Speedball course will be open daily starting June 17, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended operations on weekends in July and August. The Woodsball course will open pending snowmelt.

Zip-Line

Kids can enjoy high flying fun at Squaw Valley this summer on the mountain’s kid-friendly zip-line located at the base of the mountain. Recommended for children 12 and under, zip-line access will be $12 for the first ride with $6 for additional ‘zips’. A $20 ticket can also be purchased allowing for unlimited rides for the entire day. The zip-line will be open daily starting June 17, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended operations on weekends in July and August.

Disc Golf

Squaw Valley brings disc golf to a whole new level, offering 18-holes of fun at elevation 8,200′. The course is slated to open June 17 at High Camp pending snow melt conditions. Discs will be available for purchase at the High Camp retail store. Disc golf will be open daily starting June 17, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended operations on weekends in July and August.

Mountaintop Tennis

Squaw Valley offers two breathtaking mountaintop tennis courts at elevation 8200′. Access to the courts is free with a Cable Car ticket and players are encouraged to bring their own equipment and balls. Tennis racquets and special high altitude tennis balls are also available for purchase and rent (racquets only) at the High Camp retail store. The tennis courts will be open daily starting June 17, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended operations on weekends in July and August.

Hiking

Hikers can experience Squaw Valley’s pristine alpine beauty though the mountain’s vast trail network. The Cable Car allows families with young children and those looking for a mellower climb to start the hike at elevation 8200′ and have immediate access to views of Lake Tahoe and mountaintop hiking trails. Those looking for a moderate to difficult climb can hike Squaw Valley’s Shirley Canyon, where the hike leads through lush greenery and rushing waterfalls. For the first time this summer, Squaw Valley will allow hikers to download the Cable Car free of charge should they choose to hike up the mountain and ride the scenic aerial tram back down. Squaw Valley will host a series of guided hikes throughout the summer as part of the resort’s new partnership with the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences (TINS).

For the first time this summer, guests can experience all the activities that Squaw Valley has to offer with the All Access Ticket: $63 for adults, $57 for youth and seniors and $50 for kids 12 and under provides day access to Squaw Valley’s aerial Cable Car, roller rink, paintball arenas, swimming pool and hot tub and miles of beautiful hiking trails. A $30 All Access Ticket is also available for kids 10 and under that excludes paintball.

Please note, Squaw Valley USA will not offer mountain biking this summer due to the significant depth of the spring snowpack (currently more than 14 feet). Squaw Valley will be renting both trail and mountain bikes in the Village at Squaw Valley along with kid trailers, trail-a-bikes and maps of local bike path and cross-country trails.

For more great lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit http://www.squaw.com.