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Last Day to Get Cheap Squaw/Alpine Pass…Again

December 2nd, 2011 by
Tahoe Super Pass = Squaw + Alpine on one pass

Squaw ended up extending the deadline to purchase the Squalpine pass (Tahoe Super Pass).  Today, December 2nd, is the last day you can cheaperish passes before the prices go up … Read More

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2011-2012: Preseason Edition

November 22nd, 2011 by
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We may not have the several feet of snow we all wish we had right now, but even with the thin conditions daily skiing is happening in Tahoe, and there’s … Read More

“White Wolf – Livin’ the Dream” | Troy Caldwell Describes His Connection to Skiing and the White Wolf Property

November 13th, 2011 by

The Audio on this clip is a little rough but it’s worth watching. If you’re not familiar with the “Legend of White Wolf”, this video provides a little insight from Caldwell himself on the history of the parcel and his dream for the property.

Caldwell is a ripping skier. There’s some footage of him in this clip from the 1974 ski film “Children of the Morning.” Caldwell also talks about getting started in freestyle skiing at a competition in Heavenly Valley. That was back in the 1970′s when the Face Rats owned Gunbarrel and Heavenly was a mecca for Hot Dogging.

Troy Caldwell purchased the 460 acre parcel from the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1990. With the land deed came a lease agreement with Squaw Valley Ski Corp for the 70 acres that include the top of the KT-22 lift. In this video Caldwell also references a breach of contract law suit filed by Squaw Valley Ski Corp.

The lift towers that run down the White Wolf property from the Top of KT-22 were installed in 2005. This video is circa 2008, prior to the purchase of Squaw by KSL Capital Partners.

Non-Motorized Access Between Squaw & Alpine a Possibility This Winter

November 12th, 2011 by
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Have you ever seen skiers and riders cruising around Squaw with a backcountry pack and tourning gear?… Me either. Exiting the confines of the resort has generally been a no … Read More

Full-On Pow Skiing in Bloody Couloir Nov. 9th 2011 | 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

November 10th, 2011 by
Bloody Couloir

The Sierra Nevada hasn’t received a major dump to officially kick off the 2011-2012 ski season yet, but you wouldn’t know it from the unreal mid-winter conditions currently found in … Read More

KT-22 Storm Days | Are They Screwed?

October 22nd, 2011 by
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by:  Sir Drake, Once upon a time, the fabled KT-22 storm day was a day of absolute bliss. High winds & relentless snow would leave Squaw Valley virtually shut down. … Read More

Whitewolf: New Details Emerge | Most Read Story of 2010

October 18th, 2011 by
the future of the whitewolf ski resort

Following the announcement of combined operations between Squaw Valley USA and Alpine Meadows (SQUAW VALLEY / ALPINE MEADOWS “COMBINED OPERATIONS”) the talk around Tahoe has turned to Troy Caldwell’s land, … Read More

Squawpine, hmm… Do You Think Squaw and Alpine Might Open on the Same Day This Season? or Maybe Even Close on the Same Day?

October 7th, 2011 by
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My money’s on Squaw to open before Alpine this winter. Squaw’s got more snow making capacity…  But the real question I’m interested in asking is what’s going to happen to … Read More

Alpine Meadows Powder Day | October 6th, 2011 | And It’s Still Snowing!!!!!

October 6th, 2011 by
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Wow. Wow. Wow. Today was infinitely better than yesterday, thanks to the several light, fluffy inches that fell overnight. Yesterday was an amazing way to kick off the unofficial start … Read More

New Snow Photos @ Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowl, Mammoth, Whistler, Jackson, Snowbird, Telluride | October 6th, 2011

October 6th, 2011 by
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Winter 2011/12 has Unofficially begun.  People are skiing powder today.  What are you doing today? Are you going skiing/riding today, October 6th, 2011? If not, are you pissed you aren’t? … Read More