Alpine Meadows Announces Closing on April 19th

Alpine Meadows Announces Closing on April 19th

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Alpine Meadows Announces Closing on April 19th

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header-1 In a letter from Alpine Meadows to it’s skiers and riders, they is saddened to announce an early closing to the 08/09 ski season.- The letter provided by SkiAlpine states:

Dear Valued Alpine Meadows Customer:
We would like to share some thoughts with you concerning the season closing date for Alpine Meadows, which will be April 19.- We know this decision has disappointed some of you, and we thought it important to share our thought process in making this very difficult decision.
As you know, this has been a very challenging year for both the ski industry and the economy in general.- Skier counts and revenue are significantly down for all Tahoe resorts this year, but the costs of operating the resorts remain relatively unchanged.
While we cannot deny that the current economic difficulties have put stress on our timeline for Alpine, we can categorically assure you that we remain committed to our original goals of helping recreate Alpine Meadows as a very special place where community, quality and service come first.- Our decision to close on April 19 was driven by the unfortunate fact that we are not seeing the numbers of skiers necessary to cover our operating costs on weekdays or weekends, and in order to ensure that we have a sustainable and viable resort at Alpine for all of us to enjoy in the years to come, we need to be sure that we have the necessary capital to prepare the resort and make the upgrades required for next year’s season. Go to letter…
The letter continues to compare the closing date with other resorts in the area including Sugar Bowl (April 26); Northstar (April 19); Kirkwood (April 26); Heavenly (April 19); Telluride (April 5); Jackson Hole (April 5); and Sierra-at-Tahoe (April 20).
Let’s just hope that the 50/60 Anniversary Season Pass is going to be enough to keep Squaw open well into May!

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