[Cover Photo: Abe Bingham]
Season Snowfall: 728″ | Total # Of Ski Days: 200
July 15, 2017 will go down in history as the final day of the best season ever at Squaw Valley.
The resort is now officially closed to skiing and riding and when all was said and done, the resort hosted its longest season ever with 200 days of riding and more than 700″ of snowfall this season alone.
“After 60 feet of cumulative snowfall, 10 Atmospheric Rivers, the snowiest month on record (#januBURIED), and 200 days of winter operations during this incredible 2016-17 season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is officially closed for skiing and riding until the fall.” – Squaw Valley Release
Perhaps the most telling statistic– January was the snowiest month in the resort’s recorded history. In the first month of 2018, 282″ of freshies fell over the course of 16 days thanks to some serious atmospheric river action. January was then followed by the snowiest February on record (196″).
Over the past two weeks resort officials began forecasting a closing date but due to “unseasonably warm temperatures,” they were forced to shutdown earlier than expected. Still, 200 days sure as hell ain’t bad.
Also Read: Squaw Valley Season Recap