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Enjoy holiday fun at Squaw and Alpine

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; Enjoy the holiday cheer at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows this season with a host of holiday events through Jan. 1, 2012.

Celebrate the holidays at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows with days of Yuletide cheer. Santa on skis, Christmas carolers, live music, holiday parties, and the Christmas Eve torchlight parade are just a few of the holiday events and festivities at Squaw Valley this winter. Throughout the holidays, everything shines with festive spirit as The Village lights sparkle and guests enjoy ice skating, shopping and holiday feasts in this classic winter wonderland. From snowtubing and mini snowmobiles to a family New Yearand#8217;s Eve Party to romantic dinners to late-night parties, Squaw Valley is the place to be. To top it off, Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley will be on the slopes skiing with guests for free Dec. 26-30. For more holiday event details, please see squaw.com or skialpine.com.

Dec. 23

Noon-4 p.m. Santa in The Village at Squaw. Visit Santa at the Big Chair in the Village at Squaw Valley to take your picture and tell him your last minute holiday wishes.

2-5 p.m. Holiday Music at Alpine Meadows. Ride the free Squaw/Alpine Express and enjoy live music that will add a little spirited jingle to the ski day, as the band sings old favorites and fun new classics in the day lodge.

2-4 p.m. Carolers in The Village at Squaw. Enjoy the festive sounds of carolers ushering in the holidays. Grab a hot cocoa and listen to our carolers sing your favorite holiday songs.

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Dec. 24

Noon-4 p.m. Santa in The Village at Squaw. Visit Santa at the Big Chair in The Village at Squaw Valley to take your picture and tell him your last minute holiday wishes.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Santa on the Slopes. Santa and his elf are hitting the slopes at Squaw! Come make some turns with the big guy.

2-4 p.m. Carolers in The Village at Squaw. Enjoy the festive sounds of carolers ushering in the holidays. Grab a hot cocoa and listen to our carolers sing your favorite holiday songs.

2-5 p.m. Holiday Music at Alpine Meadows. Ride the free Squaw/Alpine Express and enjoy live music that will add a little spirited jingle to the ski day, as the band sings old favorites and fun new classics in the day lodge.

6 p.m. Torchlight Parade. Join us for this holiday favorite viewable from the Squaw Valley base area and The Village. A traditional family favorite, the Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade is a beautiful and festive procession of lights starting at 6 p.m. Please note: there is no night skiing/riding on this evening.

Dec. 25

Merry Christmas from Squaw Valley!

2 p.m. Mountaintop Service at Squaw. Give thanks and praise on the mountain this Christmas. Meet at Squawand#8217;s High Camp Sundeck (overlooking the Lake Tahoe). Everyone is welcome. Tram ticket not included.

2 p.m. Mountaintop Service at Alpine Meadows

Celebrate Christmas on the mountain with Tahoe Resort Ministries. Everyone is welcome. Meets at the top of the Roundhouse chairlift. Lift ticket or season pass required.

2-5 p.m. Holiday Music at Alpine Meadows. Ride the free Squaw/Alpine Express and enjoy live music that will add a little spirited jingle to the ski day, as the band sings old favorites and fun new classics in the day lodge.

Dec. 26

Stocking Scavenger Hunt. Morning: Find one of the red stockings hidden on the mountain and win free lift tickets and other great prizes! Prizes can be redeemed at the info desk in the Tram building.

2 p.m. Ski with Jonny Moseley. Take a few laps with Olympic Gold Medalist and Squaw Valleyand#8217;s Chief Mountain Host, Jonny Moseley. Skiers can join Jonny at the bottom of the Funitel at 2 p.m. for a unique and complimentary mountain tour.

Dec. 27

2 p.m. Ski with Jonny Moseley. Take a few laps with Olympic Gold Medalist and Squaw Valleyand#8217;s Chief Mountain Host, Jonny Moseley. Skiers can join Jonny at the bottom of the Funitel at 2 p.m. for a unique and complimentary mountain tour.

2-5 p.m. Live Music at the KT Base Bar. Enjoy classic rock on the new KT Base Bar with Eric E.

Dec. 28

2 p.m. Ski with Jonny Moseley. Take a few laps with Olympic Gold Medalist and Squaw Valleyand#8217;s Chief Mountain Host, Jonny Moseley. Skiers can join Jonny at the bottom of the Funitel at 2 p.m. for a unique and complimentary mountain tour.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Live music at the KT Base Bar. Enjoy classic rock on the new KT Base Bar with Eric E.

4-7 p.m. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in The Village. Enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride through The Village this holiday season. Rides are free for ages 10 and under, $5 for older kids and adults. Sleigh rides start and end in the Tram Plaza.

6 p.m. Delicious Dinner Buffet at High Camp. Those looking to enjoy a delicious dinner in a breathtaking setting can ride Squawand#8217;s Aerial Tram to dinner at High Camp, el. 8200 feet. Backlit by exquisite views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada, the buffet dinner will include a full line up of salads, lobster bisque, tilapia, braise pork shoulders, grilled chicken gnocchi and scrumptious desserts. Dinner is $36 for adults and $19 for children, price does not include Tram ticket. Reservations recommended, call 530-452-7278 to book.

Dec. 29

2 p.m. Ski with Jonny Moseley. Take a few laps with Olympic Gold Medalist and Squaw Valleyand#8217;s Chief Mountain Host, Jonny Moseley. Skiers can join Jonny at the bottom of the Funitel at 2 p.m. for a unique and complimentary mountain tour.

2-5 p.m. Live music at the KT Base Bar. Enjoy classic rock on the new KT Base Bar with Eric E.

3-5 p.m. Live Music in the Events Plaza. Enjoy live music in The Village Events Plaza with Ben Fuller.

4-7 p.m. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in The Village. Enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride through The Village this holiday season. Rides are free for kids ages 10 and under and $5 for older kids and adults. Sleigh rides start and end in the Tram Plaza.

Dec. 30

2 p.m. Ski with Jonny Moseley. Take a few laps with Olympic Gold Medalist and Squaw Valleyand#8217;s Chief Mountain Host, Jonny Moseley. Skiers can join Jonny at the bottom of the Funitel at 2 p.m. for a unique and complimentary mountain tour.

2-5 p.m. Live Music on the KT Base Bar. Enjoy some classic rock on the new KT Base Bar with Eric E.

3-5:30 p.m. Live DJ in the Events Plaza. Enjoy some DJ spun jams in The Village with DJ Nick Denoia.

4-7 p.m. Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides in The Village. Enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride through The Village this holiday season. Rides are free for kids ages 10 and under and $5 for older kids and adults. Sleigh rides start and end in the Tram Plaza.

4:30 p.m. Childrenand#8217;s Book Reading. Come out for the and#8220;Be Proudand#8221; Childrenand#8217;s Book Reading with author Colleen Doyle Brandt in the Palisades Conference Room in The Village.

Dec. 31

2-5 p.m. Live music at the KT Base Bar. Enjoy some classic rock on the new KT Base Bar with Eric E.

3-5 p.m. Live Music in the Events Plaza. Grab a hot cocoa or snuggle up around a fire pit and enjoy live music in The Village Events Plaza.

2-5 p.m. Pre-New Yearand#8217;s Eve Cocktail Party at Alpine Meadows. Ride the free Squaw/Alpine Express and plan your new beginning at the Alpine Bar this New Yearand#8217;s Eve! The Pre-New Yearand#8217;s Eve Cocktail party is the perfect way to jump-start the countdown to midnight. Featuring festive cocktails, delicious appetizers and live music by Peter Joseph Burtt, skiers and riders can celebrate a resolution, bid 2011 farewell, and ring in 2012.

6-9:30 p.m. Family New Yearand#8217;s Eve Party at High Camp. By reservation only. Guests with reservations can ride the Aerial Tram to a buffet dinner, included in the ticket price, and a 9 p.m. champagne toast (sparkling cider for 21 and under). The Aerial Tram will begin to bring guests down in time to view the 9:30 p.m. fireworks display. Adult reservations are $36 and $26 for children. Does not include Aerial Tram ticket.

9:30 p.m. New Yearand#8217;s Eve Fireworks. Bring in the New Year with Squaw Valleyand#8217;s fireworks display. Best viewing is from KT Base Bar.

9 p.m.-2 a.m. New Yearand#8217;s Eve Party in Olympic House. Bring in the New Year with music from Mojo Green in the Plaza Bar. DJ Zeb Early will be spinning in Bar One for ages 21 and older with a valid ID. Doors open at 9 p.m. with drink service until 1:30 a.m.

Jan. 1

2 p.m. Mountaintop Service. Give thanks and praise on the mountain on New Yearand#8217;s Day. Meet at the High Camp Sundeck (overlooking the Lake Tahoe). Everyone is welcome. Tram ticket not included.

2 p.m. Mountaintop Service at Alpine Meadows. Celebrate Christmas on the mountain with Tahoe Resort Ministries. Everyone is welcome. Meets at the top of the Roundhouse chairlift. Lift ticket or season pass required.

About Squaw Valley

Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valleyand#8217;s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience. More details are available at http://www.squaw.com.

About Alpine Meadows

Ranked as a top winter resort by SKI Magazine, Alpine Meadows is known for its abundant and varied skiable terrain, family-friendly atmosphere, and innovative childrenand#8217;s ski and snowboard programs. Alpineand#8217;s seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 14 lifts.- With its high annual snowfall, the resort boasts one of Tahoeand#8217;s longest skiing and boarding seasons, which this past season, along with Squaw Valley, ran through July 4th. For more information, please see http://www.skialpine.com.-

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows recently joined forces, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket.

For great winter lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit squaw.com.