Season passholder and Squaw Valley raise $2,600 for the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe | SierraSun.com

Season passholder and Squaw Valley raise $2,600 for the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe

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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; When Squaw Valley announced they would join forces with neighboring Alpine Meadows, the Lake Tahoe resort auctioned off the first combined season pass on eBay, with all proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe.

and#8220;The opportunity to have bragging rights to that first Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley combined pass, Tahoe Super Pass number 00001, will be coveted and its value should benefit a local cause important to our guests and our staff,and#8221; said Andy Wirth in a press release announcing the combining of the two resorts.

Seven days after the announcement, Tahoe Super Pass number 00001 sold for $1,294.69 on eBay.

The auction winner was R. W. Martin of San Francisco, whose generous contributions will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, a local organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoption, community span/nature services and humane education programs. The funds will go toward the Humane Societyand#8217;s capital project and#8212; building a new shelter and#8212; as well as helping cover operating costs that allow the nonprofit to take in hundred of homeless animals each year. –

and#8220;The money raised from the sale of this pass will go a long way in our efforts to help lost and abandoned animals in our community,and#8221; said Stephanie Jensen, executive director of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. and#8220;We are extremely grateful to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows for their amazing support and unwavering dedication to helping save the lives of homeless pets.and#8221;

In response to the contribution by the eBay winner, Squaw Valley has matched the donation, giving a combined total of $2,600 to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe during the final push of their capital project campaign.

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and#8220;The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the results of their good work are clearly near and dear to the staff at both Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, as well as to all of our guests,and#8221; said Andy Wirth, Squaw Valleyand#8217;s president and CEO. and#8220;This is also a group in need, so itand#8217;s our hope that this donation, coupled with our previous support, substantively helps this organization on their capital project funding efforts and brings attention to their very current, real needs.and#8221;

The combined pass, or Tahoe Super Pass, is the first season pass to grant access to both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in the history of the two resorts, and is on sale now on http://www.squaw.com with rates starting as low as $439.

Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for 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.

Squaw Valley recently joined forces with neighboring Alpine Meadows, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 44 lifts and 270-plus trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket. More details are available at http://www.squaw.com.

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