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Squaw Valley Institute to premier Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Squaw Valley Institute is co-hosting a free showing of Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet, the epic new series from the makers of Planet Earth. Brought to Tahoe as part of SnowBash, a three-day party hosted in Squaw Valley during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Squaw Valley Institute will showcase the hour-long premier at Resort at Squaw Creek on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m.

Open to the public and all ages, the showing is sponsored in part by Guinness and Clif Bar. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness beer on tap will be poured and free Clif Bar product samples will be passed out. And, while this large-screen premier is free, all beer sales will benefit the nonprofit Squaw Valley Institute, so that it may continue bringing cultural and intellectual programming to the Tahoe Basin.

and#8220;Squaw Valley Institute is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a new tagline of and#8216;inspiring uncommon conversations’ in our mountain community,and#8221; said Eric Sather, General Manager for Resort at Squaw Creek and Squaw Valley Institute Board President. and#8220;Resort at Squaw Creek will support that mission as a venue committed to hosting events that bring culture, arts, and intellectual discourse to our area and for all walks of life.and#8221;

SnowBash, put on by San Francisco-based integrated creative agency Hub Strategy, begins Friday March 16, 2012, at the KT Base Bar at Squaw Valley USA with DJ Magic Matt from San Francisco’s Wild 94.9 Morning Show. Then, on Saturday morning, party-goers will have the opportunity to ski with Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley followed by a concert by L.A.Vation and#8212; The World’s Greatest Tribute to U2.

About Squaw Valley Institute

Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values. The Institute presents lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community. For more information visit http://www.squawvalleyintitute.org.