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Squaw Valley Ski Patrol presents 20th annual Snow Gods Ball

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Squaw Valley Avalanche Rescue Dog Team members work obedience drills with their dogs in this file photo. The team was invited to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to help with avalanche and search and rescue efforts. This weekendand#8217;s Snow Gods Ball will help the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol to grant scholarships to community members for avalanche education.

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Squaw Valley Ski Patrol is hosting the 20th annual Snow Gods Ball on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 17. Proceeds from the Snow Gods Ball allow Squaw Valley Ski Patrol to grant scholarships to community members for avalanche education. Open to the public, the Snow Gods Ball is set to take place at Bar One in Squaw Valleyand#8217;s Olympic House. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. All party goers must be 21 or older to attend.

This yearand#8217;s ball features live music with Love Fool, the regionand#8217;s favorite 90s cover band. The Snow Gods Ball raffle prizes include a Gold Season Pass to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, a seat on a snowcat ski trip with Pacific Crest Snowcats, Armada skis, a guided ski trip with California Alpine Guides, gift certificates to Java Sushi in Truckee, avi gear from Ortovox and Backcountry Access and other great prizes and gift certificates donated by a list of incredible sponsors.

Sponsors include Squaw Valley Sport Shop, Backcountry Access, Unofficial Networks, Pacific Crest Snowcats, Java Sushi, California Alpine Guides, Ortovox, Mountain Hardware (Truckee), Cottonwood, Old Post Office Coffee Shop, Java Hut, Jasonand#8217;s, Blue Onion, Twenty-Two Bistro, Mamasake, the Auld Dubliner, Cornice Cantina, Sunnyside, Tahoe House, Porters, Squaw Valley and others.

Snow Gods Ball headlining act, Love Fool, is the Bay Areaand#8217;s newest and brightest 80s/90s cover band. Designed by Tainted Loveand#8217;s band leader, Love Fool plays the best hits of the 80s and 90s with all the energy and style of those beloved decades.

Tickets to the Snow Gods Ball are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Squaw Valley Ski Patrol at 530-581-7260 or at Porters in Tahoe City and Truckee. More information about this yearand#8217;s celebration is also available by calling 530-581-7260.

The most up-to-date operations schedules, event calendar, lift ticket deals and season pass information are available at squaw.com.