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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offer new college season pass

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows announced a new college season pass with no blackout dates. Starting at $389, the College Tahoe Super Pass is valid every day of the winter season at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. The $389 price is good through Dec. 17, 2012.

With access to 6,000 acres, 43 lifts and more than 270 trails at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, students can experience both mountains in the same day with the free Squaw/Alpine express, a 15-minute ride between the two resorts.

New for the 2012-13 winter season, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are investing nearly $24 million in capital improvements for year two of the resortand#8217;s renaissance, bringing the total investment to more than $38 million to date. Projects for the upcoming winter season include snowmaking improvements at both resorts; a new high-speed, six-passenger chairlift and improved High Camp beginner experience at Squaw; and a mile-long terrain park at Alpine Meadows as part of both resortsand#8217; continued partnership with Snow Park Technologies (SPT).

Other season pass perks include eight discounted tickets for friends and family, free night skiing, free spring access to the High Camp Pool and Hot Tub, discounts at Whistler Blackcomb, and lodging discounts at The Village at Squaw Valley.

To qualify for the College Tahoe Super Pass, students must be registered as full-time college students (taking 12 credits or more) for the 2012-13 winter season. Students must bring current school photo ID, a copy of course registration, and an official signed letter from school registrar stating full-time status at an accredited college to pick up their season pass.

Regular Tahoe Super Passes are available starting at $429 for adults, $319 for young adults and $229 for children ages 5-12. The unlimited Gold Tahoe Super Pass is available for $749 for adults, $569 for young adults and $269 for kids, offering a full season of unrestricted skiing and riding with no blackout dates and other great perks. Prices are slated to go up this fall so skiers and riders can ensure the best rates by purchasing now. See squaw.com or skialpine.com to purchase a Tahoe Super Pass.

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