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Wild West antics and pony rides return to Squaw this July

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; This July, Squaw Valley saddles up again for Wild West Weekend, July 21 and 22, with a host of western-themed events high in the Sierra. Wild West Weekend offers adults and kids the opportunity to channel their inner-cowboys at the High Camp Corral for western-style fun. Pony rides, a petting zoo, western shoot-outs, and two days of live music are part of the western weekend.

After last summerand#8217;s hit performances, the 601 Railroad Regulators will return for both days of Wild West Weekend to perform Old West reenactments, quick-draw demonstrations, gun safety lessons and rowdy skits. Also expected to be big hits for families are free face painting, petting zoo, pony rides and paintball target practice.

Live music will be a big part of the weekend, 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Pete Charles is the confirmed act on Saturday, performing on the Wild West stage at High Camp.

Stay at The Village at Squaw Valley and be steps away from the action. While at the mountain, enjoy activities such as scenic rides on the aerial tram, mountain-top swimming and roller skating and#8212; or a meal at one of The Villageand#8217;s restaurants.

Wild West Weekend Schedule

Saturday July 21: 601 Railroad Regulators Old West reenactments, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; petting zoo and pony rides, noon-5 p.m.; paintball target practice, noon-5 p.m.; free face painting, 1-4 p.m.; live music with Pete Charles, 1-4 p.m.

Sunday, July 22: 601 Railroad Regulators Old West reenactments, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; cowboy poetry, performing in between music, noon-5 p.m.; free face painting, 1-4 p.m.; live music, 1-4 p.m.

For a full listing of Squaw Valleyand#8217;s summer events visit http://www.squaw.com.

About Squaw Valley

Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. In summer, Squawand#8217;s scenic aerial tram transports guests to elevation 8,200 feet to experience an array of activities including swimming, hiking, roller skating, paintball and ziplining. At the base of the mountain, Squawand#8217;s Village offers shopping, al fresco dining, and music festivals all summer.

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

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