Squaw – Alpine got snow: 15″ and still snowing – season pass discounts extended to Dec. 16

As of Saturday morning Squaw reports 15″ inches at the top, 6″ at the base.   Alpine Meadows reports 14″ at the base.   Though both upper Squaw and lower Alpine report equivalent bases around 21″ Squaw will likely reopen Sunday after the storm passes but Alpine won’t open for the season until Friday, Dec. 13.  How auspicious!

The thing is, Alpine seems to be better situated to trap scanty early season snow than Squaw yet is clearly the poor stepchild regarding operations budgets.

Discounts are still available for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze passes till Dec. 16.  After that they all go up by approximately $150.