It’s the final weekend to make your turns at the Spring Skiing Capital! Squaw Valley closing day is this Sunday, May 16, weather & conditions permitting. While we wish we could end the season with more of the sunny and spring-like weather we’ve been enjoying lately, Mother Nature may have other plans.
Possible Showers and Thunderstorms
According to the NOAA forecast, there is a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms both Saturday and Sunday. If the current forecast of stormy spring weather pans out, lift operations may be affected as we must close all lifts when lightning strikes within a 30-mile radius.
Downloading the Funitel vs. Mountain Run
In the event of early closure on Saturday or Sunday due to lightning in the area, skiers and riders will either need to download via the Funitel or travel down Mountain Run.
The Funitel is currently operating at 25% capacity, which only allows for 7 people per cabin. This means if there is a sudden closure, there may be a wait to board the Funitel and download to the base.
Alternatively, Mountain Run is still open for a combination of skiing and hiking down the trail. As of today, there are several patches that require skiers and riders to unstrap their boards and walk across. This means the descent could take 30+ minutes from top to bottom. Mountain Run in its current state is not recommended for beginners.
Thank you for making the season happen!
Closing Day will mark the 174th day of operations this season. In a season filled with uncertainty and abnormality, we are thrilled to have made it this far into the spring! We’d like to give a HUGE thank you to all of our passionate skiers and riders and dedicated employees for adapting with us and sticking it out to make this season happen!