Cushing Crossing
Cushing Crossing

Having trouble packing away the skis and boards? Squaw Valley USA has announced that the resort will be open for skiing and riding over 4th of July weekend. Five lifts will be in operation from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 (weather permitting). Lift tickets will cost $49 per day for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. 2011-12 Squaw Valley season passholders will ski and ride for free. Grab a free commemorative T-shirt along with the purchase of tickets.

In addition to tearing up the slopes, guests are welcome to party by the pool and enjoy barbecues and drink specials at the Lake Tahoe resort’s High Camp Swimming Pool and Hot Tub. At the base, music will be played and cold beers will be available for tuckered out skiers and riders. On July 3, Squaw Valley will host the 21st Annual Lake Cushing Crossing, the resort’s famous pond skimming event. Check out the crazy costumes and out of control crashes at this competition.

For a full line-up of events and more information, including where to stay, visit squaw.com

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