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skiers ride the Shirley Lake Express at Squaw Valley, picture
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Photo Courtesy of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
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Squaw Valley will stay open into July and beyond.

If your idea of a perfect summer looks more like an endless winter, then you’re in luck. Squaw Valley has announced that the slopes will stay open well into the Tahoe summer season.

While the resort previously hinted at its intentions to make the ski season last as long as possible, the official announcement confirms plans for extended operations. As of now, a portion of the mountain will be open all of May, every weekend in June, and for the first time ever, July 1-4. Operations will continue every Saturday thereafter as long conditions cooperate.

In other words, avid skiers and snowboarders may need to rethink their Fourth of July barbecue plans—and give thanks to the atmospheric rivers that dumped nearly 60 feet of snow at Squaw this winter.

Currently, the resort’s base depth is 20 feet and “strategic movement of snow” by Squaw operators will ensure a skiable surface in the northwest area of the mountain. To get there, visitors will need to take the tram to High Camp, and cross on foot from High Camp to the remaining snow.