Enough snow to completely cover a five-story building.
Squaw Valley ski resort has received 705 inches (more than 58 feet) of total snowfall this season, including 20 inches over the last seven days, prompting thoughts of staying open all year.
“Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth told Truckee Tahoe Radio:
“It’s been an incredible winter. Unprecedented.”
“I’m actually considering staying open through the summer and fall so it becomes the 16/17/18 season. We’re taking a hard look at that. Maybe we spin Shirley through the summer. There’s so much snow up there.”
Squaw Valley is one of several Lake Tahoe ski resorts to cross the 700-inch mark this season. Those include Sugar Bowl (782 inches), Mt. Rose (761 inches), Boreal (742 inches) and Northstar (708 inches).
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was the host site of the entire 1960 Winter Olympics.
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