After a good month or two of steady snowfall, it’s safe to say that winter has officially returned to the West Coast and ski resorts like Squaw Valley.
With the El Niño season in full effect, winter sports lovers have flocked to the finally snow-covered mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe and made their way to resorts like Squaw Valley to revel in the return of fresh powder.
Squaw Valley, located in Olympic Valley, California on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore and home to the 1960 Winter Olympics, opened 11 days earlier than anticipated for the 2015-2016 season due to the promising snowfall after closing early for the 2014-2015 winter season.
The magic of snowfall was a beautiful sight after record lows from the past couple of seasons, which was a huge contributing factor to California’s drought.
From the base to the top of Mountain Run–the resort’s longest run at 3.2 miles–skiers and riders alike have been enjoying prime conditions and the ultimate powder-filled runs that they’ve been patiently waiting for.