For the first time in a half-Century, the International Federation of Skiing (FIS) World Cup will return to Squaw Valley, bringing Olympic champions like Squaw Valley’s own gold Medalist, Julia Mancuso; as well as U.S. World Cup and Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin, competing on the legendary Red Dog run, where the U.S. hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics. Although the event is scheduled to run March 9-12 pf 2017, it’s been predicted that tickets may sell out fairly quickly.
Alpine Ski competition’s World Cup tour on squawalpine.com was inaugurated in January of 1967. It celebrated its 50th consecutive year during the 2015-2016 season, which began in October 2015, in Slden, Austria and concluded in March of this year in Saint Moritz, Switzerland.
There are several options for attending the World Cup: There is free standing-room viewing available near the finish area, as well as skier spectator viewing and a Live-stream video is also available. The grandstand viewing ($30/day) offers elevated seating near the finish area with live coverage on the jumbo screen.
Viewing as a VIP ($450/2-day pass) offers a straight-on view of the racecourse and finish area, and several amenities including lunch, wine and beer with seating in or out of doors, and a 2-day lift ticket to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. The Club member’s view ($1400 for 2-day pass) offers the best views of the racecourse and the finish, and includes an array of privileges and amenities including special access to music performances, and Êa two-day lift ticket to Squaw Valley Alpine MeadowsÊ(valid March 10-12).
Spanning over 6,000 acres, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally-known and well respected resort at Lake Tahoe, voted by USA Today in 2016 as “Best Ski Resort” in North America, and was voted by CNN as ;the best ski resort on the planet.’
Featuring lodging on the slopes in The Village at Squaw Valley, with as many as 60 restaurants, boutiques and bars. Also known as the ‘Spring Ski capital,’ Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has an average of 300 days of sunshine and an average annual snowfall of 450 inches., and has an exceptionally long season for both skiing and snowboarding to suit all levels of ability, from beginners to champions.