Squaw Valley Ski and Snowboarding Trip from the Bay Area
Join the HCSF and HCSV, and friends from Yale, Princeton, Brown, Cornell, and UPenn, for a fun day of skiing, snowboarding, and socializing at Squaw Valley in Tahoe on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
Known for its scenic beauty including views of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. The resort features 29 lifts and 170 runs on 3600 acres of skiable terrain. While favored by expert skiers for having the most technically challenging runs in the Tahoe area, Squaw is also great for beginners (6 beginner lifts and 14 runs) and all skiers in between. There are also restaurants, bars, galleries, and a variety of shops in the village at the resort.
We have arranged for same day bus transportation (there and back) with Tahoe Ski Trips (TST) from San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland:
4:00am Bus departs from San Jose Park N Ride (1185 Lelong Street)
4:50am Bus pickup from San Francisco 16th St (1415 16th Street)
5:20am Bus pickup from Oakland Rockridge BART (5660 College Avenue)
8:00am Light continental breakfast before arriving at the resort
8:30am Arrival at Squaw Valley
11:30am Mid-day regroup at High Camp near the children's play area, lockers and restrooms (lunch is on your own but we'll meet up here)
3:30pm to 4:15pm Apres ski gathering is provided by TST and usually includes beer and wine, non-alcoholic drinks, various snacks, and some hot dishes such as chili, nachos, or soup
4:30 Bus departs from Squaw Valley
7:30 pm-9:30pm Bus returns to the Bay Area, depending on road conditions
Book and pay for your trip directly with TST at this web site:
Registration deadline is March 1, 2020
The bus capacity is limited, so book early to ensure your spot. Cost is $79 round-trip, or $189 for bus plus adult lift ticket that includes an additional saving on the usual TST bus and discounted lift ticket price (Squaw Valley window price for lift pass alone is $169). Rental equipment and lesson discounts are also available.
You MUST purchase your ticket at the above TST link to be guaranteed a spot. You will be asked to create a TST registration profile before booking. Do not book on the TST public pages. Cancellations must be made at least 5 days in advance directly with TST. See also the TST FAQ at https://www.tahoeskitrips.net/faq.
If you plan to make your own way to Squaw Valley, please email me so we can let you know where to meet the group and keep you informed of any itinerary changes. (Sorry, if you don't take the bus, you can't take advantage of TST's discounted lift ticket pricing.)
We recommend wearing warm layers to the mountain along with waterproof snow pants, a waterproof jacket, and waterproof gloves or mittens. We also strongly advise wearing a helmet, ski goggles, and sunscreen. Skiers will need skis, ski boots, and ski poles. Snowboarders will need snowboard boots and a snowboard. We also recommend bringing snacks, a water bottle, and money to buy lunch at the resorts.
See you on the slopes!
Liability Disclaimer: Outdoor events such as hikes, walks, bike rides, and ski/snowboard trips are activities that involve the risk of property loss and personal injury, including but not limited to permanent disability and death. By registering or participating in this event ("Activity"), you and your estate agree to waive any and all claims of liability against the Harvard Club of San Francisco, the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley, and other co-hosting clubs, if any (the "Clubs"), the Clubs' officers, event organizers, volunteers, agents, and affiliates for any and all injury or damages that you may experience. You and your estate further agree to indemnify the Clubs, the Clubs' officers, event organizers, volunteers, agents, and affiliates against any and all claims brought by third parties who allege that you are legally responsible for property loss and/or personal injury during an Activity. You agree to assume all risk of personal injury, death, or property loss that might result from participation in the Activity.
David Wong AB '81
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Sam Wu, AB '88
sswu1988 at gmail