When Squaw Valley announced they would be joining forces with neighboring Alpine Meadows on September 27, 2011, the Lake Tahoe resort auctioned off the first combined season pass on eBay, with all proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe. The combined pass, deemed the Tahoe Super Pass, is the first season pass to grant access to both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in the history of the two resorts, and is on sale now on www.squaw.com with rates starting as low as $439.
“The opportunity to have bragging rights to that first Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley combined pass, Tahoe Super Pass number 00001, will be coveted and its value should benefit a local cause important to our guests and our staff,” said Andy Wirth in a press release announcing the combining of the two resorts. Seven days after the announcement, Tahoe Super Pass number 00001 sold for $1,294.69 on eBay. The auction winner was R. W. Martin of San Francisco, whose generous contributions will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe – a local organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoption, community spay/neuter services and humane education programs.
The funds will go towards the Humane Society’s capital project that is working towards building a new shelter, as well as helping to cover operating costs that allow the non-profit to take in hundreds of homeless animals each year. “The money raised from the sale of this pass will go a long way in our efforts to help lost and abandoned animals in our community,” said Stephanie Jensen, executive director of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. “We are extremely grateful to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows for their amazing support and unwavering dedication to helping save the lives of homeless pets.”
In response to the contribution by the eBay winner, Squaw Valley has matched the donation, giving a combined total of $2,600 to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe during the final push of their capital project campaign. “The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the results of their good work are clearly near and dear to the staff at both Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, as well as to all of our guests,” said Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley’s president and CEO. “This is also a group in need, so it’s our hope that this donation, coupled with our previous support, substantively helps this organization on their capital project funding efforts and brings attention to their very current, real needs.”
About Squaw Valley — Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate ski-in/ski-out lodging experience. Squaw Valley recently joined forces with neighboring Alpine Meadows, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 44 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket. More details are available at www.squaw.com. For great winter lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit www.squaw.com.