Continuing its mission to provide educational opportunities for the local Tahoe community, the Women of the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol are thrilled to announce the creation of scholarships for avalanche safety education through the Sierra Avalanche Center. The calendar proceeds, which exceeded $20,000, will support community scholarships and patrol educational development over multiple years.
“Our community has proven time and time again how much support we have for each other and this project was no different. What started as a thought in the patrol shack morphed into a beautiful calendar portraying hard working women in the ski patrol field and produced the funds to put dozens of people through avalanche safety courses,” said Crystal Winn, ski patroller at Squaw Valley. “We are very thankful to our community for supporting this project and are thrilled to be able to give back. Our hope is that with the growth of skiing, both in bounds and in the backcountry, more people will educate themselves about avalanches and we will all be safer. See you out there!”
Applications for the scholarships are open now on the Sierra Avalanche Center website and available for Level 1 Avalanche Courses (separate courses for women and teens/young adults), Pro Level 1 Course and an Instructor Training Course. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and courses will be taught throughout the 2018 winter. Funds will be distributed over multiple years.
The calendar, which was shot over the 2015-16 season, showcased the 13 female patrollers from the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol Teams and featured stunning photography by Keoki Flagg. Calendar were sold online and throughout the Village at Squaw Valley.
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Visit squawalpine.com to learn more.