$6.5m Of Free Lift Tickets for US Military from Squaw Valley
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 31-May-2011
J2SkiNews posted May-2011
Squaw Valley by Lake Tahoe in California, one of a doazen US resorts still open or re-opening for snow sports for the country's Memorial Day weekend is offering free skiing to active American military personnel.
"In honour of Memorial Day and those that protect the nation, Squaw Valley will extend free lift tickets to active duty military personnel for the entire long weekend." said a resort statement.
In fact, throughout their long ski season, the resort offers complimentary lift tickets to active members of the military Sunday through Friday with the Military Discount Program.
Over the past seven years, Squaw Valley has contributed over 90,000 lift tickets as part of the Military Discount Program, which have a combined value of over $6.5 million ($4m).
"We want to thank all the men and women of the armed forces, past and present, for their sacrifices, dedication and service to our country," said Andy Wirth Squaw Valley's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We invite US military men and women to come enjoy a long weekend of skiing on us as a thank you for all that you do."