Families stoked for Kid-O-Rama at Squaw
is hosting the 7th annual Kid-O-Rama celebration this February 13-20. This family-friendly resort tradition features popular events like Big Truck Day, where kids can ride along in fire trucks, snowplows, and grooming machines, Light Up the Night with night tubing and mini-snowmobiling under the stars, and après parties with s’mores for the kids, plus live kid-friendly music, a poetry contest and more. The full lineup of events includes:
Wildflour Poetry Contest and Cookie Decorating at Squaw Valley
With over 30 years of poetic history, the Wildflour Poetry Contest takes over the pillars in the bottom level of Olympic House. Entry is free, and this year’s entries will be posted on the Skier Board with a deadline for entry on February 13 at 6 p.m. Winners will receive Wildflour Cookie Passes. For $12, Wildflour will personalize and decorate heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies on February 13 and 14.
Cats and Dogs at Squaw Valley
February 13 & 20, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Check out one of Squaw Valley’s state of the art grooming machines or “cats” and see how the corduroy gets rolled out night after night. Go on to meet the members of Squaw Valley’s Avalanche Rescue Dog Team, and learn about what it takes for a cute pup to become a certified rescue dog.
Kid’s Deck Party & Cookie Happy Hour at Alpine Meadows
February 13 & 14, 1-3 p.m.
Families can enjoy kid-friendly jams from Rob Leines and snack on delicious treats during Cookie Happy Hour on the sun deck at Alpine Meadows Lodge.
Light Up the Night at SnoVentures Activity Zone at Squaw Valley
February 13 & 20, 4-6 p.m.
The SnoVentures Activity Zone is hosting night tubing for the whole family and mini-snowmobiling for kids and families to play in the snow under the stars. Kids ages 6-12 can strap on a helmet and ride a snowmobile that is just their size around the SnoVentures mini snowmobile course.
Big Truck Day
February 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kids and families can check out the machinery that makes the mountain tick. Alpine Meadows will display a Snow Grooming CAT, snowmobiles and other machines and at Squaw Valley across from Rocker there will be a Snow Grooming CAT, Giant Loader, Snowmobile, Squaw Valley Fire Department fire truck, and 4x4 Cart on display with warm cookies to snack on. Truckee’s very own BigTruck Brand will be hosting a Sew on Site event at Squaw Valley, a custom hat bar where guests choose threads and patches to create a one-of-a-kind hat right on the spot.
Kids S’mores Après Party
February 16 at Alpine Meadows, 4:15-6 p.m.
February 17 at Squaw Valley, 4:15-6 p.m.
Wood fire pits will be arranged around Summit and Roundhouse lifts at Alpine Meadows, and KT-22 and Exhibition lifts at Squaw Valley, where kids get creative with old fashioned s’mores kits and parents can enjoy cocktails and live music from Arann Harris and the Farm Band.
New Belgium Mountain Adventure Scavenger Hunt at Squaw Valley
Adults and kids alike partake in a mountain wide search for clues, prizes, and riddles to be answered all on the slopes of Squaw Valley. An Après-Hunt party with live music, raffles and prizes will be hosted at the KT Base Bar starting at 2 p.m. All proceeds go to the Biking for a Better World and the Truckee Bike Track.
Oakley Grom Jam
February 20, registration starts at 10 a.m.
The 1st annual Oakley Grom Jam invites kids 11 and under to join in a free-entry mini-terrain park competition at the Belmont Terrain Park. Park features include a flat box, flat rail and two small jumps. Every competitor gets a prize, and special prizes will go to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place groms. Oakley sponsored riders and coaches will be on hand to give kids tips and encourage safe terrain park skills. Skiers, snowboarders, boys and girls are all invited to compete.
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