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  • MANY cool social activities are scheduled during the ISSW 2010 week! Most are FREE events. Check out the schedule on the home page.
  • Special ISSW lodging rates are provided by the Resort at Squaw Creek. Your ISSW RSC lodging offers you to arrange for FREE transportation to and from Reno/Tahoe International Airport. Please go to the travel resources page for more information.

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Flume Trail“I thought it be the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” - Mark Twain on Lake Tahoe

To all those who visit and live in the region, the majestic mountain terrain of the High Sierra down to a beautiful and clear Lake Tahoe inspires awe in all. The Sierras are a visitor's paradise with many activities for the practitioner, scientist, friend, family member and guest of the 2010 ISSW at Squaw Valley. The region offers world class activities that include hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, golf, swimming and whitewater rafting.

2010 ISSW Tour options and schedule for Wednesday October 20, 2010

Tour #1- Historic tour of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley Avalanche Paths including Alpine Meadows road issues. Tour will start at the top of the Alpine Meadows Summit Lift and we will be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to the Five Lakes basin, then ending up at Squaw Valley. Tour guides will be Gary Murphy, Gene Urie and Evan Salke. FREE!

Tour #2- "A history of the Avalauncher" presentation by Pete Peters, an Avalauncher practitioner contest, and a demo of the Mt. Rose Avalanche Pipe system by Mike Ferrari. A short hike will follow to the new gas-ex shed at the top of the highway by Eric Lieberman. This tour will take place at Mt Rose. FREE!

Vista of Lake TahoeTour #3- Rock climbing with climbing guides Ken Bokelund and Tom Carter. FREE!

Tour #4- Flume Trail ride, on of the premier mountain biking trails in the world, as the views are spectacular. Please note that the Flume trail is a moderately strenuous mountain bike ride, and recommended for the strong intermediate rider and above. Guided tour includes bike and lunch. $95.00

Tour #5- Golf at the Resort at Squaw Creek, play golf at Squaw Valley's picturesque links style course. $75.00

Tour #6- Guided hiking along the Tahoe Rim Trail. You will be rewarded with amazing vistas of Lake Tahoe! $60.00 (includes lunch!)

Tour #7
- Guided kayaking adventure, where you will be kayaking along Lake Tahoe boulder fields and hidden beaches. $85.00 (includes lunch!)

Box lunches will be made available for purchase at ISSW registration before any of the above tours where lunch is not included. Price TBA.

Summary of 2010 ISSW tour options for Wednesday October 20, 2010

Alpine Meadows & Squaw Valley avalanche path tour
9:00 - 2:30
Avalauncher demo and Avalanche Pipe tour
9:00 - 2:30
Rock climbing
9:00 - 4:00
Flume Trail mountain bike ride (bike and lunch are included)
10:00 - 3:00
Round of golf at the Resort at Squaw Creek
11:00 - 4:00
Tahoe Rim Trail guided hike (lunch is included)
10:00 - 3:00
Guided kayak adventure on Lake Tahoe (lunch is included)
10:00 - 3:00

View of LakeTahoeWe understand that there are those of you who may want to explore the Central Sierras on your own, or may have friends and family members who want to discover the area during the week. Here is some information that may be helpful:
- Tahoe Adventure Company will be available for tours. Call Toll free (866) 830-6125, or visit
- Hike the network of extensive trails that rim the six peaks of Squaw Valley. Discover the Pacific Crest Trail, Shirley Canyon, to name just a few beautiful areas.
- Tahoe Rim Trail offers both hiking and biking. Choose any number of routes as the entire trail is 165 miles long!
- Fishing guide information, Four Seasons Fly Fishing with Brian Slusser, web site at
Please note that Bikes will be available at Squaw Valley for a minimal charge, and will include free guided tours of the immediate area.

Averaging 275 sunny days a year,the Lake Tahoe basin is among the most loved vacation destinations in the world. However, there can be a wide range of temperature variations. We suggest you are prepared and dress for changeable October weather.