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Two men enter, one man leave just like in Thunderdome.
But I didn’t actually watch the whole thing, so you tell me:
I’ll tell you, the chances of some part of America, like the lake behind a new dam, getting named squaw-anything are about nil these days.
But naming your aging Audi “SQUAW?”
Well that’s A-OK:
Remember, Oprah believes this word means vagina.
Instead, let’s focus on $50,000,000 – that’s a lotta money, non?
All the deets, below.
But first, let me bore you with a Kodak Carousel of the last time I was up at the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics.
And looking up:
Way up high:
Squaw Valley is a Winter Wonderland:
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Squaw Announces Details for $50 Million Capital Plan
SQUAW VALLEY USA’S RENAISSANCE
Squaw Valley USA announces details for a $50 million capital plan
New base lodge, expanded restaurants and two new high-speed chairlifts planned
[Squaw Valley USA] July 26, 2011 – Squaw Valley USA announces the details of a five-year, $50 million capital improvement plan that will add dramatic improvements to the on-mountain and base village guest experience. Plans include everything from new food and hospitality offerings to new beginner and advanced high-speed chairlifts, trail improvements and a state of the art mountain information system. All enhancements are designed to better enable guests to embrace their desire for adventure, exploration and immersive experiences, whether solo or with families and friends. Whether it’s discovering new terrain or socializing at the end of the day, improvements to amenities and customer service will allow skiers, riders and guests to explore Squaw Valley’s 4,000 acres and vibrant alpine village like never before.
“Squaw Valley is an incredible and diverse mountain, and we are committed to honoring every aspect of the mountain’s history, legacy and legend,” said Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley’s president and chief executive officer. “We’ve talked to guests, skiers and riders regionally and around the country and learned that the very caliber of this mountain may have kept some visitors away, and we are dedicated to creating an approachable and friendly experience for our guests of every ability level. This philosophy is present in every aspect of our mountain and base area improvement plans—and will remain a theme as we continue to change.”
YEAR ONE: Winter 2011-12 / $15 Million
Squaw Valley USA will be investing approximately $15 million in base area and on-mountain improvements for the 2011-12 winter season to improve the guest experience in the following:
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JM loves to fly and it shows. Above Cow Hollow back in aught-five:
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Olympic icon Jonny Moseley partners with House of Air, will host Opening Weekend festivities as ‘Brand Ambassadair’
SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2010) – On the day after House of Air
opened its doors to the public, owners Paul McGeehan and Dave
Schaeffer were thrilled to announce a new partnership with Olympic
Gold-Medalist Jonny Moseley. The former “Sportsman of the Year” will
serve as an ‘Ambassadair’ for the ground-breaking trampoline park,
helping to spread the word about the venue’s ability to make “Flyers”
out of all of us.
“When I first heard about House of Air, I knew it was something that I
wanted to be a part of,” said Moseley. “What I like most about it is
the fact that it offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a
highly-skilled athlete looking to hone your skills, or an adult or
child looking to experience the joy of flying, you’re guaranteed to
have a great time.”
Moseley also stated that he will be hosting House of Air’s grand
opening celebration, which will begin on Friday, September 17 and
continue throughout the weekend. The celebration will include live
DJs, exciting raffle giveaways, and demonstrations from expert
jumpers. “We’re going to have a lot of fun this weekend,” added
Moseley, who will be doing interviews with the media throughout the
weekend. “I’ll be judging a “dinner roll” competition on Friday
evening. The winner will receive a pair of K2 HardSide skis, so
hopefully lots of people will be eager to show off their moves.”
The weekend’s festivities will kick off on Friday at 1:00pm with a
ribbon cutting ceremony, and will last all evening, before resuming
again on Saturday morning. Those who would like to purchase tickets
to jump during these or any other times can do so by visiting
House of Air is located at 926 Mason Street at West Crissy Field in
the Presidio of San Francisco. Prices start at $14 per hour for open
trampoline jump time; each additional hour is $10. House of Air will
be open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 11
p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. House of
Air will also be open for fitness classes at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. daily.
For more information, or to make a reservation for a birthday party or
corporate event, please visit www.houseofairsf.com. You can also
follow House of Air on twitter @HouseofAir and find House of Air on
And they’re bursting with pride already. Check their Media Page for quotes like these:
“…the best thing to have happened to San Francisco since the chicken and waffle box, indoor trampoline park House of Air – Brock Keeling – SFist.com“
We’ll be offered Trampoline Dodgeball and Trampoline Basketball and what could be better than that (other than Trampoline Thunderdome ultimate fighting with no holds barred)?
It’s here, it’s finally here! An hour of tramping will cost just $14:
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Will you attend any of the Grand Opening days? Remember it’s not really at the 900 block of Mason Street atop Nob Hill and it’s not at Fort Mason, neither. It’s in the Presidio on the way to the Golden Gate Bridge
See you there!
A different kind of flying at historic Building 926:
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Countdown To Liftoff Underway at House of Air. Revolutionary Trampoline Park Set to Open on September 15, 2010
With exactly one week until the official opening of their ground-breaking trampoline park, owners Paul McGeehan and Dave Schaeffer are thrilled to begin counting down to the day they have long dreamed of. Beginning on Wednesday, September 15, people of all ages and ability levels will be able to take flight at House of Air, which is located at the western edge of San Francisco’s
McGeehan and Schaeffer are also excited to announce that, beginning on Friday, September 17 and continuing all weekend, the venue will be staging a Grand Opening Celebration. The event will feature demonstrations from experienced flyers, a live DJ, food and drinks,
and other exciting details that will be announced soon. “We can’t believe we’re only a week away from opening,” said Schaeffer. “We
encourage anyone and everyone to come get a firsthand look at this amazing space.”
“House of Air was designed to appeal to everyone,” added McGeehan. “Flyers will be able to soar on any of House of Air’s multiple trampoline structures, each of which were created to fulfill a different thrill.”
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