Get ready for family fun and games during Kid-O-Rama at Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley’s Kid-O-Rama Kastle features four towers, three slides and four staircases. (Squaw Valley photo)

Big trucks, street parties, balloon animals, skating parties and kids’ concerts are just a few of the festivities for families taking place during Squaw Valley’s Kid-O-Rama.

From activities sure to entertain the littlest visitors to action-packed teen snowsports lessons, Kid-O-Rama offers non-stop fun for kids of all ages. Be sure to check out Big Truck Night in the Village featuring fire trucks, snowplows and grooming machines, as well as an outdoor kids’ concert and Dance Party on Ice at High Camp.

Using a chainsaw, tons of snow is transformed into the entrance for the Kid-O-Rama Kastle. (Squaw Valley photo)

New this year is the Kid-O-Rama Kastle, an enormous castle made entirely of snow that is located at the SnoVentures Activity Zone at the base of Squaw Valley. The 5,000-square-foot snow castle was built using 30,000 cubic feet of snow and features four towers, three slides and four staircases. The Kid-O-Rama Kastle is free to enter and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather and conditions permitting.

Kid-O-Rama runs Feb. 15-23.

Families looking for the best deal to ski or snowboard during the Presidents week holiday period can purchase a Tahoe Super 4 Pack, which offers four unrestricted days of skiing and riding anytime this season for less than $83 a day for adults, $70 for young adults and seniors and $43 for kids with no blackout dates. Tahoe Super 4 Packs are available at and, or by calling 800-403-0206.

Here’s the Kid-O-Rama events schedule:

Kid-O-Rama Street Party
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2-5 p.m. — Take to the streets for the Kid-O-Rama Street Party featuring a DJ with records that kids can spin themselves, face painting and glow sticks galore. Located in the Event Plaza at The Village at Squaw Valley.

SnoVentures party and s’mores
Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17, 5-7 p.m. — At Squaw Valley’s new Kid-O-Rama Kastle, which is made entirely of snow, slide down the castle’s snow slides and enjoy delicious s’mores after a great day of skiing or riding.

Teen group lessons
Saturday, Feb. 16, through Saturday, Feb. 23 — Teens can ski or snowboard with friends their own age and similar ability levels every morning of Kid-O-Rama (advanced and expert teens only). Price: $89 for lesson only, $149 for lesson and lift ticket. Save $20 by booking online three days in advance. Ages 13-18. Lessons run from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 800-403-0206 to book. Click here for more details.

Kid-O-Rama Big Truck Night
Thursday, Feb. 21, 3-5 p.m. — For everyone who has ever thought trucks are cool, kids and families can check out the massive machinery that makes the mountain tick and meet the drivers behind the scenes. Located in the Tram Promenade (next to the Funitel) in The Village at Squaw Valley.

Kid-O-Rama Dance Party on Ice
Friday, Feb. 22, 1-4 p.m. — A host of roller rink favorites will be played including the hokey pokey and freeze dancing for the Dance Party on Ice. At the Olympic Ice Pavilion located at High Camp. Ice skating is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Includes skate rentals, does not include Tram ticket to get to High Camp.

Snowbomb Lil’ Air Mountain Festival
Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Kids 12 and younger can show off their park skills in a safe competition setting during the Snowbomb Lil’ Air Mountain Festival. Registration is $10 on the day of the event, and there are prizes for all participants. The event will be held at Snoventures at Squaw Valley. Registration is from 9-10 a.m., and practice is from 10-11 a.m.

Kids Crafts and Game Room in The Village
The Kids Crafts and Game Room will be open all week in the Palisades Room in The Village at Squaw Valley. Kids can play ping-pong, air hockey, foosball, and cornhole — along with a wide array of arts and crafts. Game room is $10 per child, complimentary to Village guests. There’s more information about The Village at Squaw Valley at

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