by Stacey A.
This Saturday is the largest full moon of the year, and Squaw Valley is hosting one of its largest parties in celebration. Squaw's marketing manager, Sean Kristo, promises more of everything, from art to lazers to DJs, for the 3rd annual Full Moon Party.
"You can see DJs all around the North Shore, but what we want to do here is new and creative stuff," Kristo explains.
Kristo partnered up with Big Tree Productions and Silent Frisco for this year's party. Big Tree recently hosted the Guitarfish Festival in Cisco Grove and helps with both pool and après parties at the resort, connecting Squaw with some of the biggest names in the electronic community. This year features fire and 3-D visual art, a silent roller disco, and lazers firing up into the Palisades and Emigrant bowls visible from High Camp.
The lineup includes DJ's U9 Lift, Shouts, Ozgood, Zebuel, Coop Da Loop, and Chango, many of whom aren't strangers to Squaw Valley or full moon parties.
Chango has been involved in full moon gatherings since he started DJ'ing. "I've played at Squaw many, many times over my career at a variety of events, but this one is very special to me, under a full moon. I hope to see many smiling faces celebrating with us!"
Tickets are available for $35 here and also at the door and include the tram ride up to High Camp - complete with music onboard and a lazer light show on the mountains - and a roller skate rental. Up top, the party is around the pool, but no need to bring a swimsuit as the pool will be closed for safety. A professional photographer will be roaming the party, capturing all the action and documenting the best costumes.
Squaw hopes to host more full moon parties throughout the year to meet the demand of their ever-increasing popularity.
Our intern, Stacey Alonzo, is an outdoor enthusiast, yoga instructor, aspiring journalist, Burner, and lover of food, drinks, live music, and travel.