Starbucks Opens First Ski-Up Location in California Heather Bond February 20, 2012 California, Food + Booze, Sidelines 1 Comment A standard Starbucks locationÂ© nytimes.com Starbucks has dominated cafe culture for decades, and this month, the company opened the first mountain-based location in Squaw Valley. Skiers and snowboarders can order their favorite Starbucks drinks at 8,000 feet, and if skilled enough, can finish the drink on their way down the summit. We worked closely with the design team at Starbucks to create a one-of-a-kind experience that we know our guests will truly enjoy, said Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley’s president and CEO. Nowhere else in the world can skiers and riders enjoy a delicious Starbucks coffee without missing a beat on the slopes. More on the chain’s unique location can be found at Eater.com One Response Tee Times February 21, 2012 wow… this is a good news… another hangout after skiing…. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. six + one = Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.