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Ski-Thru Starbucks Allows Customers To Grab Coffee At 2400 Meters


First Posted: 02/16/2012 11:24 am Updated: 02/19/2012 10:34 am

After hitting the slopes, a coffee pick-me-up is often in order. That's why Starbucks has opened its first ski-thru outlet, in Squaw Valley on Lake Tahoe, at 2400 meters above sea level. Customers can grab a coffee without having to remove their skis or snowboards.

"Nowhere else in the world can skiers and riders enjoy a delicious Starbucks coffee without missing a beat on the slopes," said Squaw Valley's president and CEO.

The idea of a ski-thru Starbucks was reportedly the brainchild of BASE jumper JT Holmes, who skiied in Squaw Valley with a cup of coffee in his hand.

Don't worry if you aren't much of a skiier though. The location can also be accessed without ski or snowboard equipment.

Watch a video of the new Starbucks below:

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