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Squaw releases it's inaugural Sustainability report. Truth or greenwashing?
SnowFest's future is uncertain
SnowFest! is in dire straits financially, and we need people to make a donation or call for sponsorship information.
How bad is California's current drought? Have a look from space, courtesy of NASA's Earth Observatory
If you are an Alpine Meadows skier or rider, take this user survey
The Friends of Alpine Meadows are conducting a survey to better understand the views and thoughts of our beloved ski area's users.
Squaw Valley's resident contrarian compares community, village and resort.
There is a Resort at Squaw Creek, a so-called Village at Squaw Valley, and a loosely defined Squaw Valley community. I contend that there is no real village in Squaw Valley, but rather a Squaw Valley community that does not live in the “village.”
Moonshine Ink breaks down the 12 major development proposals in Tahoe Truckee. Are you concerned about too much urban sprawl in our region?
From ski resort master plan updates to major housing projects in the works, there is a development boom happening locally. Tahoe/Truckee has 12 major development projects on the horizon, and we lay out each project with a brief description and update.
Learn more about the Red Dog tree thinning project completed this fall
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows conducted a month-long, ecological forest thinning project at Squaw Valley in November 2014. More than 5,000 dead or diseased t...
From Moonshine Ink Advisory Council Denies Zoning Change for Stables Project SQUAW VALLEY At the Dec. 4 Squaw Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting, the council’s seven members voted unanimously to deny a zoning change for the Squaw Valley Ranch Estates project, known as the Stables Project. The project proponents are seeking a zoning change and an amendment to the 1983 Squaw Valley General Plan to allow for the creation of four residential lots on a 3.9-acre lot. Placer County has proposed to adopt a mitigated negative declaration for the project, meaning that no environmental impact report is needed. The MAC’s vote on rezoning is only a recommendation to the Placer County Planning Commission, which will meet on the zoning issue on Jan. 22 in Tahoe. The initial study provides for a public comment period on the county’s adoption of the negative declaration until Jan. 2. Comments may be submitted to Maywan Krach at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read the negative declaration, visit placer.ca.gov.
Interesting side by side comparison of last year vs this year snowpack
Here is the agenda for Tuesday's SVPSD meeting
SPECIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS AGENDA TUESDAY, December 16, 2014 at 8:30 A.M. 305 SQUAW VALLEY ROAD, OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA Finance Committee meets on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 3:00 P.M., Room 212 to review finance-related items on this agenda.
"I've ridden many mountains over many years..... this was my Day 2 here on this pass having moved here recently..... I have never seen mountain operations managed in such a haphazard, nonsensical and almost seemingly anti-loyal year after year customer. This lift fiasco today- oh it's open- everybody f-ing bum rush it........ok we got 200 people in line- sooo just kidding.....no it's not open....that lift down there is- mass exodus of 150 ppl to lift just below...... oh no just kidding- this one isn't open either. Start hiking back up two rises to get back to another lift.... oh wait- just kidding again the first one is open. Seriously? What a shxxshow! I've been at minimalist mountains that have decidedly more professionalism. And how do you get away with not running ski patrol at 4 or 5 am to get the mountain ready to update by 6 am and get more terrain open? I'd say I'm rather disenchanted with this pass so far. I've heard a lot of smack talked about the handling of this mountain and so far it's beyond true. Oh- one more thing......16 inches in 24 hours? 11 inches overnight? What other stories do you inflate?" -LS
December update from IOV
"Local Self-Government . . . is the life-blood of Liberty” John Lothrop Motley (American historian and diplomat, 1814-1877) Dear Squaw Valley supporters:
Are you satisfied with the internet being provided in the Valley?
Shouldn’t Olympic Valley have the right to join the digital world? In November I learned that AT&T had abandoned our area except for customers who have had continuous, uninterrupted
How can Squawpine compete with Vail Resorts as a destination ski resort and their cheap Epic pass?
Competition among destination ski resorts in North America may never be the same, now that Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz has successfully executed a plan to acquire Park City Mountain Resort.
Will the storm live up to the hype?
The wind and rain expected to sweep through Northern California later this week could be the heaviest to hit Sacramento and the foothills in six years, National Weather Service forecasters warned Monday.
Park City Mountain Resort is stepping up the game and combining with Canyons Resort to create the largest resort in the United States with 7,300 acres. For reference, Squaw and Alpine combine for 6,000 acres.
Announcing the most impactful capital plan in the history of U.S. ski industry.
Let's hope for lower snow levels!
Analysis of the Tahoe Ski Industry
In spite of the lingering drought we’ve had locally, it looks like this year could turn out to be a good one for the ski industry.
Squaw Valley makes #5 on Forbes list
Squaw has an vast diversity of terrain—and vast diversity within its skier base—that could be the greatest of any resort anywhere.
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