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Sierra Watch's Executive Director explains the NOP process
Welcome to the alphabet soup of land use decision making. When Placer County released its NOP (Notice of Preparation) for the proposed Squaw Valley Specific Plan recently, it was the first serving in what will be a steady diet of acronyms in the months and years ahead.
Just a reminder that the commenting period for the revised Village Development proposal is open through March 24. Interested parties may provide the County with written comments on topics which should be addressed in the EIR for the project. Send all comments to: Placer County, Planning Services Division 3091 County Center Drive Suite 190 Auburn , CA 95603 Attention: Maywan Krach, Community Development Technician Telephone: (530) 745-3132 Fax: (530) 745-3080 Email: email@example.com
The Shane McConkey Foundation PMS photo contest ends at midnight. Be sure to cast your vote!
"Though the ski industry has entered a new era of consolidation and corporate mergers, Nick Badami still believes that passion and dreams, not marketing surveys and focus groups, should continue to shape its future." -Mountain Dreamers, Visionaries of Sierra Nevada Skiing, 1997
Highlights of last weekends Banzai
The weather was wild for the Squaw Valley stop on the Rahlves' Banzai Tour but that didn't stop the athletes from getting after it. Check out the action capt...
Fresh off the press, Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge included in next year's Squawpine season passes.
The first time you saw Squaw Valley, what were your immediate thoughts?
Have you taken UnofficialAlpine.com's survey yet?
We posted the Unofficial Alpine Passholder Survey late last week and we’re happy to report it’s been productive so far. Nearly 300 responses have been submitted and although not everybody agrees on everything, we’re starting to see some interesting themes.
Don't miss this chance to enroll your kid in a avalanche clinic with Dr Robb Gaffney
Bears are waking up early this winter in the Sierra. Check out what happened at Heavenly Mountain.
An injured bear caused some runs at Heavenly Ski Resort to be shut down.
Take the community ski area survey for a chance to win some great prizes including a new pair of skis
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Heads up for tomorrow's monthly IOV meeting
Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the monthly IOV Community Meeting at 7 pm, SVPSD. We will be providing a progress report as well as hosting a guest presenter who was involved with another incorporation effort in Sacramento County. All interested Squaw Valley stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
Bad news coming out of Truckee
Sheriff’s officials in Nevada County are responding to a report of a downed plane near the Truckee-Tahoe airport.
Snowbrains.com list of the cheapest ski destinations. And no, Tahoe didn't make the cut.
For many of us like myself, this expense is justified due to the love, passion, and feeling we get from being in the mountains.
The Bike Path could be getting some attention this spring
The goal is to prolong the life of the pavement and provide a better riding surface.
Take the UnofficialAlpine.com Season Pass Survey
After 3 sub par winters in Tahoe, are we witnessing the new norm due to Climate Change? CBS News reports.
Author of controversial new book believes winter sports could be doomed, cites studies on snow vanishing throughout North America, Europe, Asia
Lull in the storm or is our region getting the short end of the stick?
"Squaw Valley, worst bait and switch mountain ever. Reported all lifts open this morning and everything is closed. No employees to open the mountain, so sad." -JJ
Squaw valley, worst bait and switch mountain ever. Reported all lifts open this morning and everything is closed. No employees to open the mountain, so sad
Squaw Valley's Olympic Museum at High Camp has reopened
The mountain-top Olympic Museum tells the story of the 1960 Winter Games, from the Olympic proposal, to photos, videos and memorabilia from the historic Games in Squaw Valley.
Here is the morning powder recap, courtesy of Tahoe Weather
The ski resorts around the lake are reporting anywhere from 6-15 inches overnight up top. 9 inches so far at 6910' here on Donner Summit at the office at 6:30 and still snowing hard.
The public commenting period for the proposed Village Development has begun. Please take some time to give your feedback on the future of our valley.
The Notice Of Preparation (NOP) has now been filed, which means that a 30 day comment period has now been opened. The main purpose of the NOP phase is to notify agencies that need to be a part of the EIR process. The public may also comment during this period.