If you would like to become involved, please contact us at FriendsofSV@gmail.com.
Friends of Squaw Valley
PO Box 2823
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
The town of Park City, Utah is also being threatened by over-development and a profit-first mentality
Not a good opening day scenario
A year ago today, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted against a large majority of public comments to approve the biggest development in the history of the Sierra.
Keep Squaw True calls out Ski Magazine and NSAA's decision to give Squaw Valley the Golden Eagle Award for Environmental Stewardship.
"No ski resort, no matter how slick, is going to out-Disney Disney, be more cruiselike than Carnival, more amusing than Universal Studios. It's an odd business maxim that in times of trouble, the companies that do well are those focused on their core competency. Those ski areas that survive will be those who respond to what skiers want." -Hal Clifford, Downhill Slide 2001
Another controversial development that was approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors is headed to court
The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the proposed Base to Base Gondola
The Roller Coaster at Park City, Utah
With over 1,000 surveys completed, the overwhelming majority of responses are opposed to the proposed Timberline Twister Roller Coaster. More than 47% of the respondents are full or part time residents. We hope that KSL does indeed "listen to the community" and pulls the proposed theme park attraction.
#TBT to 6 years ago. The struggle between acceptable growth and community desires continues
#TBT to 2 years ago. The situation is more dire and the stakes are even higher now!
Keep Squaw True continues to spread their word
Would you like to see Squaw Valley develop affordable housing like ski resorts in Colorado?
Add the California Express to the growing list of controversial proposals for our Valley. Are you in favor or opposed and why?
Some important meetings coming up to discuss how to spend Placer County's TOT revenue
The proposed Base to Base gondola to be called the California Express
Squaw CEO under fire for challenging the award winning Moonshine Ink's journalism
The Inertia reports on our community divided
New VP of Operations replaces long time employee Mike Livak
Help shape the future of our park https://squawparks.org
Take the Squaw Valley Park Survey
"I do not think that Squaw Valley is an appropriate location to add a roller coaster. This type of attraction is not at all why people visit Squaw, but rather the reason people visit amusement parks. Amusement parks are loud places where people go for a "carnival" type atmosphere; akin to the casino-type environment of South Lake Tahoe. Olympic Valley, and North Lake Tahoe as a whole have a completely different value and reason for visiting [than South Lake]. Our visitors and residents *enjoy* the quiet and low-key environment which provides a much closer connection to our surrounds and the outdoors. I personally feel that a roller coaster is wholly inappropriate and completely out-of-place in a location like Squaw. Please consider other options as "attractions", such as something that would enhance, and bring us closer to the outdoors and the natural environment, rather than take us further from it." -Anonymous survey respondent We would love your feedback on the proposed Timberline Twister at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TimberlineTwister
Ski patrol adds to its snow safety arsenal
In case you were wondering
"Presence of such a roller coaster will reduce my desire to visit Squaw Valley and the ski area. I would have no desire to ride the roller coaster, and I would find its presence incompatible with the values I associate with the valley: natural beauty mixed with an appropriate level of historically-relevant man-made infrastructure necessary to support a functioning ski area which has never found its existing appeal inadequate before, far from it." -Anonymous survey respondent Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TimberlineTwister
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