Squaw Valley Resort has abandoned the idea of the California Express gondola, which would connect Squaw Valley’s main resort with Alpine Meadows. In an 11th-hour reversal of plans, Squaw Valley has decided that Alpine Meadows would be better suited as a premium private members-only resort.
An independent management consulting firm is searching for a spokesperson and ambassador for the resort; applications are currently being accepted. The ideal candidate should be a local, recognizable community activist who is both a psychologist and an author.
For the 2020-21 season, Alpine Meadows will be not be in operation, but it will reopen for the following season as an exclusive members-only resort with the tagline “I A.M. and you’re not.” Membership will start with an estimated initial buy-in of $400,000 and yearly privilege packages starting at $100,000 per person. Seat licensing for the all-new chairlift network will start at $2,500, and the option of owning a personal gondola is being discussed. Ikon passholders will not have access to the private Alpine Meadows resort, but there was discussion of a one-day-per-season privilege. After the pool scene from "Caddyshack" was played, however, that idea was immediately dismissed.
Alpine Meadows' world-class terrain will be transformed with a fleet of state-of-the-art PistenBullies that will groom every run into corduroy -- maybe even velvet or Egyptian cotton. (Those not looking for the Nth degree of smoothness will find a "burlap" setting.) All employees will go through extensive barista training and be fluent in every diet trend.
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