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  1. Philpug

    California/Nevada Squaw Valley Resort Abandons California Express Lift

    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. Full...
  2. Squaw Valley Resort Abandons California Express Lift

    Squaw Valley Resort Abandons California Express Lift

    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...
  3. Tricia

    The 38th anniversary of massive avalanche at Alpine Meadows

    With posts on Pugski and from a friend on FB, I am reminded of the massive avalanche at Alpine Meadows which took out several buildings, the Summit Chairlift Terminal building, and buried 12 people. This avalanche has always seems like a big deal to me, but more recently Ziggy's vet came to us...
  4. Tricia

    Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Base to Base Gondola Approved

    Back in April the Base to Base Gondola Project Draft was released with a 45 day period for comments, with meetings scheduled for "on record" comments. Forest Service Open House Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 3-7 p.m. Truckee Ranger District Office 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd., Truckee, CA Placer...
  5. W

    California/Nevada Squaw or Alpine on a Sunday

    Our first day skiing on our trip at the end of March will be a Sunday and I was wondering which might be the least crowded? Also, is there a shuttle between the two? We are staying at The Resort at Squaw Creek.
  6. Tricia

    Firing up the snow gun stoke

    With Killington, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and a few others open for the season, along with the few resorts with soft openings like Mt Rose, the temperatures are dropping and we're seeing more ski hills firing up the guns. This is stoke worthy... I'll kick it off with Alpine Meadows
  7. Ken in LA

    A comparison of resorts on the Ikon pass

    In preparation for winter I created this comparison of Ikon resorts. I didn’t include every resort, only those I might be interested in visiting (most of them). The data was culled from www.skiresort.info . Decisions, decisions... USA WEST California Alpine Meadows Altitude (meters)...
  8. Jed Peters

    California/Nevada 2018-19 Tahoe Ski Resorts/Conditions/Meetups Thread....

    So this season required a trigger to start the thread. What prompted me to do it? Was it the 96 degree temperatures here in Placer County, home to Squaw Valley USA? Was it me sitting in my swimsuit typing this next to the pool? Was it the tent sales this weekend and the anticipated new ski...
  9. Tricia

    How Is Your Corn?

    It's been pretty cold at night with some warm days here in Tahoe, which is promising some nice corn. How is your corn harvest?
  10. Tricia

    Squaw Valley will stay open through Memorial Day

    The recent storms have brought enough snow that Squaw Valley has announced that they will be extending their season to Memorial Day From their press release: 5+ Foot Storm at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Makes Miracle March Official and Sets Up for 2.5 More Months of Skiing & Riding at the...
  11. O

    California/Nevada Squaw condition in April

    Im thinking about going to Squaw after April 9th with the IKON pass. Ill be traveling from NY. Whats the historic temperature in Tahoe during April? and will the Miracle March extend to April?
  12. Philpug

    Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Eyes 2019-20 Winter Season for Opening of California Express Gondola

    Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Eyes 2019-20 Winter Season for Opening of California Express Gondola Guests and Community can Help Realize Long-Held Dream of Connecting Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows [Olympic Valley, Calif.] Oct. 25, 2017 – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows formally announced its...
  13. Tricia

    California/Nevada Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Spends $4 Million in New Snow Safety Tools & Technology,

    With $4 Million in New Snow Safety Tools & Technology, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Prepares for 2017-18 Season and Beyond • Astar 350 B3 helicopter, four new avalaunchers and 13 more Gazex “Dragon” installations have been ordered to assist with avalanche control • Special training for...
  14. Jed Peters

    California/Nevada 2017-18 Tahoe Ski Resorts/Conditions/Meetups Thread....

    So this season required a trigger to start the thread. What prompted me to do it? Was it the 109 degree temperatures here in Placer County? Was it the tent sales this weekend and the anticipated new ski gear? (Maybe) Was it the new issue of Powder next to my toilet? (Print is dead though...
  15. Andy Mink

    Squaw Valley Ski Patroller Tragedy 1/24/2017

    http://www.sierrasun.com/news/fatal-accident-at-squaw-valley-leaves-one-dead/
  16. Jed Peters

    California/Nevada 2016-17 Tahoe Ski Resorts/Conditions/Meetups Thread....

    I was waiting to open this up for some "trigger". Is it the first ski movie trailers and premiers? Is it the Labor Day ski sales? How about the new magazines? Nope. This photo from the webcam this morning at Kirkwood is that trigger.
  17. Philpug

    California/Nevada Squaw Valley Ceo Talks Fis World Cup And More

    We spent some time with Andy Wirth over the summer, talking about Squaw Valley and its future. We discussed not only the very important upcoming redevelopment plans that include connecting Squaw and Alpine Meadows via a gondola, but also the return of World Cup skiing to Lake Tahoe and Squaw’s...
  18. Tricia

    Hwy 89 - 3 Lane System

    There is talk of a three lane system for HWY 89 going to Squaw. Snip from article. The program, he said, routes two lanes of traffic inbound to Squaw Valley during the morning hours and two lanes outbound in the afternoon. “That’s worked quite well,” Livak said. However, he added: “We did...
  19. Tricia

    $25 Season Pass at Squaw for Active Military!

    Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows has announced a $25 Silver Season Pass for Active Military. 100% of the proceeds from the pass go to Military to the Mountains, which is a program run by High Fives to get veterans who are disabled back on snow...
  20. L

    Alpine Meadows vs. Squaw

    This winter I have 6 tickets with the choice of either mountain. Past visits to Lake Tahoe I have mostly skied Kirkwood. Two times I drove to Squaw to listen to bombs going off and them not being sure when the mountain would open. Both times drove over to Alpine and had a good time skiing...
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