Mergers and Demurrers

April 21, 2017

Subject: Sierra Watch Update: Mergers and Demurrers (What the heck is that?) Mountain Mergers KSL Capital Partners, the private equity firm seeking to develop Squaw Valley, made big news this month when they announced a partnership with Aspen Skiing Company and their subsequent purchases of IntraWest and Mammoth ski resorts. Pictured: Squaw Valley Fun So, […]

Winter of Discontent

March 31, 2017

        Tahoe Traffic and the Winter of Discontent   For a lot of folks visiting Tahoe, this is the winter of our discontent.   The snow is back – which is great.  Great for skiers, great for our creeks, great for our water supplies.                 Pictured: Squaw Valley and its SnowpackBut this […]

North Tahoe Development

July 6, 2016

Tomorrow: Decision Time for North Tahoe Development The Placer County Planning Commission will meet in Kings Beach tomorrow to make a recommendation on the proposed Martis West project. What: Placer County Planning Commission Where: North Tahoe Event Center; 8318 North Lake Boulevard Kings Beach, CA When: 2:00 p.m. If the members of the Commission need […]

Squaw Development Marching On

April 15, 2016

Is this really happening? Highrises in Squaw Valley?  More traffic in Tahoe?  An indoor water park in the Sierra? According to the developers, the answer is: yes.  This is actually happening.    Pictured – Squaw Valley Winter The would-be developers, KSL Capital Partners, shared the final version of their plan earlier this month.  Placer County followed […]

Friday Good News

January 29, 2016

It’s Friday afternoon; how about some good news from a good week in the Tahoe Sierra? Brockway Development “On Hold” On Tuesday morning, we learned that the Brockway Campground portion of the new development proposed for the SPI property in Martis Valley and the Tahoe Basin is “on hold”. We’re not exactly sure what that […]

North Lake Tahoe: On the Brink?

October 22, 2015

North Lake Tahoe: On the Brink? Sierra Watch spent Tuesday morning in Kings Beach at a meeting of the Placer County Board of Supervisors.  And it provided a big reminder of what’s at stake in North Lake Tahoe.         Pictured: North Lake Tahoe from Martis Peak In a room overflowing with Tahoe […]

Squaw Valley Design Review Committee Meeting

August 11, 2015

Come hear the latest from KSL at the Squaw Valley Design Review Committee What: Put on a Keep Squaw True T-Shirt and show up at KSL’s presentation to the Squaw Valley Design Review Committee. When: Monday August 17, 3:00 pm, meeting starts at 3:30. Where: Basecamp at the Village at Squaw Valley.  Base Camp is […]

Keeping Squaw True: Last Chance for Letters

July 15, 2015

Keeping Squaw True: Last Chance for Letters Friday marks the close of the 60-Day comment period − it’s your last chance to submit a letter on the environmental assessment of proposed development in Squaw Valley. Pictured – Squaw Valley To review, KSL Capital Partners purchased Squaw Valley in 2010 and is now pursuing a sweeping […]

Stand Up To Keep Squaw True

June 22, 2015

         Thursday June 25th: Stand Up To Keep Squaw True If you care about the future of Squaw Valley and North Lake Tahoe it’s time to stand up. What: Attend the Placer County Planning Commission meeting Where: North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 N Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143 When: Thursday June […]

Keeping Squaw True: What You Can Do

June 16, 2015

Keeping Squaw True: What You Can Do 1. Write a letter to Placer County today 2. Attend a public hearing on June 25. Time to Stand for Squaw If you want to stand up for Squaw Valley and the Tahoe Sierra, now is the time. KSL Capital Partners has finalized their development proposal.  Placer County […]

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