Report on the draft EIR Comment Letters for the Squaw Valley Village Specific Plan

Summary and Report on Comment Letters Draft Environmental Impact Report Squaw Valley Village Specific Plan  –Delivered to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on September 23, 2015– –Delivered to the Placer County Board of Supervisors on October 20, 2015– ———————————————————————————————————————————- To view the PDF of the report, please click here: Sierra Watch Report on Squaw Valley […]

Keep Squaw True Happy Hour and Pizza Party on Friday, Oct. 2

Come join us on FRIDAY, OCT.2 from 4pm to 7pm at The Crest Café for the first ever KEEP SQUAW TRUE HAPPY HOUR AND PIZZA PARTY.   Come enjoy drink specials,  free pizza and salad, games and great company. Have a chance to get some GNAR points during the off-season with a raffle offering: Keep […]

Massive Squaw Valley Development Would Affect All of North Lake Tahoe

Folks are rightfully alarmed at what a series of high-rises, an indoor water park, and 30 timeshare mansions in Shirley Canyon would do to Squaw Valley. But the damage wouldn’t stop there. Every person that lives, works and plays in North Lake Tahoe would be affected by the development in its current form. When development […]

Why Our Voices Count On KSL’s Development Plan

Over and over I meet people that feel like their voice just doesn’t count when it comes to the proposed development in Squaw Valley, and that is just in the three weeks since I began working for Sierra Watch. The important thing to remember however is that is all KSL’s proposed development is: PROPOSED. It […]


NEW FIELD REPRESENTATIVE WORKING TO KEEP SQUAW TRUE Squaw Valley, Calif. – In an effort to further grassroots efforts to Keep Squaw True, Sierra Watch has added Chase Schweitzer as its new Field Representative. A life-long Squaw Valley snowboarder, Schweitzer brings proven experience in communications, publicity, and volunteer recruitment − as well as a deep […]

Environmental Groups to Tahoe Developer: Stay Out of Wilderness

July 28, 2015 Andy Wirth Squaw Valley Ski Holdings 1960 Squaw Valley Road Olympic Valley, CA 96146 Troy Caldwell P.O. Box 1784 Tahoe City, CA  96145 Dear Messrs. Wirth and Caldwell, On July 2nd Squaw Valley sent out an email announcing that you intend to submit a formal proposal for a gondola connecting Squaw Valley […]


TAHOE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL GENERATING OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION Auburn, Calif. – Today marks the close of the comment period for the initial environmental review of massive development proposed for Tahoe’s Squaw Valley, and letters are pouring in from local residents, neighboring jurisdictions, government agencies, and regional conservation groups. Sierra Watch delivered its detailed 130-page letter to Placer […]


CITIZENS CONCERNED ABOUT TRAFFIC, NOISE, HIGH-RISES, LIGHT POLLUTION AND DROUGHT Kings Beach, Calif. – Yesterday, Placer County planning officials held the first public hearing on KSL Capital Partner’s Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan.  The proposal would permit a series of high-rise condominium hotels, an indoor amusement park, 30 time-share “cabins” in the mouth of […]

Show up to Keep Squaw True

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 25th at 9:30 am […]

Placer County’s draft environmental report is out: This Sunday, it’s time to get informed, get involved, and get a t-shirt

What: Community meeting regarding Placer County’s Draft Environmental Impact Report on KSL’s development proposal. When: Sunday May 24th at 4:00 pm. Where:  Squaw Valley Public Service District 305 Squaw Valley Rd Olympic Valley, CA 96146 On Monday, Placer County released the Draft Environmental Impact Report KSL’s proposed development in Squaw Valley.  And there’s lots to talk about […]