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 […]

SIERRA WATCH WELCOMES CHASE SCHWEITZER TO CONSERVATION TEAM

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 […]

SIERRA WATCH REVEALS DEEP FLAWS IN SQUAW VALLEY DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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 […]

OVERFLOW CROWD AT SQUAW VALLEY DEVELOPMENT HEARING

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 […]

Placer County Releases Squaw Valley Development Report: Initial assessment warns of traffic, noise, and highrises

Olympic Valley, Calif. – Placer County planning officials released their initial environmental assessment of proposed development in Squaw Valley today. The document paints a bleak picture of traffic, construction, and high-rises for the Tahoe Sierra. “The county’s report makes it crystal clear,” said Tom Mooers of the conservation non-profit Sierra Watch. “Proposed development in Squaw […]

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KSL has money for a water park but not for the mountain

So I was at Squaw Valley on Wednesday.  I made some turns in honest to goodness powder and even jumped off a few things. I also spent at least 15 minutes suspended off the ground on a stalled Siberia Express chairlift on my second chair of the day.  It felt like several lifetimes.  Then, after […]