Hopefully you saw our April 1 post, the fake press release to remind us how ridiculous Alterra Mountain Company’s plans for Squaw Valley truly are.
No, they are not actually renaming Squaw Valley ‘Waterpark Valley USA!’ (at least as far as we know).
But they did actually claim, in public, that “there is nothing to do here in summer.”
They really do want to build a ten-story indoor waterpark – with the tallest waterslide in North America, along with a series of highrise condo hotels.
And they even claimed that John Muir would think that’s a good thing.
It’s a dark vision of reckless development that we wish were just a joke. But is a real-life threat to everything we love about Tahoe.
For ten years, all that’s stood between our mountains and 30 years of development is Sierra Watch and our work to keep Tahoe Truckee True.
It’s an epic story of how we work together to protect our values – on April 1 and every other day of the year.
To learn more about Sierra Watch’s commitment to responsible development in Squaw Valley, watch The Movie to Keep Tahoe True: https://youtu.be/Q_RdEW1IOMY
Stand with Sierra Watch and sign the Tahoe Truckee True petition today: https://sierrawatch.org/tahoe-truckee-true/action/
And you can read our announcement in support of finding a name for Squaw Valley that respects our shared history and everyone that comes to the valley for recreation, as well as the switch to our updated Tahoe Truckee True campaign: https://sierrawatch.org/tahoe-truckee-true/name-change/
Lastly, if you think there is nothing to do in the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Region in the summer, maybe try going for a swim in Lake Tahoe – it’s one of the best outdoor waterparks you’ll ever find.