Mountain Tap

Mountain Tap

Fresh Taste Without Waste

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is committed to reducing our waste and acting as stewards of the environment. By discontinuing the sale of single-use water bottles, together we will save over 28,000 bottles from going into landfills each year. We encourage you to hydrate with a reusable water bottle. 

Where to purchase reusable water bottles

We have affordable reusable bottles available for purchase at the same price as a disposable bottle at the following Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows dining locations and retail stores:  

Squaw Valley

Alpine Meadows

Refill Station Locations

Refill your bottle with Mountain Tap water, save the money you would spend on a disposable bottle, and save a single-use bottle from going into a landfill.

Squaw Valley

  • Gold Coast Complex (at the top of the Funitel)
    • The Arc Entrance
    • The Arc Cafeteria
  • High Camp (at the top of Aerial Tram)
    • Silvey's
    • Alexanders
  • Olympic House
    • Lower level next to the bathrooms outside of Dave's Deli
  • Aerial Tram Lobby
  • Member's Locker Room
  • Squaw Kids

Alpine Meadows

  • Tickets / Estelle Lobby
  • Day Lockers
  • Main Cafeteria Level
  • The Chalet – Mid-Mountain Lodge
Making a Difference

Each year the Mountain Tap program will remove at least 28,000 single-use plastic bottles from our waste stream—80% of which would never make it to the recycling bin. And in ten years, this will add up to nearly 300,000 plastic bottles and over 8 tons of CO2 saved from the production of plastic bottles. Staying hydrated is important, but doing so in an eco-friendly manner is equally important. Our program is aimed to encourage guests and staff to rethink using single-use products and to choose reusable items over disposable ones whenever possible, especially when it comes to water.

Why Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is taking on this initiative
  1. Each year, the United States uses 17 million barrels of oil to produce single-use plastic water bottles.
  2. 40 billion single plastic bottles end up in our landfills and oceans each year in the United States.
  3. Imagine a single-use plastic bottle ¼ full of oil. This is how much petroleum is needed to produce one plastic bottle.
  4. Fill a single-use plastic bottle three times and dump it out. That is how much water is wasted to produce a single plastic bottle.
  5. Only 1 in 5 single-use plastic bottles end up being recycled—80% end up in our world’s oceans and landfills.  
  6. On average, a gallon of California tap water costs less than a penny. When compared to tap, bottled water can be 500 to 1,000 times more expensive.
  7. If you were to drink the recommended 64 ounces of water per day in bottled water, you would waste 1,382 standard size plastic bottles every year.
  8. A plastic bottle is not biodegradable and will take over 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill.