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:
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.
- Gold Coast Complex (at the top of the Funitel)
- The Arc Entrance
- The Arc Cafeteria
- High Camp (at the top of Aerial Tram)
- Olympic House
- Lower level next to the bathrooms outside of Dave's Deli
- Aerial Tram Lobby
- Member's Locker Room
- Squaw Kids
- 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
- Each year, the United States uses 17 million barrels of oil to produce single-use plastic water bottles.
- 40 billion single plastic bottles end up in our landfills and oceans each year in the United States.
- Imagine a single-use plastic bottle ¼ full of oil. This is how much petroleum is needed to produce one plastic bottle.
- 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.
- Only 1 in 5 single-use plastic bottles end up being recycled—80% end up in our world’s oceans and landfills.
- 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.
- 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.
- A plastic bottle is not biodegradable and will take over 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill.