Timberline Twister

Category: Press Release
 Meadows to Enhance Recreational Resort Offering with New ‘Timberline Twister’

Gravity-Powered Adventure Ride Will Offer Another Family-Friendly Way to Experience Squaw Valley

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Sept. 6, 2017 – Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC has applied for a permit to install a “Timberline Twister” at Squaw Valley. A fun way for families to enjoy a new on-mountain experience at Squaw Valley and to enhance the recreational offerings at the resort, the ride will round out the range of activities available to resort guests both in winter and summer.

A gravity-powered experience that is popular among mountain resort guests of all ages, the Timberline Twister would be the second such experience to exist in the Tahoe region. Heavenly Mountain Resort opened a mountain coaster on Lake Tahoe’s south shore in June 2016. Today, more than 24 of Weigand Sports’ Alpine Coaster and Bobkart Circuit rides exist at mountain resorts in the United States.

“Our guests have told us loud and clear that they want more activity options when they come to visit,” said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “As part of a tourism dependent economy, we are committed to remaining an attractive destination in a dynamic travel industry. We are not alone in this pursuit: resorts across our industry have installed similar coasters to diversify their year-round recreational offerings.”

As part of the permitting process, biological resources studies have been conducted and did not identify any special-status animal or plant species within the project area. The proposed location for the Timberline Twister is at the base of the mountain between the Far East and Red Dog chairlifts in an area that is already zoned for this type of recreational use.

For more information about Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows or to plan a visit, visit www.squawalpine.com.


About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the second year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the spring skiing capital as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

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