Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Host Pre-Screening Events at Bay Area Showings of Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent”
Events to Include Unveiling of New California Express Video Featuring Jonny Moseley, Food, Drinks and Giveaways
Video available here: squawalpine.com/gondola#video
[OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif.] Nov. 1, 2017 – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will host informational events for resort patrons to learn about the proposed California Express Gondola ahead of the Bay Area screenings of the 2017 Warren Miller film “Line of Descent” this month. Events in San Francisco, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, Berkeley, Redwood City, Campbell, Pleasanton, Santa Cruz and San Rafael will include opportunities for attendees to enjoy food, drinks and learn more about the proposed lift connection between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, and how to ensure its 2019-20 winter season opening. A new video featuring Jonny Moseley will be screened, and resort-related giveaways will also be offered to attendees.
A long-held dream of the pioneers who brought the sport of skiing and the 1960 Winter Olympics to Squaw Valley nearly 60 years ago, the California Express is proposed to finally connect the Village at Squaw Valley and the base area at Alpine Meadows.
“Every year, the screening of the annual Warren Miller film helps signal the start of the winter season. We’re excited to not only have our mountains featured in the film, but to sponsor the movie this year and have an opportunity to connect with our guests who live in the Bay Area,” said Andy Wirth, president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “These events will give us an opportunity to share the excitement for the upcoming winter season, and to update our guests and other Tahoe area skiers and riders regarding our plans to finally connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, and to hear about what matters to them.”
The proposed connection is currently under a joint agency review and assessment with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and Placer County. With help and support from the local community and loyal resort guests to ensure its approval, once it is open, the gondola will finally offer skiers and snowboarders a cohesive, seamless ski and ride experience that includes access to the 6,000 combined acres of incredible terrain at both mountains without use of a car, and additional lift access to the top of the KT-22 ridge.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is committed to ensuring the gondola is sensitive to the environment, native habitat, and nearby public lands when it is built. To this end, the design plan for the California Express prioritizes environmental sustainability at every step. This includes:
- Protecting and preserving all identified critical habitat;
- Avoiding crossing into the Granite Chief wilderness boundary;
- Reducing car and shuttle traffic between the two mountains that impacts guests, residents and employees;
- Minimizing visual impacts by limiting the number and height of gondola towers to maintain the scenic beauty of the area; and
- Eliminating the need to construct access roads by using helicopters and overland crews for construction.
To learn more about the California Express and how to help make it happen in time for the 2019-20 winter season, visit squawalpine.com/gondola.
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, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, 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. 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 California 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. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.