The Village at Squaw Valley Redevelopment Plan

Take a virtual tour of the Village at Squaw Valley Redevelopment Plan.

The plan, consisting of new lodging, an indoor recreation area, commercial space, leveled parking and employee housing on 93.3 acres of developed land and parking lot in Olympic Valley, was approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors on November 15, 2016.

“We are moving forward with the planning, prioritizing and other work necessary to start the redevelopment within the approved project design guidelines, and intend to engage with the community throughout that process. Our intention is to work collaboratively and build trust with those who want to be involved so that we can arrive at the best result for our community and the resort. We anticipate construction will begin once building permits are obtained from the County, however market conditions will dictate the pace of construction and phasing of the redevelopment.” Ron Cohen, president and COO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC. (December 2018)

The Plan: Take a Virtual Tour 

One: Arrival In The Village 

Watch the video below to get a feel for the arrival in the redeveloped Village at Squaw Valley. 

Part Two: The Village Plaza  

Watch the video below to get a feel for the Village Plaza in the redeveloped Village at Squaw Valley. 

Part Three: The West Village

Watch the video below to get a feel for the West Village in the redeveloped Village at Squaw Valley. 

Benefits
  • 500+ new year-round jobs supporting tourism that isn't seasonally dependent 
  • $22 million in annual tax revenues toward public services like schools, parks & public safety 
  • $20 million toward transit initiatives 
  • $150 million in new infrastructure including road, utility & Fire/EMS improvements
  • $6 million dedicated to park & recreation planning, including improved hiking & biking trails in Squaw Valley 
  • $2 million annually to help fund Olympic Valley environmental initiatives 
  • 9 acres of Squaw Creek restored and protected, with $2 million dedicated to completing the restoration 
  • $440,000 donated for air quality to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the governmental agency tasked with protecting Lake Tahoe
Why are you redeveloping the Village at Squaw Valley? 

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is redeveloping and completing the unfinished base area Village at Squaw Valley to reestablish the resort as a premiere mountain resort destination and ensure that it has a sustainable future. 

What are the environmental impacts of this project? 

Since its inception and in response to community feedback, the Village at Squaw Valley Redevelopment Plan has been significantly reduced and is now only 38% of what is allowable in the zoning area per the Squaw Valley General Plan and Land Use Ordinance. 90% of this redevelopment will occur on already disturbed lands and existing aspalt parking lots, zoned for development. This project also aims to improve environmental practices in Olympic Valley by alloting $6 million to parks and recreation planning, $2 million annually to fund Olympic Valley initiatives, and restoring 9 acres of Squaw Creek area to have it fully protected. 

How will this impact the community? 

The Redevelopment plan for the Village at Squaw Valley boasts a multitude of community benefits including:

  • 500+ new year-round jobs supporting tourism that isn't seasonally dependent 
  • $22 million in annual tax revenues toward public services like schools, parks & public safety 
  • $20 million toward transit initiatives 
  • $150 million in new infrastructure including road, utility & Fire/EMS improvements
  • $6 million dedicated to park & recreation planning, including improved hiking & biking trails in Squaw Valley 
  • $2 million annually to help fund Olympic Valley environmental initiatives