Enhance Your Ski Experience with the California Express

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The California Express gondola will realize a long-held local dream and enhance the ski and ride experience at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows by truly connecting these two world-class mountains for the first time. This will offer Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows skiers and riders a cohesive, seamless ski experience with access to incredible terrain at both mountains, and additional lift access to the top of the KT ridge at Squaw Valley, including on some weather adverse days when the upper mountain is forced to close.

Because the environment is our livelihood, 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. As such, the design plan for the California Express prioritizes environmental sustainability at every step. This includes:

  • Limiting the number and height of gondola towers to maintain the scenic beauty of the area
  • Eliminating the need to construct access roads by using helicopters and overland crews for construction
  • Reducing car and shuttle traffic between the two mountains that impacts guests, residents and employees
  • Protecting and preserving all identified critical habitat and avoiding crossing into the Granite Chief wilderness boundary

Your voice is essential to securing the approval and ensuring the California Express gondola is constructed in time for the 2019-20 winter season.

Please sign and share this petition letting the U.S. Forest Service and Placer County know you support enhancing your ski and ride experience at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.



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