Squaw Valley Water Supply

Squaw Valley located in Olympic Valley, California recently responded to the news that the water supply at this famous resort has been contaminated and small traces of E. coli and coliform bacteria were detected in the drinking water at the resort’s upper mountain. This was in fact discovered by the resort itself and was handled accordingly from the beginning. Since the first report of this potential health risk on November 8, 2016 – the resort has quickly taken every precaution necessary to ensure that its guests are not in any danger. The resort is still open for vacationers and they are providing free bottled water to all guests until the current water issue is back to normal and meets all the required testing standards. However; the restaurants at upper mountain have remained closed, and the skiers are being asked not to drink any water other than the bottled water that is being given out at no additional costs to the skiers.

Placer County Environmental Health was notified from the beginning and has been working together with Squaw Valley to quickly resolve the water supply issue. They have reported that the tests being performed have been showing study improvement and that this is just a temporary situation that will be resolved as quickly as possible. No health issues have been reported at this time and skiers have been enjoying the famous resorts mountains as normal.

Read more: Squaw Valley issues statement on upper mountain water quality

In a statement released on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Public Relations Director of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Liesl Kenney stated the water supply was impacted by an unusual heavy rain storm back in October. In fact, several water systems were affected in Placer County. During the summer at Squaw Valley, an upgraded water system was installed at High Camp and Gold Coast, which the heavy rain impacted the new system and that resulted in the contamination of the water supply. This was the only system affected at Squaw Valley and at no point was this water made available to the public.

They immediately consulted with leading water safety experts and contacted Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District when their routine testing detected there was an issue with the water supply. Steps have been taken to address this issue with the help of these agencies and they will continue to work together until the water in this system is back to normal. They will not be using their regular water system at High Camp or Gold Coast until they are fully assured by the health officials and the other experts that are assisting with the situation, that the water supply is indeed safe again.

They are taking this issue very seriously and their top priority is the safety of their customers. As always, all safety issues at the resort are always top priority. They extended a thank you for the assistance from Placer County and the cooperation from the experts involved. They will update all guests accordingly as soon as this issue has been fully resolved.

The best ski resorts on Lake Tahoe

Are you looking for the best ski resort for your next family vacation or a place where you can unleash your adventurous side? If your answer is yes, then we’ve got what you’re looking for.

Squaw Valley Resort:

Known for hosting the 1960 winter Olympics, Squaw Valley resort maintains a vibrant ski culture on squawalpine.com. It brings out your adventurous side, that is elevated by the view of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters and the inspirations of the beautiful mountains in the background.

Squaw valley offers trails and slopes that benefit skiers of all levels. For beginners, there’s learning zones that puts you in the middle of the Alpine scenery. For the advanced skiers, there’s slopes and bowls that’ll boost your adventurous side, challenging you every step of the way.

With the consistent snowfall in the area, skiers can enjoy skiing and snowboarding well into springtime. Squaw Valley is known to have one of the longest skiing and snowboarding seasons in America.

Not only does Squaw Valley offer great ski slopes, but they also offer one of the best scenic views in the country. They offer friendly and majestic experiences that any family or adventurous person would enjoy. From hitting the slopes to shopping in the Village shop, Squaw Valley has it all.

Alpine Meadows:

Just on the other side of the valley, lies the Alpine Meadows. It’s known for it’s sprawling terrian and lake views. Alpine Meadows is an adventurous person’s scenic playground. It’s the perfect place for those seeking a family vacation that’s off the radar.

Alpine Meadows is a 15 minute shuttle from the Squaw Valley Resort. It’s lined with Chalet-style lodges and hospitality that puts skiing and riding experiences at the frontline. This beautiful resort lies on 2,400 acres that has more than 100 trails lining the mountains. Among these mountains are well-groomed slopes for the avid skier and beginners alike.

Since these two resorts have always been drawn to each other, the owner of the Squaw Valley resort bought out the Alpine Meadows in 2011. They plan to add a gondola that will transport guests of the Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley. This gondola would connect the two resorts so that the guest don’t have to drive between the two resorts. As of now guests still have to drive or shuttle between the two resorts.

So, whether your looking to unleash your adventurous side or planning a vacation for the family, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are the best ski resorts that Lake Tahoe has to offer. When you plan your next trip, keep these beautiful, scenic resorts in mind: you won’t be sorry.