The bacteria E. coli and coliform were detected in the drinking water at Squaw Valley’s upper mountain. On November 8th, the possible health issue was reported to the Placer County Department of Environmental Health. Since then, Squaw Valley has released an extended statement in response to the news. It is reported that the water is showing improvement and is being treated consistently. Wesley Nicks, director of Placer County Environmental Health, told Sierra Sun that three out of the four wells that provide upper mountain with water are showing low levels of coliform and no E. coli. Fortunately, no health issues have been reported but the restaurants at upper mountain will remain closed. The top-to-bottom skiing is allowed at the popular ski resort but skiers are not allowed to drink water until the issue is fully resolved. Liesl Kenney, Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows released a statement regarding the water quality at Squaw Valley Upper Mountain. It is reported that a unusually heavy rain storm in October affected many water systems in Placer County. This peculiar weather event developed an overflow of an upgraded water system installed over the summer at High Camp and Gold Coast. This resulted in a contamination of that system at Squaw Valley. Fortunately, the contaminated water was not available to the public and the issue was limited to that system, not affecting any of the other water systems. The safety of their guest is Squaw Valleys most important obligation. After their standard testing the bacteria was detected and Squaw Valleys immediately contacted Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District. Taking the necessary extra steps Squaw Valley contacted and consulted with the top water safety experts. The health experts continue to address the issue and treat the water until the system has returned to normal levels. Squaw Valley takes this issue very seriously and will not return to their regular water usage at High Camp or Gold Coast until the health officials and other experts assure them the water is safe. The guests at High Camp and Gold Coast will have full access to their facilities, including free bottled water for drinking. Squaw Valley will continue to update their guest and costumers on the issue and when the issue is completely resolved. They send their thanks to Placer County and Squaw Valley Public District for their help and continuous cooperation with this issues
Skiing is one of the most popular winter activities in the world, and for those who are passionate about the sport, it’s all about finding the best places to go to play in the powder. For those who are looking for the best skiing in north America Lake Tahoe is a top choice. The best skiing in Lake Tahoe has always been easy to find, just look for the road that leads to Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Resorts. Squaw Valley and Alpine meadows have been the premier destination for those who want to enjoy all the fun and excitement that Lake Tahoe skiing can offer. Source: http://squawalpine.com
Squaw Valley was founded in the late 1930s and has been a top destination for avid skiing enthusiasts for more than 60 years, From the first days of its existence, the resort has strived to bring a five-star level of luxury to its guests and the kind of world-class skiing that the true skiing enthusiast longs for. The village at Squaw Valley has incredible gourmet cuisine at world class restaurants, amazing shopping, cozy lounge areas and in the lodges some of the most luxurious and appointed suites of any resort in the area.
While visiting Squaw Valley, guests can take part in yoga classes and fitness facilities that are second to none. An amazing heated outdoor pool and hot tub are available at the “high Camp” and offers breathtaking views during use that will awe and inspire. Getting to the high camp can also give one memories that will last a lifetime, thanks to the aerial tram that provides striking views of the greater Tahoe area that are second to none. For those times when one just wants to unwind and relax, the one site spa provides a wide range of services from massage to skin treatments and more. No matter what a person’s idea of vacationing involves Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows has something for them.
Of course, when talking about ski resorts, the amenities and attractions are important but the real star of the show is the skiing. At Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Skiers have the best options they can find anywhere in the area. More than 170 runs with a wide range of experience levels are available covering more than 4000 acres comprising three peaks on two mountains are available. The Ski area is meticulously maintained and has more than 400 inches of snow on average annually.
Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows offers the best skiing there is to be found in Lake Tahoe and among the top skiing anywhere in North America. From the village to the slopes there is no other ski area in the greater Tahoe region that can hold a match to these great joined resorts. For more than 6 decades’ skiers have come to enjoy the best, and surely will for many years to come.