Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Base-to-Base Gondola

Project Description

Construction of a gondola interconnecting the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows base areas ranging from 11,700 feet to 13,000 feet in length and requiring 33 to 35 lift towers, two base terminals and two intermediate mid-stations. The gondola would begin on privately owned land at Squaw Valley, traverse the privately owned Caldwell property, and would terminate on National Forest System lands operated under Forest Service Special Use Permit within the Alpine Meadows base area.

PROJECT LOCATION: The project area encompasses parts of the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows operational boundaries, as well as surrounding private lands northwest of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, California. At its closest point, Squaw Valley is approximately 1.2 miles from Alpine Meadows. State Route 89 provides access to both resorts. The Final EIS/EIR consists of (1) Revisions to the Draft EIS/EIR text, (2) Comments received during the public comment period on the Draft EIS/EIR and responses thereto, (3) A Mitigation Monitoring Reporting Program, and (4) Resource Protection Measures. 

Placer County and the Tahoe National Forest (TNF) have released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) / Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the project. You can access the EIS/EIR via the documents below.

  1. Final EIS/EIR
  2. Draft EIS/EIR
  3. Notice of Preparation of EIS-R
  4. Notice of Preparation of EIR

Final Environmental Impact Statement / Report (Released 04/05/19)