California is known to have some of the most iconic resorts in the United States. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are considered to be the best in the state, and they are both found in north Tahoe. For many years, the resorts have had a special connection. They are close to each other, and when visitors are top of Squaw Valley, they can easily see the top of Alpine Meadows.
The two iconic resorts, however, are separated by distinct ski passes and two different cultures practiced in each resort. Squaw Valley is preferred by individuals who visit with their families. The resort offers the best sites for individuals who are still newbies in skydiving, although it has some areas where the experienced players can have fun. Squaw Valley attracts many tourists in the world, and at one time, the Olympics were held there.
Alpine Meadows is also a place full of activities. The resort has activities that will suit everyone, especially individuals who are looking for greater challenges in the skiing game. In 2011, things changed significantly in the two resorts when the owners of Squaw Valley, KSL Capital Partners decided to purchase Alpine Meadows. The acquisition idea changed the cultures of the two resorts, uniting them in to one ski resort. However, for the visitors to ski both mountains, they have to drive from one mountain to the other.
In the recent future, visitors will not have to drive from one parking lot to the other. Last Monday, the management at http://squawalpine.com of the two resorts announced that they will be constructing a gondola. The gondola will be the perfect way to connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Once the project is completed, visitors will not have to drive from one mountain’s parking to the other.
The gondola is expected to operate in three parts: it will start at the base of Squaw Valley, going all the way to the ridge between both resorts. It will then go down to the bottom of Alpine Meadows. Many skiers have always wanted the two iconic resorts to be connected for many years. According to Andy Wirth, this will be a dream come true for many snowboarders and skiers who visit the area or live there.
The announcement to construct the gondola did not come as a surprise to the Lake Tahoe skiers. There have been rumors that the management was working on a plan to construct a life serving connection that will make things easier. The owner of the piece of land found between the two resorts, Troy Caldwell was one of the people who made the connection idea in to a reality.