Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Base-to-Base Gondola Project

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016042066
Lead Agency
Placer County
Document Title
Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Base-to-Base Gondola Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Received

Document Description
The project includes installation, operation, and maintenance of a winter-time only/ski season only gondola connecting the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski areas. The eight-passenger per cabin gondola would have a design capacity of approx. 1,400 persons per hour in each direction. Travel time between the ski areas is estimated at approx. 16 minutes. In total, the lift would be approx. 13,000 feet in length (based on slope length). Two base terminals, two mid-stations, and 37 towers would be installed. The project would also include installation, operation, and maintenance of an avalanche control system within proximity to the Alpine Meadows portion of the gondola alignment. The avalanche control system would consist of remotely operated gas-activated exploders (Gazex exploders).

Contact Information
Shirlee Herrington
Placer County
3091 County Center Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

530-745-3132

Location

Cities
Olympic Valley
Counties
Placer
Cross Streets
2600 Alpine Meadows Rd., Tahoe City; 1960 Squaw Valley Rd., Olypmic Valley
Zip
96146
Total Acres
4.1
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
89
Schools
Multiple
Waterways
Squaw Creek, Bear Creek
Township
14,15N
Range
16E

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (gondola (aerial ropeway system, towers, terminal) Other (avalanche contorl system (Gazex exploders))
Local Action
Other Action Use Permit General Plan Amendment Other Action: Updated NOP
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 3 N Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Water Resources Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (So Lake Tahoe) Resources Agency
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