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

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Placer County
Document Title
Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Base-to-Base Gondola Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Zoning: Forest Recreation, Open Spac,e and Neighborhood Commercial; GP Designation: Forest Recreation

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

Phone : (530) 745-3132


Olympic Valley
Cross Streets
2600 Alpine Meadows Rd., Tahoe City; 1960 Squaw Valley Rd., Olypmic Valley
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Squaw Creek, Bear Creek
Other Location Info
Tahoe City

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
General Plan Amendment Rezone Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 3

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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