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Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Base-to-Base Gondola

The project proposes a Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Base-to-Base Gondola which would include installation, operation, and maintenance of a gondola connecting the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski areas. The project would also include installation, operation, and maintenance of an avalanche control system within the Alpine Meadows portion of the gondola alignment. Placer County is working in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service on this project, for more information please visit:

The project area is located at 2600 Alpine Meadows Road, Tahoe City; 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley extending from the base of the Alpine Meadows Ski Area to the base of the Squaw Valley Ski Area.

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 at the links below. 

Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Environmental Impact Report (Public Review 04-27-18 to 06-11-18)

Notice of Availability of EIS/EIR (150 KB)


Send your comments on the Draft EIS/EIS before 5:00pm on June 11, 2018 to the following:


By email to

By fax to 530-745-3080


By USPS to:

Community Development Resource Agency

Environmental Coordination Services

3091 County Center Drive

Auburn, CA  95631


All comments received by Placer County during the 45-day public comment period will be shared with the Forest Service and responded to in the Final EIS/EIR, and vice versa. Therefore, it is not necessary to send your comments to both Agencies.