Squaw Valley; a leading Ski Resort in North America issued, an extended statement in December 2016 responding to Sierra Sun’s news that coliform and E. coli bacteria were found in the drinking water at its upper mountain. Since then, there has been improvement after the water was treated consistently. Wesley Nicks; an Environmental Health director of Placer County, confirmed that three out of the four wells serving upper parts of the mountain showed negligible levels coliform and no E. coli. However, upper mountain restaurants remained closed as the skiers were not allowed to drink water until the problem was completely solved and top-to-bottom skiing authorized to safely continue at the well-known ski resort.
Liesl Kenny, Squaw Valley’s Public Relations Director, issued a statement providing facts about the quality of water at the upper mountain of Squaw Valley. The Director reported that a strangely heavy rain storm affected many Placer County’s water systems. At Squaw Valley, the strange weather occurrence led to flooding of an improved water system that was upgraded at Gold Coast and High Camp. Fortunately, the issue was limited to that system and none of Squaw Valley’s other water systems were affected. Moreover, no contaminated water was issued to the public.
They also consulted with other important water safety professionals and with their help took steps to tackle the issue. Additionally, they promised to continue working on it until the water in the system had normalized. They did not use the water at Gold Coast and High Camp until they got assurance from the health officials and other professionals concerning the safety of the water. The safety of Squaw Valley’s clients is paramount and they took the issue seriously as they do with all other safety issues at the resort.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an international mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, U.S. It covers more than 6,000 skiable acres. It also features slope-side lodging at Squaw Valley Village; an all-time busy location with continuous events and almost 60 bars, boutiques, and restaurants. The resort is known as the spring skiing capital as it offers one of the longest snowboard and ski seasons in Lake Tahoe.