Village at Squaw Valley
KSL Capital Partners, the controversial owners of Squaw Valley, have made epic changes to plans for the expansion of Squaw Valley's base village. KSL's original 2011 proposal called for an enormous 101.5 acre, 1000 residence, 132,000-square foot aquatic park that local conservationist group Sierra Watch dubbed as a crazy mash-up of "North Korean severity, Vegas excess, and Disney surrealism" . Several screaming matches and community meetings later, KSL's new plans have cut 700 bedrooms, kept a large portion of the day-skier parking lot, maintained the members locker room, and kept several Olympic and historic buildings. Also gone is the massive "Grand Camp" aquatic center, which aimed to turn the ski area into Water World. But underneath the PR rhetoric, this is still a big change for Squaw Valley. Check out the new plan here and tell us, is this the future of Squaw?
· The Village at Squaw Valley [Curbed Ski]
· KSL's Revised Squaw Valley Village Plans [Snow Brains]