KSL-Squaw Releases Future Village Model | 100 Acres, 1,000 residences, 132,000-sq-ft Aquatic Center

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Phase 1:  is the lit area in this photo with Aquatic Center (Grand Camp) and Ice Rink right behind it.
Phase 1: is the lit area in this photo with Aquatic Center (Grand Camp) and Ice Rink right behind it.  photo:  moonshine ink

KSL, the owner’s of Squaw Valley ski resort, have just publicly released a model of what their proposed village would look like.  Make no mistake, this village would be a major change to the area in many significant ways.

If approved, the village would be built in 3 phases.  Phase 1 (see photo above) would take 5 years to complete.  Phase 2 & 3 would be developed barring the success of the the Phase 1 and would take 10 years to complete.

The lit area in this photo shows the current village.  Everything else would be new.  photo:  moonshine ink
The lit area in this photo shows the current village. Everything else would be new.  photo:  moonshine ink

This model reveals a village that will include 100 acres, a 132,000-square foot aquatic/adventure center, and 1,000 residential units.

This village plan is ambitious, big, and would take 10-15 years to complete.  By then, the Alpine-Squaw-Whitewolf connection should be done.

The 1.5 million dollar new look for Squaw Creek.
The 1.5 million dollar new look for Squaw Creek.  photo:  moonshine ink

VILLAGE MODEL HIGHLIGHTS:

1.  Squaw Creek would be restored and have a walkway put in next to it at a cost of $1.5 million

2.  Grand Camp = a 132,000-square foot building with indoor aquatic center, indoor play structures, interactive gaming

3.  The Olympic House would be destroyed & The Chammy would be awkwardly saved

4.  Ice Rink near funitel

5.  The rest will mostly be lodging with a sprinkle of restaurants and retail shops

Squaw Village Model.  1 inch = 3 feet
Squaw Village Model. 1 inch = 3 feet.  photo:  moonshine ink

MAJOR QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED:

1.  Can highway 89 and Squaw Valley Rd. handle this kind of traffic?

2.  Will this village be a major economic boost to local residents?

3.  Is the local community behind this project?

4.  What environmental impact will this village have on local flora and fauna

5.  How will this affect crowds at the ski resort, especially on holidays

 the chammy
The Future of Le Chamoix at Squaw. Check out the little red building in this image…that’s the Chammy.  photo:  moonshine ink

Read more here:  Moonshine Ink

You can see this Village Model next to the old Granite Chief and the Sierra Sotheby’s Reality office in the Village from 10am-4pm everyday but Sunday.


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11 thoughts on “KSL-Squaw Releases Future Village Model | 100 Acres, 1,000 residences, 132,000-sq-ft Aquatic Center

  1. I like that this article was left somewhat neutral, but I’ve gotta say. Which locals are going to dig this? This looks like Whistler. This looks like too much. Can the valley handle/hold all this?

  2. Wow…hard to imagine the valley like that. On the plus side there might be actually be some work in the shoulder seasons!

  3. Can they build/sell/rent that many apartments and still remain afloat, or is Vail resorts waiting for KSL to fall into their lap.

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