Popular Tioga Pass Resort, CA announced on Facebook yesterday that it is unlikely they will open this year.
Hi everyone. I’ll keep this short. Work continues on the resort. However, numerous challenges abound. We will continue to move forward as best we can, but based upon current circumstances (very much including the ongoing pandemic), it now appears unlikely that we will operate this season in any capacity.
It’s a major understatement to say that we are pining to get back to serving the public.
Thanks to all for your continued support.
The resort, which for eight years until 2010 was owned by current Squaw Valley COO Ron Cohen, was seriously damaged in 2017 by heavy snow and it appears that the work required to repair the resort is a bigger undertaking than originally thought. A Facebook update in February detailed the massive undertaking:
The ownership of Tioga Pass Resort (TPR) purchased Saddlebag Lake Resort (SLR) late in 2018. The resorts have a shared history dating back to the mid-1900s when SLR was built by the then owners of TPR, says a Facebook post from Saddlebag Lake Resort.
Both resorts were heavily snow-damaged in 2017. After such an event, of course, follows insurance claims and historical scoping and all the rest you might expect. It can be slow going, especially in the face of limited seasonal access.
Operational plans for SLR, if there are to be any, remain unclear, although the original plan was to reopen summer 2020. A recent Facebook post did reveal that the water taxi is open for business.