Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are investing nearly $8 million in capital improvements for the 2013-14 winter season. The improvements are part of year three of the resorts’ five-year, $70 million renaissance designed to improve all facets of the resort experience.
Over the first two years, the resorts spent $38 million, which added new chairlifts, more kids' experiences, new restaurants, redesigned terrain parks and a ski-in/ski-out Starbucks, touted as the world's first such coffee venue on the ski scene.
This winter opens with the new Wanderlust Yoga Studio, lodging improvements totalling $1.2, and free electric car charging stations. Food trucks, dubbed Mtn Roots, and a new mid mountain beer garden at Alpine Meadows are included in the upgrades.
The KT Base Bar and Plaza Bar will offer "... Tahoe Food Hub Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Tuna Tartar, Greek-Inspired Flatbread Pizza, AntiPasti with cured meats, olives, pepperoncini, artichoke hearts and cheeses, gluten-free Burrito Bowls and rotating soup of the weeks."
These venues are located in and outside of Olympic House at Squaw Valley. The Plaza Bar and The KT Sundeck make for two of the best places to enjoy lunch and après ski at the mountain, according to Richmond.
The improvements continue, with Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows always moving forward, to the benefit of everyone who visits the resorts.