The Public Relations Director for Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Liesl Kenney has recently provided a statement regarding the water quality at the historic ski resort in a bid to keep the company transparent as they win a battle to maintain a high water quality level. Squaw Valley’s statement has been released to make sure visitors and employees have access to all the relevant information regarding the discovery of traces of E.Coli and Coliform in four wells following a major rain storm in California’s Placer County; Placer County Environmental Health officials have also explained a number of wells in the region have been affected by the issue.
Squaw Valley officials believe their own upgraded water supply system has assisted in identifying the presence of these dangerous contaminants that were identified through the routine testing of water supplies entering the ski resort. The battle to return water supplies to the Upper Mountain area of Squaw Valley appears to be being won by officials from the ski resort, Placer County Environmental Health Department, and the large number of independent water experts employed by the resort to assist in turning the problem around; in fact, three of the four contaminated wells were already showing no signs of E.Coli and lower levels of Coliform by the end of November 2016.
Despite the success Squaw Valley is seeing in lowering the level of contaminants that entered the well water supply through natural means the ski resort is committed to keeping all visitors and employees as safe as possible at all times. To protect guests at the ski resort the leadership of Squaw Valley and its sister resort at Alpine Meadows have taken the decision to close all restaurants in the Upper Mountain area until all water supplies are returned to their normal quality. The water issue has not affected the quality of the skiing at Squaw Valley where slopes are open from top to bottom with bottled drinking water available for all guests choosing to use the Upper Mountain slopes.