Squaw Valley Statement

Once again, as Liesl Kenney shows, Squaw Valley proves that the safety of their guests “is paramount” to the resort.

In a statement issued by the PR Director for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Kenney explained exactly how the contamination found its way into the water supply, as well as how that’s affected the resort and the measures they’ve taken to combat it.

First, he explained that the contamination took place over the summer when the resort was upgrading their water system – a necessity, he says, that was caused by freakish weather that shook all of Placer County.

“At no point was contaminated water available to the public,” he said, addressing concerns that some might have. So far there have been no reports at all that anyone has gotten sick from the contamination, nor that any guests were ever even given access to water that had been contaminated.

The slight contamination also only affects the water systems that feed into High Camp and Gold Coast.

“After our routine testing detected this issue, we immediately contacted Placer County Environmental Health and the Squaw Valley Public Service District. We also moved immediately to consult with other leading water safety experts… We will not return to our regular water usage at High Camp or Gold Coast until we are fully assured by health officials and other experts that the water is safe.”

Kenney said that they are offering free bottled drinking water for those guests affected by the water issue and that Squaw Valley will notify its guests as soon as experts confirm that all contamination is gone.