Heavy rains during the month of October affected multiple water systems throughout Placer County. Squaw Valley Upper Mountain responded to this unseasonal weather situation by rapidly upgrading its water systems over the summer. While this resulted in contamination of the system connected to High Camp and Gold Coast, no other water system was compromised. Furthermore, water from that specific system never made it to the point that it would have been available to the public.
Upon a routine inspection of its water systems, Squaw Valley Upper Mountain made immediate contact with both the Placer County Environmental Health Board and the Public Service District. It has also engaged in multiple consultations with experts within the field of water safety. The outcome of these consultations will be additional, ongoing safeguards and countermeasures to prevent repeat incidents until the water returns to normal conditions. It will not reactivate High Camp or Gold Coast’s water system until it is completely comfortable that the water is safe after consultation with health officials and related experts.
Squaw Valley Upper Mountain considers the safety of its customers to be an integral part of its corporate foundation. It takes the contamination of the notable water system as a gravely serious matter, as it does the safety of any other aspect of its resort. While the contamination issues between High Camp and Gold Coast are being resolved and corrected, guests at those two resorts will have regular and complete access to all facilities, including free bottles of water to maintain hydration. Squaw Valley Upper Mountain maintains that it will update guests the very moment that the various experts can confirm the situation to be fully resolved.
Squaw Valley Upper Mountain appreciates the efforts and experience of officials and experts from Placer County and Squaw Valley’s Public Service District.