All the hype has finally coming to a close. JMA & KSL have completed their merger. The new company created is called Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC. It’s real.
The big questions that still remain are:
Skiers and riders will now have access to 6,000+ acres of terrain, 44 lifts, & 270+ trails all via one pass. Free shuttles will run between the two resorts to allow guests to check out both resorts on the same day.
“Since announcing the merger, the Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley joint pass products – the Tahoe Super Pass and Tahoe Super Six, and Squaw Valley’s $50 million renaissance, the response from our guests has been overwhelmingly positive. The opportunity to experience these two incredible mountains, each with their own unique spirit and character, through one pass and one ticket has resonated deeply with our guests.” – Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley
“We are extremely pleased to announce what is certainly the biggest news of the 2011-12 ski season. We look forward to working with Squaw Valley management, to introducing our guests to the greatly expanded opportunities that result from this combining of forces with Squaw Valley, and to the exciting days that lie ahead for these two magnificent properties.” – Todd Chapman, president and CEO of JMA Ventures
The new company created is called Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC. They will be donating $25,000 to the Community House, a new community center run by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF). The TTCF supports families in need.
“Having Squaw Valley lead the way by providing the first gift toward purchasing property to house the Community House is incredibly significant. Squaw Valley, under Andy Wirth’s leadership, has emerged as an outstanding corporate and philanthropic leader. With Squaw’s gift and donations from others, the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation will be able to secure long-term space for non-profits providing critical core services for families in Kings Beach, enabling them to live with dignity and opportunity in our community.” – said Linda Brown, TTCF’s interim CEO
Full Press Release Here: Squaw Valley Press Release