We’ve all had big hopes for the Squaw Renaissance. Right now were looking at no half-pipe for the entirety of the 2011/12 season. Kinda makes ya wonder where that $50 million is going?
Bottom line: you’ve got to have a half-pipe to contend with the big ski resorts of North America. No half-pipe is very small time. And if you are catering to families, then you’re missing the boat without a half-pipe.
“Mom and Dad, I don’t wanna go to Squaw for vacation. They don’t even have a pipe!”
Here’s a quick email exchange between an Unofficial reader and Squaw Valley USA.
To who it concerns,
Will Squaw get a 1/2 pipe this season, or will I be forced to go to Boreal or Northstar? They have both had one all season. Low snow year we all know, but there are others who have them…What is the problem?
Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately Squaw Valley will not have a 1/2 pipe this year. As you know we did not receive that much snow this season and we did not want to use the limited water supply we have for snow making on a half pipe when we need to focus on getting our terrain covered. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at anytime.
Thank you for the response.
Your website and an email to me said, you just received 11 feet of snow. We all know that is enough to make the 1/2 pipe.
My question now; Is Squaw being cheap, lazy, or not telling the truth. Earlier in the season, Squaw was bragging about getting Snow Park Technologies to put there park and pipe together. Your news is very disappointing………
Please let the Upper management (Andy Worth in particular) know that people want it.
Next thing we will probably hear that Squaw will be closing earlier then expected because there is not enough snow.
Dear Mr. K***,
Thank you for your inquiry. With there being limited time left in the season we will not be building a half pipe this year. While we did receive a lot of snow with this last storm it is still not enough to build a half pipe, it takes an incredibly large amount of snow to build a half pipe. Not to mention the time it would take us to build it. Snow Park Technologies is working with Squaw Valley but with the lack of snow throughout the season they were not able to do as we planned. We understand your frustrations but you need more than a lot of snow to build a half pipe. Squaw is not being cheap, lazy, or not telling the truth, we would love to have build a half pipe but the circumstances were not in our favor. We will not be closing early either, we plan on staying open as long as possible. We would appreciate your patience and understanding with our situation this year. If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at anytime.
Again, there will be no half-pipe at all this season at Squaw Valley USA. Weird, right?