The Antelope Valley Press is reporting that the long-awaited interconnect gondola between Olympic Valley (formally known as Squaw Valley) and Alpine Valley ski resorts will be finished in time for next season. The two ski resorts make up what is now known collectively as Palisades Tahoe.
The gondola has been stalled due to environmental concerns, but it appears that Alterra Mountain Company, who owns Palisades Tahoe, has the greenlight to finish construction this offseason. The project will cost $65 million when it’s all said and done.
The gondola will be 2.2 miles long, and the travel time between the two resorts is expected to be around 16 minutes.
Connecting the two valleys with a gondola will effectively make Palisades Tahoe the 3rd largest ski resort by acreage in North America.
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