Olympic Valley, Cal. and Alpine Meadows, Cal. (MyNews4.com and KRNV) -- Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort announced Tuesday that the two ski resorts are combining operations. The two resorts will now offer season passes and lift tickets that will allow for skiing and riding on both mountains.
The sale is expected to close before the beginning of the 2011-2012 winter season.
The two resorts combined will create over 6,000 acres of skiing across eight Sierra Nevada peaks. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are a ten minute drive from each other.
"In today's economic environment, skiers and snowboarders are looking for more -- more terrain and value. The all new Tahoe Super Pass and Tahoe Super Six which allow guests, with one pass, access to both of these incredible mountains provides unmatched value," said Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley.
The Tahoe Super Pass will provide skiing and riding at both resorts for winter 2011-2012. The new Tahoe Super Six will provide six unrestricted days of skiing and riding for the season. Both passes are for sale now.
As part of the sale, the investiment affiliate JMA Ventures will convert its ownership of Alpine Meadows into partial ownership of the new, combined company. KSL Capital Partners, LLC, the owner of Squaw Valley, will be the majortiy owner of the company.