Big News from Squaw Valley!

It’s been talked about for a long time and now it’s coming to fruition. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are combining operations! Here’s the headline that was released!!

SQUAW VALLEY AND ALPINE MEADOWS ANNOUNCE THE COMBINATION OF TWO LEGENDARY MOUNTAIN DESTINATIONS
Two of North America’s renowned mountains join forces to provide enormous variety of terrain and adventure.
[Olympic Valley, CA and Alpine Meadows, CA] September 27, 2011—Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort announced today that the two North Lake Tahoe ski resorts have agreed to combine operations under common ownership and offer season passes and lift tickets that will allow guests to enjoy skiing and riding on both mountains. The transaction is expected to close prior to the commencement of the 2011-12 winter season.
Here’s the link to the rest of the momentous story!! http://www.squaw.com/press-release/alpine-meadows-and-squaw-valley-join-forces
In celebration, Mother Nature blessed us with our first snow of the season last week with a beautiful white blanket on the upper mountains. Although the official opening date isn’t until November 23rd, we’ll have to watch and see if nature has other plans! It might be a good idea to get your equipment tuned or purchased earlier than later.

Let’s not forget about all of the improvements Squaw Valley has initiated, here’s the link to Andy Wirth’s Renaissance message to the community! http://www.squaw.com/squaws_renaissance

Real estate sales slowed a bit toward the end of summer but interest sure has picked up in the last couple of weeks as weather cooled and we received rain and snow. Since august 1st there were only six condominium closings in Squaw with a very wide range of prices. Four of the six closings were two bedroom units ranging in price from $279,200 to $765,000. The two lower priced units were a foreclosure and a short sale and the high end unit was a top floor, larger two bedroom unit facing KT with views looking up toward Headwall at the Squaw Valley Lodge.

All pricing has come down so now is the time to get your Squaw getaway! All of our listed properties at the Squaw Valley Lodge are priced competitively and the Sellers are prepared to negotiate. Come see us and take a tour of what you could own! We have comfortable deluxe studios with a variety of views including units overlooking our pool area or facing KT; a top floor, sunny south facing one-bedroom unit with vaulted ceiling, and top floor studio-loft condominiums with views of KT-22 and Shirley Canyon. What’s your ideal floorplan? We always have additional units coming on the market, please check with us or our website to find out more! Of course all of the properties in Squaw Valley and beyond can be seen on our popular website, here’s that link: www.squawvalleyrealestate.com

Between Bob and I, we have over 47 years of real estate experience in Squaw Valley! Whether buying or selling you can trust we will have your interest at heart. As always, please come on by the Squaw Valley Lodge; email or give us a call for the most up to date information. We always welcome a conversation or even suggestions of what you would like to see in this blog. Also, don’t forget about our property management division, Squaw Tahoe Vacation Rentals; we now manage properties outside of the Squaw Valley Lodge assisting with Vacation Rentals, Ski Leases, and Long Term Rentals at very competitive rates! You may contact our property manager Anna locally at 530.583.2130, toll free at 855.583.2130 or email her at: rentals@squaw-tahoe.com

We look forward to the new season fast approaching and anticipate enjoying the all the new improvements Squaw Valley USA is inputting.

See you in the outdoors!

Norm Anderson & Bob Gebhardt

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