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Traffic’s Imperfect Storm
Truckee-based photographer Court Leve witnessed ski traffic congestion from a crows-eye view recently when he captured video and photos of the long lines with his drone. Then he attended meetings to find solutions. Here are his thoughts in this month’s My Shot.
Challenge the Inevitability of Snarled Traffic
“It’s a heart-hurt to view idling vehicles lined up as far as the eye can see,” our editors say collectively in this month’s group editorial. “There is a carrying capacity inherent for any system and clearly we are exceeding ours here.”
Homewood’s Bait and Switch
Kathleen Annice argues that visitors and locals should make sure Homewood Mountain Resorts gets more public review for its current changes, including its stated hope to turn the area into a luxury lifestyle club.
Ski Resorts, Where Do Your Employees Live?
Sugar Bowl, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Palisades Tahoe, and (bonus content) Homewood share where their employees are living this winter season.
Alterra, Are You Listening?
A Palisades Tahoe employee criticizes the Alterra Mountain Co. for not raising employee wages like other major resorts have done this year.
The Reason We Have a Season
Nothing is normal about the year 2020, and ski resorts are no exception. These companies have made significant changes to their operations and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to be open.