Skiing Stoke from Lake Tahoe

Month: October 2011

The Keymaster : Moonshine Ink gets the skinny from Troy Caldwell

With the legal merger of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows now complete, Troy Caldwell holds the cards in connecting the two ski areas. Troy’s White Wolf property, complete with lift towers already installed, is the obvious link between Squaw and Alpine, which would create a mega resort with over 6,000 square acres of skiable terrain. How did Troy obtain this piece of land? What does he think can be done with it? Moonshine Ink gets the scoop from Troy himself. Check it out here: Troy Caldwell talks about White Wolf

Squaw Gets a Facelift

KSL is knee deep into a five year, fifty million investment in improvements at Squaw Valley. The fortress of ticket portals has been completely demolished creating enhanced views of KT and Red Dog from the Village. A new ticket office is being built into the main base lodge where the Patagonia store is. The KT Sundeck will now have a two sided bar that can be accessed from the deck or from inside. The lower level of the sundeck facing Cushing Pond will feature cabanas. The ground level of Olympic House is getting a long overdue remodel. All base facility buildings including Le Chamois are being painted to better compliment the Village.

Former ticket portal location


New ticket office


Olympic House gets a paint job


Olympic House after new paint. Note new lamp posts have replaced the round glass bubble lamps that have been there since the Hot Dog movie circa 1983.


The Chammy after new paint

Epic Timelapse of Black Rock City

Truckee photographer Grant Kaye has been dabbling in timelapse photography over the last year. Below is timelapse of Saturday night at Burning Man 2011. Looks like the set of the 1982 science fiction film Bladerunner. I’d say Grant’s got this format pretty wired. Some of Grant’s timelapse images will be featured in SBDC’s fall ski film release called Sierroin.

Burning Man 2011: Rites of Passage – Burn Night Timelapse from Grant Kaye on Vimeo.