Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Considers Removing Racial Slur From Its Name


Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced more than three weeks ago that they would reconvene discussions with the native Washoe council to consider renaming the ski area and removing the ethnic and sexist slur in its name. However, there is no definitive timetable as to when they will host the discussion again, according to Christine Horvath, Squaw Alpine Marketing Manager.

“We are holding internal and external conversations about whether we should change the name, and if so, what the new name might be,” Horvath told POWDER. “One major part of this outreach is the continuing conversation between Squaw Alpine President Ron Cohen and Darrel Cruz, Historic Preservation Officer for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. We are also in conversation with USFS, county representatives, and other regional stakeholders, so that we might all move forward…

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