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Tahoe-Truckee Winter Employees Relying On Snow For Income

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Amy Westervelt
Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar have been open since Nov 16th with new fresh snow.

Tahoe-Truckee winter employees are relying on snow for income this season. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more. 

Most major resorts like Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar stayed true to their opening dates this year. Though, some employees struggle to survive financially while waiting to resume work at the start of a new season.

Employees find themselves short on hours in certain departments and rely on human resources to find the employee a different job for the day.

To further complicate matters, housing costs in the Eastern Sierra have outpaced pay. According to a study by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, roughly three-fourths of residents are paying more than 30 percent of their income for housing.

For more information, visit the Northern Nevada Business View. 

Kaleb is an award-winning journalist and KUNR’s Mountain West News Bureau reporter. His reporting covers issues related to the environment, wildlife and water in Nevada and the region.
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