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Squaw Valley to rename

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by blowfin, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. blowfin

    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    https://squawalpine.com/squaw-valley-name-change
    I've seen this announcement on the socials today, can't say I disagree with the reasoning. What was a bit shocking was all the "cancel culture gone mad" comments on some of he Australian social media pages. Obviously the opinion of the local indigenous people that it's become a derogatory and offensive term isn't a good enough reason to change the name in the eyes of rich some white boys from suburban Australian.
     
  2. Cam Slee

    Cam Slee One of Us

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    Don't know about a change in name but it's awesome skiing at Squaw Valley.
    I used to regularly go there while working at Sierra at Tahoe on an H2B visa.
     
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  3. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Replace with native American name would be appropriate.... still a great place to ski.
     
  4. FatBoyDave

    FatBoyDave One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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  5. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sound like it has been (u^t valley for sometime. Vote for it to be renamed kodiak valley
     
  6. sbm_

    sbm_ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Rock climbing is going through a similar process, and the pushback was the same. I lost a bit of respect for some people I used to admire.

    What was really ironic was old pros talking about how the scene back in the day "upset the traditional establishment" and "didn't follow the rules" and "went in a new direction" and "the next generation has to do the same", but then getting butthurt when the next generation decided to actually do that. I guess they had in mind maybe just some slightly bigger and harder moves?
     
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  7. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nothing like a bit of spray