The Squaw Valley Resort has an 18 kilometer cross-country ski area.
The organization funds research projects about women's health and fitness, holds an annual research conference and sponsors an annual five kilometer race.
Every year, each square kilometer of hot desert receives solar energy equivalent to 1.5 million barrels of oil.
The development site is situated within a new 12 kilometer touristic zone.
It was the first European satellite to carry a radar altimeter and was launched into an 800 kilometer altitude and 98.5 degree inclination orbit.