Nightclubs: Summer Camp

What do you do with ski resorts in midsummer? Most owners shut them up and join their friends at the seashore. But Alec Gushing, the imaginative impresario of Squaw Valley, hates to do things the conventional way. Three weeks ago he opened what he billed as "the world's highest nightclub"-at the top end of his wintertime ski lift.

Appropriately, he dubbed it High Camp. Nestled on a plateau just under 8,960-ft. Squaw Peak, the cabaret commands a heady view of the still snow-blotched peak above and Lake Tahoe below. Just getting there is...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!