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Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Profile

About The Resort
Alpine Meadows is known by most of its regular skiers and snowboarders for the great terrain and tree riding that has defined this resort since its opening in the 1960′s. A little bit of extra effort goes a long way here as well, because some of the trails do require hiking and/or traversing to get to the good stuff. Anyone that has been here will tell you that it is worth it though, as you are likely to find powder stashes still remaining here when there is none left at other resorts. A unique policy is found here in the form of an ‘open boundary,’ something you won’t find in many other places.
The resort itself could be perceived as no-frills by some, especially when compared to its larger neighbor Squaw Valley. However, as the lodges are less so are the crowds. All in all, if you value a day of freeriding it is worth checking out Alpine Meadows.

Resort Daily Hours
Mon:9 AM - 4 PM
Tues: 9 AM - 4 PM
Wed:  9 AM - 4 PM
Thurs:  9 AM - 4 PM
Fri:  9 AM - 4 PM
Sat:  9 AM - 4 PM
Sun:  9 AM - 4 PM
Night Hours: No

Lift Operations
Total # Lifts: 12
Surface Lift: 2
Double Chair: 4
Triple Chair: 3
Quad Chair: 0
High Speed Quad Chair: 2
High Speed Six Chair: 1
Gondola/Tram: 0

Trail Information
Beginner Trails: 25 percent
Intermediate Trails: 40 percent
Advanced Trails: 35 percent
Expert Trails: 0 percent
Longest Trail: 3.0 miles

Terrain Information
Accessible Terrain: 2400 acres
Elevation Info
Highest Elevation: 8637 ft
Total Vertical Drop: 1802 ft
Lowest Elevation: 6835 ft
Tree Skiing: Yes
Off-Piste Terrain: Yes

Freestyle Terrain and Jib Parks
Terrain Parks: 1
Half-pipes: 1

Misc Activities
Tubing: Available
Helicopter Ski: Not Available
Snowmobiling: Available

Snow Conditions

Snow-making Capacity: 800 acres
Seasonal Snowfall: 365 inches

Services available on the mountain are no-frills when compared to a larger resort, but lodges, restaurants, ski repair and rental are all available.
Services available off the mountain can be found in nearby Tahoe City and other North Lake Tahoe cities.

Lift Passes/Day
Adult: $71 +
Young Adult: $54 +
Child: $15 +

Private and Group Ski Schools
Alpine Meadows is a great place for learning how to ski and snowboard. Beginners can take daily lessons, multi-day camps and clinics. The same is available for more advanced skill levels, including a “steep camp” program which teaches avalanche and general safety.

Car, Bus and Air Transportation
Via Air:
Closest airport is Reno International (RNO). The shuttles from the airport to North Lake Tahoe have a
transfer time of about 1 hr or less.

Via Car:
From Reno, Highway 80 West to Truckee, then Route 89 South. Turn right on Alpine Meadows Road
and continue 3 miles to the resort.
From San Francisco, highway 80 to Sacramento. Then Route 89 South and left on Alpine Meadows
Road which continues 3 miles to the resort.

Via Bus:
You can hire a bus from Reno to North Lake Tahoe, which takes about 1 hr.
You can hire a bus from San Francisco to North Lake Tahoe, which takes about 5 hours to Tahoe City.
You can hire a snow bus from bay area cities round trip to Alpine Meadows for day ski trips.

Accommodation Information
Slopeside accommodation is not available at the resort, but 6 miles nearby in Tahoe City a large number of rooms are available. See the links below for vacation rentals in the area.
Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals
South Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals
North Lake Tahoe Vacation Rentals

Typical Season Dates: Between November and May

Things To Do in Summer
Alpine resort is closed in the summer, although mountain biking and hiking are available via their trail system.

Resort History
Alpine’s resort was founded by John Riley in 1961 after a group of ski enthusiasts visited the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympic Games and saw a future in the neighboring mountains. The resort was founded a year later as an alternative to the busy Squaw Valley, opening with 3 lifts initially and has expanded ever since.

Snowboarding Access: @Allowed
Snowboard Leashes: @Required
Common misspellings: Apline-Meadow, Alpine-Meadows, Alpinemeadow, Alpine Medows, Alpinemeadows, Alpinemedows

Contact Information
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
PO Box 5279
2600 Alpine Meadows Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Tel: 530.583.4232