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Alpine Meadows

2600 Alpine Meadows Road | Tahoe City, CA 96145 | Official website
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Jason Abraham/Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
  • Type: Skiing
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
Overall Rating: 3.0 (3.1)
Value: 3.5 (3.5)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 2.0 (2.0)
About these ratings

If you want to avoid the crowds that flock to nearby Squaw Valley, consider visiting the lesser known Alpine Meadows. Often referred to as "Lake Tahoe's Hidden Gem," this 2,400-acre ski facility features more than 100 runs, not to mention several snowboarding parks. Its diverse activities suit a variety of interests; recent visitors recommend a stop here, whether you're a novice skier looking to take your first stab at shredding powder or you're a double black diamond daredevil looking to take a walk on the wild side. What's more, there are ski schools, play areas and special programs for kids.

Still, recent visitors offer mixed feelings: Some give glowing reviews about the diversity of the ski runs and the on-site kids programs, while others say the customer service is a little lacking and the expensive lift tickets don't match the limited facilities and restaurants.

Alpine Meadows is nestled next to Squaw Mountain in the Olympic Valley, about 10 miles west of Tahoe City and just south of Squaw Mountain. The lifts are open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during ski season. For more information on ticket prices, lodging and summer activities, check out the Alpine Meadows website.

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