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Alpine Meadows

2600 Alpine Meadows Road | Tahoe City, CA 96145 | Official website
Alpine Meadows
  • 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 Mountain USA, consider visiting the less-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-er looking to take a walk on the wild side. Plus 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 express negative sentiments, claiming that customer service will keep them from a return trip. One TripAdvisor user writes, "I have never seen more rude employees anywhere on earth."

Alpine Meadows is nestled next to Squaw Mountain in the Olympic Valley, about nine miles west of Tahoe City. The lifts are open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during ski season, and adult lift tickets cost $69 a day. For more information, check out the Alpine Meadows website.

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