Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

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Beginner and advanced snow enthusiasts alike have their pick from more than 100 trails funneling down from two mountain peaks at this winter sports destination.

The Alpine Meadows area has two peaks, 20 ski and snowboard areas serviced by 13 lifts, and more than 100 trails in all. These trails are split into the “Frontside” and the “Backside,” with options for all levels in both areas. An average annual snow fall of 450 inches (11 meters) makes Alpine Meadows a great winter sports destination. It’s also beautiful for hiking in the warmer months.A group of San Francisco skiers stumbled across the snow bowl under the Scott and Ward Peaks in the 1960s. They pooled their resources to develop a small resort, which opened in 1961. Fifty years later, Alpine Meadows merged with the nearby Squaw Valley Resort. Visit the guest services center to orient yourself and pick up maps, event tickets and lift passes. No matter what your skiing skills, there are private lessons, group classes and multi-day lessons available. Those with a competitive spirit can join the ski or snowboard team for a race. Don’t miss the resort’s long terrain parks: Try the jumps and tricky corners of The Firing Line and stunt your way down to the bottom of Sandy’s Corner.When you’re ready for a lunch break or après-ski drinks, head to the main lodge to check out the sun deck, shops, café and playground for kids. You don’t even have to take off your ski boots at the Ice Bar at the base of Sherwood Chair just order your drinks or snacks at the window. Just like the resort itself, this snack hut is open year-round, because the fun on the mountain doesn’t stop as the mercury rises. In the warmer months, you can hike and climb, and enjoy the spring concert series from March onwards.Alpine Meadows is located east of Tahoe City, south of Squaw Valley. A complimentary shuttle service runs to-and-from most of the lodges on the northern and western shores of Lake Tahoe and in nearby Truckee. The resort itself doesn’t have on-site accommodations. One good lodging option is the Squaw Valley resort, which offers reciprocal ski pass privileges with Alpine Meadows. There’s a free shuttle bus every 20 minutes connecting the two resorts. Rent a locker at either resort for the day or to store your gear overnight.

Top Hotels Close to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

The Village at Palisades Tahoe
The Village at Palisades Tahoe
4 out of 5
1750 Village East Rd., Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
The price is $179 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$179
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 4-star ski hotel in Olympic Valley. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 7 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
Another wonderful family vacation
"Another wonderful stay! Comfortable, clean and convenient. We keep coming back as they always nail it."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

The Village at Palisades Tahoe
Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
4 out of 5
400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
The price is $199 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$199
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Olympic Valley. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 5 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"It was a great first experience."

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Squaw Valley Lodge
Squaw Valley Lodge
3.5 out of 5
201 Shirley Canyon Road, Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
The price is $219 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$219
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 3.5-star ski hotel in Olympic Valley. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the spacious ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Excellent location, incredible helpful staff, & comfortable accommodations made for a great stay"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Squaw Valley Lodge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

Red Wolf Lodge at Olympic Valley
Red Wolf Lodge at Olympic Valley
3 out of 5
2000 Squaw Loop Rd, Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
Red Wolf Lodge at Olympic Valley
Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
4 out of 5
400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
Resort at Squaw Creek, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
Squaw Valley Lodge
Squaw Valley Lodge
3.5 out of 5
201 Shirley Canyon Road, Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
Squaw Valley Lodge
The Village at Palisades Tahoe
The Village at Palisades Tahoe
4 out of 5
1750 Village East Rd., Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
The Village at Palisades Tahoe
Olympic Village Inn
Olympic Village Inn
3 out of 5
1909 Chamonix Place, Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
Olympic Village Inn
Luxury Ski-in-Ski-out Palisades Tahoe Village Condo with Mountain & Plaza Views
Luxury Ski-in-Ski-out Palisades Tahoe Village Condo with Mountain & Plaza Views
Olympic Valley, CA
Luxury Ski-in-Ski-out Palisades Tahoe Village Condo with Mountain & Plaza Views
Village at Squaw - Ski-in Ski-out 2 bedroom/2bath condo - prime location
Village at Squaw - Ski-in Ski-out 2 bedroom/2bath condo - prime location
olympic valley, CA
Village at Squaw - Ski-in Ski-out 2 bedroom/2bath condo - prime location
PlumpJack Inn
PlumpJack Inn
3.5 out of 5
1920 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA, 96146
PlumpJack Inn
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant
2.5 out of 5
2285 River Road, Olympic Valley, CA, 96145
River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.