Alpine Meadows Ski Vacations Skiing & snowboarding in Alpine Meadows resort - Lake Tahoe


Alpine Meadows ski resort sits at 1890m off the north-west shores of Lake Tahoe tucked between Truckee and Tahoe City. Its a picturesque playground for families and thrill seekers and enjoys around 300 days of Californian sunshine a year yet still manages 37 feet of snow over the season - a high chance of fresh powder during your ski holiday!

Alpine Meadows is next door to its sister resort Squaw Valley - not lift linked but just 15 minutes away by the regular free ski bus. Together, the ski area is vast with 6000 acres to explore including 270 trails for all levels of skier and snowboarder.

Key information (whole area)
Top lift2758m
Ski area (acre)6000
Nearest airportReno (82km)


Off the slopes, the day lodge at the base lift station has several cafes, bars and a restaurant but thats it as there is no mountainside accommodation.

Most people opt to stay in Tahoe City just 8 miles away where there is a large selection places to stay and go out for some lively good fun apres-ski.

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Our view on Alpine Meadows ski vacations

With 6000 acres to explore, there is enough skiing around Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley to keep you entertained for an entire season and with those panoramic views of Lake Tahoe, there is never a dull moment! A wonderful family friendly resort, great skiing and easy airport transfers make Alpine Meadows a popular choice for family ski holidays.

For more information on skiing in Alpine Meadows, apres-ski and accommodation options, please see our Alpine Meadows resort guide.

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