Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Resort Packages
Destination: California
Availability:   November-May

Difficulty

= Easy

Duration/Dates

2-7 days (or more)

If you’re looking for a winter experience in California’s Lake Tahoe area, visit Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. These resorts are located on Tahoe’s North shore, in the Olympic Valley, and offer breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows became one massive resort in 2012 and both areas can be skied/snowboarded with the same lift pass.  Each resort has something different to offer and being able to ski from one resort to the other saves times and allows you to maximize vertical feet skied each day!

GETTING THERE
Fly into Reno-Tahoe International Airport with a 50 minute transfer to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows (48 miles/77 kms).
SKI SEASON
November – May
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RESORTS IN THE AREA

Squaw Valley is the larger of the two resorts and has a wide range of terrain for all ability levels. For newbies, Squaw Valley has welcoming instructors and convenient access. It’s not all for beginners though, Squaw has challenging near vertical chutes, bowls, and steep faces.  Squaw is also famous for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympic Games. The base area village at Squaw has a good selection of lodging, dining, shopping, cafes, and nightlife.

MOUNTAIN STATS

  • Lifts
  • Tram 1
  • Funitel 1
  • Double 3
  • Triple 9
  • High Speed Quad 3
  • Quad 1
  • High Speed Six Pack 5
  • Surface 6
  • Vertical
  • Base Elevation 6,200 ft/1,890 m
  • Peak Elevation 9,055 ft/ 2,760 m
  • Vertical Drop 2,850 ft/869 m
  • Annual Snowfall
  • 400 inches (1,016 cms)
  • Terrain
  • Skiable Acres 3,600
  • Beginner 25%
  • Intermediate 45%
  • Advanced 30%
  • Designated Runs
  • 170 runs and 16 bowls
  • Off-Piste & Backcountry
  • Yes, both are very expansive.
  • Snowmaking
  • Yes
  • Skiing Snowboarding
  • Yes
  • Terrain Park
  • Yes, there are 5.
  • Perks
  • Big mountain skiing for all level skiers with picture perfect views of Lake Tahoe.

Squaw Valley Trail Maps

If you are after hidden hike-to-back bowls and old-time skiing culture, then Alpine Meadows is the place for you.  Alpine offers more than a hundred trails, from beginner to expert, all with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding wilderness. The newly renovated, family-friendly lodge is easily accessible from the parking areas and nearby lifts.

MOUNTAIN STATS

  • Lifts
  • Double 5
  • Triple 2
  • High Speed Quad 3
  • Quad 1
  • High Speed Six Pack 1
  • Surface 2
  • Vertical
  • Base Elevation 6,834 ft/2,083 m
  • Peak Elevation 8,635 ft/ 2,632 m
  • Vertical Drop 1,801 ft/549 m
  • Annual Snowfall
  • 400 inches (1,016 cms)
  • Terrain
  • Skiable Acres 2,400
  • Beginner 25%
  • Intermediate 40%
  • Advanced 35%
  • Designated Runs
  • 100 runs and 7 bowls
  • Off-Piste & Backcountry
  • Yes, both are quite spectacular.
  • Snowmaking
  • Yes
  • Skiing Snowboarding
  • Yes
  • Perks
  • Known for steep skiing, great powder, amazing views of Lake Tahoe. Being able to ski over to Squaw Valley puts the icing on the cake!

Alpine Meadows Trail Maps