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“Great local ski area”
Review of Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows
Ranked #5 of 39 things to do in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Intermediate and advanced skiers and riders will most enjoy this resort, known for its especially long season.
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Alpine Meadows is part of Squaw Valley, but it has a much different vibe. Alpine is smaller but that often means short lift lines and fewer people on the runs. I snowboard and Alpine has a lot of great terrain for snowboarders. There are also a lot of areas that you can hike to--make a friend who knows their way around! The people who go to Alpine are really friendly and chill and it makes for a fun experience. It has rentals, ski school, a couple of shops, a bar and a cafeteria, as well as a couple of bars on the mountain. Definitely a great place to ski on your Tahoe vacation!

Thank Kelsey P
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Good alternative and complement to Squaw Valley ski trails. Some places to eat to different budgets.

Ski rentals and a great terrace for seating and fooling around.

Thank Alvaro V
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

4-2014-- I think that I first skied AM in the 1970's. They installed some High Speed Quad chairs since then. :) Lots of varied terrain that was easily accessible. We skied close to the end of a really bad, drought season. There was good coverage on all the runs but the snow slushed up pretty bad by noon. It was HOT, temperature wise.

The mountain is pretty spread out from the base, but the trail maps are good, and the trails well marked, so gettin around in the sunshine was good. As I recall, it can be a little more challenging when there is impaired visibility with snowfall.

This place is great after a snow dump. We got slush in stead. It was so hot that we could ski in cotton t shirts, no parkas.

It was end of season and the place was pretty empty, lots of elbow room.

We also benefited from some great end of season prices at the ski shop, 50% discount and more on some things. Best part of the vacation. Got stock for next season and beyond.

Everyone working there was very pleasant, and the crowd was happy.

Currently owned by same company as Squaw so the season pass is good at both.

Got the pass for 2015, looking forward to a return.

Suggestion, ski here on Sunday, Squaw on Saturday. Squaw can spread the crowd out more, I think it will be a little more concentrated here since 3 of the lifts all start at the base area.

Thank LeBeauxVoyager
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Our son works at Alpine! Love that place! Super family oriented and low-key. It's the local fav! Kinda says a lot!
Lift operators make it really fun. Had a great conversation with liftie, Devin from Ireland. He suggested a trip plan for Galway, his hometown! Awesome!
Amanda in Special Tickets has helped us with passes, always with a smile!

Thank Edward C
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Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Spent day here for a change from squaw valley, first time visiting this resort and absolutely loved it. Beautiful scenery, very friendly and hardly anyone on the slopes so had quite a few of the runs to ourselves. Some of the blue runs were much steeper than others in the area, but beautiful. Will definitely return. Skiied and boarded as a family and all loved it. :)

Thank kimborob30
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