Mountain Statistics

Location

Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley is just 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco via all weather Interstate 80.

Seasons
  • Winter: November – Mid-May
    • Daily Lift Operations: 9am-4pm (subject to change due to weather and conditions)
    • Night Operations
  • Summer: June – Mid-September
    • Aerial Tram Hours
Elevations
  • Base Elevation: 6,200’
  • Peak Elevation: 9,050’
  • Vertical rise: 2,850’ / 869 m
  • Six Mountain Peaks:
    • Snow King – 7,550’
    • Broken Arrow – 8,020’
    • KT-22 – 8,200’
    • Emigrant – 8,700’
    • Squaw Peak - el. 8,900’
    • Granite Chief - el. 9,050’
Snow
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches
  • Snowmaking: 11 out of 29 lifts
Monthly Snowfall Average
  • November: 40 inches
  • December: 123 inches
  • January: 74 inches
  • February: 57 inches
  • March: 91 inches
  • April: 67 inches
  • May: 8 inches
Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)
  • 25% Beginner
  • 45% Intermediate
  • 30% Advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 3,600
  • Trails: 170+
  • Bowls: 16

Longest Run: Mountain Run, 3.2 miles or 5.15km

Lift System
  • Total Number of Lifts: 29
  • Aerial Tram: 1 (110-person tram)
  • Funitel: 1 (28-person gondola)
  • Express 6-pacs: 4
  • Express Quads: 3
  • Fixed-Grip Quad: 1
  • Triple Chairs: 9
  • Double Chairs: 5
  • Surface Lifts: 3
  • Magic Carpets: 2

Uphill Capacity: 49,000 people per hour

Terrain Parks
  • Belmont Park
  • Gold Coast Park
  • Mainline Park
  • SnoVentures Start Park
  • High Camp Start Park
Climate

(average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit)

  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low

*Squaw Valley sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year.

Location

Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows is just 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco via all weather Interstate 80.

Seasons
  • Winter: November – Mid-May
    • Daily Lift Operations: 9am-4pm (subject to change due to weather and conditions)
Elevations
  • Base Elevation: 6,835’
  • Peak Elevation: 8,637’
  • Vertical rise: 1,802'
  • Two Mountain Peaks:
    • Ward Peak - 8,637’
    • Scott - 8,289’
Snow
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches
  • Snowmaking: 9 out of 11 lifts
Monthly Snowfall Average
  • November: 36 inches
  • December: 72 inches
  • January: 73 inches
  • February: 80 inches
  • March: 70 inches
  • April: 39 inches
Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)
  • 25% Beginner
  • 40% Intermediate
  • 35% Advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 2.400
  • Trails: 100+
  • Bowls: 7
Lift System
  • Total Number of Lifts: 13
  • Express 6 Passenger: 1
  • Express Quad: 2
  • Triple Chairs: 3
  • Double Chairs: 5
  • Surface Lifts: 2
Climate

(average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit)

  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low

*Alpine Meadows sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year.