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Located in the Lake Tahoe region of California, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is easy to get to. Explore the slider below to find out more.

  • We are located in beautiful Lake Tahoe on the border of California and Nevada.
  • Fly into Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) with direct flights from 14 domestic and 2 international cities.
  • From Reno, it's a quick 45 minute drive to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
  • The two mountains are located in neighboring valleys, with a 15 minute drive from base to base
The two mountains are located in neighboring valleys,
with a 15 minute drive from base to base
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From Reno, it's a quick 45 minute drive to
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
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Fly into Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
with direct flights from 14 domestic and 2 international cities.
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We are located in beautiful Lake Tahoe on the
border of California and Nevada.
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Ski California Style

Sunny skies, abundant snow, epic scenery, and California smiles. Its a combination you’ll only find at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows.

  1. Sunny Skies
  2. Abundant Snow
  3. Epic Scenery
  4. California Smiles
  • Sunny SkiesOver 300 days of sunny blue California skies each year (don't forget your shades!)

  • Abundant SnowWith about 450 inches of the fluffy white stuff falling every winter.

  • Epic SceneryWhere the turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe meet the towering peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

  • California SmilesExperience the iconic, laid back small-town California lifestyle in our mountain setting.

Two mountains to choose from

Squaw Valley

The Spirit of Adventure

  • Mid mountain beginner experience with gentle slopes and views of Lake Tahoe.
  • Unrivaled expert terrain.
  • Inspiring views from Squaw Valley’s iconic Aerial Tram.
  • 3 newly gladed tree skiing zones off Red Dog chairlift.
  • End your day, California style, with a cold beverage in the Village.
  • Kid friendly activities off the slopes.

Squaw Valley is widely known as one of North America’s most renowned ski resorts, with a legacy of ski culture and mountain energy dating back to the 1960 Winter Olympics, and a spirit of adventure that has driven professional freeskiers to call it home.

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Alpine Meadows

Back to the Roots

  • Arguably the best terrain at Alpine Meadows: The Pacific Crest Bowls.
  • A bar and grill tucked away on the backside of Alpine Meadows (Ice Bar).
  • Terrain for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Watch skiers make their way down the mountain from the Sun Deck.
  • Quiet traverses meet wide open powder bowls.
  • Breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and beyond at every corner.

A true local's favorite, Alpine Meadows is known for its down-home feel and approachable hospitality, all of which keep Alpine Meadows true to it’s roots and mean the skiing and riding experience always comes first.

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All This On One Lift Ticket

  • 42 lifts, 16 bowls, 6000+ acres, 270 trails, and 450" annual snowfall
  • 25% beginner, 43% intermediate, and 32% advanced terrain
  • Only a 15 minute drive from base to base
  • 42
    Lifts
  • 16
    Bowls
  • 6,000+
    Acres
  • 270
    Trails
  • 450
    Inches of annual snowfall

All This On One Lift Ticket

  • 25%
    Beginner
  • 43%
    Intermediate
  • 32%
    Expert

Between the two resorts, there’s enough breadth and variety of terrain at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to please skiers and riders of all ability levels.

All This On One Lift Ticket

A 15 minute drive or shuttle ride gets you from base to base

Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley

A Place To Call Home

  1. Lodging
  2. Dining
  3. Après
  4. Shopping
  • Steps from the lifts, The Village at Squaw Valley offers exceptional convenience, with well-appointed
    condominium-style suites complete with a cozy fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and private balcony.

  • Fuel up after a day on the slopes with a wide variety of restaurants
    and cafes ranging from gourmet cuisine to to kid-approved pizzas.

  • When the lifts stop spinning, the après scene comes to life. Grab a cold PBR and nachos on one
    of the many patios, or cozy up to the fire with a cocktail and a cheese plate in one of our lounges.

  • Strolling past the windows of over 20 different specialty retailers, you'll find casual fashion for men and women,
    outdoor gear from brands like Oakley and The North Face, gourmet chocolates and baked goods, and much more.

The Top 10 Experiences

  • 1. Ice Bar at Alpine Meadows

    Slide up to the Ice Bar tucked away on the backside of Alpine Meadows and soak up the casual, inviting ambiance usually reserved for the beach. More info >

  • 2. Dawn Patrol at Squaw Valley

    Serious about first chair? Get on the lifts before anyone else for first tracks down untouched powder or perfectly groomed corduroy depending on the day's conditions. The sunrise over Lake Tahoe isn't too shabby either. More info >

  • 3. Snowshoe Dinner Tours at Alpine

    Experience the magic of the Tahoe forest under the light of a winter moon. Snowshoe up to the mid-mountain Chalet at Alpine Meadows for an intimate seated dinner, then come out into the crisp night air for a refreshing walk back downhill. More info >

  • 4. The North Face Mountain Guides

    A good mountain hides her secrets well. Discover the secret spots of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows with a professional guide from The North Face. Comes with priority lift line access and a free ThermoBall jacket as well. More info >

  • 5. PCT Bowls at Alpine

    Arguably the best terrain on the mountain, these bowls deliver deep pow turns, full face grins, and are best experienced with a North Face Mountain Guide. More info >

  • 6. Scenic Aerial Tram Ride

    Take the scenic Aerial Tram 2,000 vertical feet up to High Camp where you can take in panoramic views of Lake Tahoe as well as access to a mountaintop pool and ice skating rink. More info >

  • 7. WinterWonderGrass

    The music will echo off the mountains and reverberate through the meadows. Bluegrass music was born in the mountains and it just sounds better here. Join us for the biggest bluegrass festival of the season, right here in Squaw Valley. More info >

  • 8. Top of Alpine Bowl to the base

    Cruise down 1,802 vertical feet of wide open groomers from the top of Alpine Meadows, where the view of Lake Tahoe is so immense it completely takes up your goggle vision. More info >

  • 9. SnoVentures

    You love snow. You want your kids to love snow. Get them addicted to winter fun with tubing, mini snowmobiles, and plenty of hot chocolate, topped with what they love the best - spending time with you. More info >

  • 10. Stay at the Village

    Park the car and forget about it. When you stay in the Village at Squaw Valley, everything is right at your fingertips. Walk to the lifts, the hot tubs, the fire pits (don't forget the marshmallows), restaurants, and shopping. We're pretty sure you'll forget that traffic even exists. More info >

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