Getting Here

Getting to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows has never been easier! The Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) operates 72 daily departures nonstop to 14 cities, and there are a multitude of transportation options once you are here. If you're driving, we're 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento or 196 miles from San Francisco via all-weather I-80.

Estimated Travel Times

Chicago: 4 hours

Dallas: 3.5 hours

Denver: 2 hours

Houston: 5 hours

LA: 1.5 hours

Las Vegas: 1.5 hours

Minneapolis: 3.5 hours

Phoenix: 2 hours

Portland: 1.5 hours

Salt Lake City: 4.5 hours

San Diego: 1.5 hours

San Francisco: 1 hours

San Jose: 1 hours

Seattle: 2 hours

LA: 7.5 hours

Reno: 1 hours

Sacramento: 2 hours

San Diego: 10 hours

San Francisco: 4 hours

San Jose: 4.5 hours

Detailed Directions and Information

  • Squaw Alpine and the Tahoe area is easily accessed by car on major highways
  • Get driving directions from Google Maps
  • For current road conditions and traffic information check Caltrans
  • Also consider rider sharing using Zim Ride

The closest airport to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is Reno, just an hours drive or shuttle ride away. You can also fly into Sacramento (2 hour drive) or San Fransisco (3 hour drive). The following taxis and shuttles provide ground transport from Reno:

  • North Lake Tahoe Express | 530-584-3922 |
  • Anytime Taxi | 530-414-4187
  • FAST TAXI Airport Shuttle | 530-583-6699 or 800-977-TAXI
  • Resort at Squaw Creek Transportation | 530-581-6628

If you're coming from the Tahoe area, Sacramento, or San Francisco, there are shuttle bus options to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows:

Regional Buses
Sacramento Buses
  • Alpine Adventures: The Sacramento Area premier ski bus since 1965. Offering bus service to Squaw Valley and Alpine meadows with hot beverages, pastries, and après ski beverages and goodies.
Bay Area Buses
  • Bay Area Ski Bus: Ski Tour Operator offering bus service to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows. We operate fun, safe bus trips for Adults, Teens, Families and all types of groups. Easy, convenient and safe. Call 925-680-4386 or email Bay Area Ski Bus to book your next ski trip.
  • North American Charter Ski: Brining skiers and snowboarders to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows on eco-friendly luxury coaches. Call 925-230-2086 to book your next ski trip.