Getting Around & Parking

Lift tickets and season passes are interchangeable at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows! Take advantage of our free shuttle service to and from both resorts.


Squaw Alpine Express

The Squaw Alpine Express runs continuously between the base area of Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows when both resorts are open for operations, weather and traffic permitting. The Squaw Alpine Express runs more frequently on weekends and holidays. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the final departure.

  • First shuttle leaves the Squaw Valley Member’s Locker Room at 8:30am
  • Last bus leaves Squaw Valley 4:30pm
  • Last bus leaves Alpine Meadows no earlier than 4:30pm
  • In the interest of safety, children 12 years & under may not ride the Squaw/Alpine Express alone. Children must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other responsible rider.
  • Check the app for the most up-to-date info.   
SnoVentures Shuttle

SnoVentures Shuttle runs continuously between Member's Locker Room and SnoVentures Activity Zone.

  • Operates 9am-4:15pm daily

Shuttle Locations

  • Village South Road in front of Squaw Valley Member’s Locker Room
  • In front of SnoVentures Activity Zone

Squaw Kids

  • Directions: Drive up Squaw Valley Road, take a left onto Village East Road. You may park in the Squaw Kids Reserved Parking area, located in the main parking lot. See map below.
  • Squaw Kids Premier Parking: Reserve your lesson in advance and you'll receive complimentary parking in our Squaw Kids Reserved Parking area on weekends & holidays. Without advance reservations, parking is $20. 

Please note:  The Squaw Kids building entrance is pedestrian friendly by restricting vehicle access to only those who need accessible access. There is no drop-off area directly in front of Squaw Kids. Our Squaw Kids Reserved Parking Area will be open from 7:30-10am weekends and holidays (December 20 - January 4; January 19; February 14-22). Squaw Kids Reserved Parking is complimentary for Squaw Kids guests with advanced reservations. Present a Squaw Kids enrollment confirmation to the parking attendant. 

Lyft in Tahoe

New to Lyft? Download the app and insert promo code SQUAWALPINE to redeem $10 off your first 2 rides. Whether you're visiting from South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, or arriving from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Lyft is a convenient alternative to getting around.

Lyft dropoff zones are the carpool area at Squaw Valley and the drop off area in front of the Lodge at Alpine Meadows.

TART Regional Transit 

Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) offers buses all summer to get from Squaw Valley to Truckee and Tahoe City. Check out the schedules:

Protect our Winters (POW) Carpool Parking

We have partnered with Protect Our Winters (POW) to offer free premium parking to guests who carpool to the resort with three or more passengers per vehicle. The POW Parking program aligns with the resort’s mission to reduce its carbon footprint, raise awareness about how transportation contributes to climate change, and promote carpooling and efficient transportation within the region. 

POW Parking Details

Squaw Valley: 

  • 800 designated spaces located in the main parking lot, with the netrance being off of Squaw Valley Rd near Plumpjacks 
  • Staffed on weekends and holidays. Self-regulated on weekdays.

Alpine Meadows:

  • 50 spaces located adjacent to the base lodge, available until full on weekends
POW Parking Frequently Asked Questions

What is POW Parking?

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows partnered with Protect Our Winters (POW) to offer free premier parking to any vehicles with three or more occupants during the winter season. This pilot program is aimed to reduce indirect carbon emissions from guest transportation and encourage carpooling to the resort.

Where can I find POW Parking facilities?

At Squaw Valley there are over 800 available parking spaces, designated as the POW Parking area. This carpool area is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Village at Squaw Valley and there will be signage directing carpool vehicles from Squaw Valley Road. At Alpine Meadows, parking attendants will direct carpool vehicles to 50 premier spots adjacent to the baselodge on weekends only.

Am I guaranteed a parking spot if I carpool?

The 800 spaces at Squaw Valley and 50 spaces at Alpine Meadows will be open to carpool vehicles with three or more occupants until they are all filled. Once the premium parking areas meet daily capacity, all vehicles will be directed to the main parking lots.

When will POW Parking operate?

The POW Parking area at Squaw Valley will be actively managed by staff on weekends and holiday periods, and will be self-regulated during the week. At Alpine Meadows, parking attendants will direct carpool vehicles to the 50 premier spots adjacent to the base lodge on weekends only.

Why is POW Parking only regulated by staff on weekends? Isn’t carpooling important to do all the

In keeping with our regular operations, parking is only fully staffed with attendants on weekends and holidays. We encourage guests to carpool every day they possibly can and to take advantage of POW Parking anytime there are three or more passengers in the car, and to respect the POW Parking area when not carpooling.

Is POW Parking a reaction to heavy traffic?

Efficient transportation to and from the resort has always been a priority for us, and we support local and regional efforts to improve accessibility. We sponsor regional public transit, with annual contributions of $65k - $170k to the Free Skier Shuttle and $60k to Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART). We have provided free TART passes to our employees since 1998, and this year instated a free employee shuttle to and from Reno on weekends. Finally, the shuttle between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offers a convenient option for guests to travel between the two mountains, which is roughly equivalent to taking 18 vehicles off the road for an entire year.

How will this affect me if I don’t carpool?

These premier parking places will not be available to you if you do not have four or more people in your vehicle, but general parking at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will remain free, and there will be no change in the actual number of available spaces. POW Parking is essentially a way to reward those who carpool, without impacting the experience of non-carpooling guests. 

If I don’t carpool, can I still valet park or purchase premier parking?

Yes. In addition to free general parking, paid preferred parking will remain available at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

Can I still purchase a seasonal preferred parking pass at Squaw Valley?

Yes. 2018-19 seasonal preferred parking passes at Squaw Valley are on sale here


Park & Ride

In order to combat congestion on highway 89 during peak winter visitation periods, the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association has, in collaboration with Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows and Placer County, adopted a pilot program for park and ride services during the 2018-2019 winter season. This program will be put in place on holidays and weekends December - March.* 

Truckee Park and Ride 

The Truckee Park and Ride parking lot will be located at the Truckee Tahoe Unified School District Administrative Offices off of Donner Pass Road. Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) buses will offer Squaw Valley |
 Alpine Meadows - specific service every 20 minutes in the park and ride lots from 7am to 6pm. This service will be free. 

*Planned dates for the Truckee Park & Ride to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows are: December 28-30, January 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, February 2-3, 9-10, 16-18, 23-24, and March 2-3, 9-10. 

Tahoe City Park & Ride 

The Tahoe City Park and Ride parking lot will be located at the Tahoe City Transit Center, off of highway 89 on the west shore. Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) buses will offer Squaw Valley |
 Alpine Meadows - specific service every 30 minutes in the park and ride lots. The Tahoe City service is continuous, not date-specific. 

Please note: this program is still being developed. Expect changes to this information. 

Preferred Seasonal Parking 

Preferred seasonal parking passes gives access to all tiers of Squaw Valley's parking structure located by the Members Locker Room. The 2018-19 parking passes will not be valid until November 1, 2018 due to upgrades of the preferred parking gates and they will be valid until the end of the 2018-19 winter season. A refundable deposit will be charged for new parking guests for the Transponder at time of pick-up.

2018-19 Seasonal Parking Pass
2018-19 Parking Pass$829

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For more information, please visit this page. 

Still have questions? Give us a call at 800-403-0206

RV’s & Campers

Overnight Parking is prohibited between November 1st and May 1st. Between May 1st an November 1st, overnight parking is permitted in the designated area for a nightly fee. No services are provided. 

Overnight Parking Rates
Standard Day$30
Holiday/Special Event*$50

*Holiday/special events include: June 8-9; July 3-4; July 19-22; August 3-5; September 1-3; September 28-30

  • Guests will be directed to the appropriate location by Security or Parking staff
  • Guests will read, fill out and sign a release of liability and be issued a parking permit
  • The permit must be displayed from inside the vehicle at all times
  • Guests are not permitted to relocate to another location unless authorized by Security or Parking staff
  • All fees are due upon arrival
  • Guests who fail to adhere to overnight parking rules may forfeit any fees paid
  • The overnight parking program may be terminated any time without notice

Call (530) 452-7180 and Security will direct RVs/Campers to appropriate location.