The valley that is known as Alpine meadow resort today is believed to have been spotted by a number of avid winter enthusiasts from high above on the peaks of the neighboring Squaw Valley. They immediately saw potential in the fabulous powder bowls of the area and the stunning juniper, aspen and white pine trees and forested glades. The Alpine meadow resort opened back in 1961 to provide a more family friendly and relaxed atmosphere than the neighboring more energetic resort of Squaw Valley. You can still see elements from back when the meadow was first discovered through the meticulously groomed trails that are surrounded by craggy peaks, piste bowls and sinewy chutes.
Alpine Meadow Facts and Statistics
Alpine meadow spans an impressive 2400 acres and has a total of 3 terrain parks and over 100 different trails. The trails include an impressive 7 open bowls and it’s the perfect powdered snow that is popular with both visitors and local skiers and riders alike. A vertical drop of over 1800 can be enjoyed with an amazing descent through some perfectly quiet traverses stretching through stunning snow covered trees. Conditions at Alpine Meadow are fantastic thanks to an average snowfall of around 365 inches. This makes for perfect powder skiing and riding. Skiing season at Alpine Meadow begins in November through till May. The trails are ideal for skiers and riders of all skill levels, over a quarter of the trails are perfect for beginners. Access to the slopes is by a total 14 lifts, the usual variety of chair lifts and a total of 3 surface lifts.
Alpine Meadow Amenities
The resort offers a wide variety of amenities for visitors including an indoor play area which is great for kids, a restaurant which is located half way up the mountain, repair and equipment rental shops, day lodge and a snowboard/ski school for anyone looking for lessons.
With its fantastic ski/riding conditions and wide range of services and amenities Alpine meadow is the ideal place to hit the slopes.