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History


Alpine Meadows was founded in 1961 by a group of avid skiers from San Francisco who discovered the potential at Alpine Meadows while skiing at neighboring Squaw Valley. A number of families pooled resources to develop the resort and John Reily originally founded Alpine Meadows as Ward Peak. Alpine Meadows opened for the 1961-1962 season with three lifts. JMA Ventures purchased Alpine Meadows from Powdr Corporation in July 2007 and operated the resort until the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011.



General Facts

Base Elevation     6,385'
Summit Elevation     8,637'
Vertical Rise     1,802'
Acreage     2,400 skiable acres
Lifts     13
Trails     100+
Peaks     Ward Peak: 8,637'
Scott Peak: 8,289'
Bowls     7 Bowls: Alpine, Estelle, Beaver, Wolverine, Sun Bowl, Big Bend Bowl and S.P Bowl
Terrain Rating     Green 25%
Blue 40%
Black 35%
Average Snowfall     450 inches
Average Temperature     
Average Snowfall by Month     November: 35.8"
December: 72.3"
January: 72.9"
February: 79.7"
March: 70.2"
April: 38.9"



Terrain Park


This year we have partnered with Snow Park Technologies to bring skiers and riders at Alpine Meadows an enhanced park experience this season. Snow Park Technologies has designed every X-Games park since the event's inception, and is known as the most experienced, talented, and innovative park designers in the world.

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Guide To Hiking Shirley Canyon

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Thursday July 05, 2018

One of Lake Tahoe's best half day hikes, the Shirley Canyon trail takes you from flowing waterfalls and the high alpine Shirley Lake to huge granite boulders and blooming wildflowers with endless natural beauty for you to enjoy. Please note: This is a guide to hiking from the base of the mountain up... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Bike To Lake Tahoe

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Wednesday May 30, 2018

Description: Ride along the Truckee River to the sparkling blue water of Lake Tahoe for a perfect summer vacation activityImage: CTA: Get the Details Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Book Slopeside Lodging Early And Save

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Wednesday May 30, 2018

Description: Save up to 45% on slopeside lodging this winter when you book by Sept. 7, 2018Image: CTA: Get the Details Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Walking And Hiking Trails

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Wednesday May 30, 2018

Description: Discover waterfalls or meander through the meadows covered with wildflowersImage: CTA: View Trails Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Summer Guide To Tahoe's Best Outdoor Dining

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Sunday May 20, 2018

The best part of Tahoe summers is enjoying the great outdoors, and that includes eating and drinking! Check out some of our favorite places for outdoor dining in Squaw Valley, Tahoe City and Truckee.  Squaw Valley Outdoor Dining From The Village to High Camp, Squaw Valley is chock-full of outdoor eateries where... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Winding Down

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Monday April 30, 2018

Today is Monday April 30th and we are now heading into the month of May with only Squaw Valley open, shooting for a Memorial Day closing date. Weak Storm Today we have cold air in place and what may be the final storm of the season moving in this afternoon and evening.... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

15 Inch Storm Total Nice Weekend Ahead

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Tuesday April 17, 2018

Snowfall Report An additional 6-7 inches of snow fell during the day yesterday, bringing the storm totals to 14-15 inches on the mounain. Exactly what we were expecting from this storm. It was a great shin deep powder day yesterday, and still some fresh spots leftover for today! The Forecast Sunny today with lights winds. Highs... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

5 Reasons Why Squaw And Alpine Are Known As The Spring Skiing Capital

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Monday April 16, 2018

Spring is officially here! At Squaw and Alpine, we love springtime. Sunshine, corn cycles, longer days, the Sundeck, live music, killer events, and so much more. Yes, spring in the high Sierra is something to celebrate. Even better, you can ski & ride for FREE this spring when you... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Sunday Morning Storm Update

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Sunday April 15, 2018

Sunday We have some sun this morning with temperatures in the 30's and ridge top wind gusts to 50 mph. As we go through the day today we will warm into the 40's with increasing clouds and winds. By this afternoon the ridge top winds should exceed 70 mph shutting down upper mountain... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Mild Saturday Windy Sunday Snowy Monday

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Saturday April 14, 2018

Nice Weather We have quiet weather Saturday with some sun and temperatures into the 40's on the upper mountain, and 50's at the base. Winds are light with ridge top gusts to 30 mph. Windy Weather Sunday we have increasing clouds and winds with highs in the 40's. Ridge top wind gusts will reach 70+ mph by... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Nice Weather Into Saturday Cold Storm Sunday Night Into Monday

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Friday April 13, 2018

Nice Weather Today & Tomorrow We have quiet weather Friday and Saturday with some sun and temperatures quickly rebounding into the 40's on the upper mountain, and 50's at the base. We could see some gusty Northeast winds for Friday up top with gusts to 50+ mph. Another Cold Storm Sunday we have increasing clouds and winds... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

2 Cold Storms For Powder Days

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Wednesday April 11, 2018

Today Partly sunny today (Wednesday) with increasing clouds and winds. Ridge top winds of 50 mph this morning gusting up to 80 mph this afternoon.  The Storm By this evening a strong cold front moves in bring much colder air and a period of heavy snowfall. Then snow showers could linger into Thursday evening.  Highs... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Mild Start To The Week But Snow By Thursday

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Sunday April 08, 2018

Sunday-Monday A cold start this morning but then sunny today ( Sunday) with highs in the 40's. Ridge top wind gusts to 30 mph are diminishing this morning. Expect firm conditions early that soften by afternoon.  We quickly warm up on Monday into the 50's on the mountains and 60's at the... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Heavy Rain With Snow At The End And More Snow Next Week

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Wednesday April 04, 2018

Dry Days We have partly cloudy skies today (Wednesday) with highs in the 40's in the upper elevations and 50's in the lower elevations. That continues into Thursday with increasing clouds. Ridge top wind gusts up to 30 mph today and 40 mph for Thursday. Strong Storm Fri-Sat There is a strong atmospheric... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Tuesday Morning Weekend Storm Update

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Tuesday April 03, 2018

Short-Term Sunny through Wednesday with increasing clouds for Thursday. Highs in the 40's on the upper mountains to 50's at lake level. Wind gusts to 25 mph. The Storm Friday the winds increase with strong mountain top gusts and the rain moves in. We could see moderate to heavy rain by afternoon. Snow levels up around... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

2018 19 Ikon Pass

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Monday April 02, 2018

Description: Last chance to save up to $250 on your Child Ikon Pass thru 4/9Image: CTA: Buy Now Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Update On The Weekend Storm

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Monday April 02, 2018

Dry/Mild Weather Partly cloudy today (Monday) with some stronger wind gusts up high to 60 mph this morning up top, and lessening this afternoon.  Partly sunny weather continues into Thursday with highs in the 40's in the upper elevations and 50's in the lower elevations. The Storm Friday we see rain move in and... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

Watching The Big Storm For Next Weekend

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Sunday April 01, 2018

Nice Weather Sunny and mild today through Wednesday with highs in the 50's. Thursday we could see some clouds increase keeping the temperatures a bit cooler. The Storm For Friday we could see light rain showers with highs in the 50's and snow levels above 10,000 feet.  Then Saturday morning heavy rains could move... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

After A Wild March We Go Quietly Into April

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Wednesday March 28, 2018

High Pressure Sunny with highs in the 50's on the mountains and near 60 at the base through next Tuesday. Unsettled Weather An active storm track into the Pacific NW by next Wednesday could bring clouds and some cooler air. Long-Range The 6th - 10th of April we will watch to see if the storm... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

15 Inches In 24 Hrs Makes 42 In 5 Days Miracle March Winding Down

Snowboarding News: Alpine Meadows | Sunday March 25, 2018

Snowfall Report An additional 15 inches fell in the past 24 hours and 4 inches at the base. That brings the upper mountain storm total to 4.5 feet, and 19 feet for March! Today (Sunday) Sun, clouds, and maybe some afternoon snow showers today. Highs in the 20's on the mountain and 30's at the base. Ridge... Shared by: Alpine Meadows Read Article...

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