Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are two of Lake Tahoe‘s premier ski resorts boasting 6,000 skiable acres and 42 lifts accessing wide open bowls, impeccably groomed trails, small to large terrain parks and steeps that will challenge any novice skier or rider.

Check out the skiing on the north shore while you visit The Ridge Tahoe.  Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Check out the skiing on the north shore while you visit The Ridge Tahoe.
Photo: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley offers 3,600 skiable acres and 29 lifts accessing wide open bowls, impeccably groomed trails, small to large terrain parks and steeps that will challenge any novice skier or rider.

Tucked between Truckee and Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows Resort is a picturesque playground for families and off-the-radar thrill-seekers alike. Chalet-style lodges and approachable hospitality mean that the skiing and riding experience always comes first.

From easy-riding progression parks to wide-open bowls, Alpine Meadows brings an exciting challenge to any level of skier or snowboarder. And with more than 100 trails spread over 2,400 acres, mountain adventures (and groomed runs) await at every bump, jump and chairlift.

Partnering with The Ridge Tahoe, interchangeable lift tickets to Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows are available with any Ridge Tahoe ski vacation package.

Because of its reputation and terrain across six mountain peaks, Squaw Valley is consistently ranked as one of the top ski areas in the country by national ski publications.

Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, at Lake Tahoe’s north shore, Squaw Valley’s longest run is Mountain Run at 3.2 miles. Squaw also has an impressive lift system with aerial trams, a Funitel, and numerous high speed quads and six-packs.

Alpine Meadows offers seven bowls and one terrain park. It has 13 lifts, including a High Speed six-Pack, two High Speed Quads, three fixed grip triple chairs, five fixed grip double chairs and two surface lifts.

Are you looking to brush up on your skiing or boarding skills or are a first-timer, Squaw Valley/ Alpine Meadows offers private, group or specialty lessons that allow skiers and boarders of all ages to feel comfortable on the snow.

Off the slopes Après-ski, The Village at Squaw Valley are famous for their breakfasts, burgers and beer set around a fire pit surrounded by mountain peaks. Whether you’re up for a sushi lunch or a steak dinner or would rather sip a microbrew, there are more than two dozen different places to quench your thirst, warm yourself and satisfy your appetite.

Shopping opportunities in Squaw Valley abound. A new pair of skis or snowboard, gloves, goggles and all the essentials, home accents, fine jewelry or little knick knacks to take home, are all easy to find at the Village.

The new Wanderlust Yoga Studio is a source of inspiration where all guests are encouraged to strengthen their mind, body and spirit. The 1,000 square foot studio is a sanctuary for all to further their practice in the pristine mountain landscape of Squaw Valley.

New to Squaw Valley this spring is WinterWonderGrass Tahoe, March 20-22, 2015. It is being billed as a world-class winter music and beer festival featuring three nights of national, regional and local bluegrass bands and acoustic roots artists, complemented by a variety of craft brews and local wines, spirits and foods.

Do your Ridge Tahoe stay and ski plans include a trip to Squaw/Alpine?

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.