Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows: A winning Lake Tahoe combination
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.
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?