West of Tahoe City, the local favorite, family-friendly Alpine Meadows ski area has over 100 runs spread across 2,400 acres that are served by 13 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,800 feet. If that's not enough for you, there is also an additional 1,000 acres of out-of-bounds terrain that is accessible from the lifts!
If you're looking for some challenge, try the steeps of the Keyhole run, or see out High Yellow where you may find some fresh powder lines.
Alpine Meadows recently merged with Squaw Valley. It is possible to snowboard a backcountry route from Squaw Valley to Alpine Medows.
To reach the snowboarding at Alpine Meadows from Tahoe City, head west on SR89 for 3 miles. Turn onto Alpine Meadows Road to ski area parking.
Though better known for the snowboarding, this area is not known for its nightlife. Best bets are in Tahoe City (Bridgetender, Pete & Peters, Sunnyside) or Truckee (Tahoe Taps or Tourist Club).
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is the 5th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 19 snowboarding resorts in California. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Alpine Meadows Ski Resort including Kirkwood Ski Area, Squaw Valley Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar at Tahoe Ski Area, Sierra at Tahoe Ski Area and Sugar Bowl Resort.
Local Contacts: Alpine Meadows (530) 583-4232; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Daves Board Shop (530) 582-5665; Alpine Skills Guides (530) 426-9108; Tahoe Avalanche Info (530) 587-2158.
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Pepper Tree Inn, Tahoe City (800) 624-8590; Mayfield House B&B, Tahoe City; Holiday Inn Express, Truckee
Luxury Loding: River Ranch Lodge; Plumpjack Hotel, Squaw (530) 583-1576
Breakfast Restaurant: Rosies Cafe, Tahoe City; The Squeeze, Truckee
Reference Source: click here http://squawalpine.com/
GPS: 39.164018, -120.23811
Date Published: 1/5/2016
Date Updated: 1/9/2017
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