Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Snowboarding
The 5th most popular snowboarding destination in California.
Monday 9 January 2017 03:00 GMT
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).
Overall, 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.