Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is a world renowned skiing resort located in the Lake Tahoe region of California. The resort has a span a combined 6,000 acres of skiable land and features 42 lifts and about 270 rails. It also features nearly 60 restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries.
Snowfall at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows averages 450 inches. This provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe Resort, which makes Squaw Alpine as a top destination for skiing and boarding. The resort is famously known for being the only one in the Lake Tahoe region with skiing areas for beginners and several others for those in the intermediate level. Squaw Alpine unlike most of its competitors offers nighttime skiing, sledding, dog sledding, and snowmobiles and also hosts private events.
Squaw Valley is well known for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics. Since then the valley has maintained an excellent ski culture. It is in hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics that makes Squaw Valley famously regarded as the Olympic Valley. Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters reflect a spirit of outdoor adventure. Those who are new to the valley will find forgiving ski learning zones set among dramatic alpine sceneries. Squaw Valley is spread over multiple peaks with over 870 meters of vertical. There are bowls near the top of the peaks which are tree-less offering a European style wide open spaces. Squaw Valley also features some glades, steep chutes, groomed highways and terrain parks.
Alpine Meadows is located between Truckee and Tahoe City. Alpine Meadows is roughly 20 minutes drive from Squaw Meadows. With around 2400 ski-able acres, Squaw Alpine is estimated to be the 24th largest ski resort in the United States. The resort offers skiing and terrain park which gives you enough freedom to roam at 8,200′. Its Chalet-style lodges and approachable hospitality truly tell that skiing and riding experiences always comes first at the resort.
The resort is currently working on a project that will see base-to-base gondolas that will connect Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. The project consists of an aerial ropeway system that will connect neighboring resorts through the use of two base stations that will be located in Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.