Winter Recreation at Alpine Meadows

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.12-13-14am-834

 

Location

Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows is just 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco via all weather Interstate 80.

Seasons
  • Winter: November – Mid-May
    • Daily Lift Operations: 9am-4pm, subject to change due to weather and conditions
Elevations
  • Base Elevation: 6,835’
  • Peak Elevation: 8,637’
  • Vertical rise: 1,802′
  • Two Mountain Peaks:
    • Ward Peak – 8,637’
    • Scott – 8,289’
Snow
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches
  • Snowmaking: 9 out of 11 lifts
Monthly Snowfall Average
  • November: 36 inches
  • December: 72 inches
  • January: 73 inches
  • February: 80 inches
  • March: 70 inches
  • April: 39 inches
Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)
  • 25% Beginner
  • 40% Intermediate
  • 35% Advanced
  • Skiable Acres: 2.400
  • Trails: 100+
  • Bowls: 7
Lift System
  • Total Number of Lifts: 13
  • Express 6 Passenger: 1
  • Express Quad: 2
  • Triple Chairs: 3
  • Double Chairs: 5
  • Surface Lifts: 2

Uphill Capacity: 18,700 people per hour

Climate

(average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit)

  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low

*Alpine Meadows sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year.