If you’re looking for a scenic Alpine ski getaway, look no further than Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadow. Located in gorgeous Lake Tahoe, between Tahoe City and Truckee the Alpine Meadows Resorts is the perfect choice for couples, families, or seasoned skiers looking for a new challenge. The chalet-like cabins and friendly staff make visitors want to return again and again.
Alpine Meadow and Squaw Valley have along shared many connections the most prominent one being the shared view. Visitors can see one mountain from the other one However, the two resorts are definitely separate. Visitors must hold distinct ski passes and the resorts themselves have very different cultures on squawalpine.com. However, that is no longer the case as Squaw Valley’s owners recently acquired Alpine Meadow in 2011, merging the two fabulous resorts into one.
This resort has something for every level of skier and snowboarder, with easy progression slopes to bowls and more than one hundred trails of varying levels and lengths spread throughout the 2400 acre resort resort. There are also groomed runs and mountain adventures that fit any level expertise. One largest ski resorts in the United States, Squaw Valley was the location of the rememberable 1960 Winter Olympics, boasting more than forty lifts and 270 trails. The resort attracts from than half-a-million visitors a year.
A scenic aerial tramway carries visitors up the 2000 foot to the High Camp, located at 8200 foot elevation above sea level. The peak at Granite Chief is near the legendary Donner Pass and receives up to forty feet of snowfall per winter. Aside from the fabulous skiing conditions, reset-goers can also enjoy skating, frisbee golf, shopping, and four-star dining. While winter is the prime season to visit Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadow, the summer also brings several exhilarating events. July brings accomplished musicians and yogis. Plus, for writers both pro and aspiring the summer also offers the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. This is a forty-five year tradition that draws writers of all genres. In addition to the artistic offerings, the resort also provides fun for those who enjoy their libations with their music with the Brews, Jazz, and Funk Fest, and Paws and Bluedays.
While the scenic beauty of the resort is a haven for skiers and lovers of wintertime sports, the possibilities are limited only by imagination.