As host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the Squaw Valley legacy has maintained a vibrant ski culture and mountain energy that spans from village to peak. Its spirit of outdoor adventure is reflected by the views of Lake Tahoe’s translucent waters, and its inspiration is carved into the slopes of this iconic Sierra Mountain Resort. Beginners will find forgiving learning zones set among dramatic alpine scenery, while varied trails, bowls and chutes mean that skiers and snowboarders will never outgrow Squaw Valley’s progressive terrain. With consistent snowfall that stays around well into the spring, Squaw Valley boasts one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in the country.


Tucked between Truckee and Tahoe City, and a quick 15 minute shuttle ride away from Squaw Valley, 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.

run-icon RUNS

270  Total

green-icon 25% Beginner Terrain

blue-icon 43% Intermediate Terrain

grey-icon 32% Advanced Terrain

halfpipe-icon 6 Terrain Parks

lifts-icon LIFTS

3-icon 12 Triple Chairs

4-icon 6 Quad Chairs

6-icon 5 Six Pack Chairs

check-icon Gondola

check-icon Tram

pie-icon STATS

460″ Average Snowfall

9,050′ Summit Elevation

2,850′ Vertical Drop

6,000 Total Acres

47 mi Distance from Airport


19 mi  Northstar

32 mi  Mt. Rose

40 mi  Heavenly

48 mi  Sierra-at-Tahoe

66 mi  Kirkwood

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