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

Lake Tahoe Lodging and Activities
Thinking about planning a Lake Tahoe ski & snowboard vacation? Lucky for you, there’s tons of choices around here.
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows February Terrain Update
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Over FOUR FEET of New Snow at Lake Tahoe
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Over a Foot of New Snow!
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Ski Lake Tahoe Six-Pack Tickets
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The Legendary Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

The drive into historic Olympic Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics and legendary destination Squaw Valley, leaves a mark on your soul. The iconic tram face greets you, as does the KT-22 chair, one of the most famous lifts in the world, leading up to McConkey’s, a jagged peak with a cast iron eagle on top memorializing the most influential skier ever. American Olympic icons like Jonny Moseley and Julia Mancuso can be found on runs that carry their namesake. Give them a wave and say hello. If people in Squaw Valley are anything, they are friendly.
History magnifies the trip. Views of the lake make it special. The skiing and riding is unlike any other found in the Basin and beyond. Squaw offers one of the friendliest, scenic skiing experiences in North America. And the terrain is, as they say, legendary.
Miles of terrain greet skiers and riders of all abilities—Mountain Run may be the most pleasurable groomer and the best way to see the variety of skiable goods at Squaw. A multitude of dining and shopping experiences are available in The Village. Stop into Le Chamois or sneak into The Rocker @ Squaw or Mamasake for a signature cocktail. The burger at Plumpjack? A perfect way to end the day.
One valley over is the gem of the Sierra and soon to be connected to Squaw via lift, Alpine Meadows. The sprawling terrain opens at Alpine and the high speed 6-person Summit lift is easily the most efficient lift in California. The Pacific Crest bowls offer true Tahoe skiing in wide open terrain. Best of all? The lake views are spectacular. Come for the winter, stay for the spring skiing on the backside bowls. Explore Alpine and all that it has to offer. Best of all? These two mountains can be skied in one day via the purchase of one ticket.