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Skiing in Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, California USA

Vertical drop:
1800 feet/548.6 meters
Top elevation:
8637 feet/2633 meters
Base elevation:
6835 feet/2083 meters
Skiable area:
2400 acres/9.72 km²
Runs:
100
Squaw Valley Ski Resort is located in Olympic Valley, California, USA. It is one of the largest ski areas in the US after Heavenly and was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

Alpine Meadows ski resort is located in Alpine Meadows, near Tahoe City, California, North Lake Tahoe, USA. Alpine Meadows is popular to skiers.

It is well known for the variety and quality of the terrains with trails that are ranging from beginner to advanced trails, with easy access to seven open bowls, steeps, six terrain parks, chutes and groomed runs. Average snowfall is 402 in/1021 cm, so Alpine Meadows has the longest snow season among the Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Top elevation is at 8637 ft/2633 m and base elevation at 6835 ft/2083 m. Snowfall is 495 in/1257 cm and vertical drop is at 1800 ft/548.6 m.

Skiable area covers 2400 ac/9.72 km² and it has totally 100 runs. The runs are 25% for beginners, 40% for intermediate and 35% for advanced skiers. It has a lift system of 13 lifts and the longest run is 3.4 mi/5.4 km. Snow-making is at 11 or 13 lifts.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM San Francisco
196 miles/315.43 km, 3 hours 12 minutes
Exit at Truckee, onto Highway 89 SOUTH, towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley. Follow Highway 89 south for 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.
BY CAR FROM Sacramento
110 miles/177.03 km, 1 hour 54 minutes
Exit at Truckee, onto Highway 89 SOUTH, towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley. Follow Highway 89 south for 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.
BY CAR FROM Reno
35.2 miles/56.65 km, 1 hour 2 minutes
Take Interstate 80 WEST into California and on to Truckee. Take the Highway 89 SOUTH Exit towards Lake Tahoe/Tahoe City/Squaw Valley. Follow Highway 89 SOUTH for 8 miles to the Squaw Valley Rd. Exit. Turn RIGHT and follow Squaw Valley Rd. to the base of the mountain.
BY AIR
Reno Tahoe International Airport(RNO),
48 miles/77.25 km
BY TRAIN

Amtrak serves the entire USA. For fares, tickets and schedules check the website.

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