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Snowboarding 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 is popular to snowboarders. You will meet beginners’ terrain in front of the main day lodge. If you need lessons, the Alpine Meadows Snow sports School offers VIP first timers’ lessons in small groups. For the intermediate snowboarders, there are many options.

The Front side is covered by groomed linked trails. From the top of Scott Chairlift until down Scott Ridge, there is a long fast run, which is linking up with East Creek and cruises all the way back to the base of Hot Wheels Chair. Most intermediate terrains are on the Backside around the Lakeview Chair.

There are perfect for long wide carving turns, outer limits and Shooting Star. Advanced snowboarders should try the Sherwood Bowl. Multiple descent options, cornice drops and steep faces from the top of Ward Peak lead to open terrain and treed areas back to Sherwood Express Chairlift.

If you want to make more advanced technical turns with drop offs and tight turns, Wolverine Saddle, Hidden Knolls Area and Sherwood Cliffs are perfect on powder days.

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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