Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is Lake Tahoe's old-school hidden gem.
The beauty of Alpine Meadows lies in the details: Empty hike-to back bowls that stay hidden and preserved, a throwback culture that feels like skiing in a bygone era, and don’t forget about those breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the rugged wilderness of the Sierra Nevada. Easy-access lifts whisk you from the base lodge to the summit in minutes and entry-level progression parks and snow-filled bowls spread across 2,400 acres challenge all levels of skiers and riders.
With over 100 trails, you’ll find terrain for everyone at Alpine Meadows, from impeccable top-to-bottom groomers to gentle, beginner-friendly slopes. The most treasured terrain at Alpine? Its hike-to back bowls, covert spots like Beaver Bowl, Estelle Bowl, and Grouse Ridge. We promise you it’s worth the effort it takes to get there.
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Stepping into the newly renovated lodge at the base of Alpine Meadows feels like coming home. There’s a crackling fireplace, cozy benches to sip a coffee or hot chocolate with friends, and massive windows that look out over the snow-covered slopes. This inviting, family-friendly lodge is easily accessible from the parking lot, has everything you need under one roof, and the lifts are just steps away. rich-text
Winter and springtime events at Alpine Meadows bring a much-loved energy to the mountain. Favorite events include the annual Alpine Meadows Snow Golf Tournament, the Retro Après Ski Party hosted by none other than Olympic champion Jonny Moseley, and springtime live music on the sun-soaked deck.
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If charming mid-mountain dining is what you’re after, Alpine Meadows has that covered. Pull into the Chalet, an Alps-inspired cabin near the base of Scott Chair, for a mid-morning cinnamon bun by the fireplace or a late-afternoon panini and beer on the deck. For other options, don’t miss the Ice Bar, at Sherwood Chair on the backside, for snacks and beverages from a ski-up window, or the Mogrog Cafefor European fare at the bottom of Subway Chair. rich-text
Views of Lake Tahoe
Need proof that Alpine Meadows has some of the best views of Lake Tahoe around? There’s a chairlift named Lakeview Chair—and it delivers on its name. You can catch panoramic sights of the lake from many vantage points around the mountain. Some of our favorite photo-worthy spots: The view from the top of Summit Express or from the groomed cattrack atop Art’s Knob, accessed via Sherwood Chair or Treeline Cirque.