Alpine Meadows - Ski Area Guide

Alpine Meadows, United States

Ski Resort (2,080m to 2,630m)

Alpine Meadows ski resort spans two mountains and boasts an average of 1080cm / 425 inches of snow per year. Excellent record for snowboarding and the first area to invest in a six seater chair chair on the US West Coast.

 Alpine Meadows Snow News

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Alpine Meadows.

Who is Alpine Meadows good for?

Alpine Meadows Ski Facts
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Alpine Meadows Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Alpine Meadows
35Black Pistes
40Red Pistes
25Blue Pistes
12Ski Lifts

Alpine Meadows Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Alpine Meadows
550mMax Vertical
2630mHighest Lift
2630mResort Altitude (Alpine Meadows)
2080mLowest Piste

Alpine Meadows

The American Ski Resort of Alpine Meadows has direct access to 100 individual pistes, served by 12 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

There are two Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Alpine Meadows are perfectly feasible. Reno Tahoe Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding in Alpine Meadows

Check out the Gravity Cavity half pipe and Roo's Ride Terrain Park. The half pipe is located where Red Trail and Green Trail meet at the base of Sympathy Face off Roundhouse Chair. The terrain park is accessible from the Kangaroo Chair. Both are built to accommodate skiers and snowboarders with a talent for going big and a flair for style.

Alpine Meadows in brief

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Ok for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.

Alpine Meadows Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Alpine Meadows.


Usual opening - Late Nov.

Usual closing - Late April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Alpine Meadows.

Map of Alpine Meadows

Full Page Map of Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Alpine Meadows is able to augment natural snow, with 94 Snow Cannons.

Alpine Meadows Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 12 Ski Lifts of Alpine Meadows are able to uplift 16,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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Alpine Meadows Information

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Alpine Meadows Snow Report

Snow Depth - High
Snow Conditions in Alpine Meadows
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For current snow conditions, see our Alpine Meadows Snow Report.

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Skiing at Alpine Meadows

For more information contact Alpine Meadows Tourist Office.

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Note :- The information on J2Ski concerning Alpine Meadows, where not clearly factual, is opinion only and is neither definitive or exhaustive.
Warning :- Snow Sports are Dangerous! Skiing, snowboarding and all winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. You MUST confirm all information, especially snow and weather conditions, in Alpine Meadows before you ski or board. You participate at your own risk.

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