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Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Guide

Alpine Meadows, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift2,630m8,629ft
Resort Height2,630m8,629ft
 Nearest AirportsReno Tahoe and Sacramento
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Alpine Meadows

The American village of Alpine Meadows is at an altitude of 2,630m8,629ft.


Alpine Meadows is part of the Palisades Tahoe ski area with access to 200 marked pistes, served by a total of 43 ski lifts. From Alpine Meadows you can ski to the other villages of Olympic Valley.

The ski resort itself is at 2,630m8,629ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,630m8,629ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


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


Alpine Meadows is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Alpine Meadows.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Idiot's Delight'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Alpine Meadows?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm1in, expected on 1 April, with around 12cm5in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Alpine Meadows

Ski Area Stats

Alpine Meadows Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Palisades Tahoe Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Number of runs
Cross Country
Total Length
16km10 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Alpine Meadows Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,630m8,629ft
Resort Altitude (Alpine Meadows)2,630m8,629ft
Lowest Piste2,080m6,824ft
Max Vertical550m1,804ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Alpine Meadows
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Alpine Meadows?

This ski resort is in Placer, California, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Alpine Meadows is Reno Tahoe, 60 minutes drive away.

Sacramento and Chico Muni airports are all within three hours drive.

Reno Tahoe is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 19,400 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 94 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Alpine Meadows open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Alpine Meadows