Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Tahoe City, California

2600 Alpine Meadows Rd, Tahoe City, California

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Submitted by: Saunders C.

$25 lift tickets. Yeah, you heard that right. I came on Alpine Meadows' Annual Community Benefit day, which raises money for charity and the proceeds from the day's lift ticket sales were donated to local Lake Tahoe programs. But I didn't hear anything after the $25 full-day lift ticket. The resort itself is pretty good. Not huge, but the runs offer a good amount of variety. The trails are average in length, but you can definitely spend quite a bit of time exploring. The lifts are not necessarily the "express" lifts that get you to the top of the mountain really quickly, but they do the job. We came later in the day, so the trails were pretty tracked up, but that didn't stop us from having a great time. The ...

Submitted by: Chris L.

We just went to Alpine this weekend and here are my thoughts: Cons of Alpine: - the rental employees and the persons directing the herds of people are inefficient and unprofessional.  They misled us twice to the wrong area, wasted our time, and didn't seem concerned with any aspect of customer service. - the food is expensive and not good - the "greens" are STEEP!  a lot of trees and random inclines.  not good for a beginner. - the classes were too big and even though the adult classes start at 13 yo, one child got stuck in our class.  Not cool.   Pros of Alpine (thus the 4 stars): - parking is close!  no shuttling around - John Franklin, our snowboarding instructor, was informative and helped us down the bu...

Submitted by: Dan B.

My first impression of Alpine Meadows was: "This is a lot smaller than I thought."  With an advertised area of 2000 acres, I expected something larger. (Northstar is 2400 acres).  Maybe it was because a few lifts were closed, or maybe it was the large number of expert runs that were only accessible via long traverse (I was too lazy for that). But I like the place. And here's what I like: -- The nice, large, clean main lodge with a wide breezeway for a direct route to the snow; Sizeable all-day lockers for $7; A gigantic deck with fireplace area; And most importantly, no meandering through a big ski village just to get to the lifts. -- At least 75% of the terrain is intermediate or advanced -- $15 less than N...

Submitted by: Melody L.

Major disclaimer: I don't like being in the cold, I don't like traveling too fast, I don't like dry air, I don't like having to bundle up and wear a million layers. AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, I HATE SKI LIFTS (huge fear of falling off). So, I'm not really a fan of skiing/snowboarding. BUT, ...

Submitted by: carol y.

3.5 star I had fun at Alpine but I thought the runs were more friendly. The blues were harder than Northstar but i still felt they were too short? But i really like the layout of the resort. there are so many ski lifts leading you to every inch of the mountain vs. some other resorts lifts only take you to one side the mountain. very family oriented atmosphere and lots of skiers! also, i love love love their lift access scanning. its just like the Clipper but no need to take out your ticket! your ticket is actually a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) card that you can put anywhere on your body as long its between your chin and upper body. the gate automatically opens when it detects your card within your ...

Submitted by: Heather S.

We got a good deal on tix and decided to try this place out.  The skiing wasn't bad, tho what they call black diamond is more of a blue in Utah.  It was snowing and a bit blustery and cold, which was fine by me.  I was dressed accordingly.  Also, it made for shorter lift lines and fewer people on the mountain.  On the flip side, getting a table for lunch was nearly impossible. The major downside of this place for my husband and me were the kids.  Yes, it was Christmas (winter) break, but it was clear that this mountain does cater to families.   Parking is awful!  What I mean by that is, even if you get there early you still have a long walk to the lifts.  There is VIP parking, but it didn't seem worth it.  P...

Submitted by: zach h.

Great resort with great advanced terrain. The people are friendly, and its very easy to find a place on the mountain where you're the only one skiing. The only down...

Submitted by: Jenna B.

Unfortunately, I am rating this lower mostly based on the staff and the patrons, not so much on the mountain. The mountain/terrain was (in my opinion) just okay.  However, I don't typically prefer a lot of steep terrain, or if I do, I prefer it to be mixed with semi-steep terrain.  It was very mogully when I was there too, because 9 of 10 people at this resort seemed to be skiiers. It was very much a family resort, and I found that both the staff and the patrons were EXTREMELY unfriendly.  They almost had a sense of arrogance and "why are you talking to ME?" attitude.  I personally wasn't very impressed but will probably give it another try.  The nicest people I met there were in the parking lot.  The parkin...

Submitted by: Laurence W.

I returned to Alpine for the first time since I was a kid.  I had always remembered it as a huge resort on par with Squaw Valley.  My reaction this time was that it felt...

Submitted by: Patty W.

This is more like a 3.5 star review.  I'll update after I actually board here. We planned this snow trip for weeks, but on Wednesday before our trip, I twisted my ankle at my friend's house (her kids dug a hole in her front lawn and I fell in it at night -- who lets their kids DIGS a hole in a lawn, and then lets the grass grow back over it?? That's called a BOOBY TRAP!). Argh. Although I was somewhat bummed to miss out on the fun, I thoroughly enjoyed my day as I was camped out in the lodge with a good book and a view of the Kids Club kids learning the basics of french fries and pizza. Both of my sons were in the Kids Club, so the vantage point was especially enjoyable for me (the little guy actually picked...

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