Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Voted 2016 'Best Ski Resort' in North America by USA Today and 10Best Readers' Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and nearly 60 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the spring skiing capital as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Listed below are all Apline Meadow Mountain statistics. To see Squaw Valley mountain statistics here.

Location

Located off Highway 89, between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows is just 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento and 196 miles from San Francisco via all weather Interstate 80.

Seasons

  • Winter: November – Mid-May
  • Daily Lift Operations: 9am-4pm, subject to change due to weather and conditions

Elevations

  • Base Elevation: 6,835’
  • Peak Elevation: 8,637’
  • Vertical rise: 1,802'
  • Two Mountain Peaks:
  • Ward Peak - 8,637’
  • Scott - 8,289’

Snow

  • Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches
  • Snowmaking: 9 out of 11 lifts

Monthly Snowfall Average

  • November: 36 inches
  • December: 72 inches
  • January: 73 inches
  • February: 80 inches
  • March: 70 inches
  • April: 39 inches

Trail Classification (total mountain acreage)

  • 25% Beginner
  • 40% Intermediate
  • 35% Advanced

Skiable Acres: 2,400 acres

  • Trails: 100+
  • Bowls: 7

Lift System

  • Total Number of Lifts: 13
  • Express 6 Passenger: 1
  • Express Quad: 2
  • Triple Chairs: 3
  • Double Chairs: 5
  • Surface Lifts: 2
  • Uphill Capacity: 18,700 people per hour

Climate

Alpine Meadows sees more than 300 days of cloudless, sunny skies per year.Average daytime highs and night time lows in Fahrenheit.
  • Nov: 47 high, 24 low
  • Dec: 40 high, 20 low
  • Jan: 36 high, 16 low
  • Feb: 39 high, 18 low
  • Mar: 44 high, 21 low
  • Apr: 50 high, 26 low
  • May: 60 high, 32 low