by: vdisesa - Jan 15, 2013

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 2

    Pros: Snow, backcountry, hiking, crowds

    Cons: Small, expensive

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2013

Full review

The relatively anonymous little sister to Squaw Valley, Alpine has some awesome hike-to terrain as well as a back bowl system that will keep you making fresh turns long after the larger resorts have been skied out. There are almost never lines at this "locals only" mountain that gets just as much snow but less than half the crowds that Squaw seems to.