Plenty of Steep Terrain, Backcountry Style Area, Plenty of Express Lifts, Cheaper Lift Tickets
Takes a while longer to get there than SugarBowl
This was where I learned how to snowboard way back in 1997. Since then I have been to every other resort in California and I think this is the best value resort in the state. I was there in February for the storm of the season. They got 5-6 feet of snow over a 5 day period. I had the best powder day I have had in my whole life that day at Alpine Meadows. I went to Heavenly on that trip and didn't have half the fun I did at Alpine Meadows for $20 less. I only wished I didnt live in San Diego so I could go up there all winter!