Alpine Meadows has some nice terrain and when I was there, both times, great snow. It's not the premiere destination in the Tahoe area and I think that is it's biggest advantage. You get the Squaw terrain/snow without the Squaw crowd. Unfortunately the backside was closed when I was there due to wind, the front was plenty fun w/ some nice rock faces and steep drops. My wife and I could ride up the same lift and she'd cruise down the groomers and I could drop into the trees and meet baack up towards the bottom-which is a big plus in my book... If you're doing multiple days in Tahoe-I'd reccomend this place for a low key, great riding day!