Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Alpine Meadows

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Overall Rating: 3.4

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 3.9
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 52.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 2.9
  • Nightlife
  • 1.8

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 56%
  • Beginner
  • 38%
  • Families
  • 56%
  • Intermediate
  • 56%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 34%
  • Advanced
  • 59%

Helpful Highlights:

From the report, they have a pretty good number of lifts and trails open compared with other ski resorts in the area considering the current we...

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  • 5

    Don't miss Alpine Meadows

    by jrproductions - 16th March 2010

    Pros: cheap ticket, great terrain

    Cons: older lifts

    Alpine Meadows is a great alternative to its neighbor, Squaw Valley. Great terrain, excellent ridge for hiking, great steeps throughout the inbounds area as... Full review

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  • 5

    Alpine is for lovers.

    by Andisoss - 25th October 2009

    Pros: No lift lines, free for military, best ski school.

    Cons: No Half Pipe, no on-site lodging. Lazy ski bums everywhere! (kidding!)

    Alpine Meadows is a local favorite for a good reason. It has amazing snow, terrain types for all levels, short lift lines and the IMHO the best ski school i... Full review

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  • 3

    Nice mountain that does lots OK

    by zakk - 21st August 2009

    Pros: Lots of runs, good variety, nice layout

    Cons: Icy and wind-swept at times

    It’s funny how a resort a few miles away will get some good snow, and other places will have nothing but ice. My buddy and I were spending late march hoppi... Full review

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  • 4

    Alpine Meadows

    by jrouski - 19th March 2009

    Pros: multilple day lodges, Friendly employees, excellent lift line control, great expert terrain

    Cons: not very large, if you get there late you will park far away.

    I have been to Alpine many times over the years, but have never enjoyed this resort as much as now. There are so many trails and hidden runs. Alpine Bowl l... Full review

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  • 5

    Powder Madness

    by dubisaweapon - 21st February 2009

    Pros: Varied Terrain, Great Snow

    Cons: Upper Mountain not open :(

    Spent the 15th of February skiing at Alpine Meadows, and to say that I was blown away by my first Lake Tahoe ski experience would be an understatement. Sta... Full review

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  • 4

    Alpine Meadows - Promised Land

    by Paul D. - 21st January 2009

    Pros: Found powder on Sherwood after three weeks of no snow

    Cons: none - but it was too hot in January!

    I was pleasantly "snow-prised" with some soft-packed powder hiding under the trees in the Sherwood Forrest (Sherwood Run). Plenty of beginner, intermedia... Full review

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