Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Alpine Meadows

Planning a ski trip to Alpine Meadows? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Alpine Meadows stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Alpine Meadows review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

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 onthenow.com 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

    Alpine Meadows Review

    by anonymous_user - 17th December 2006

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    Skied top to bottom this weekend. The snow is a little thin. As more of the mountain opens up it spreads people out. I ski but my kids snow board. I see mo... Full review

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  • 5

    My favorite resort in Tahoe

    by thetunecatt - 21st November 2008

    Pros: Plenty of Steep Terrain, Backcountry Style Area, Plenty of Express Lifts, Cheaper Lift Tickets

    Cons: 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 re... Full review

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  • 5

    Alpine Meadows Review

    by anonymous_user - 28th February 2007

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    Very family friendly. Private lessons are the best way to learn but classes are also good. Alpine does not have baby (under 3 years) child care. Terrai... 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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  • 5

    Great All Around Resort

    by dhwlaw - 3rd January 2009

    Pros: Great runs, from expert to beginner, friendly staff, not crowded

    Cons: Older lodge/restaurant

    I'm more advanced and my wife is a beginner/intermediate and there were lots of great runs for both of us. Our kids were in ski school and the staff was gr... Full review

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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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