Alpine is a small mountain it is a great place to teach someone to ski.
The beginners lift is very good for new skiers. Mountain seldom crowded. I went this past saturday for the morning session on Jan 5th 2008. 8am to 12:30 PM the lift ticket price was 39 DOLLARS.39 Dollars for 4 and a half hours skiing!!! plus only a few trails were open and the grooming was terrible.
Will not return because of high prices for such a small mountain.