Ski Resort Overview – Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows is one of my favorite resorts in the Lake Tahoe area and here are three reasons why:
1.) Great Terrain: Alpine Meadows offers a wide variety of terrain from intermediate to advanced. Whatever your skill level is, Alpine Meadows has something to cater to your ability. So Whether you are looking to send it big off some cliffs, ski a nice open bowl, get some adrenaline pumping in a tight chute, or just have a mellow day on the groomers, Alpine has the terrain for you. Another great thing about Alpine is that they have lots of extra terrain that is not lift accesible, but you can hike to if you have the ambition. This is one of the greatest things about this mountain because you can escape from the masses and find some fresh powder all to yourself. If you do dedcide to do this, make sure that you know what you are doing and never go out alone.
2.) Less people, great atmosphere: One of the main attractions for Alpine to me is the mellow atmosphere. Everyone is out there having a great time and you never feel like you are out of place. Furthermore, on a powder day you are not spending all of your time waiting in lines and can spend more of your day enjoying the fresh snow. If you are like me and hate sitting in lines, then Alpine is definitely the place for you.
3.) Best jumps in Tahoe: Every year I come to Alpine they continue to impress me with their perfectly built jumps. One downfall is that it takes a while for these jumps to get built due to the lack of funding in the terrain park department, but once they are up, they are unbelievable. Jonahs, the terrain park manager, sculpts perfect jumps that have smooth take-offs with huge landings. I love these jumps because they flow really nicely and the landing are endless so you can take them as big or as small as you please.
Overall, Alpine Meadows is one of the greatest resorts in Tahoe. They offer great terrain all around the mountain, a relaxed atmosphere, and the best jumps around. For me, this is all I could ask for and that’s why I spend most of my season skiing at this amazing slice of heaven.