Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts

Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts in Lake Tahoe, California

About Squaw Valley


Located in North Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA became world famous when it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1960. To ensure people spend their time skiing instead of waiting in line, Squaw Valley is home to one of the most expansive lift networks in the country. With 4,000 skiable acres covered in almost 200 runs, this resort is one of the largest ski areas in the country. Gentle, wide-open trails are ideal for beginners, while more advanced skiers will find plenty of unique and exhilarating terrain to satisfy their desires.



About Alpine Meadows


Located only six miles northwest of Tahoe City and 13 miles south of Truckee, Alpine Meadows is recognized as one of North America’s top ski resorts. The resort is known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere as well as seven powder bowls, summit to base groomed trails, and of course the breathtaking scenery of Lake Tahoe. With a total of 100 designated runs over 2,400 acres, Alpine Meadows is home to acclaimed terrain for beginner, intermediate, and expert skiers. Favored by locals and visitors from afar, live music and après-ski events are fairly common during the season. Receiving an average annual snowfall of 495 inches, there is always an abundance of fresh powder to play in.


If you’re looking for a place to stay while visiting Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, our wealth of beautiful Tahoe City and Squaw Valley rentals are fantastic options skiing.

Squaw Valley Stats


  • Vertical Feet: 2,850′
  • Base Elevation: 6,200′
  • Summit Elevation: 9,050′
  • Avg. Annual Snowfall: 450″
  • Skiable Acres: 4,000 Acres


Alpine Meadows Stats


  • Vertical Feet: 1,802′
  • Base Elevation: 6,835′
  • Summit Elevation: 8,637′
  • Avg. Annual Snowfall: 450″
  • Skiable Acres: 2,400 Acres


Alpine Meadows & Squaw Valley Resort FAQs



Lift Tickets

Just one lift tickets gets you access to both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts! For a limited time, during early season, you can purchase Advanced Rate tickets for much less than the window rates. They also offer a 4-pack for visitors planning on skiing at least four days. Purchase tickets in advance to save on your Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows ski vacation!


Ski School

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offer customized ski and snowboard lessons for all ability leveles from some of the best instructors in the country. In addition to their normal adult and children ski lessons, they also offer lessons for families and people with disabilities. Book a Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows ski lesson and skip to the front of the line for the entire day!


Ski Rentals

Hauserman Rental Group partners with several of the top Tahoe ski and snowboard rental companies in order to help guests get good deals on great equipment for the skiing and snowboarding adventures. Check out our exclusive Tahoe ski rental deals to save!


Ski Resort Parking

Squaw Valley offers 4,200 free parking spaces. For vehicles with over three passengers, a free carpool lot with 800 first-come, first-serve premium parking spots is available as well. Alpine Meadows offers 1,525 free, general parking spaces. Overflow parking is available as well.

In addition to their free parking at both resorts, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows offers a free shuttle service between the two mountains so you can ski at both resorts in just one day!


Fireside Pizza Company


The Fireside Pizza Company is rated as not only the best pizza near Squaw/Alpine, but also is one of the most popular restaurants in Olympic Valley. A great family-friendly option with delicious food!


Auld Dubliner Irish Pub


If you didn’t know any better, you would think you were in Ireland! This Squaw/Alpine Irish pub brings authentic Irish cuisine and vibes to Lake Tahoe. Head to Auld Dubliner for good food, good music and good beer!


Coffeebar Squaw Valley


If you prefer some thing quick and easy, but still delicious, the Coffeebar is the go-to. If you prefer to spend your apres ski time hanging out and enjoying the views of Squaw Valley ski resort from this Olympic Valley cafe, that’s OK too!



Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Lodging


Condos, Cabins & Vacation Rentals Near Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows

Our Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley rentals are close to the ski resorts and lake and offer luxurious amenities. With affordable to luxury properties that sleep two to 15 guests, you are sure to find a rentals that suits your needs with Hauserman Rental Group. Search our full inventory of Squaw/Alpine and Tahoe City rentals to find your Tahoe vacation haven today!


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