Squaw Valley has long been regarded as one of the best ski resorts in the greater Lake Tahoe area in a ski resorts in California, but what is it about Squaw Valley and its sister reports Alpine meadows that make them so much different than the other resorts in the area? Simple, they have been around longer, have a true passion for what they offer and most of all have earned the loyalty of their guest’s season after season with amenities, lodging, attractions and more that you just can’t get anywhere else.
It could be argued that a mountain is a mountain and snow is snow no matter where you who’s to ski, and while at the core this may be true, it’s comparable to saying that a car is a car no matter what car it is but we all know that there is a big difference between a Honda and a Lamborghini. It’s no different with ski resorts. All ski resorts offer you trails, but at Squaw Valley, you get your choice of more than 4000 acres of trails and more than 177 top class runs.
The winter fun is just the beginning when one chooses to visit Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows. In addition to the skiing, there is also world-class shopping, five-star lodging, gourmet dining, challenging yoga, an exciting spa experience at the Trilogy Spa, and a breathtaking view while enjoying a pool and hot tub complex at 8.200 feet at the “High Camp”. Of course, the real star of the show is the mountain, and with six peaks, the aerial tram provides a stunning vista to appease even the most stoic of viewers.
One of the things that makes Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadow so unique however has nothing to do with the amenities offered or the trails that are available. What makes this a perfect choice for the most die-hard skier is in the name itself. Squaw Valley, for more than six decades, was a destination above all others, but it was not the only popular ski area in Lake Tahoe. Alpine Meadows a rival resort located on an adjacent mountain was also a mainstay of the skiing community. Now skiers are able to enjoy the best of both mountains with only one ski pass, but that still left one problem to be solved, the 15 minutes’ transport ride between the two reports parking areas, often in cramped shuttles.
Recently Squaw Valley * Alpine Meadows announced one of the most ambitious projects since the founding of the resorts originally. A new gondola is being built which will connect the base of both resorts and allows gentle and comfortable 20-minute ride between them while giving skiers an awe-inspiring view of the mountain that they have never before been able to enjoy.
There is nothing more exciting than great Lake Tahoe Skiing and Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are without a doubt the best in the area. Now that they are operating as one and with the new gondola system being built to connect them, skiers no longer have to ask where the best skiing in Lake Tahoe is, the answer is simple, Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows.