Alpine Meadows Ski Resort opening Dec. 5

Lake Tahoe's Alpine Meadows Ski Resort snow groomers were busy this week preparing for Saturday’s (Dec. 5) opening for skiing and snowboarding. The resort offers beginner through advanced terrain via Roundhouse high-speed quad chair and Meadow double chair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather and conditions permitting.

“The Alpine Meadows snow-making team has taken advantage of the cold temperatures throughout the past month to prepare for opening day,” General Manager Kent Hoopingarner said. “The cold weather has also helped the mountain retain the natural snowfall from storms leading up to opening day.”

New for winter 2009-2010, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort will feature the newest hands-free chair lift access and the convenience of pre-purchasing tickets from home. For more information, visit or call 530-583-4232.

Dining, equipment and services include the Meadows Café & Coffee Bar; the Compactor Bar; Estelle Sports retail shop; season pass office; snow sports school and Kids' Camp; and the ski/snowboard rental shop – all in the base lodge. Opening day full-day tickets will be $44 for adults and teens, $15 for children age 5 through 12 and free for children age 4 and under.

Alpine Meadows, 45 miles west of Reno and accessed by Interstate 80, offers 14 lifts, more than 100 trails and majestic views of Lake Tahoe.

  • Posted by Bethany Drysdale on December 04th, 2009