Alpine Meadows has a chilled-out vibe, a snowboard-friendly set-up and awe-inspiring views of the beautiful Lake Tahoe. There’s heaps of ample terrain to suit everyone, 25 percent for newbies, 40 percent for intermediates, and 35 percent for pros which makes for a pretty decent balance. Beginners can enjoy smooth, wide open runs off of the Weasel Chair while experienced riders can enjoy the glades and access to some of the finest backcountry in North America. Getting there is easy as the Summit Six will transport you to over 70 percent of the mountain’s terrain.
Recently, the guys at Alpine hooked up with Snow Park Technologies (SPT) who have previously designed parks for the Winter X Games. SPT have combined the medium and large terrain parks at Alpine Meadows resulting in a mile-long park run. There are new jibs this season, including four new beginner boxes, two intermediate boxes and four new snowmaking pipe jibs. There are plenty of natural hits too such as the Hotwheels gully and Kangaroo gully.
This year the resort became a Burton Learn to Ride Center (for adults) proving that it’s never too late to start shredding!
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