Alpine Meadows: Snow Report and Mountain Info
TodayPartly cloudy. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.
TonightMostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
About Alpine Meadows
Once “friendly” rivals on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows now share one lift ticket. Hardcore locals may still swear by their favorite, but that should not stop you from exploring both in the same day. Between the two you’ve got access to over 6,000 acres of Tahoe’s most famous steep lines, multiple SPT-built terrain parks and stellar sidecountry access.
If you’re an experienced backcountry skier with the necessary tools and knowledge you can hike between the resorts via backcountry gates. From Squaw, look for a gate approximately 100 yards west of the KT-22 saddle. From Alpine, access the route from North Estelle Peak. Know where you’re going or go with someone who does because there’s nothing but wilderness to the west and private property to the east. If you’re in doubt, take the free shuttle that runs between the two base areas.
Off-Hill Tip: PlumpJack has an awesome happy hour on weeknights until 6 p.m. with an amazing burger and a beer for $10. — Ingrid Backstrom
WednesdayPartly cloudy. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday NightMostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
ThursdayPartly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Thursday NightMostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast with snow showers. Fog overnight. Low of 18F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.
FridayOvercast with snow showers and a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%.
Friday NightOvercast with a chance of snow. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.