Tucked between Truckee and Tahoe City, on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe lies the community of Alpine Meadows. A picturesque playground for families and off-the-radar thrill-seekers alike. Blending mountain-modern luxury with chalets-style lodges, you can expect to find a diverse mix of architecture. Alpine Meadows encompasses approximately five square miles on Bear Creek, a tributary of the Truckee River. Boasting excellent terrain for the seriously adventurous yet preserving a relaxed culture and family-friendly environment. Alpine Meadows epitomizes the essence of mountain lifestyle combining a lush forested setting with convenient living creating an outdoor adventure wonderland. At an elevation of 6,480 ft, marvel over easy access to first-class skiing in one of Lake Tahoe’s hidden gem ski communities.
A favorite with local skiers and snowboarders alike, one spoken with passion that borders on the fanatic, Alpine Meadows is known for having the longest snow season of any Lake Tahoe ski resort (402 inches annual average), and powder that stays for days. And tree skiing. And the bowls. From hiking on Ward and Scott’s peaks, biking, rafting or fly-fishing Bear Creek, Alpine Meadows is the resort community for recreation and relaxation.
Alpine Meadows encompasses approximately five square miles and serves a permanent population of approximately 500 residents. This includes four commercial centers, a 30-unit apartment complex, 462 single-family homes, and 130 condominiums.
Alpine Meadows is served by the Alpine Springs County Water District since 1962. Fire services are contracted to the North Tahoe Fire Protection District. The community is governed by Homeowner association rules set by the HOA’s in the area, including: Bear Creek HOA, Alpine Meadows Condos, Alpine Manor, and Alpine Place. Due to the fire danger in the area, the Bear Creek Association created a set of mandatory Defensible space (fire control) requirements for all homeowners and vacant land owners inside the Bear Creek HOA to follow. Garbage services are contracted to Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Inc. Electricity is provided by Liberty Energy.
The Alpine Meadows ski resort in the North Lake Tahoe California area, near Squaw Valley. The resort has 11 chairlifts and 2 surface lifts covering 2,400 acres (970 ha) of terrain. Alpine has a vertical drop of 1,800 ft (550 m) with a top elevation of 8,637 ft (2,633 m). Minimal accommodations are available at the resort itself, so most people opt for a hotel at Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Donner Pass, or Truckee.