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Alpine Meadows

2600 Alpine Meadows Road, Tahoe City, CA 96146
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Tahoe City
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Horseback Riding Stables, Tours
Activities: Skiing
Description: Intermediate and advanced skiers and riders will most enjoy this resort, known for its especially long season.
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We actually ended up connecting into Alpine Meadows via Paige meadows and the Tahoe Rim Trail. The trails are easily identified and for the most point are easy to moderate. We ended up hiking around 16 miles in 6-7 hours. Make sure you prepare yourself with food, water and self defense item as it become quite desolate out there.

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Temecula, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Five lakes hiking trail is a must do. Following the trail is accurate when comparing to hiking trail guides . This trail is moderate yet steep. As you summit stay to the left following trail to first of two lakes we attempted. Continue to the right once you enjoy the views of the first lake. You will come upon a... More

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Long Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Me, hubbie and my 2 sons went for a 1 hr. ride while we were in Squaw Valley for vacation. It was great. We had time before the ride to interact with the horses. Our horses were gentle, calm, and well behaved (as an anxious mom, that was my main concern). Our guide Matt was knowledgeable, friendly, and good with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I went horseback riding. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. The horses were gentle and easy to ride. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to ride.

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Palo Alto, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you love to ski but you hate crowds and attitude, go to Alpine. The runs go from fun cruisers to incredibly challenging of piste drops. The workers are friendly, the skiers relaxed and, if you want the hustle and bustle, you can catch the shuttle to Squaw and use your ticket there!

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great hike and we took two wee ones along (4 and 6) and they were able to do it pretty well. They asked to be carried a couple of times. Lovely place.

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Bozeman, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Grew up skiing here. I was slightly disappointed when they merged with Squaw Valley, but Alpine has maintained the family and local atmosphere. There is challenging terrain and lots of variety.

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North Tonawanda, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I (beginners) took the 1 hour guided horseback scenic tour through the forest. Our tour guide was very friendly and we had a wonderful time, highly recommended!

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Chardon, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was the leader of a group of 14 people in the Sierra Nevada area doing hiking, kayaking, service projects, etc. I scheduled a two hour horseback ride through the Lake Tahoe National Forest with Alpine Meadows Stables and I wasn't disappointed. Our group had many inexperienced riders who were nervous and the staff was great with them. The horses... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Alpine Meadows is part of Squaw Valley, but it has a much different vibe. Alpine is smaller but that often means short lift lines and fewer people on the runs. I snowboard and Alpine has a lot of great terrain for snowboarders. There are also a lot of areas that you can hike to--make a friend who knows their way... More

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