|Originally posted by Prosper:
I usually ski Squaw or Sugar Bowl when I'm in Tahoe. I noticed that Alpine Meadows has $39 lift tickets this year (except during the holiday period). I was wondering, apart from the cheaper lift tickets, why should I to go to Alpine Meadows over Squaw? Does it have anything to offer that Squaw doesn't?
Squaw is great. I really
do like Squaw. Alpine
totally rocks, and many will support this. I was there
this Memorial Day and dropped off the top of Beaver Bowl.
(Yes, Virginia, there is good skiing on Memorial day...with
ten feet plus in Beaver Bowl...)
It affirmed to me how sweet this place is. Alpine skis
really big. It amazes me that it's only 2000 acres. It
feels like Squaw's 4000. There is something there for everyone;
intermediates get the nice long stuff on the back side as well as other sections.
Then you get expert stuff like Scott's chute, Our Father (aptly named), and some just generally great skiing in Alpine Bowl and the bowls to the skier's left from there, including Beaver.
Alpine has a really wonderful lodge, and folks are real friendly there. These two areas, Squaw and Alpine, next to each other, are clearly national (and world) treasures. You have to ski both.