Alpine Meadows is slated to open for skiing and riding on Saturday, December 10. The Lake Tahoe resort has been actively making snow over the course of the past few weeks, in addition to several feet of natural snow that resort received in the last month.

Skiers and riders can kick-off winter on December 10 by taking their first turns of the season on the slopes accessed by the Roundhouse Chairlift, scheduled to spin from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For beginners, Alpine will also be running the Meadow Chairlift and the Sun Kids Magic Carpet (for lessons only). Alpine Meadows <http://echo3.bluehornet.com/ct/7272665:10562853597:m:1:188764770:8F430BF1A9E00F8E64D4CD07A85D6C41:r>  will also be hosting the North Lake Tahoe Learn to Ski and Board Weekend on December 10 and 11, offering beginner lift tickets, rentals and lessons for just $30 for first time skiers and snowboarders.

Opening day also marks the final two weeks in which skiers and riders can purchase the Tahoe Super Six. Available for just $399, the Tahoe Super Six offers six unrestricted days of skiing and riding at Alpine Meadows <http://echo3.bluehornet.com/ct/7272665:10562853597:m:1:188764770:8F430BF1A9E00F8E64D4CD07A85D6C41:r>  and Squaw Valley. With absolutely no blackout dates, the Tahoe Super Six equates to six days of access to some of North America’s most coveted terrain for $66 per day. The Tahoe Super Six is available through December 25, 2011. The Tahoe Super Six is also available at $299 for young adults (ages 13 to 22) and seniors (ages 65 to 75), and at $149 for kids (ages 5 to 12) and super seniors (ages 76+).

Through Squaw’s new “Turn in Your Ticket” program, skiers and riders will be able to turn in their 2011-12 lift tickets on the day of purchase at Special Tickets in the main lodge, and receive the full amount off of the purchase of a Tahoe Super Pass – providing season-long access to both Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.

Alpine Meadows will be starting the season off with early-season discounted lift tickets. Adults can ski all day for $59, youth and seniors for $49, super seniors and kids 12 and under for $25.  For more information on ticket pricing and the most up-to-date conditions and operations, please see www.skialpine.com or call (530) 583-4232.

Early Season Lodging Package at The Village at Squaw Valley
Take advantage of the early season this winter. Get a one bedroom condominium suite for a two night stay through December 15, 2011 for just $90 per person/per night. The Village at Squaw Valley is just a quick complimentary shuttle away from the slopes of Alpine Meadows. For more information or to book, call 1-866-818-6963 or visit TheVillageAtSquaw.com <http://echo3.bluehornet.com/ct/7272666:10562853597:m:1:188764770:8F430BF1A9E00F8E64D4CD07A85D6C41:r> .

About Alpine Meadows

Ranked as a top winter resort by SKI Magazine, Alpine Meadows is known for its abundant and varied skiable terrain, family-friendly atmosphere, and innovative children’s ski and snowboard programs. Alpine’s seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike.  Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 14 lifts. With its high annual snowfall, the resort boasts one of Tahoe’s longest skiing and boarding seasons, which this past season, along with Squaw Valley, ran through July 4th.    Alpine Meadows recently joined forces with neighboring Squaw Valley, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket. More details are available at www.skialpine.com.