(Tahoe City, CA): Alpine Meadows Ski Resort today released season pass prices for the upcoming 2005/2006 Winter season. The price structure, notably decreased from past years, will provide season pass purchasers with great options, and up to a 20% discount off 2004/2005 rates. Recently, the resort announced plans to install a new high-speed quad in its Sherwood Bowl area. “Northern Californians, as well as destination skiers and snowboarders, have long treasured the Alpine Meadows experience,” shared Matt Janney, Alpine Meadows President and General Manager. “With our new season pass prices and the upcoming high-speed Sherwood Express chairlift, a day at Alpine will be even better,” added Janney.

The new season pass options include a variety of adult, teen, and young adult packages. Of particular note, Alpine Meadows’ 2005/2006 full adult pass offers unrestricted daily access to some of Lake Tahoe’s most diverse ski and snowboard terrain for $759, compared to the same pass priced at $929 last season. In addition, the Alpine Meadows Spring pass priced at $99 is applicable toward the purchase of a full adult pass. “As we wrap up a remarkable 2004/05 season at Alpine Meadows, we’re excited to offer the unique Alpine experience at an even greater value next season,” concluded Janney.

Season passes are available for purchase online at www.skialpine.com. Visit the site or call 530-583-4232 for details.

Ranked as one of the country’s top 15 winter resorts by Skiing Magazine, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is situated in the picturesque Tahoe National Forest, offers skiers and snowboarders 2,400 acres of skiable terrain.With 14 lifts, more than 100 trails, annual snowfall of 460 inches, and majestic views of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows is easily accessed via Interstate 80, just 45 miles west of Reno, NV and 200 miles east of San Francisco. Visit www.skialpine.com or phone 530-583-4232 or 530.581.8321 for more information about Alpine Meadows.