Tahoe City, CA—Lake Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows Ski Resort will open for skiing and snowboarding Friday, December 1.  Snow storm accumulations during the last week of November have given mountain trails significant natural coverage; and overnight temperatures as low as 7 degrees have made for perfect snowmaking conditions.  As of this morning, Alpine has utilized 4.5 million gallons of water in the past 30 hours to further cover the trails. 

The resort will offer intermediate and advanced skiing and snowboarding to mid-mountain via Kangaroo Double Chair and Roundhouse high speed quad.    Nine terrain park jumps, rails, and boxes will be available on Kangaroo Run.   Hours of operation will be from 9am to 4pm, weather and conditions permitting.

Starting Saturday, December 2, Alpine will add Meadow chairlift and the Sun Kid surface lift to its daily operations, which will offer beginner skiers and riders groomed trails adjacent to the base lodge.    

Facilities and services will include the Meadows Café, Estelle Sports retail shop, season pass office, and the ski/snowboard rental shop, all located in the base lodge.  Ski and snowboard school private lessons will be available daily with beginner groups every day starting Saturday. Kids Camp will be offered on weekends until December 16.  After December 16, Kids Camp will be available daily.  Opening day adult lift ticket price will be $46; teen tickets will be $39; ages 7-12 and 70+ are $15; kids ages 6 and under are free. 

“Interest in skiing and riding has picked up significantly, now that the snow is flying.  People are really excited to make some turns, said Jody Churich, Alpine Meadows Director of Marketing.  “Alpine’s overnight temperatures have been very cold, and snowmaking efforts have given the trails great coverage.  Winter is finally here and we’re thrilled to open, she added.  More snow and winter weather is in the forecast.  Alpine will open additional terrain as snow conditions permit.  Daily conditions, base facilities, ticket rates, and season pass information are available by dialing the daily snow report line at 530.581.8374 or by visiting the online snow conditions report at www.skialpine.com.