Getting Here

Getting to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows has never been easier! The Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) operates 100 daily departures nonstop to 16 U.S. cities and an international city. Our area also offers a multitude of transportation options once you get here to make traveling easy. If you're driving, we're 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento or 196 miles from San Francisco via all-weather I-80.

Estimated Travel Times

Chicago: 4 hours

Dallas: 3.5 hours

Denver: 2 hours

Houston: 5 hours

LA: 1.5 hours

Las Vegas: 1.5 hours

Minneapolis: 3.5 hours

New York: 5 hours

Phoenix: 2 hours

Portland: 1.5 hours

Salt Lake City: 1.5 hours

San Diego: 1.5 hours

San Francisco: 1 hours

San Jose: 1 hours

Seattle: 2 hours


London: 10 hours

Guadalajara: 4 hours

LA: 7.5 hours

Reno: 1 hours

Sacramento: 2 hours

San Diego: 10 hours

San Francisco: 4 hours

San Jose: 4.5 hours

Detailed Directions and Information

Traveling by Car 
  • Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows and the Tahoe area are easily accessed by car on major highways
  • Get driving directions from Google Maps
  • For current road conditions and traffic information check Caltrans
  • Also consider rider sharing using Zim Ride
Traveling by Plane

The closest airport to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is Reno-Tahoe International (RNO), just an hours drive or shuttle ride away. You can also fly into Sacramento (2 hour drive) or San Fransisco (3 hour drive). The following taxis and shuttles provide ground transport from Reno:

Traveling by Bus

If you're coming from the Tahoe area, Sacramento, or San Francisco, there are shuttle bus options to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows:

Regional Buses
  • Free Ski Shuttle North Tahoe - Free skier shuttle running on weekends/holidays December 20, 2014-April 4, 2015. Shuttle runs along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe with drop off/pick up at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Call 800-736-6365 for information or view the schedule
  • Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) - Service running daily from Truckee and Tahoe City to Squaw Valley. Available 7 days a week - $1.75. Call 530-550-1212 for information or View Full TART Schedule - You can also download NextBus, an app that tracks TART buses in real time.
  • North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle - services the North and West shore's of Lake Tahoe. Catch a ride between Carnelian Bay and Homewood. Operates during the summer only. Call 530-581-8707 for information, fares and reservations or View Water Shuttle Schedule/Reservations Info
  • Patty's Tour Ski Shuttle - Round trip transportation and lift tickets from Reno-Area Casinos to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows. For more information and booking, call 775-453-1794. Available 7 days a week November 20, 2015 - March 27th, 2016. Advanced reservations required.
Sacramento Buses
  • Alpine Adventures: The Sacramento Area premier ski bus since 1965. Offering bus service to Squaw Valley and Alpine meadows with hot beverages, pastries, and après ski beverages and goodies.
Bay Area Buses
  • Bay Area Ski Bus: Ski Tour Operator offering bus service to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows. We operate fun, safe bus trips for Adults, Teens, Families and all types of groups. Easy, convenient and safe. Call 925-680-4386 or email Bay Area Ski Bus to book your next ski trip.
  • North American Charter Ski: Brining skiers and snowboarders to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows on eco-friendly luxury coaches. Call 925-230-2086 to book your next ski trip. 
Fly & Ski Free Deal

Guests arriving by airplane can ski or ride the afternoon for free. Present your same-day commercial airline boarding pass with a matching photo ID at the Guest Services & Sales Center at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows and receive a complimentary afternoon lift ticket valid from 12:30 - 4pm.

Fly 2 Ski Trips & Get 1 for the Tax* with Alaska Airlines

Register and fly two separate round trips to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows via the Reno-Tahoe Airport, or any of the other selected ski destinations, and Alaska Airlines will send you a coupon for a third round-trip flight to Reno-Tahoe, or any of their other selected ski destinations. All you have to do is pay the tax. Register by February 5, 2016 to qualify.

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