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Mountain Services

Undoubtedly, your visit to Alpine Meadows and Lake Tahoe will be fun; and with a wide variety of conveniences, services, and mountain adventures available every day, your visit will be relaxing and easy as well.

Complimentary Transportation

  • Complimentary Shuttle Service: Leave the driving to us. Every day throughout most North and West Shore neighborhoods and lodges at Lake Tahoe, as well as services to and from Truckee. With extra room for equipment, guests comfortably travel to and from the mountain while enjoying the view. Grab a ride to Squaw on the Squaw/Alpine Express. View Schedules.

Alpine Meadows Main Lodge

Alpine’s main lodge amenities and facilities make it easy for guests to enjoy a day of mountain adventure.

  • Sundeck: Soak up the sun and views on the expansive sundeck facing the mountain and watch as skiers and riders ascend down the slopes.
  • Kid Zone: Located adjacent to the main dining area of the lodge, the Kid Zone hosts an Indoor Play Area - complete with games and indoor jungle gyms for small children, and a dining area for a relaxing lunch or après-ski spot.

Guest Services & Sales Center

Whether you’re looking for gear storage, delicious mountain dining options; or assistance selecting a lesson package, the Guest Services & Sales center is ready to provide information to help you have more fun on the mountain. The Guest Services & Sales Center is located on the first floor of the main lodge.

  • Take your pass photo
  • Special ticket needs
  • Book lessons


  • Day Lockers: Located on the first floor, day lockers make for easy storage of extra clothing and gear with unlimited access throughout the day.
  • Overnight Ski & Snowboard Storage Center: Store your ski and snowboard gear in our secure overnight facility located at the base area adjacent to the Roundhouse chairlift.

Kids Ski & Snowboard Programs

Have your child become a lifetime lover of skiing and snowboarding with our trained instructors in a fun safe environment.

  • Kid's Group Lessons- Ages 3-13
  • Kid's Private Lessons- Ages 3 & up
  • Preferred Parking for parents who enroll their child in any Kid's Camp program. This special reserved parking areasteps from the Kids’ Camp Center.

Adult Ski & Snowboard Programs

Alpine Meadows ski and snowboard instruction for adults is one of Tahoe’s best combinations of instruction, adventure, and fun. Top instructors and coaches provide superior instruction for novice skiers and riders and beginners.

  • Adult Group Lessons: Available daily for all levels.
  • Burton Learn to Ride (LTR) Program: New for the 2012-13 season, Alpine Meadows has partnered with Burton and their LTR program designed to make learning to snowboard fun and easy by combining proven teaching methodologies with beginner-specific equipment.
  • Adult Private Lessons: One-on-one instruction available daily with some of the country's top instructors.
  • Adult Adventure Camps: Adventure Camps provide an opportunity to advance your skills, build confidence in a safe and fun atmosphere.
  • Telemark Lessons: Find out why Alpine Meadows is the telemark skiers resort of choice with our expert telemark instructors.
  • Disabled Sports USA: Instruction and coaching for clients with physical and mental disabilities. Novice through expert skiing levels are taught daily.

Ski & Snowboard Rentals, Demos & Repair Shop

Imagine skiing or snowboarding on brand-new equipment every day. Perhaps you're a beginner. Enjoy our beginner specific equipment that is comfotable and helps you adapt to the sport faster.

Mountain Resort Dining

With several on-mountain dining options, every skier’s pallet will be satisfied! Tahoe Super Passholders can take advantage of food and beverage dicsounts at all Alpine Meadows owned eateries.

  • Meadows Café: Located in the Main Lodge, Meadows Café presents one of the area’s best breakfasts. For lunch, choose from a full soup and salad bar; made-to-order sirloin burgers; fresh pastas and homemade pizza; and daily fresh Mex.
  • Espresso and Gourmet Coffee Bar: Enjoy delicious hot beverages and pastries throughout the day, located in the Main Lodge.
  • Treats Café: Treats serves gourmet deli items made from scratch.
  • Alpine Bar: This full bar features six beers on tap, daily drink specials, and the famous "shotski."
  • Last Chair Bar: Après-ski micro brews, specialty cocktails, and tapas dishes are always a popular choice in the Compactor Bar located in the Main Lodge.
  • Spoon Café: Located in the Disabled Sports Building, Spoon offers over-sized sirloin burgers straight from the grill; unique soups; and hearty deli sandwiches. Now serving several beers on tap.
  • Sundeck BBQ: Grab a pulled pork sandwich, an oak-fired tri-tip sandwich, a quarter chicken, or other grilled good eats
  • Mid Mountain Chalet: Located at the base of Yellow Chair, this longstanding favorite among tenured locals offers menu items like fresh baked lasagna, chili, and all the classic winter comfort foods.
  • Ice Bar: Located at the base of the Sherwood Chair, the Ice Bar is unique to Alpine offering daily barbecued bratwurst, grilled chicken sandwiches, bottled micro-brews and soft drinks, the Ice Bar is an oasis unto itself with its on-snow lounge atmosphere. The Ice Bar is open during the spring.

Mountain Shopping

  • Estelle Sports: Located on the first floor of the main lodge, Estelle Sports, presents the latest outerwear, eye-wear, mountain casual clothing; as well as technical layers, unique fashion items, gifts, and personal essentials.

Terrain Parks

Home of Tahoe's mile-long terrain park designed by Snow Park Technologies (SPT)


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