Alpine Meadows’ Events Update: Event listing for Alpine Meadows for March and into spring



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Alpine Meadows’ Events Update

Event listing for Alpine Meadows for March and into spring


 [Tahoe City, Calif.] March 4, 2012 – There is plenty of fun to be had in the coming weeks at Alpine Meadows.  The calendar is chalk-full of great events filling up March and moving into spring. Check out the highlighted events taking place at Alpine Meadows through April.

Snowbomb Lil’ Air Mountain Festival, March 10
Step aside big-air skiers and snowboarders, and make room for the Snowbomb Lil’ Air Mountain Festival.  Lil’ Air invites all boys and girls ages 10 and under to show off their individual ski and snowboard style in Alpine’s Kids Tiegel Terrain Park, located near the base lodge.  

The Lil’ Air Mountain Festival event venue will provide two roller jumps in the Kids’ Tiegel Park.  Competitors can choose the jump that best fits their ability level. Lil’ Air Mountain Festival registration is day-of and will take place upstairs in the main lodge from 9 - 10:30 a.m.  Registration fee is $10.   Lift tickets will be sold to competitors for $5 each at the registration desk. Practice will be held at 10:30 a.m. and the competition is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Awards will given out at 1 p.m. on the Alpine Meadows Sun Deck.  Each participant will receive a certificate of achievement. 

SnowFest Après Ski Party featuring Dad’s LPs, March 10

Celebrate SnowFest with an après ski party at the Alpine Bar, 2-5 p.m., featuring music by Dad’s LPs.


Alpine Spring Music Series –
The Alpine Spring Music Series features live music every weekend throughout the spring ski and snowboard season.  Well known bands play at the Alpine Meadows sundeck, in the Last Chair Bar & Grill, the Ice Bar, or on the legendary Alpine Bandwagon (the one and only customized snow grooming machine which features a stage, outdoor concert sound system).  All Spring Music Series concerts are free and family friendly. 

·        March 10 – Dad’s LPs, performing in conjunction with the après ski Snowfest party from 2-5 p.m. at the Alpine Bar

·        March 17 –  The Nibblers,  performing in conjunction with the St. Patrick’s Day après ski party from 2-5 p.m. on the Sun Deck

·        March 24 –  Tim Snider and Sound Society,  1-4 p.m. on the Sun Deck

·        March 31 –  Afrolicious, 1-4 p.m. on the Sun Deck

·        April 7 – DJ David Aaron, performing in conjunction with the Red Bull Schlittentag on the Sun Deck

·        April 8 –  Mojo Green, 1-4 p.m. on the Sun Deck

·        April 14 – DJSilver Boom Box Thief, performing in conjunction with TRAINS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest from 1-4 p.m. on the Sun Deck.

·        April 15 – The Nibblers, performing in conjunction with the Mad Cow Downhill

·        April 21, 22, 28 and 29 – music TBD


Tahoe Jr. Slopestyle Series, March 17

The first annual Series kicks off at Alpine, March 17. All kids up to age 15 are invited to compete in this jam-style event that includes small, medium and multiple features in the Dance Floor Terrain Park. Both ski and snowboard divisions will be offered for each age group. Sign up the day of in the Alpine Meadows Day Lodge.


St. Patrick’s Day Party, March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Alpine. Come dressed in your best St. Patrick’s Day costume for a chance to win a CamelBak full of swag. All costumes will be judged at the St. Patrick’s Day Après Ski Party taking place on the Sun Deck from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy Irish food and drink specials (age 21 and over) and live music by the Nibblers.  


For Women. By Women. Women’s Camp, March 19

For the seasoned expert looking for a few tips or the skier/rider who has mastered the intermediate slopes and is reaching for a first black-diamond descent, Alpine’s professional and fun female coaches are ready to help cultivate better skiers or riders. Our women's programs are the perfect opportunity to meet other women who are passionate about the snow. Camps include on-mountain coaching, video analysis and après ski activities. 


Annual Disabled Sports Ability Challenge, March 30

This is a unique fundraiser for Disabled Sports USA Far West that offers a fun and challenging day for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. Utilizing GPS technology, the Ability Challenge takes skiers around the mountain seeking checkpoints and revealing some of the most exciting runs that Alpine Meadows has to offer. In addition to the checkpoint course, the event features bonus challenges designed by pro-snowboarders Andy Finch and Iris Lazzareschi, a timed hike to an expert run, a costume contest and more. Teams of four to eight members are responsible for a team registration fee of $200 and then each member raises a minimum of $200. All proceeds benefit the programs of Disabled Sports USA Far West, based at Alpine Meadows, providing adaptive recreation to people with disabilities since 1967.


Ice Bar Spring Bash, March 31
Dig out the tank tops and sunscreen for the Ice Bar Spring Bash at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Warm weather will be welcomed with games, drinks specials, music and many more spring shenanigans.  The party will kick off at noon with DJ Zeb Early pumping out beats on the bandwagon—a snowcat rigged with a giant sound system and hydraulic powered stage. Horseshoes, dance-offs, and hula-hoop competitions will serve up some fun in the sun.  Alpine Meadows t-shirts and other swag will be handed out in the party zone.  All this fun might leave guests thirsty, so the Ice Bar will feature a special drink for $5 (age 21 and older). A mix of Captain Morgan spiced rum, tropical juices and a float of Myers’s dark rum, “Jamaican me Snow Crazy” will send guests straight into summer-mode. The Ice Bar is located near the base of Sherwood Express Chair.

Red Bull Schlittentag, April 7
Red Bull Schlittentag is coming back to Alpine Meadows, and it's open to any and all teams. Schlittentag is the German word for “sledding day.” Put simply, it translates as “daredevils willing to propel themselves down a snow-covered hill and over a jump on a sled they built themselves.” This will be the most winter fun anyone has had sitting down. Three-person teams will stretch their imaginations to build the wildest, fastest sled this side of the Alps. One person will be the pilot and the two others will help give their sled the push it needs to win the race and the fame and fortune that follows. Get a head start on building a custom winter craft now, and meet at the top of the hill on April 7. For more information, visit

All-Mountain Easter Egg Hunt & Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt, April 8
Make room in that Easter basket to fit a season pass to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Guests will have the chance to comb the mountain for a golden egg containing a Bronze Season Pass in the free Adult Easter Egg Hunt. Hundreds of eggs will be hidden across all of Alpine’s 2400 acres, but only one will be gold. Arrive early, as this all-day hunt will commence when the lifts start moving at 9 a.m., and last until 4 p.m.

Ski school will host another annual favorite: the Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt. This free contest will be held in the Children’s Ski School area and there will be plenty of Easter candy for all. Check website for details.

Annual Beacon & Eggs Beacon Search Contest, April 8
Combine an Easter egg hunt with an avalanche beacon search practice session, and the result is the Beacon & Eggs Beacon Search Contest at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.  Avalanche beacons will be buried in a one-acre area in at Alpine Meadows and competitors will proceed to the buried treasure using their beacons in “search” mode. Competitors work individually or in teams (up to four people), sharing the prizes for recovering the beacon.  Competitors redeem a found beacon for incredible prizes from Porter’s Tahoe, The Backcountry, Alpenglow, and Mountain Hardware, Cosmo’s Custom Footwerks, and the Truckee Sports Exchange.  Free registration is at the Beacon & Eggs tent near the top of Subway Chair Lift (next to the base lodge) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The Le Mans-style start is at noon near the top of the Subway beginner lift, adjacent to the base lodge. Competitors must provide their own beacons, probes, and shovels.

Retro Ski Day, April 14

Break out the rear-entry boots, the spiffy sweater and all the neon that can be found in the back of the closet in celebration of our old-school roots for our annual Retro Ski Day. This is the day to bring out the 201’s and flaunt your best threads as a throwback to the days of yesteryear.  


TRAINS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Contest, April 14

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort are proud to host this invitational slopestyle contest on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. TRAINS is a truly rider-driven event, featuring top local and pro athletes mixing it up in the Dance Floor Terrain Park arena. The unique team-oriented format rewards creativity and style in a progressive environment. With music from DJ One Truest and catering from Full Belly Deli, TRAINS 2012 is a locomotive of energy, positivity and fun for all. Visit the website for more details.

Alpine Meadows Mad Cow Downhill, April 15
Alpine Meadows has saved the best event of the season for spring: an annual cult favorite, the Mad Cow Downhill beckons all speed lovin’ skiers and snowboarders to wax up their downhill gear for this annual top-to-bottom race.  A mass start for one ski division and one snowboard division will be heard by all when the Alpine Meadows ski patrol detonates an avalanche charge to signify the start.  Racers can choose whichever descent route they deem fastest from the top of the Summit Six chair all the way to the base lodge.  The skier and snowboarder who reach the finish first snag a 2011/2012 Midweek Plus Sunday season pass which will hang from the finish line arch.  Start time is 2 p.m.  Entry for the Annual Mad Cow Downhill is free and will take place on the base lodge sun deck.  Helmets are required to race.  Not into breaking the sound barrier?  The Mad Cow Downhill is a spectator’s favorite from the base lodge.  Binoculars are recommended for optimal viewing. 

Alpine Meadows Season Passholder Party, April 15

Alpine Meadows’ pass holder appreciation party celebrates the season by hosting an après ski party to remember with live music the Nibblers and fun prize giveaways all in honor of the guests who call the mountains their home each season.  The passholder appreciation party is from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. on the Alpine Meadows Sun Deck.


Annual Snow Golf Tournament, April 21
As the only top-to-bottom snow golf course, this highly anticipated spring event is a unique way to spend a day on the slopes.  The nine-hole course starts at the top of Summit Express chair and meanders its way down the mountain with the last holes bringing competitors back to the base lodge.  Winners receive prizes including gift certificates, ski and snowboard gear, and more.  Golf tournament registration is free at the top of Summit Express.  Alpine provides players with scorecards, pencils, clubs, and tennis balls. All competitors must be wearing skis or a snowboard to compete and navigate from hole to hole, but are allowed to remove one foot to drive, chip, and putt.


NOTE: All events subject to change and conditions permitting.

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 excellent 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 13 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. For more information, please see    

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows recently joined forces, 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.

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