Over the years, Lake Tahoe has gained popularity as a major tourist attraction due to its numerous picturesque ski resorts. Situated at the top of Sierra Mountains of Nevada and California, it serves as the ultimate playground for outdoor adventure, family recreation and snow sports such as snowboarding and skiing. The Lake Tahoe scenery and surrounding mountains also make up a significant part of the attractions in the area.
Skiing in this area is one of the top revenue generating activities thanks to the high number of ski resorts such as Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Boreal Mountain Resort just to name a few. Most of the Ski resorts such as Squaw Valley have proven to be the primary source of tourist attraction because of its wide array of ski activities such as snow tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobile riding and cross-country skiing. Since Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley Ski Resorts joined, they have dominated the ski business by offering 43 lifts and more than 270 trails spread over 6,200 acres.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows operated as independent ski resorts before the acquisition by subsidiaries of the parent company, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC on squawalpine.com. Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC, established in 2011, has its headquarters situated in Olympic Valley, California. It acquired Squaw Valley USA as well as The Village at Squaw Valley from the shareholders who included family members of Alex Cushing, Squaw Valley’s founder. This was followed by the acquisition of Alpine Meadows in 2011 from Alpine Sierra Ventures, LLC. Currently, Squaw Valley Holdings, LLC locally operates and manages three key subsidiaries, which include Squaw Valley Real Estate, LLC, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, LLC, as well as Squaw Valley Resort, LLC.
Squaw Valley is popularly known for hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics the USA Today’s 10 Best voted Squaw Valley as North America’s Best Ski Resort. Through its progressive management, it has maintained an exciting ski culture that continues to attract the attention of ski and snowboard lovers across the global divide. Due to its consistent snowfall, it has continued a legacy of hosting one of the longest snowboard and ski seasons in the United States.
Alpine Meadows was established by a group of San Francisco-based skilled skiers who discovered the significant potential possessed by Alpine Meadows during their skiing adventure at Squaw Valley. It is located between Tahoe City and Truckee and serves as a picturesque playground for adventure seekers and families. It offers over 100 trails, which are scattered over its 2,400 acres.