Winter 2012-13 Season at Alpine Meadows

by Jenny Kendrick
(Alpine Meadows)

Renaissance Year Two: What's New for the Winter 2012-13 Ski/Snowboard Season at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

The Press Release information related to Squaw Valley can be read here.

Click below to view 'What's New for 2012-13' video.

The information below is regarding Alpine Meadows:

What’s New at Alpine Meadows for 2012-13:

Improved, More Efficient Snowmaking

New snowmaking upgrades will significantly improve efficiency, making it possible to generate more snow faster – delivering better surface conditions earlier in the season. As a result, park features will be created and additional terrain will become accessible sooner. Upgrades will include computer-driven automation to control the snowmaking operation. The automated system monitors a range of data (e.g. temperature, humidity, flow, etc.) making it possible to configure the operation of specific snowmaking units based on conditions in that area. This greatly improves snowmaking efficiency, resulting in a larger quantity of higher quality snow in a shorter period of time.

Tahoe’s Only Mile-Long Terrain Park

With the recent partnership between Alpine Meadows and Snow Park Technologies (SPT), skiers and riders can look forward to continued terrain park improvements and an enhanced park experience throughout the winter season. Snow Park Technologies is renowned in the terrain park business with 15 years of experience designing parks for major resorts and events nationwide including the Dew Tour and Winter X Games.

One of the most exciting changes to the terrain park experience is the expansion of the medium and large park. The combined parks, from Terry’s Return to Dancefloor, will offer an entire mile-long park run making it the longest terrain park run in the Tahoe region. Also brand new this year, there will be a beginner progression park on Subway where lessons will be available. Guests eating out on the sundeck can enjoy the view of skiers and riders testing out their skills at a new base area jib arena. New jibs will be added this season, including four new beginner boxes, two intermediate boxes and four new snowmaking pipe jibs, increasing the park's fleet to more than 60 jib features.

Burton Adult Learn to Ride (LTR) Center

Like Squaw Valley, Alpine is also partnering with Burton and their acclaimed Learn to Ride (LTR) program for winter 2012-13. As part of the LTR program, Alpine will be offering specially designed equipment for adult beginner snowboarders.

Redesigned Ticket Office to Improve Guest Experience

The ticket office has been reconfigured, complete with an improved look and streamlined customer experience by providing a centralized place for guest information and products. The ticket office will have seven windows, including an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible level window, enhancing the efficiency of ticket operation and improving the customer experience by providing one-stop shopping for a variety of Alpine’s services and packages including tickets, passes, and lessons.

About Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows’ 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 of 450 inches, the resort boasts one of Tahoe’s longest skiing and boarding seasons.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass.

Submitted by jmegnin on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 3:00pm

Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
530-452-7111 or

Jenny Kendrick, Alpine Meadows
(530) 581-8321

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