Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows
Located minutes from both Tahoe City and Truckee with easy access from Interstate 80. Squaw Valley ski resort, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and one of the greatest ski mountains in the world, has attracted both the serious and occasional skier for many years. With an average annual snowfall of approximately 460 inches per year and over 300 days of sunshine per year it offers a ski experience that few other resorts can match. As a summer destination, Shirley Canyon offers wonderful hiking trails that take you on a journey past waterfalls to Shirley Lake and on to the Pacific Crest Trail. The Valley floor offers, fantastic scenery, golf, bike riding, shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment for both adults and children in the Village. The Village offers many restaurants, bars, and a small grocery store, as well as shopping and entertainment.
Just a few minutes north of the conveniences of Tahoe City and south of Truckee, Alpine Meadows is a long up sloping canyon at the top of which is the popular Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Enjoy this serene setting where aspens, colorful maple trees, and large pine trees and firs provide a scenic backdrop against the mountains for some moderate to very elegant custom homes. Alpine Meadows Ski Resort (now owned by Squaw Valley) is family oriented, smaller than Squaw Valley and Northstar, and provides skiers and boarders with plenty of snow (400+ average annual snowfall each year) and moderate groomed runs as well as off piste challenging terrain.
A horse stable for boarding or renting horses is available during the summer months near the entrance to the canyon. In summer visitors can access many trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. There is a small park with a swimming pond available for summer activities. Alpine is very close to the Truckee River for fly fishing, kayaking or walking or biking on the paved bike path along the river to Tahoe City.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Homes for Sale
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