Alpine Meadows

Resorts invest millions for approaching ski season

There’s not a snowflake in sight, but fall’s arrival means Sierra resorts are revving up for ski season. Preparations have been in the works all year for Squaw Valley, Alpine ...

Ski season winding down this month

A stormy March bulked up snow levels and crowds at Sierra resorts. But although storms are continuing to drop snow in April, the season is winding down. Boreal Mountain Resort’ ...

Skier dies after Sierra avalanche rescue

  TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a skier who was caught in an avalanche near a Northern California ski resort has died at the hospital. Officials say 29-year- ...

Weekend storms bring much needed rain, snow

The storm door opened just long enough to give the foothills a good soaking and blanket the Sierra with a fluffy layer of snow. But now it’s closing again — at least for a whil ...

Is Auburn having its driest December?

Auburn, CA - December hasn’t been the driest month on record, but it is getting close. The Sacramento area has recorded .7 inches of rainfall so far this month, the fourth lowes ...

Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows complete merger

With the merger of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows completed last week, President and CEO Andy Wirth is enthusiastic about the future. The new company, now known as Squaw Valley Sk ...

Sierra winter season offers some new features for skiers, boarders

Sierra resorts are getting ready to roll out the white carpet. And skiers and boarders can expect some additions and extras on the slopes this season. Squaw Valley USA has just c ...

Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows combining ownership, services for coming ski season

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort are combining operations under common ownership and will offer season passes and lift tickets that will allow guests to ski and ride on b ...

Snow nears record levels at ski resorts

For Sierra resorts, there’s no business like snow business as March totals continue to pile up. The weekend’s storms added 9 feet to an already robust snowpack, according to Pe ...

Placer's Swayze wins slalom at Alpine

The Placer High Ski showed strength on the slopes Monday in their second race of the season. It was a day of success for the boy’s varsity team with three top ten finishes. Eva ...

Death of snowboarder at Alpine Meadows brings heightened safety awareness Death of snowboarder at Alpine Meadows heightens safety awareness

Each ski season, tragedy occurs on the slopes nationwide and awakens people to the inherent dangers that can occur.The latest reminder that skiing and snowboarding can result in tr ...

More snowfall means more visitors to resorts

By most accounts, the ski season was a dramatic success a year ago for Lake Tahoe and other California resorts. According to statistics compiled by the California Travel & Tou ...

Falcons soar to division repeat

TAHOE CITY — Minutes after finishing their races Monday morning, a large group of girls from Placer High’s snowboard team gathered at the bottom of the slalom course at Alpine ...

Business booms for the holidays at Sierra resorts

By Gloria Young, Journal Staff Writer It snowed early. It snowed often. It snowed a lot. And that added up to a record holiday season for Sierra resorts. Northstar and Sierra at ...

Tahoe celebrates 50th anniversary of Olympic Games

Fifty years ago Squaw Valley took center stage for 10 days as the world’s best athletes competed in the VIII Olympic Games. This weekend the Tahoe region is pulling out all the ...