Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows takes top spot among 20 ski areas nominated in North America

Out of the 20 resorts nominated by a panel of pro skiers and snowboarders, USA Today and 10Best announced that their readers have selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the winner of the 2016 Readers’ Choice Poll for ‘Best Ski Resort’.

“Our team is thrilled to be recognized as the USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice winner for ‘Best Ski Resort’ and we are overjoyed to share this award with the entire Reno-Tahoe community, which works together to provide an award-worthy experience for our guests,” said Andy Wirth, president and chief executive officer of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “Truly, this designation belongs to the community: the people in the businesses of Truckee, Tahoe City, all of North Lake Tahoe in Placer County and the entire region. We send sincere thanks to our loyal guests for their proud support. With more than 24 feet of snow so far this season and more to come, we’ve been able to offer outstanding mountain conditions across the resort’s terrain, plus a variety of activities, special events, and an unparalleled village vibe that combine to offer the best winter resort experience in North America.”

Recognized around the world as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, USA Today noted in their description of the resort that it “has only gotten better since then.” In fact, skiers and riders visiting Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows today have access to more than 6,000 skiable acres, 42 lifts and 270 trails that feature over 65 percent of beginner and intermediate terrain, steeps that attract extreme skiers and riders, and 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones – all on one lift ticket.

—Text and photo by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

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