One of the most popular destinations in the United States for skiing is the Lake Tahoe region, which is located in a range of mountains located on the California and Nevada border. The Lake Tahoe region tends to get natural snow up to four months out of the year and most resorts have the ability to produce artificial snow the rest of the year.
The Lake Tahoe Resort ski area is known for having great ski runs, but also for having very luxurious resorts. Some of the most popular resorts in the Lake Tahoe region are the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts. These resorts provide a number of amenities that are not matched by other resorts in the area.
The Squaw Valley Ski Resort is one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in all of the United States. The ski resort has a very impressive amount of runs, which can serve skiers of all skill levels. The resort has a total of 177 different runs, about half of which are continued challenging while the other half are suitable for more novice skiers. The mountain has a total top elevation of 9,000 feet and the longest run has a total distance of over 3.2 miles.
Those that choose to go skiing at Squaw Valley will find that there are plenty of amenities that make it quite accessible. The resort has a total of about 30 different ski lifts, including gondolas. Squaw Valley is also well known for getting some of the most snow in the area. Squaw Valley averages close to 40 feet of snow in a given year.
Due to the great skiing conditions in Squaw Valley, the resort has received international acclaim by skiing professionals. The resort is also well known for being an integral part of international competitions. During the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley was the primary mountain and resort used for the competitions. Squaw Valley has continued to expand over the past few years. Just five years ago the resort and mountain was combined in a merger with the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, which is another popular Lake Tahoe destination.