Alpine Meadows, California facts for kids

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Alpine Meadows
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation 6,480 ft (1,975 m)

Alpine Meadows is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. The community is located on Bear Creek, a tributary of the Truckee River 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Tahoe City, at an elevation of 6,480 ft (1,980 m).

Rock Beaver Dam on Bear Creek, Jan. 2011 Guzzi
Rock Beaver Dam on Bear Creek, Jan. 2011 (Alpine Meadows, California)

Community

Alpine Meadows encompasses approximately five square miles and serves a permanent population of approximately 500 residents. This includes four commercial centers, a 30-unit apartment complex, 462 single-family homes, and 130 condominiums.

Ski resort

The Alpine Meadows ski resort in the North Lake Tahoe California area, near Squaw Valley. The resort has 11 chairlifts and 2 surface lifts covering 2,400 acres (970 ha) of terrain. Alpine has a vertical drop of 1,800 ft (550 m) with a top elevation of 8,637 ft (2,633 m). Minimal accommodations are available at the resort itself, so most people opt for a hotel at Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Donner Pass, or Truckee.

Climate

The Köppen Climate System classifies Long Barn as having a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated as "Csb".

Climate data for Alpine, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.9
(39)
5.6
(42)
7.2
(45)
10.6
(51)
16.7
(62)
22.2
(72)
26.7
(80)
26.1
(79)
22.2
(72)
16.1
(61)
8.9
(48)
5
(41)
16.1
(61)
Average low °C (°F) -9.4
(15)
-8.9
(16)
-6.7
(20)
-4.4
(24)
-0.6
(31)
2.8
(37)
5.6
(42)
5
(41)
1.7
(35)
-2.2
(28)
-5.6
(22)
-9.4
(15)
-2.8
(27)
Precipitation mm (inches) 246
(9.7)
193
(7.6)
168
(6.6)
86
(3.4)
41
(1.6)
28
(1.1)
18
(0.7)
20
(0.8)
23
(0.9)
71
(2.8)
168
(6.6)
229
(9)
1,295
(51)
Source: Weatherbase

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