Sister resort to the legendary Squaw Valley, this local hideaway is an ideal location for the true outdoor sports enthusiast. Alpine Meadows offers all of the authentic ski and mountain culture of Squaw with a fraction of the crowds and as much local credibility. Homes here reflect an array of designs, ranging from contemporary to seasoned cottages and woodsy escapes. With an old-school village and quick access to the lifts, residents here are hip-deep in powder before most people have found a parking spot. Located off of Highway 89 between Squaw and Tahoe City, Alpine Meadows is a must see for homeowners seeking mountain life (and luxury) without the stigma of being locked behind a gate or cut-off from the local spirit.