For skiers and snowboarders in Tahoe who debate between going to Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, the answer is frequently Alpine Meadows for locals, while many tourists flock towards Squaw Valley for its Olympic status. Alpine is known to be a “little more back porch and local” while Squaw is known to be more “ritzier” according to Nick Visconti, local pro snowboarder and business owner.
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