2/1/2011 – We started our day by leaving Northstar and driving up to Alpine Meadows. There we met Brad Barth, the Senior Sales Manager for both Alpine Meadows and Homewood Mountain. He directed us to Treats Café, which was located right at the base of the mountain. Treats Café serves gourmet deli items made from scratch, chocolate chip cookies and other great dessert items. We had some breakfast croissants and headed up the mountain. Brad took us up the Roundhouse Chair to mid mountain; from there we skied down to the Alpine Bowl Chair. Alpine Bowl Chair took us up to the top of Ward Peak; from here you can see most of the resort. We took some steap groomers down to Scott Chair and then to the top of Scott Peak. From there we could see the backside of the mountain, F-Tree, CB Chute, Sherwood Face, Sun Bowl, Big Bend Bowl, and Little Alaska.
It all looked amazing, and all I could think about was how good it would be when filled in with feet of snow! Instead of heading toward the backside, we dropped into Gentian Gully, which put us into the Promise Land, and back down to Scott Chair. We then explored the backside of the mountain a little bit, before having to leave to see Homewood Mountain. All in all, Alpine Meadows’ mountain was my kind of shredding! Plenty of steeps, chutes and bowls, and definitely one of my favorite mountains I saw while in Tahoe! Big thanks to Brad Barth for the mountain tour!