Alpine Meadows, California

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For the ski resort, see Alpine Meadows (ski resort).
Alpine Meadows
Unincorporated community
Alpine Meadows is located in California
Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°10′43″N 120°13′40″W / 39.17861°N 120.22778°W / 39.17861; -120.22778Coordinates: 39°10′43″N 120°13′40″W / 39.17861°N 120.22778°W / 39.17861; -120.22778
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 6,480 ft (1,975 m)

Alpine Meadows is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] The community is located on Bear Creek, a tributary of the Truckee River 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Tahoe City,[2] at an elevation of 6,480 ft (1,980 m).[1]

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

Community[edit]

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.[3]

Public services[edit]

Alpine Meadows is served by the Alpine Springs County Water District since 1962. Fire services are contracted to the North Tahoe Fire Protection District.[4] The community is governed by Homeowner association rules set by the HOA's in the area, including: Bear Creek HOA, Alpine Meadows Condos, Alpine Manor, and Alpine Place. Due to the fire danger in the area, the Bear Creek Association created a set of mandatory Defensible space (fire control) requirements for all homeowners and vacant land owners inside the Bear Creek HOA to follow.[5] Garbage services are contracted to Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Inc. Electricity is provided by Liberty Energy.

Ski resort[edit]

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.

Movie location[edit]

Alpine Meadows played the part of the fictional "Alpine College" in the 1966 Universal Pictures comedy film, Wild Wild Winter, with all of the exterior sequences being shot on location.[6]

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate System classifies Long Barn as having a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated as "Csb".[7]

Climate data for Alpine, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
6
(42)
7
(45)
11
(51)
17
(62)
22
(72)
27
(80)
26
(79)
22
(72)
16
(61)
9
(48)
5
(41)
14.3
(57.7)
Average low °C (°F) −9
(15)
−9
(16)
−7
(20)
−4
(24)
−1
(31)
3
(37)
6
(42)
5
(41)
2
(35)
−2
(28)
−6
(22)
−9
(15)
−2.6
(27.2)
Average 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)
230
(9)
1,292
(50.8)
Source: Weatherbase [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alpine Meadows, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 442. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Wastewater Services" (PDF). Alpine Springs County Water District. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "History". Alpine Springs County Water District. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Fire Danger for Summer 2008". Bear Creek Association Newsletter. Summer 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Wild Wild Winter (DVD). Universal Pictures/The Video Beat. 1966. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Alpine Meadows, CA
  8. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on August 23, 2013.

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