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)
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". 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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