Great home for families! Back Bowl Chalet: Alpine Peaks. This stunning cedar home in upper Ward Canyon will serve as the perfect base for your alpine adventures. At an altitude of 7000 feet, the Sherwood Express lift is only .4 mile away. You will be skiing the spectacular terrain of Alpine Meadows in minutes. If it's snow you want, this is the place. Drive into the two truck garage, and unload your gear out of the weather. Inside, a gourmet kitchen opens onto a gorgeous Living/Dining room. A wood burning fireplace warms the space. The large and private deck faces Tahoe National Forest land and 50 miles of wilderness. The six-person hot tub is great for stargazing. Each bedroom sports an HD television. The Master bedroom offers a King-sized bed, one bedroom has a Queen and a double futon couch, and the third holds a double. The two Baths have heated stone floors and new fixtures. There is a half bath in the Laundry Room. The downstairs family room has a brand new sectional sofa with a sofa bed, a flat-screen TV, an Air Hockey table, a dartboard, and games for the whole family. A well-behaved dog is welcome with a $100 fee. This is a non-smoking house.
- House2800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay2 - 30 nights
sleeps 14, 3 bedroom, family rooms, 2.5 baths
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- Oct 22, 2018
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Enjoyed every minute
We loved this house with just a few suggestions for improvement - more light in the main room, it was so dark even with all of the lights on. Better pans in the kitchen as those in the cabin burned pretty much everything we cooked, including the béchamel sauce in my homemade lasagna. :( Water pressure was very low. Besides that, it was fantastic in a beautiful area and the snowplay in the yard was unreal. Game room was also a huge plus as was the mudroom to take off all our coats before coming inside. And ahhhh, the hot tub - we enjoyed it every night. Great Tahoe rental for two families!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We will bring the pans and water pressure issue to the owner's attention and get this resolved. Hope to see your return soon!
Site of the 1976 Winter Olympic Games Village. Zoned for 2,000 condos with ski terrain equal to Squa
Founded in 1958 by John Riley, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort was developed by Ernie Benesch (Fritzi of Calif), Warren Miller (pioneer ski movie maker), Howard More Founder of Aspen,\ & Telluride, Art Linkletter (TV personality) and Bill Briner (Creator of Sunnyside Resort and head of Placer County Board of Supervisors. Terry Dyer (Mayor of Tahoe City) and Frederick Allardyce (Los Altos and San Francisco along with David Irmer of General American Development Corp developed Alpine Peaks a 310 lot subdivision at the base of the Sherwood Forrest Chair lift at Alpine Meadows in 1967. Alpine Peaks 310 Lots sold out in 3 months in 1968, the promise of being connected to Alpine Meadows but have automobile access from Sunnyside on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. Richard "Dick" Hieka the head of the Placer County Planning Department, after studying the soil contents of the 480 acres at Alpine Peaks, changed the zoning from an additional 400 1/3 acre lots to 2,000 condominiums on the valley floor of Ward Valley in 1970.
Riley & Allardyce went to study French, Italian & Swiss ski resorts along with the developers of Vail, Colorado (site of the 1976 Winter Olympics), Snowbird and Aspen in 1970 and met Pierre Schnebelen developer of Tigne Ski Resort and Val Thorens in the French Alps. He had built 600 condos in 2 years with unique construction planning. Mr. Schnebelen was invited by Riley, Allardyce and Dyer to visit the potential of connecting Homewood, Blackwood Canyon, Ward Valley (Alpine Peaks with its zoning for 2,000 condos), Five Lakes, Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl. After 2 weeks of helicopter skiing from Twin Peaks to Sugar Bowl Pierre, Dyer & Allardyce agreed that the Valley floor of Ward Valley should be developed with the 2,000 condos. With the ski potential of Ward Valley (as big as Alpine & Squaw, which are now (2014) under the same ownership). But how to bring the 4,000 residents and possible 10,000 daily skiers to Page Meadows and Alpine Peaks??
In the Fall of 1971, the developers of Vail, Colorado, called Mr. Riley to share with Dyer, Allardyce, Briner, Miller and More, that Vail may lose their right to host the 1976 Winter Games. The 2,000 condo Village in Ward Valley, if built by Schnebelen in 2 years could become the Olympic Village if North Lake Tahoe could organize with the US IOC to take over if Vail lost at the ballot box in November of 1971.
Yes, the voters of Colorado rejected Vail's plans to host the 1976 Games and Ward Valley is ...
Actually, it was the 1960 winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, but that's for the history lesson!
Spacious Hide-Away Maximum Comfort
Hard to know where to start... the location? short walk to the Sherwood Chair of Alpine Meadows, and easily skiied return. The spaciousness? Comfortable for three families with kids! The description is entirely accurate, comfort everywhere - the huge garage, the "indoor" walkways, the very private hottub, the gorgeous master bed and bath. Being four miles in from the West Shore (Sunnyside) means little traffic, total privacy, and real relaxation. I want to go back and back and back.
Alpine Meadows - Sherwood lift just .4 miles. Ward Canyon, Sunnyside, West Shore,