Stanford Alpine Chalet in Lake Tahoe

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 3, 2009 1:08 pm



1980 Chalet Rd.
Alpine Meadows, CA 96145

The original Chalet was built in 1963 by a group of physics professors from Stanford University. Their families primarily used the facility as a communal ski cabin. When their children had grown up and headed off to college, the group donated the building to the University. In 1986, the Stanford Alumni Association purchased the Stanford Alpine Chalet from the University for $1.00 The Chalet primarily functioned as a winter retreat for Stanford Alumni. It was not until 1991 that the Chalet repositioned itself into a conference and family reunion center in addition to the winter operations. This new change helped to make the Chalet a year-round vacation and meeting destination.

The Chalet was remodeled in 1997, taking it from its original dormitory style to its present-day look and charm. The Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) invested nearly a half-million dollars to renovate the facility. The renovation included a new roof, heating system, bathrooms, furniture, lighting, carpet, paint, and decks.

The University and the Alumni Association have now merged and the Stanford Alpine Chalet is run by SAA Sierra Programs, LLC. The Chalet now serves alumni and non-alumni guests all year long.

Lodging in 14 comfortable, cozy rooms with private baths and majestic Sierra Peak views.

Delicious, gourmet meals prepared by the Chalet’s own chef and served by our friendly staff.

Year round outdoor hot tub. Seasonal heated swimming pool, volleyball court, basketball half-court, horseshoe pit and ski season shuttle and social hour.

The Great Room with its cathedral ceiling, warm fireplace, spectacular views and large deck is a perfect gathering place for any function.

All the year round activities that beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Sierra have to offer: Hiking, biking, boating, golf, fishing, gaming, shows, and world-class skiing.