Alpine offers variable terrain catering to all levels of expertise. Although somewhat smaller than Squaw Valley the mountain is great fun, un-crowded and always seems to attract the friendly types. This area is located at the bottom of a V with steep mountains on both sides offering very little development area for homes or condos. The residents in the valleys enjoy the bonus of quiet solitude among the forest and mountains in the summer. Presently, condos begin at $259,000 and homes run up to the 3 million range. Land can be purchased from $250,000 to $500,000.