Alpine Meadows has renamed three of its popular mountain trails, thanks to more than 1,000 suggestions from the Tahoe and Truckee communities.
And here are the winners…
Greg Jellinek for suggesting Dancefloor; Melanie Jackson sending in Werner’s Schuss; and Daryl Nolch for Boomerang.
Red Trail has been renamed Dancefloor, a trail name from Alpine’s yesteryear which is often heard from the mountain’s tenured skiers. Blue Trail has been renamed Werner’s Schuss, in honor of Werner Schuster, the legendary Director of Ski School from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s and continued his career as Vice President of Marketing through 1997. Many longtime Alpine Meadows employees pay tribute to Werner for making Alpine Meadows what it is today; and still enjoy skiing with him. Green Trail has been renamed Boomerang. Its direction and shape, if viewed from above, indeed resembles the well known Aboriginal throwing stick.
The contest winners received a sunset snowcat ride for up to eight people, a midweek pass for winter 2008/2009, and a full-day mountain tour for up to five people including line-cutting privileges. The new names will grace the trails, mountain trail maps, and website.