California

Skip Mammoth ski here!
Skip Mammoth ski here!

June Mountain

Pros: empty runs

Cons: goofy set up with a chair up from the base.

Advanced levels skiers
Advanced levels skiers

Mt. Baldy

Pros: ski it if you can mentality

Cons: Needs natural snow to open

Unbelievable
Unbelievable
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Squaw Valley USA

Squaw Valley USA

“ Squaw is the Monster of Tahoe. The resort is 6 different mountains, all with many, many distinct above treeline bowls. Although the resort is a big pricey, it makes up in it's world-class terrain. Take the tram up to High Camp for a variety beginner runs with great views and good snow due to the high altitude. Even though the runs are a little short and somewhat flat, it is still a great...” --skiking4

96% Positive Reviews
Mammoth

Mammoth

“ Mammoth has been my home mountain, since I came back to skiing about 10 seasons ago.  If you are a serious Southern California skier or snow boarder, Mammoth is the mountain you aspire to come to.  Sure the drive from San Diego can take 6-7 hours and most of LA is about 5-6 hours, but where else are you going to find a mountain that has 3,500+ acres of skiable terrain, typically...” --liv2 ski

100% Positive Reviews
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

“Generally has the best snow of the major resorts at North Tahoe,  best ski conditions for intermediate-advance skiers with the most extensive set of groomed runs containing natural and man-made snow. While other resorts after light snow may have sheets of ice under the light snow, the grooming at Alpine keeps this to a minimum.  For advance-expert skiers, there are enough challenging runs. ...” --stevenf

100% Positive Reviews
Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

“ Kirkwood is my favorite hill at Tahoe mainly for the huge snow dumps it gets and the fact that there are lots of hidden pockets where fresh snow can be found days after a big storm and busy weekend.   There are lots of great tree runs, good sidecountry, and a chill, NorCal vibe unlike Squaw where there is an strong "look at me" energy. You can also hit some really great bowls with some...” --zingaro3000

100% Positive Reviews
Northstar-at-Tahoe

Northstar-at-Tahoe

“Northstar has definitely become my home resort. I live on the east coast but can't help but fly out for weeks at a time. It's become home. Mainly because of the friendly staff everywhere you turn. From instructors to food service to lift personnel and village shop employees you can always find someone with a smile that is willing to help. I've met some great fiends at the resort and will...” --jrbear

80% Positive Reviews
Sugar Bowl Resort

Sugar Bowl Resort

“Pros: Closest mid-size snow resort to those traveling from Sacramento area (or through Sacramento) to the north side of Lake Tahoe. Very good variety of terrain. High-speed quads and fact that it is not a superstar destination resort keep lift lines relatively short. Frequently gets more inches of snow out of a storm than most other Tahoe resorts. Relatively easy access off the 80...” --TallSkinnyGuy

100% Positive Reviews
Heavenly

Heavenly

“ Until this year, my favorite resort has been Whistler BC and the fantastic views during the drive up from Vancouver of mountains, glaciers and ocean inlets all in the same panorama. I thought the adult Disney land of Whistlers’ village, the summit view of the Black Tusk and the back bowls/glaciers would never be equaled or bested. But, I've had to reconsider that position. I have seen...” --shortydude

80% Positive Reviews
Bear Valley Mountain

Bear Valley Mountain

“Bear Valley is a great alternative to Tahoe. The traffic is easier to handle from the Bay Area to Bear Valley. The Gold Country towns in the region are really fun and charming. And the mountain is not half bad. It is no Squaw Valley, but it has enough terrain to keep you busy. The snow has been very decent every time I have skied there.” --andiforker

80% Positive Reviews
Dodge Ridge Ski Area

Dodge Ridge Ski Area

“This is a good little resort, plenty of hills for all types.  Little crowds, close to get to.  Only thing is for the same price and drive, Bear Valley gets more and better quality snow.  I still plan to go here at least once a season.  Jer Nelson” --iskibear

100% Positive Reviews
June Mountain

June Mountain

“Skip Mammoth ski here! It is the best little ski area you never heard of. June Mountain has 3,000 feet of vertical drop, over 300 inches of snow a year, and 30 challenging trails!   June Mountain is noticeably weird. When you drive through the quaint town of June Lake and pull into the parking lot, the first thing you notice is you can’t see the mountain, nor the lodge, nor can you see...” --3107

100% Positive Reviews