Western USA

I have yet to have a bad day here
I have yet to have a bad day here

Mt. Baker

Pros: the snow, the views and the people

Cons: no place to stay within 30 minutes

Almost year round skiing!
Almost year round skiing!

Timberline

Pros: over 2000 ft of drop

Cons: lower mountian is flat...

A one chair wonder...
A one chair wonder...

Cooper Spur

Pros: cheap family place

Cons: busy with kids

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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
Mt. Baker

Mt. Baker

“  Mt. Baker is the home of some serious skiers and boarders.  This is an area with limited blue and green terrain.  Ski or board, it doesn't matter, the locals tend toward the hard core side of things.  There is a HUGE amount of incredible BC, but come prepared, this is avalanche country.  When you come to visit for the first time don't go off the main runs without a...” --Posaune

88% Positive Reviews
 Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain

“Been skiing this hill pretty hard for 3 years, don't think any 2 days have ever been the same.  An amazing number of bowls to to choose from if you want to hike a bit you can double it.  And yes there is snow in them, lots of snow.  The weather and visibility can truly suck sometimes but there are lots of trees to help out with that.  There are so many different major bowls that you ski many...” --Stranger

100% Positive Reviews
Mission Ridge

Mission Ridge

“ This year Mission scored some good snow and good conditions (so far ). It is first time in the last 5 years that the full mountain is open before Christmas, including bomber bowl and microwave tower. People have been skiing powder almost every other day since opening. If you are in the neighborhood, Mission could be a pleasant stop.  ” --Artemat

100% Positive Reviews
Stevens Pass

Stevens Pass

“ If you can ski on weekdays during mid-winter, then Stevens Pass is a great place to go.  Weekends From Christmas through February are a zoo with wall to wall people and traffic.  Before Christmas and after March 1 the crowds disappear.   There is plenty of great terrain for all levels of skier from beginner to expert.  The grooming is very good on the blue trails. ...” --Posaune

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