Kooky question regarding west coast ski areas:
1. of those in the Tahoe region that have no (or very minimal) lodging at the base, which provide the best skiing? Alpine Meadows, Sierra at Tahoe, Mt Rose - do these fit that category? Are there other more appropriate examples with good terrain? I don't know the region that well.
2. Same question for Oregon and Washington State - top two or three ski areas that fit this category.
3. Western Canada?