So far, I have skied Homewood, Diamond Peak, Alpine Meadows, China Peak (Sierra Summit) and Snow Summit all with beautiful lake views. Mammoth and Heavenly are on the docket this coming season.
What are your favorites?
not a lake but le massif in quebec has a pretty impressive water view...
+1 on Le Massif. And just down river is Mont Ste. Anne
Certainly not as close as some others, but the views around are the best in North America.
Much better skiing than Tremblant!
My favorite alpine lake to ski? I skied into Desolation Wildnerness one time--coming back in a blizzard I was able to ski across Echo Lake by just unzipping my jacket, stretching out my arms and letting the wind do the work. Oh, you meant lake VIEW.
Portillo Chile - Lagoa Inca. Sometimes you can ski to the lake, and sometimes it is frozen and you can ski right across it. The lift accessed runs come down on both sides of this picture. In the winter it is all white, but this picture was so pretty I had to post it.
As far as Tahoe, I would say the best views are Homewood Ski Resort. Probably the best trees too its a underrated place in my opinion. Also, Diamond Peak has some really nice views but the skiing is only decent. But its still worth the $35 lift ticket.
You can see the Mississippi River from Chestnut in Illinois.
And, you can see the Lake Superior from Mt. Bohemia in Wisconsin.
You would have use a tractor to ski anything much flatter.
Ooops, the title says 'alpine' lakes, never mind.
Not exactly frostbite, but...
Breck is on the left behind the near sailboat Edit: not it isn't; it is the visible peaks on the right
Breck in the background again
Grays and Torreys
Is that Breck again?
These were shot September 25, 2004 from my Venture 17 on Dillon Reservoir (does that count as a lake?)
I have skied and sailed in Summit County on the 4th of July. Hike to skiing on Peak 10, then Dillon for sailing.
My top ten ski areas with pretty lake/water views that I have personally visited are:
1. Homewood, CA
2. Le Massif, Quebec
3. Saddleback, ME
4. Heavenly, CA
5. Wisp, MD
6. Keystone, CO
7. Zell am See, Austria
8. Snowbasin, UT
9. Alpine Meadows, CA
10. Gunstock, NH
I spread the love around to be a little geographically diverse.
Hilega, thanks for the thread. It inspired me to generate more detailed reminiscing on this subject here: http://www.dcski.com/articles/1411
No one from Michigan chime in?
Not an "alpine" lake per se. But couple of mountains (ok, small hills) in the Traver City area have beautiful view of Lake Michigan!
And up in the UP (upper peninsula), I think there's at least one that has view of Lake Superior!
(it's been too long since I left Michigan I forgot the name of them)